Energy policies in a changing world

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by ThatLibraryLady

Energy for Future Presidents Are solar and wind powers the wave of the future? Will automakers standardize on an electric or hybrid car? In Energy for Future Presidents Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a past winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, cuts through popular misconceptions about energy policy, examining the science behind conventional and clean energy technologies. He explores the pluses and . . . more »

Fun books for the pre-K set

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by ThatLibraryLady

Chickens to the Rescue Fun books they'll keep coming back to: My son will sit for hours with Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman enjoying the hilarious mishaps as the chickens save the day, or at least think they do. Also look for the 2 follow-up titles, Pigs to the Rescue and Cows to the Rescue. Tacky the Penguin may not fit in but his eccentric behavior saves . . . more »

“Nothing is original.”

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by ThatLibraryLady

So says Kirby Ferguson in the TED talk “Everything is a Remix.” His argument is that everyone builds on prior ideas. A reference to another work of art, piece of music, or film is an homage meant to create something new, better and up-to-date. So be creative and remix. TED talks are about ideas worth spreading. View more free talks about technology, entertainment, design, business, . . . more »

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