Monthly Archive: August 2011

The Archimedes’ screw

The Archimedes’ screw, also called the Archimedean screw or screwpump, is a machine historically used for transferring water from a low-lying body of water into irrigation ditches. The screw pump is commonly attributed to Archimedes on the occasion of his visit to Egypt, but this tradition may only reflect that the apparatus was unknown before …

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Mold: An Anti-Sustainability Agent

Mold: An Anti-Sustainability Agent  Molds have a job to do in the natural order of things. Their job is to decay organic stuff.  Stuff like the homes we build to live in, the plants we grow for food, the fabrics we use for warmth. They even directly affect our very own bodies as anywhere from …

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ECO’s Annual Green Home Tour

Saturday, August, 20 from 10am-4pm ECO’s Annual Green Home Tour This self-guided driving tour will showcase some of the areas’ most sustainable and environmentally friendly homes. The size, location, and unique features of these homes allow their owners to lead sustainable lifestyles that lower their carbon footprint and minimize the adverse effects on the local …

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