Monday

Choosing an Effective and Humane Collar | Teacher's Pet With Victoria Stilwell



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While there are many great options for collars to train your dog to walk, there are also many bad collar choices as well. At the very least, bad collars are really ineffective for training your dog. But more often than not, bad collars can seriously hurt your dog, causing physical and psychological injury. Today, I'm going to talk to you about which collars are bad and how these should never, ever be used. I'm also going to talk to you about which collars are really good and effective for positive training of your dog.

In Teacher's Pet, Victoria Stilwell shows you how to employ her Positively Method to train your dog the right way, growing your level of communication to strengthen the bond between you and your pet.

Have a question for Victoria? She'll be checking in regularly, so be sure to leave your comments and questions below.

Victoria Stilwell is widely known as a dog trainer, author, and television presenter. Stilwell served as a judge on the CBS show Greatest American Dog and is best known as the host of the Animal Planet dog training TV show It's Me or the Dog, where she counsels families with problem pets and solves their dogs' behavior problems. In 2010, she launched Positively, the world's first global network of hand-picked world-class dog trainers dedicated to providing the public a brand name they can trust in humane, force-free training.

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Friday

Canine Assistants | American Dog With Victoria Stilwell



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Canine Assistants trains and provides service dogs to people with medical conditions and disabilities. The results are nothing short of amazing. Recipients experience a freedom that would be otherwise impossible. The dogs change peoples lives. And all of it free of charge. Founded in 1991 by Jennifer Arnold, Canine Assistants now places 75 to 100 dogs annually.

More on Canine Assistants: http://www.canineassistants.org

Have a question for Victoria? She'll be checking in regularly, so be sure to leave your comments and questions below.

American Dog tells the incredible stories of dogs and humans affecting each other's lives for the better.

Victoria Stilwell is widely known as a dog trainer, author, and television presenter. Stilwell served as a judge on the CBS show Greatest American Dog and is best known as the host of the Animal Planet dog training TV show It's Me or the Dog, where she counsels families with problem pets and solves their dogs' behavior problems. In 2010, she launched Positively, the world's first global network of hand-picked world-class dog trainers dedicated to providing the public a brand name they can trust in humane, force-free training.

Thursday

BBC Documentary - The Magical Forest (HD)




Secrets of Our Living Planet showcases the incredible ecosystems that make life on Earth possible. Using beautifully shot scenes in the wild, Chris Packham reveals the hidden wonder of the creatures that we share the planet with, and the intricate, clever and bizarre connections between the species, without which life just could not survive.

Discover previously unknown relationships, like why a tiger needs a crab, or why a gecko needs a giraffe. Each week Chris visits one of our planet's most vital and spectacular habitats and dissects it to reveal the secrets of how our living planet works.

Wednesday

How Robots Will Change the World - BBC Documentary



Robotics future

Robot will Compete to Handle Future Disasters

Robotics is the art and commerce of robots, their design, manufacture, application, and practical use. Robots will soon be everywhere, in our home and at work. They will change the way we live. This will raise many philosophical, social, and political questions that will have to be answered. In science fiction, robots become so intelligent that they decide to take over the world because humans are deemed inferior. In real life, however, they might not choose to do that. Robots might follow rules such as Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, that will prevent them from doing so. When the Singularity happens, robots will be indistinguishable from human beings and some people may become Cyborgs: half man and half machine.

Also watch these interesting videos
1.How The Titanic Was Built - BBC Documentary
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2.BBC Documentary -Japanese High Speed Bullet Train
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3.Robots Army in the Future - BBC Documentary
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4.BBC Documentary - Human Intelligence | How Smart Are You.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEePi...

5.BBC Horizon Special Documentary - Life In the Future (Tomorrow's World)
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6.BBC Documentary 2013 - Hunting The Internet Bullies
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Unfortunatly, due to Japan's shrinking population and poor government intervention plans, they will be completly unable to capitalize on their (shrinking) advantage in technology. India's vast advantage in the fields of technology, and Germany's massive hi amounts of capital will make them far larger powers then Japan.

Microsoft Robotics Studio

Microsoft is currently working to stabilize the fragmented robotics market with its new software Microsoft Robotics Studio.

Minimal requirements To start a robotic breakthrough we need the following capabilities :

object recognition capabilities of a 2-year-old child language understanding of a 4-year-old manual dexterity of a 6-year-old That will allow robotisation of most manual jobs in the world and will be the turning point in the robotic history.

and for introducing the robots into social context we would need

social understanding of an 8-year-old child edit Types of Robots Humanoid robots

Lara is the first humanoid robot with artificial muscles (metal alloy strands that instantly contract when heated by electric current) instead of electric motors (2006).

Asimo (video) is one of the most advanced projects as of 2006.


ASIMO Hubo Lara Add a photo to this gallery Modular robots

Utility fog. Scenario:Modular Robots.



M-Tran consists of standard blocks and is reconfigurableModular robots can be built from standard building blocks that can be combined in different ways.

M-Tran - a snake-like modular robot that uses genetic algorithms to evolve walking programs Self replicating robots - modular robots that can produce copies of themselves using existing blocks. Swarmanoid is a project that uses 3 specialized classes of robots (footbots, handbots and eyebots) to create an effective swarm. Such swarm should be able, for example, to tidy a bedroom with each robot doing what it is best at. Police Robots

Being a police officer or a fireman is a dangerous job. They will be replaced by robots. Robot police officers will be sent to the scene of the crime to stop it. The police robots will know automatically who is committing the crime (City Awareness Grid Electronic C.A.G.E). People are afraid of robots with guns. Guns will be illegal in the future. Police robots will only have non-lethal weapons.

Educational toy robots

Educational toy robots

Sports Robots

RoboCup

Physical robots

Operating System:

Urbi (Universal Real-Time Behavior Interface) is an open source cross-platform software platform in C++ used to develop applications for robotics and complex systems. Urbi is based on the UObject distributed C++ component architecture. It also includes the urbiscript orchestration language which is a parallel and event-driven script language. UObject components can be plugged into urbiscript and appear as native objects that can be scripted to specify their interactions and data exchanges. UObjects can be linked to the urbiscript interpreter, or executed as autonomous processes in "remote" mode.

Monday

MUST SEE Monsanto GMO FOOD Alarm from inside scientists SCIENTIST CONSTRAINED



Monsanto GMO FOOD Alarm from inside scientists SCIENTIST CONSTRAINED

See also: Professor Don Huber: Messing with Nature, The Perverse Effects of GMO's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnMpMr...
Don Huber, Agricultural Scientist and Expert in Microbial Ecology

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Arpad Pusztai - Blowing the Whistle, He Knew the Truth About GMO's Years Ago
Audio only:
http://oneradionetwork.com/health/fro...

Arpad Pusztai, Ph.D., received his degree in Chemistry in Budapest, Hungary and his B.Sc. in Physiology and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of London in England.

THE LANCET
Health risks of genetically modified foods
Stanley WB Ewen a, Arpad Pusztai b

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lan...

Health risks of genetically modified foods
Stanley WB Ewen a, Arpad Pusztai b
Sir—Your May 29 editorial1 about the health risks of genetically modified (GM) food was apposite and addresses some of the important medical issues vigorously. It beggars belief that "badly designed, poorly carried out, inaccurately interpreted experiments" could have perpetuated such profound public debate for almost a year.

Regrettably, among the correspondents who responded to the editorial, Peter Lachman (July 3, p 69)2 accused you of factual inaccuracy, and it seems pertinent to remind him of the actual sequence of events. The Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) did not initiate a study into GM potatoes. The research proposal for this "entirely sensible study" was, in fact, initiated by Susan Bardocz and Arpad Pusztai, written and submitted from the Rowett with the help of SCRI and Durham University scientists and coordinated by Pusztai.

Your editorial correctly notes that not all the facts were in the possession of the Royal Society. Thus, it is difficult to understand how they could deduce that the GM-potato experiments were "badly designed and poorly carried out" from an internal report by Pusztai that contained no such details. The Royal Society had never considered, or even asked for, a copy of the original research proposal of 1995. This omission was further compounded by the Royal Society's unwillingness to take up Pusztai's offer of full cooperation. Moreover, as crucial details of the histological findings were never divulged to them, it is more than perplexing that the Royal Society's unnamed experts were so emphatic in their condemnation of the GM-potato experiments.

The unsolicited report of the Royal Society, produced by clandestine "peer review", is deprecable, because many influential committees are redolent with advisers linked to biotechnology companies. The commercial prevarication that impedes scientific debate is well illustrated by the experience of Eric Brunner and Erik Millstone3 and we strongly commend their support for openness in the regulatory process for new foods.

After the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) and various biotechnology companies' exhaustive safety studies, only one publication on feeding GM soya to animals has been published up to the beginning of 1999.4 Lachmann claims that "there is no experimental evidence or any plausible mechanism by which the process of genetic modification can make plants hazardous to human beings", although it now seems that the FDA has overriden its own safety experts. It would be helpful if such authoritative opinions were supported by published results of biological, nutritional, and immunological testing with mammals before introduction into the human diet.

Scant attention has been given to people with abnormal digestion as a result of chronic gastrointestinal disease. The widespread mucosal accessibility to food viral DNA, a hot spot of DNA recombination, could allow unexpected enhancement of intercurrent viral infection. Similarly, in countries where HIV-1 infection is endemic, the assumption that a viral component of GM food is harmless maybe misplaced.

Few would question the well meaning sentiments of your correspondents but other equally valid opinions do not agree with the view that the GM route is the only salvation for mankind. We hope that your correspondents are correct about the health prospects of the millions of Americans and Chinese who have been consuming untested but assuredly "safe" GM food for years. In the UK, nobody can be completely certain whether or not they have consumed GM foods and overseas consumers cannot be declared unaffected until chronic symptoms are identified, collated, and published.

Friday

Don't Grow Old (BBC Documentary)


For centuries scientists have been attempting to come up with an elixir of youth. Now remarkable discoveries are suggesting that ageing is something flexible that can ultimately be manipulated.

Horizon meets the scientists who are attempting to piece together why we age and more vitally for all of us, what we can do to prevent it. But which theory will prevail?

Does the 95-year-old woman who smokes two packets of cigarettes a day hold the clue? Do blueberries really delay signs of ageing or is it more a question of attitude? Does the real key to controlling how we age lie with a five-year-old boy with an extraordinary ageing disease or with a self-experimenting Harvard professor?

Could one of these breakthroughs really see our lives extend past 120 years?

Wednesday

Food wastage footprint



FAO projects that, under current production and consumption trends, global food production must increase 60% by 2050 in order to meet the demands of the growing world population. Yet, more than one third of the food produced today is lost or wasted. Food loss refers to the decrease in edible food mass at the production, post-harvest and processing stages of the food chain, mostly in developing countries. Food waste, a symptom of developed countries' consumeristic lifestyles, refers to the discard of foods at the retail and consumer levels. This food wastage represents a missed opportunity to food security and comes at a steep environmental price.
In avoiding food wastage, there is actually more that would be gained by its reduction than a mere reduction in its ‘footprint’. For instance, more efficient systems that reduce either losses or waste would likely result in additionally reduced GHG emissions, in part directly, since wastage typically generates methane emissions during food disposal, as well as indirectly, given that reducing wastage may lead to critical redesign of supply chains and retail models, which may result in less energy use along the food chain, and thus associated GHG emissions. Generally, less wastage is associated with more efficiency and eventually more effective recycling of resources and less transport and storage needs across long distances - all leading to savings in natural capital, less resource use and lower GHG emissions. With regards increased food security, including availability, access and utilization, reducing wastage can also be achieved by reducing certain loss factors, for instance, by increasing local supplies in Least Developed Countries or by promoting programmes where the food saved from an otherwise waste pathway in retailing is specifically accounted for and used as food aid.
To date, no study has analyzed the environmental impact of global food wastage. FAO intends to produce the first global Food Wastage Footprint (FWF) in order to quantify the impact of the food grown, but not eaten - both loss and waste - on the environment and the economy, with a view to assist decision-making along the food chain.
The purpose of the FWF project to provide, as complete and accurate as possible, a picture of the environmental footprint of global food wastage, with a particular emphasis on impacts on soil, water, biodiversity, and climate change. The aim is to bring more precision to the debate on the environmental impacts of food wastage, by providing a more consistent knowledge base, which can be used to underpin future policy debate in this area (see Concept Note 1).
More specifically:
  • Best practices are collected through a public database where organizations and individual experts with expertise on food wastage contribute by directly inputing into the Database;
  • The second phase of the FWF project is currently defining methods for the economic valuation of environmental and social costs of food wastage. Forecast scenarios will detail how trimming wastage by given ratios would affect the current FWF and the estimated need to increase food production by 60% in 2050. The project will also analyze how specific food systems would need to be redesigned (marginally or drastically), depending on the wastage reduction targets and investments (see Concept Note 2).
  • An E-forum discussing full-cost accounting of food wastage is planned for October 2013.
The ultimate objective of this project is to communicate that investments in food wastage reduction is the most logical step in the pursuit of sustainable production and consumption, including food security, climate change and other adverse environmental effects. To this end, public awareness materials targeting different stakeholders (e.g. consumers, companies, researchers, policy-makers) will be developed.

www.fao.org/nr/sustainability/food-loss-and-waste

Tuesday

Elephant and Dog - Bubbles and Bella Best Friends


Bubbles the elephant and Bella the Labrador Retriever are best friends and have bonded over their love of water. They love to swim and play in the river together. Bubbles wants to spend time with Bella and makes it a game for Bella to climb and jump off her back. Bubbles was adopted as an ivory orphan (her parents killed for their ivory by poachers) by Myrtle Beach Safari in 1983.
http://www.MyrtleBeachSafari.com
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Bubbles the elephant and Bella the Labrador Retriever are best friends and have bonded over their love of water. They love to swim and play in the river together. Bubbles wants to spend time with Bella and makes it a game for Bella to climb and jump off her back. Bubbles was adopted as an ivory orphan (her parents killed for their ivory by poachers) by Myrtle Beach Safari in 1983.
Read more at http://www.dogheirs.com/misst/posts/4063-elephant-and-dog-best-friends-love-playing-in-the-water-together-video#t7ioJUk1lO66kTUA.99

Monday

The Truth About Food: Part 1 (BBC Documentary Series)



Want to know what food really does to your body? Forget the headlines, watch our intriguing investigations with 500 volunteers as we expose the real science behind the food we eat.

Friday

Julie Chen: I Had Plastic Surgery To Widen My ‘Asian Eyes’

 

Wow! Julie made a shocking revelation during ‘secret’ week on ‘The Talk,’ saying she had plastic surgery on her eyes to make them look bigger when she was 25 years old.

Julie Chan revealed on a Sept. 11 episode of “The Talk” that she had the surgery after facing pressure from her superior and a “big-time agent” to look more “relatable” to viewers. Read on for more details.  Continue>>>

Thursday

Remembering 9/11



This is my tribute to those who lost there live on September 11th 2001. The music is Have you forgotton by Darryl Worley

Tuesday

The Fun Factor | Tiny Victories | Whole Foods Market


Catherine McCord shares a tiny tip for putting the fun factor in each meal.

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Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we're all about. Oh yeah, we're a mission-driven company too.

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Monday

Global Animal Partnership 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating | WEG | Whole Foods Market



We're rolling out the Global Animal Partnership 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating in our stores across the United States. Look for Step-rated meat and poultry the next time you stop by the meat department at your local Whole Foods Market.

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About Whole Foods:
Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we're all about. Oh yeah, we're a mission-driven company too.

Connect with Whole Foods Online:
Visit the Whole Foods WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/18gKv7J
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Follow Whole Foods on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/15eklAG

Global Animal Partnership 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating | WEG | Whole Foods Market
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Friday

Kirsten Dirksen Has Ideas for Your Tiny Home DIY | Brain Food Daily | TakePart TV


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Let your tiny home flourish! Special guest Kirsten Dirksen presents her DIY ideas for being eco and budget conscious.

Watch Kirsten's documentary, "We The Tiny House People:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcVr...

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Thursday

Aquaponics System Grows Food on Boat Using Rainwater & Solar Power



John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Yonkers, New York to visit the Science Barge. The Barge is a floating vessel that uses wind and solar power for energy and collects rainwater and filters river water for clean water. Using the water and power they are able to grow food using a variety of methods including hydroponics and aquaponics. In this episode you will learn more about the Science Barge which is a project of Groundwork Hudson Valley and how they teach kids about sustainability and how food grows. After watching this episode you will learn some techniques you can use to start growing your own food today.

Learn more about the Science Barge at
http://www.groundworkhv.org/

Wednesday

Dawn Saves Wildlife - The Big Picture Ep. 8: "Time to Make a Difference" (Nar. by Rob Lowe)



Celebrity narrator Rob Lowe presents Dawn Dish Soap teaming up with wildlife rescue workers to create a safer environment for ducks and other wildlife species. Learn more about these efforts by watching the video and find out more about how you can support Dawn's wildlife rescue initiative by visiting http://www.dawnsaveswildlife.com today! Or join the conversation at #savewildlife!

Tuesday

How GMO Foods Will be Eradicated




http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art... Natural health physician and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Jeffrey Smith on Genetically Engineered Foods.

Monday

The Soil Health Card Tests



SoilCare presents The Soil Health Card: Ten simple tests to monitor and assess your soil's health. A field tool for farmers by farmers to assess the biological and physical properties of soil.

For Soil Health Card instructions and soil best management practices guides go to the SoilCare Resources page and download your own Soil Health Card. http://soilcare.org

Funding for the video was provided by a foundation through Landcare Australia Ltd and North Coast Regional Landcare Network with funding provided by the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative.

Video Credits:
Executive Producer: Bonnie Walker / SoilCare Inc.
Producer / Director / Camera : Tristan Bayer
Associate Producer / Sound Recordist / Editor: Mia Forrest
Production: EarthNative www.earthnative.com

-North Coast Regional Landcare Network