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Earth Ecology Foundation


Earth Found

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A Human's Guide to Life on Earth

A Scientific Exploration of Human Life & Manmade Environments

The EEF Guide to Disaster Preparedness

Imagine a world in which we can forecast winter weather months in advance;
predict where the next outbreak of malaria, is likely to hit; and, in the U.S. alone,
reduce energy costs by about $1 billion annually. Suppose we could more
effectively forecast climate, drought and air and water quality?

Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Daily Severe Weather Warnings

CNN Daily Weather Map

Earth Ecology Foundation

Exploring Natural & Human Environments

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The interrelationship between living things and their environment.

The interrelationship between people and their natural and manmade environments.

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Environment Video Feeds

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For All Mankind

A one-hour twenty-minute documentary on Man's Journey to the Moon - from Hulu & The Earth Ecology Foundation




Art from the Arctic

A 59 minute film on British Expedition to Document Climate Change in the High Arctic - from Hulu & The Earth Ecology Foundation




Futuristic Ecological Technologies

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Designing a Cultural System of Scientific Thinking & Global Vision

In a World of
Discovery & Invention

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
"The ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service."
"You can never solve a problem on the same level at which it was created."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

"Progress comes from the acceleration of constructive ideas and scientific action."
Erik Wunstell (1951 - 2006)

Einstein Biography

'The World As I See It'

Encouraging Discoveries in Theoretical Physics

"Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things."
Noam Chomsky

Theoretical Physics

Timeline of Theoretical Physics

MIT Center for Theoretical Physics

"Discovery consists in seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought."
Albert Szent-Gyrgyi

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Leonardo Da Vinci

Da Vinci Biography

Da Vinci Drawings

And Inventions in Applied Physics

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"Hell, there are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something!"
Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

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"All big things in this world are done by people who are naive and have an idea that is obviously impossible."
Charles Hamilton (1876-1961)

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Applied Physics

Department of Applied Physics - Columbia University

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"Thomas Edison was more responsible than any one else for creating the modern world.
No one did more to shape the physical and cultural makeup of present day civilization.
Accordingly, he was the most influential figure of the millennium."
(The Heroes of the Age: Electricity and Man)

"He led no armies into battle, he conquered no countries, and he enslaved no peoples.
Nonetheless, he exerted a degree of power - the magnitude of which no warrior ever dreamed".

Edison Biography

Full History of the Light Bulb

Special Thanks to Mia for providing this very useful link (above)!

Edison Inventions

Thomas Edison Inventions


First reations to Edison's invention of electric light.

"Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure."
Henry Morton, president of the Stevens Institute of Technology (on Edison's light bulb - 1880).

"It is good enough for our transatlantic friends, but unworthy of the attention of practical or scientific men."
British Parliamentary Committee (referring to Edison's light bulb - 1878).

"Such startling announcements as these should be deprecated as being unworthy of science
and mischievious to its true progress."
Sir William Siemens (on Edison's light bulb - 1880).

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world."
Margaret Mead

Timeline of Scientific Discoveries

Recent Science Discoveries 1997-2007

The Nature of Invention

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INVENTION: (a): something invented: as (1) : a product of the imagination;
(2) : a device, contrivance, or process originated after study and experiment

An invention is an object, process, or technique which displays an element of novelty or usefulness. An invention may
sometimes be based on earlier developments, collaborations or ideas, and the process of invention requires at least
the awareness that an existing concept or method can be modified or transformed into a new invention. However, some
inventions also represent a radical breakthrough in science or technology which extends the boundaries of human knowledge.

Timeline of Invention

Famous Inventions from A-Z

Inventions and Discoveries: From Adrenalin to the Zipper

Top Ten Inventions

19th Century Inventions

20th Century Inventions

21st Century Inventions

Engineering - How Stuff Works

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"If everyone was normal, there'd be no art."

Inventive Considerations

"You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative;
the jolliest steam-roller will not plant flowers."
Walter Lippmann

"The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing,
self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology."
E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful, 1973

"The greatest task before civilization is to make machines what they
ought to be, the slaves of men, instead of the masters of men."
Havelock Ellis

"The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of
nature but plunges him more deeply into them."
Saint-Exupry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
Elbert Hubbard 1923

"This is perhaps the most beautiful time in human history; it is really pregnant
with all kinds of creative possibilities made possible by science and technology
which now constitute the slave of man - if man is not enslaved by it."
Jonas Salk

"Technology can do little for people who have nothing to say."
Eric Auchard

"Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand
and it stabs you in the back with the other."
-C.P. Snow, New York Times, 15 March 1971

"The most important problems of today's technology are no longer just
the satisfactions of our needs and wishes, but the repair of the damages
by the technology of yesterday."
Dennis Gabor, Innovations: Scientific, Technological and Social, 1970

"A healthy ecology is the basis for a healthy economy"
Claudine Schneider, U.S. Representative

"The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men,
but that men will begin to think like computers."
Sydney J. Harris

"We are becoming the servants in thought, as in action, of the machine
we have created to serve us."
John Kenneth Galbraith

"When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it,
whether it be a factory or a government."
Alexander Chase, Perspectives, 1966

Reflections for the Inventor & Developer

"They took all the trees - put 'em in a tree museum
and they charged the people - a dollar and a half just to see 'em.
Don't it always seem to go - that you don't know what you've got
till it's gone. They paved paradise - and put up a parking lot.
Hey farmer farmer - put away that DDT now.
Give me spots on my apples
but leave me the birds and the bees. "
Joni Mitchell 'Big Yellow Taxi' © Copyright 1970

The Scream of the Butterfly


"What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her.
Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn
and tied her with fences and dragged her down.
I hear a very gentle sound
with my ear down to the ground.
We want the world and we want it...
Now. Now? Now!
See the light, babe
Save us! Jesus! Save us!"

Jim Morrison 'When the Music's Over' © Copyright 1967

The Science of Ethics

ETHICS: (1) the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation,
(2) a system of moral principles or values, (3) the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group,
(4) expressing right behavior, (5) good, proper, fair, just, upright, truthful, genuine.

Left-'Turin Shroud' Reversed Enhancement. Center & Right by Heinrich Hofmann 1892-94 ('Christ & the Rich Young Ruler' & 'The Lord's Image').

Go and do thou likewise.

"With our thoughts we make the world."
Buddha - Founder of Buddhism (c. 563-c. 483 B.C.)

"To know just what has to be done, then to do it, comprises the whole philosophy of practical life."
Sir William Osler, Canadian medical pioneer. (1849-1919).

"You can't escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."
Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. president (1809-1865)

"Never create by law what can be accomplished by morality."
Charles-Louis de Secondat, French political philosopher (1689-1755)

"What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends?
Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself."

Johann Kaspar Lavater, German poet (1741-1801)

"Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful,
or to discover something that is true."
William Inge, American playwright (1913-1973)

"Public virtue is a kind of ghost town into which anyone can move and declare himself sheriff."
Saul Bellow, American novelist (b. 1915)

"As long as I can conceive something better than myself
I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence."
George Bernard Shaw, Anglo-Irish dramatist and wit (1856-1950)

"It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent
when you haven't got a thing - that's the Lord's test."
Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (1911-1972)

"The future enters into us, in order to transform us, long before it happens."
Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet (1875-1926)

"To protect those who are not able to protect themselves is a duty which every one owes to society."
Edward Macnaghten

"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
Chinese proverb

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

"It is in the shelter of each other that people live."
Irish proverb

"Leaders are visionaries with no concept of the odds against them.
They make the impossible happen."
Dr. Robert Jarvik, 20th-century American heart surgeon

"We are all angels with only one wing. We can only fly while embracing each other."
Luciano de Crescenzo, Italian writer (b. 1928)

"Politics is the art of controlling the environment."
Hunter S. Thompson, 20th-century American journalist

"Make no little plans! They have no magic to stir men's blood."
Daniel Burnham, 19th-century Chicago architect

The Earth Ecology Foundation's Quarterly

Spotlight on Invention


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A Look at Television's History and Future

" In London, a concern called Television Ltd. obtained licenses to retail the 'televisor,'
a picture-radio device
(invented by John L. Baird of Glasgow) that permits 'looking in'
as well as listening in
. Broadcasting from a televisor station in London was to begin at once."
From 'Inventions'
Feb. 22, 1926

"For centuries men have dreamed of the eye that would penetrate stone walls and
miles of space. Last week 'sight at a distance' (television) came true."

From 'Television'
Apr. 18, 1927

"Television, last spring a Bell Telephone laboratory accomplishment,
last week a GE and RCA practical device."
From 'Practical Television'
Jan. 23, 1928

"The 1926 introduction of television enabled us to bring the whole world into our living rooms.
The fact that we choose to watch 'Jerry Springer' is not TV's fault."
Erik Wunstell

"Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?"

Al Boliska - Humorist


Radio & Television History

A Timeline of Television History

U.S. Television Chronology 1875-1970

Television History

Television Timeline

FCC History of Television

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"In 1948 only one American in ten had seen a television, but everyone was talking about it.
TV's enthusiasts predicted that "children will go to school in their own living rooms, presidential candidates
will win elections from a television studio. Housewives will see on the screen the dresses and groceries
they want, and shop by phone."

Just two years later that new-fangled invention was getting so popular, radio comedian
Fred Allen warned, that television "threatened to change Americans into creatures with eyeballs
as big as cantaloupes and no brain at all."
Time Magazine - 1958

Encyclopedia of Television
(Museum of Broadcast Communications)

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Library of TV Ads (50 Years of Commercials)

Early Television History

Time Magazine: History of TV Archive

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The History of Color TV

NBC'S First Coast to Coast Colorcast

Firsts in Color TV

History of Documentary TV

American Museum of the Moving Image

TV News History

TV and the Kennedy Assasination

Television and the U.S. Space Program

TV & the Apollo Space Program

National Geographic Television

Outrageous Firsts in Television History

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"As a better-informed public has demanded more and more information about current events,
TV news programs have changed from loss leaders and have begun to start paying their way.
And as the networks have made the most of them, news shows like Cronkite's have become one
of the most important and influential molders of public opinion in the U.S."
Time Magazine - 1966

"All media are extensions of some human faculty -- psychic or physical. The wheel ... is an
extension of the foot ... the book is an extension of the eye ... clothing, an extension of the
skin ... electric circuitry, an extension of the central nervous system.

Media, by altering the environment, evoke in us unique ratios of sense perceptions.
The extension of any one sense alters the way we think and act -- the way we perceive the world.
When these ratios change, men change."
Marshall McLuhan
The Medium is the Message - 1967

"Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room
by people you wouldn't have in your home."
David Frost - Satirist

The Earth Ecology Foundation's Guide to the


The Good Things About Television

The Benefits of Television

Proof That TV Doesn't Harm Children

Children & TV

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How Television Works

How Cable TV Works

Guide to HDTV

CNET Guide to HDTV

CNET Future of TV

NY Times Ultra-High Definition Video

Classic Paintings for HDTV

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Space Technology Video Feed

The Evolution of Human Flight

Using 'aeronautics' as an example of the scientific progression of invention.


From Da Vinci to The Discovery - In 500 Years

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Da Vinci's 1488 airplane glider (ornithopter) and helicopter designs.

* Aviation records mention manned gliders in China by AD 500.
'Gongshu BanGongshuzi constructed a bird from bamboo and wood and when
it was completed he flew it. It stayed up (in the air) for three days.'

* In 852 a daredevil named, Armen Firman, decided to fly off a tower in C�ordoba using a huge
winglike cloak to break his fall. He survived with minor injuries, and the young Ibn Firnas was
there to see it. This was considered to be the first parachute.

In 875 - Ibn Firnas built his own glider, and launched himself from a mountain.
The flight was largely successful, and was widely observed by a crowd that he had invited. However,
the landing was bad. He injured his back, and left critics saying he hadn't taken proper account of
the way birds pull up into a stall, and land on their tails. He'd provided neither a tail, nor means for
such a maneuver. He died twelve years later.

"Ibn Firnas was the first man, in history, to make a scientific attempt at flying."
Philip Hitti, History of the Arabs.

* Unknown Chinese manned kites were common as reported by Marco Polo 1290.

There are records of early, short-distance glider flights from the 10th and 11th centuries and
possibly earlier human-carrying kites from China, but practical human aviation began in 1783
with the first untethered human flight, in a hot air balloon - designed by the Montgolfier brothers.

* EEF Research Notes on 'Pre-Wright Brothers' Flight History *


From Chinese Fire Arrows to The Apollo - In 1500 Years

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The 400 B.C. Roman & Chinese invention of fireworks led to war rockets of 1200 A.D. - 1900 A.D.
the 1940 - 1968 missle programs and eventual flights to the moon.


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On September 19, 1783, in Versailles, the Montgolfier Brothers flew 'the first air passengers' in a basket suspended below a hot-air balloon
(a sheep, a rooster, and a duck). The flight, which lasted eight minutes, took place in front of the French court,as well as a crowd of
about 130,000. The balloon flew nearly 2 miles before returning the occupants safely to earth.

The next aviation milestone occurred on October 15, 1783, when the brothers constructed a hot-air balloon that, at the end of a tether, rose
84 feet into the air with its first human passenger, Jean-Francois Pil&tre de Rozier. The balloon stayed aloft for almost four minutes.

On November 21, 1783, the first confirmed aeronauts, de Rozier and d'Arlandes, made a free ascent in a balloon and flew from the center of
Paris to the suburbs, about 5.5 miles in 25 minutes. On January 19, 1784, a huge hot-air balloon (built by the Montgolfiers) carried a total of
seven passengers to a height of 3,000 feet over the city of Lyons.


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The Wright Brother's 1903 actualization of air travel thru a 12 second, 120 foot voyage.

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Within 26 years of the Wright Brother's succesful flight, Charles Lindburgh completed the first
solo-flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 hours in 1929.

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Space exploration started in Germany in 1941 and the Space Shuttle program in 1981.

The Earth Manual

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Satellite photo of the Space Shuttle floating over Earth.

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North American Summer.

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Our World in Winter.


Click link above to see huge 40MB world photo - approximately 5 screens wide.
Download takes 2 minutes.

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Europe, Africa, Scandinavia, Ukraine, Russia, Egypt and the Middle East.

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