Monthly Archives: April 2012

What Happens In The Garden When You Are Not Looking

The beauty of pollination accelerated by the magic of time lapse photography

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Antioch Bridge Seismic Retrofit Completed

The nearly two yearlong project to seismically retrofit the 1.8 mile long Antioch Bridge has been completed. The bridge, opened in 1978 using the current earthquake safety technology, was originally thought to be adequately protected from earthquake damage. Upon further … Continue reading

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From Conception to Birth Visualized

Alexander Tsiaras presents a powerful visualization, based on MRI data, of the miraculous development of a human being, from conception to birth, with a focus on the amazing developments that occur in the first nine weeks, as cells divide to … Continue reading

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Wanting more of a good thing: water subsidies, cotton subsidies, and the corporate agribusiness elite 1%

This post is from the Restore the Delta Newsletter Restore the Delta is a grassroots campaign committed to making the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fishable, swimmable, drinkable, and farmable to benefit all of California. Restore the Delta – a coalition of … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds and Spiders – A Unique Bond

I was out in the backyard Sunday continuing the spring cleanup. The backyard was active, birds flying between the feeders and baths, lizards sunny themselves on the fence and hummingbirds drawing nectar from the red salvias that start early and … Continue reading

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BART to Provide Riders with a Glimpse into the “Fleet of the Future” by Replacing Cloth Seats with Easier-to-Clean Ones

BART’s new fleet of train cars may still be 5 years away, but starting today, many BART riders will be able to commute every day on easier-to-clean seats that will resemble those on the “Fleet of the Future.” More than 5,000 … Continue reading

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