Chemistry + Philosophy: Biosynergy For A Better World by Studio Shangri-La Podcast

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Studio Shangri-La Podcast — Stay Tuned For Relaunch 🎙

Stay tuned for the relaunch of the Studio Shangri-La Arts & Sciences Podcast, featuring arts and sciences subtopics and others not limited to environment, philosophy, technology, society and culture. If you would like to be featured and possibly on live in-studio broadcast, please reach with your idea(s) on the Contact page.

Titus Oceanus: A Sculptural Journey

Titus: honorable or strong; of the giants Oceanus: the ocean, of the ocean This is a 7 foot driftwood piece and here’s the story: This highly sculptural piece of driftwood showed up seemingly out of place in an urban environment. On my walk I passed by it several times before deciding to pick it up.Continue reading “Titus Oceanus: A Sculptural Journey”

Environment + Space: The Importance Of Bacteria & How Cyanobacteria Create Habitable Atmospheres

We are here thanks in large part to microbes and bacteria. And Cyanobacteria, of blue green algae, are among the oldest organisms around, known fossil records dating back billions of years. Cyanobacteria created oxidation, or photosynthesis, which in turn formed Earth’s atmosphere. Accumulations of cyanobacteria even helped shape the terrain. We are here because ofContinue reading “Environment + Space: The Importance Of Bacteria & How Cyanobacteria Create Habitable Atmospheres”

Chemistry, Environment + Public Health: Portable Waste To Energy — A Trashcan That Powers Your Home

Waste management is such an important issue right now and for the future of earth that the value of innovation in this area is greater than currency. In other words, sustainable innovations going on right now and their acceleration are tremendously valuable. If anyone tries to hoard technology or charge top dollar, that could haveContinue reading “Chemistry, Environment + Public Health: Portable Waste To Energy — A Trashcan That Powers Your Home”

Tech + Biophysics: Using Molecular Vibration To Arrange Matter ++ RE-POST of “Tables of molecular vibrational frequencies, Vol. 1-2”

All the conceptual information Necessary to make huge strides in nondestructive sustainable technologies is already out there. These volumes of molecular vibrational frequencies are exhibits A and B. I’ve Been posting a lot about the frontier of sound and light technologies and this is a continuation of that. Molecular vibration techniques have application from medicineContinue reading “Tech + Biophysics: Using Molecular Vibration To Arrange Matter ++ RE-POST of “Tables of molecular vibrational frequencies, Vol. 1-2””

Industry + Public Health: On California Proposition 65

I’m not amused at the irony anymore in seeing these stickers everywhere. Although I’m glad they are there to inform, there have to be higher standards for consumer goods. Let’s get real. Is it always aging causing cancer and other irregularities, or is it the known carcinogens in everyday products? What might be minuscule exposureContinue reading “Industry + Public Health: On California Proposition 65”

Eco + Tech: Flash Biodegradability Pt. 1 — Concept Adaptation & Development

The concept of Flash Biodegradability is directly inspired by the above achievement of James Tour and team at Rice University, making “flash graphene” out of trash, a carbon byproduct. Flash Biodegradability would ideally leave no tangible byproduct, such as trace elements or light — or create a useful byproduct such as water. Its successful realizationContinue reading “Eco + Tech: Flash Biodegradability Pt. 1 — Concept Adaptation & Development”

Reality Check: Microorganisms-R-Us

Not that I was totally surprised by this, but I Didn’t find any shampoo and conditioner at the TJ Maxx that passed my personal safety standards for toxins. And these are also to my knowledge the standards of California and Europe. All the products I looked at contain ingredients that I would definitely not wantContinue reading “Reality Check: Microorganisms-R-Us”

Tech + Environment: Plasma Arc Gasification & Vaporization / Sublimation Trashcan + Receptacles — Revolutionizing Waste Management

I have a rudimentary design of a trashcan that uses a laser in the process of vaporizing / gasifying or sublimating waste to either produce ideal byproducts like even Oxygen or Water, or quite “simply” keep infinitely re-energizing the process of the can! Fortunately these methods are up & coming in waste treatment plants. ButContinue reading “Tech + Environment: Plasma Arc Gasification & Vaporization / Sublimation Trashcan + Receptacles — Revolutionizing Waste Management”

The Sunday Investor: Future Vision

In order to experience a sustainable world environment, it’s necessary to promote the free flow of technology, ideas and resources. The most important technology to adopt first on a large scale is that of green electric energy. Far from being a new concept, it requires no further justification. Switching modes of energy should no longerContinue reading “The Sunday Investor: Future Vision”

Go Green With House Cleaning

• Apple Cider Vinegar • Baking Soda • Hydrogen Peroxide • Dr. Bronner’s Soaps Avoid all those unsavory chemicals with those for 4 useful multi-purpose items. Many products contain unnecessary chemical ingredients and I think it’s important to keep things simple and pay attention to what you’re buying. I do what I can to practiceContinue reading “Go Green With House Cleaning”

Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 5

Part 5. Environment & Technology Our lives are inextricably linked with our home spaceship Earth, a paradise because the rest of the solar system is somewhat inhospitable — at least to us. Of course, plans and efforts are directed towards terraforming, and deep space travel towards planets such as Proxima B. The beautiful earth isContinue reading “Activating The Ageless Algorithm Pt. 5”