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PlantZoo: Plant biodiversity with plenty of advantages

PlantZoo is the name and label for my new daydream project.

I watched a documentary describing how vegetables are grown using filtered and recycled water from fish tanks.

The water from the fish tank is rich in nitrate compounds, the necessary ingredients for vegetables to grow without soil or fertilizers.

I guess instead of soil to stabilize the vegetables, a compost of mixed shredded coconut hairs and other leaves are used.

And I wondered: This is the future to grow fresh and healthy vegetables without the need of much land.

All you need is to build transparent edifices, shelves for the vegetable buckets, water from the nearby fish tanks and costumers to pay you visits every day to select and buy fresh produce.

The edifice is to be transparent to let in the light and the proper density of small holes to let in fresh air and keep the place relatively dry and warm, depending on the climate and environment.

You have a lighted place, colourful fish to harvest , tasty vegetables to grow and all kinds of roses and flowers to satisfy your eyes and soul. That’s heaven.

And you don’t need to worry about any climate, no matter how extreme and harsh it is outside the edifice.

You can eat fresh vegetables in desert or Antarctic places, with minimal amount of water.

I have been daydreaming of constructing these edifices for weeks now.

I want to build within these edifices trademark facilities to host associations caring for the well being of children, elderly people, continuing education for the elementary and secondary students, health facilities, technical schools, technology centers, environmental NGO’s…

Trademark facilities within a lovely, warm and colorful environment with relevant architectural structures that define the objective of the hosted facility.

The construction of the transparent edifice could be carried out relatively fast if we stick to a very few models with prefabricated walls, fish tanks, vegetable buckets, filtering facilities, water canalization and heat conserving techniques drawn from the sun, wind and other mechanism.

Training professional teams for the PlantZoo can quickly disseminate this new business venture that does not require much land, or water, and is relatively climate free.

And you can hire many people who will be glad to wake up and leave to a most welcoming destination, close to where they live.

Note: The land in the structure can be used for fruit trees.









How beautiful is Yemen nature and civilization?

The king and emirs of the most obscurantist and Wahhabi Saud family can destroy and bomb poor Yemen infrastructure, it will not prevail.

The Yemeni people are taking their destiny in their own hand, driving the Qaeda out and denying Saudi Arabia its objective of enslaving Yemen with financial aids that never were meant for building any infrastructure or development projects.

Aprille Muscara posted these pictures of Yemen.
(She is News and culture junkie interested in human rights, new media and politics. Former aspiring astronaut. Third Culture Kid. Don’t call her a millennial.)

Unless you’ve been there, we bet you didn’t know Yemen was this breath-taking.

Here is visual proof of the country’s stunning scenery, from the ecological haven of Socotra Island to surreal Sana’a, the world’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the greenery of Ibb and the desert architecture of Hadramaut…

Feast your eyes:


Sana'a (Hamza Shiban/500px)


"Yemen Nightlife" - A souq in Sana'a (Ingo Bernhardt/500px)

Yemen Nightlife” – A souq in Sana’a (Ingo Bernhardt/500px)

Old Sana'a (Amin Abo Monasar/flickr)

Old Sana’a (Amin Abo Monasar/Via)


Old Sana'a (Jenna Z/Via)


Sana'a (Haraz/Via)


(Rod Waddington/flickr)


Old Sana'a (Walid Naseer/Via)


Old Sana'a (Waleed Naseer/Via)


Detwah Lagoon, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)

Detwah Lagoon, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)


Di Hamri Coral Beach, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)


Socotra Island (Kimberley Bradley/500px)


Socotra Island (Martin Sojka/flickr)


Socotra Island (Martin Sojka/flickr)


Dragon Trees on Socotra Island (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Wadi on Socotra Island (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Socotra Island view (Abdulrahman Jaber/Via)


Socotra Island (Anaas Abas/Via)


Socotra Island (Juan Herreo/Via)


Socotra Island (Juan Herreo/Via)


A cave under Socotra Island (Khalil AlNasry/Via)


A cave under Socotra Island (Khalil AlNasry/Via)

Socotra Island (Michail Vorobyvev/Via)


Qalansiyah Beach, Socotra Island (Via)


Socotra Island (Ross Hayden/Via)


Socotra Island (Michail Vorobyev/Via)


Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)

Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)


Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)


Ibb (Abdussalam AlNajdi/Via)


Ibb (Waleed Nasser/Via)


(Andre Martin/Via)




(Rod Waddington/flickr)

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


(Rod Waddington/flickr)

Jibla (Rod Waddington/flickr)


(Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Jibla (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


(Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Mahweet (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Mahweet (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Kawkaban (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Kawkaban (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Ashraf Al Kaini/Via)


Mahwit City (Retlaw Snellac/Via)>


(Charles Roffey/flickr)


Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)

Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)


Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)


(Matthew Thistle/flickr)


Wadi Doan, Hadramaut (Anthony Pappone/Via)

Wadi Doan, Hadramaut (Anthony Pappone/Via)


Hadramaut (Fahed Bawajeeh/flickr)


Bani Matar (Abdussalam Al-Najdi/Via)

Bani Matar (Abdussalam Al-Najdi/Via)


Makaleh (Hamza AlMahaleh/Via)

Makaleh (Hamza AlMahaleh/Via)


(Michail Yorobyev/Via)


Jabl Saber, Ta'izz (Nuha AlSaidi/Via)

Jabl Saber, Ta’izz (Nuha AlSaidi/Via)


Rasisa Hudidah (Anas Abbas/Via)

Rasisa Hudidah (Anas Abbas/Via)


Traditional Yemeni basket weaving (Charles Roffey/flickr)


Traditiona Yemeni jambiyah knife (Charles Roffey/flickr)


Traditional Yemeni jambiyah knife (Martin Sojka/flickr)


Pomegranate seller (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Spice for sale (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Traditional Yemeni architecture boasts fascinating details, like this light vent (Rod Waddington/flickr)


...and gorgeous doors (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Close-up details of traditional doors (Ahmed Yahya Bin Yahya/Via)


Al Musndqh style of carved ceilings in the Grand Mosque of Old Sana'a (Via)


The ceiling of Al Saleh Mosque (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Handcrafts at a market (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Yemeni girls (Will de Freitas/flickr)


Night market (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Children in Haradh (Saleh Awadh/Via)

Children in Haradh (Saleh Awadh/Via)



WE SAID THIS: Don’t miss Photos To Remind You How Beautiful Saudi Arabia Is.

Note 1:

Asad Ghsoub posted this link on FB this April 3, 2015


-*+Unless you’ve been there, we bet you didn’t know Yemen was this breathtaking. Here is visual proof of the country’s stunning scenery, from the ecological haven of Socotra Island to surreal Sana’a, the world’s oldest city and a UNESCO World…


 Black Holes: Facts, Theory and Definition

So far, what physicists and astrophysics scientist claim is that:

1. Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space.

2. They are objects of extreme density,

3. with such strong gravitational attraction that even light cannot escape from their grasp if it comes near enough.

Albert Einstein first predicted black holes in 1916 with his general theory of relativity.

The term “black hole” was coined in 1967 by American astronomer John Wheeler, and the first one was discovered in 1971.


Supermassive may be the result of hundreds or thousands of tiny black holes that merge together.

Large gas clouds could also be responsible, collapsing together and rapidly accreting mass.

A third option is the collapse of a stellar cluster, a group of stars all falling together.

Intermediate black holes – stuck in the middle

Scientists once thought black holes came in only small and large sizes, but recent research has revealed the possibility for the existence of midsize, or intermediate, black holes.

Such bodies could form when stars in a cluster collide in a chain reaction. Several of these forming in the same region could eventually fall together in the center of a galaxy and create a supermassive black hole.

Black hole theory — how they tick

Black holes are incredibly massive, but cover only a small region.

Because of the relationship between mass and gravity, this means they have an extremely powerful gravitational force. Virtually nothing can escape from them — under classical physics, even light is trapped by a black hole.

Such a strong pull creates an observational problem when it comes to black holes — scientists can’t “see” them the way they can see stars and other objects in space.

Instead, scientists must rely on the radiation that is emitted as dust and gas are drawn into the dense creatures. Supermassive black holes, lying in the center of a galaxy, may find themselves shrouded by the dust and gas thick around them, which can block the tell-tale emissions.

Sometimes as matter is drawn toward a black hole, it ricochets off of the event horizon and is hurled outward, rather than being tugged into the maw.

Bright jets of material traveling at near-relativistic speeds are created. Although the black hole itself remains unseen, these powerful jets can be viewed from great distances.

Black holes have three “layers” — the outer and inner event horizon and the singularity.

The event horizon of a black hole is the boundary around the mouth of the black hole where light loses its ability to escape. Once a particle crosses the event horizon, it cannot leave.

Gravity is constant across the event horizon.

The inner region of a black hole, where its mass lies, is known as its singularity, the single point in space-time where the mass of the black hole is concentrated.

Under the classical mechanics of physics, nothing can escape from a black hole.

However, things shift slightly when quantum mechanics are added to the equation. Under quantum mechanics, for every particle, there is an antiparticle, a particle with the same mass and opposite electric charge. When they meet, particle-antiparticle pairs can annihilate one another.

If a particle-antiparticle pair is created just beyond the reach of the event horizon of a black hole, it is possible to have one drawn into the black hole itself while the other is ejected. The result is that the event horizon of the black hole has been reduced and black holes can decay, a process that is rejected under classical mechanics.

Scientists are still working to understand the equations by which black holes function.

Interesting facts about black holes

  • If you fell into a black hole, gravity would stretch you out like spaghetti. Don’t worry; your death would come before you reached singularity.
  • Black holes do not “suck.” Suction is caused by pulling something into a vacuum, which the massive black hole definitely is not. Instead, objects fall into them.
  • The first object considered to be a black hole is Cygnus X-1. Rockets carrying Geiger counters discovered 8 new x-ray sources. In 1971, scientists detected radio emission coming from Cygnus X-1, and a massive hidden companion was found and identified as a black hole.
  • Cygnus X-1 was the subject of a 1974 friendly wager between Stephen Hawking and a fellow physicist Kip Thorne, with Hawking betting that the source was not a black hole. In 1990, he conceded defeat. [VIDEO: Final Nail in Stephen Hawking’s Cygnus X-1 Bet?]
  • Miniature black holes may have formed immediately after the Big Bang. Rapidly expanding space may have squeezed some regions into tiny, dense black holes less massive than the sun.
  • If a star passes too close to a black hole, it can be torn apart.
  • Astronomers estimate there are anywhere from 10 million to a billion stellar black holes, with masses roughly thrice that of the sun, in the Milky Way.
  • The interesting relationship between string theory and black holes gives rise to more types of massive giants than found under conventional classical mechanics.





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