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  1. Jul 2021
    1. Not all the ancients are ancestors.

      I'll definitely grant this and admit that there may be independent invention or re-discovery of ideas.

      However, I'll also mention that it's far, far less likely that any of these people truly invented very much novel along the way, particularly since Western culture has been swimming in the proverbial waters of writing, rhetoric, and the commonplace book tradition for so long that we too often forget that we're actually swimming in water.

      It's incredibly easy to reinvent the wheel when everything around you is made of circles, hubs, and axles.

  2. May 2021
    1. methods of purifying water

      As we all know that how pure water makes us healthy and how impure water makes us ill and causes many diseases like typhoid and cholera.

      Also read about typhoid in detail.

      So we will sum up some methods of purifying water that will help you to purify water.

      If it is said that nothing is possible in life without water, then it will not be wrong.

      Apart from quenching thirst, all the work like cooking is not possible without water.

      In the eyes of many people, purity of water is not necessary.

      But this thinking of yours can prove dangerous for you and your family.

      Accuracy from bath water to drinking water matters.

    1. is alkaline water good for you/is alkaline in water good for you

      is alkaline water good for you/is alkaline in water good for you.It also helps to slow down the aging process, regulates the body’s pH level and prevents many chronic diseases.

      This water also regulates the level of acid in the body.

    1. Water borne diseases list

      water borne diseases list causes of typhoid in hindi:

      Baciliary dysentery or shigellosis. Cholera. Hepatitis A. Typhoid fever. Malaria. Dengue fever. Ascariasis or Round worm infection. Campylobacteriosis. Giardiasis.

    1. I particularly enjoyed the California water commons, with its quiet nod to Elinor Ostrom’s original post-graduate research on emergent cooperation between county water-boards.

      A quiet nod here in it's own right. Now I want to dig into Elinor Ostrom's research and work.

  3. Feb 2021
  4. Dec 2020
    1. These losses of water and delays in traveltime can be significant, depending on antecedent ground-water and streamflow conditions as well as on other factors such as the condition of the channel and the presence of aquatic and riparian vegetation.

      antecedent = preceding in time or order; previous or preexisting.

  5. Oct 2020
    1. Zero Mass Water Climate crisis has led us to water crises in some places on the Earth. Since humans cannot survive without water, the water crisis is not something we can take lightly. Zero Mass Water offers a solution to transform thin air into potable water. https://allsustainablesolutions.com/zero-mass-water-sustainable-water-production/

  6. Aug 2020
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  8. May 2020
    1. Tackling basic sanitation is the first step in building a healthier city. “That means appropriate water and sanitation systems and good quality houses
  9. Apr 2020
    1. the number of ionized water molecules is so low (1.0 X 10-7 mol in 1000 mL water)

      Ss this value derived, measured or is it a covention?

  10. Jan 2020
    1. Since water is denser than air, and the reflection is diffuse. A lot of light is internally reflected, thereof, increasing the probability of absorption at surface.

      The light is reflected back inside the water, because of the total internal reflection:

      • water is denser than air
      • angle of incidence is greater than the so-called critical angle

    2. This is because the light now has a layer of water to go through. And due to the reflectance of water, not all light at the air-liquid-interface (border between air and water) goes through the water. Some of it is reflected.

      Wet things become darker, because of the water consistency, reflectance that doesn't let all the light to transmit through it.

      The probability of light getting transmitted is: 1 - R1 (reflectance at the air-liquid interface)

  11. Nov 2019
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  14. Mar 2019
    1. is a waterborne bacterial disease, caused by the leptospiro bacteria. It rarely spreads from person to person and can be treated with common antib

      The bacteria is found in the urine of rodents.

    1. A nano-porous carbon composite membrane has been found to display high water flux due to exceptionally high surface diffusion, together with an excellent salt rejection [2616, 2958].

      With an excellent ability to reject salt, how often does membrane fouling become an issue when desalinating seawater? to a point where it causes water flux decline and lowers the quality of the water produced.

      ~ Anthony Y.

  15. Feb 2019
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  16. Dec 2018
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  20. Mar 2018
    1. This could help explain where so much of our body’s fluid goes. While our cells contain most of the fluid, and the circulatory system carries a whole load more, over a third went unaccounted for and was simply said to be “interstitial”, or just floating around between organs and cells. The researchers claim, in a paper published in Scientific Advances, that the “interstitium” should be defined as an organ in its own right.

      The interstitium, a new organ, accounts for the body's "black matter" (unaccounted for fluids).

    1. one essential EU measure is the urban wastewater directive of 1991, without which we would not have built the Thames super-sewer? I am less reticent than the noble Lord because, on a weekly basis, untreated raw sewage flows into the Thames right outside this House. We are already nearly two decades overdue in implementing that directive, and without EU law we would not be doing so at all.

      interesting example of failure to implement without EU pressure

  21. Feb 2018
    1. Water pressure booster pumps from A.T.E. helps to improve water pressure in commercial and residential complexes. It helps to reduce power consumption and aid in extending the life of the system by reducing wear and tear. It is designed to reduce or eliminate water hammer effects.

  22. Jan 2018
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      6. 4 inch long cable tie -black
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      1. Hook: Dai-Riki #270 Size 8, Natural Bend 3x long
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      4. Yellow, Blue, and Red Craft foam
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      2. 140 Denier ultra thread chartreuse
      3. Rabbit Zonker -Dark Olive (RH901)
      4. Rabbit Zonker - FL Chartruese (RH 509)
      5. X-small 1/60 oz. lead eyes
      6. Hard as nails -white
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      8. Hard as nails -clear
  23. May 2017
    1. There are between 1,000 and 3,000 of these trucks, according to varying estimates, hauling tens of millions of gallons per day through Bangalore. By many accounts, the tanker barons of Bangalore—the men who own and direct these trucks—now control the supply of water so thoroughly that they can form cartels, bend prices, and otherwise abuse their power.

      This reads eerily like the plot of The Water Knife.

  24. Jan 2017
    1. Waters of the U.S. rule

      Here is the full definition and report on the "Waters of the United States" https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-06/documents/epa-hq-ow-2011-0880-20862.pdf And here are more concise fact-sheets that outline the importance of Clean Water and Waters of the United States for stakeholders.

  25. Dec 2016
    1. California has 1,400 dams
    2. 75 percent of California’s available water is in the northern third of the state (north of Sacramento), while 80 percent of the urban and agricultural water demands are in the southern two-thirds of the state
    3. parts of Northern California receive 100 inches or more of precipitation per year
    1. Why make freshwater when we could collect the water that falls from the sky? Even on the driest year in recorded history in 2013, it still rained 3.6 inches in Los Angeles. An inch of rainfall in L.A. generates 3.8 billion gallons of runoff, so you’re talking about more than 12 billion gallons of water that could be captured, but that flows within hours down our concrete streets and into the ocean. There’s enough rainwater to be harvested to produce 30-50% of the entire city’s water needs.

      The freshwater that falls on LA is lost.

  26. Nov 2016
    1. The 1620 agreement (first called the Mayflower Compact in 1793) was a legal instrument that bound the Pilgrims together when they arrived in New England. The core members of the Pilgrims' immigrant group were Separatists, members of a Puritan sect that had split from the Church of England, the only legal church in England at that time. Others in the group, however, had remained part of the Church of England, so not all of the Pilgrims shared the same religion.

      The Mayflower compact was a signature sheet that would be used for the signers to go to America for religious freedom.

  27. Oct 2016
  28. teaching.lfhanley.net teaching.lfhanley.net
    1. mountains of rock without water

      This line ties together the rock and mountain of Chapter I and the water of III and IV and gives us continuity.

    2. He passed the stages of his age and youth

      The drowned Phlebas saw eternity in the sea.


    3. April is the cruellest month

      I always saw April as one of the more beautiful months. But sometimes beauty is the greatest cause of pain for those who can't relate to it.

    4. Burning burning burning burning

      This book is called The Fire Sermon, but is only here at the end that we get fire. This book, like much of the poem, has a motif of water. In this book specifically, we have the Thames, damp ground, the sailor home from sea, fisherman, the river, barges, and more. There is little to do with heat or flames. In a piece with so little to do with fire, it makes us ask the question: why is this section called The Fire Sermon? It is followed by a reference to the Lord. Is the poem referencing Hell?

    5. Phlebas


    6. Here is no water but only rock

      This obsession with "rock" and "water" can be tied to images of nature and a state of constant flow to dry and cracked. If this section or book lacks water, then it lacks flow and a substance it needs for survival in a natural sense. Again, we are faced with imagery of death in a metaphor.

    7. deep sea swell

      This is an interesting juxtaposition to me. Water swells at the surface, not in the deep..To have a swell without a surface reference point is essentially impossible. It even reminds me of, "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, did it even make a sound?"

      Swell Defintion

    8. Thames

      The repeated reference to famed European bodies of water is interesting, following Chapter I Starnbergersee with the Thames.

    9. Phlebas the Phoenician, a fortnight dead,

      I believe this is our drown Phoenician that was referenced in the tarot reading from the first book. The cards in a tarot reading will usually indicate your current position in life and future paths, and I feel like this whole book is a sort of warning that the recipient of the tarot reading was supposed to get. When we look to the last line of the book, it's ominous and warns caution.

    10. And no rock    If there were rock    And also water    And water    A spring

      Rock -Solid, hold shape. Water - Liquid, formless

    11. Jug Jug

      The sound you make when your drinking water.

    12. There is not even solitude in the mountains But red sullen faces sneer and snarl From doors of mudcracked houses                                       If there were water

      This continues to remind me of the film Taxi Driver, where De Niro's characters calls for the rain to waste away and cleanse the city of its all it's vices and sins. He drives late into the night, disgusted with his environment and fueled with anger and rage. Moreover, the mountains which is the anthesis of the city is also affected by the absence of rain.

    13. But sound of water over a rock

      Water seems to be a recurring theme in all of the books. He talks about the lack of water or tainted water, "the river sweats oil and tar..."; water that cannot sustain.

  29. Apr 2016
    1. Beavers are great for water conservation: they create ponds by damming creeks, and they also dig to make them deeper.

      We could be collecting the rain water that flows off our roofs (and also elsewhere), but very few people do -- at least not in the US.

  30. Mar 2016
  31. Oct 2015
    1. Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell He passed the stages of his age and youth Entering the whirlpool.
  32. Sep 2015
    1. Excited to see hypothesis on Appropedia! We have over 300 thousand edits on thousands of pages. So terrible. For instance, this front page is fairly ugly.

  33. Jun 2015
  34. May 2015
    1. some farmers will get water, and others will not, simply based on when their land was first irrigated.

      This is not fair because farmers weren't told before hand, and so some farmers are lucky while others are not. The situation in which the farmers are in is very perilous, and people with the most water will be able to make the most profit. That will mean that there will be a shortage of fruits and vegetables in the states and it is bad.

    2. Taking that water and dividing it up some other way, he says, would be like taking everyone's paycheck, putting it into a pool, and saying: "We're going to divide that up evenly. Even though you went to school as a doctor for eight or 10 years, and you're making a lot more money than the guy who's driving a school bus, let's take all the money and divide it up evenly."

      People with greater education will not be different compared to others when it comes to salary. If one farmer has lots of water because he is responsible and resourceful, while some other farmer has little water because he is lazy, ultimately both will have the same amount of water. It is unfair for resourceful farmers, and thus shows that you do not have to work hard to gather water because everyone will eventually have the same amount of water.

  35. Apr 2015
    1. A better way to think about a food’s value might be to think about how a gallon of water could translate into calories that most efficiently feed us humans.

      Calories was exactly my first thought when I saw the chart where it was originally published.

  36. Mar 2015
    1. river ran red with blood

      death in water: river ran red with blood: cf. Aeschylus Persae

    2. he eddying stream of Xantho
    3. in confusion

      vortex of confusion

    4. filled with the uproar of men and horses

      noise and confusion of death

    5. loud cries

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander

    6. amid the whirling eddies

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander

    7. the banks rang again

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander

    8. The waters resounded

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander

    9. a great uproar

      noise of bodies falling in Xanthos/Scamander

    10. full-flowing


  37. Nov 2013
    1. Here one may certainly admire man as a mighty genius of construction, who succeeds in piling an infinitely complicated dome of concepts upon an unstable foundation, and, as it were, on running water.

      and call it "civilization"