AFRICA@home is a website for volunteer computing projects which allow your computer to contribute to African humanitarian causes.
There is a huge potential for volunteer computing to help solve pressing health and environmental problems facing the developing world.
AFRICA@home addresses these problems by providing a common framework for volunteer computing projects that focus on African needs.
An important goal of AFRICA@home is to involve African students and African universities in the development and running of these volunteer computing projects.
The first application being developed for AFRICA@home is called MalariaControl.net. This application models the way malaria spreads in Africa and the potential impact that new anti-malarial drugs may have on the region.
Also see http://www.malariacontrol.net/
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Marijuana; Telling Teenagers the Truth
about Smoking Pot
Personally, I do not go for the 'scaremongering' stories about drugs... The history of the anti drug movement is motivated by many factors such as;
Big Pharma eliminating all competition
Greed; a monopoly wants all of the money
Big banks laundering money for drug cartels
"Who knows if the titans of big finance are strong-arming politicians to maintain marijuana prohibition? With so many other issues important to their industry, from regulation to bail outs, why would they care if the herb is verboten? When you read The Guardian’s piece on $378 billion money-laundered by Wachovia for Mexican drug traffickers or Bloomberg’s report on Bank of America’s financing of three planes for traffickers to transport 10 tons of cocaine into America, you begin to see the motivation to keep that steady flow of illicit cash into the world finance system"
History of 'antidrug' laws, as part of political device to get elected
Legalizing drugs; is it the answer?
"When we tell people that we drink rain water, they look at us like, 'you mean you can drink rain water?', and they're drinking a Mountain Dew or something," said Jay Warmke.
Jay and Annie Warmke left the corporate world for what they call a more honest life at Blue Rock Station in Philo, living in a home made out of garbage that uses passive solar energy, collects its own rain water and composts its own waste, but now they're taking their passion for sustainable living to the next level.
Electricity bills will rocket by almost a quarter as a direct result of ‘green’ targets, the Government’s own advisers warned last night.
A study by the Committee on Climate Change set out to debunk ‘myths’ about the impact of controversial EU climate change targets.
But its experts found that switching to wind farms and other ‘green’ sources of energy will lead to a significant hike in electricity prices.
Costly technology: Experts found that switching to more environmentally friendly sources such as wind farms will cause a hike in households' electricity prices
- Lets biologists 'count' animals - not just number of species
- Works on anything from an otter to a dragonfly
- Biologists still currently use 'manual' head counts
- DNA method is as reliable as manual
- In future, could even be used for fish quotas
With so-called healthy options at fast-food joints and cleaning products that are supposedly good for the environment, it's no secret that advertisers tweak the truth.
The seafood industry is no different, according to a new study out of the University of Victoria that looks at eco-labels on seafood product and finds the so-called "organic" options aren't much better than your average fish stick.
ScienceDaily (Dec. 9, 2011) — First dates, job interviews or Christmas cocktail parties can be stressors for some people. Such social rites of passage have no doubt made shy or introverted individuals wish for a magic potion that could make them feel like socialites, yet the answer might actually come from a nasal spray.
Canning is making a comeback as more take the time to preserve local food and enjoy the bounty all year long.The dish on canning
When Elena Embrioni was growing up on a farm in Argentina, each week of the summer was devoted to preserving a different fruit or vegetable. "We'd start with tomatoes. Cases and cases, bushels of fresh, plump tomatoes," recalls the Toronto-based chef. "The whole family got involved. Neighbours, too. It would be a big party."
You can get the same healthy proteins, carbohydrates and fats for less money.
"The strategy is to buy inexpensive foods that still provide the nutrients that support good health," says Dr Mickey Harpaz, a nutritionist and exercise physiologist with offices in New York and Connecticut.
Here are some tips: