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  20.   <title>One laptop per child</title>
  21.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000295.htm</link>
  22.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.orgspace.com/pic/nl/artpic/2/295/onelaptopperchild.jpg&quot; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; oingoing, &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.boingboing.net/2005/11/17/one_laptop_per_child.html&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000295_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;ne aptop for every hild in the eveloping orld&lt;/a&gt;:&lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;i&gt;icholas egroponte and other  luminaries have been working on a project to build a sub-$100, hand-cranked ii laptop, with the objective of supplying one apiece to every child in the developing world. hey&#039;ve done lots of cool stuff along the way -- for example, they&#039;ve remained committed to providing entirely free and open operating systems for the machines, so that their owners can tinker with them, improve on them, and publish their improvements (they turned down an offer from pple to supply   with every machine because it fails this test -- parts of pple&#039;s  are proprietary and can&#039;t lawfully be modified by users).&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ow they&#039;ve actually demoed a working prototype for the ecretary eneral of the , which cost just a hair more than the final price: $110. ired ews has a short &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,69615,00.html&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x2_000002-000295_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;interview&lt;/a&gt; with egroponte on the milestone: &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;: s the goal literally to make computers available to every child that wants one in the world?&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;egroponte: t&#039;s every child in the world whether they want one or not. hey may not know they want one.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;: o you have any thoughts on what the long-term impact of giving all these kids a programming environment and an open-source ethic might be?&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;egroponte: hose are two different questions. iving the kids a programming environment of any sort, whether it&#039;s a tool like queak or cratch or ogo to write programs in a childish way -- and  mean that in the most generous sense of the word, that is, playing with and building things -- is one of the best ways to learn. articularly to learn about thinking and algorithms and problem solving and so forth.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;nd providing the tools for some people -- it&#039;s going to be a very limited subset (who will use them) -- to develop software that will be redistributed and versioned and so forth out into the world is also important. t&#039;s part of the whole open-source movement. &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;</description>
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  24.   <pubDate>Sat, 19 Nov 2005 15:27:41 GMT</pubDate>
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  28.   <title>China wants to build four eco-cities</title>
  29.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000294.htm</link>
  30.   <description>&lt;a href=&quot;http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,6903,1635188,00.html&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000294_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;he uardian&lt;/a&gt;:&lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;i&gt;he ongtan development, on an island in the mouth of the angtze river near hanghai, aims to build a city three-quarters the size of anhattan by 2040. he first phase will accommodate some 50,000 people. t is on target to be open by the time of the hanghai xpo trade fair in 2010.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;p to four more eco-cities will be built, though exact locations have not yet been revealed. xperts believe that the real challenge will be to build them in hina&#039;s interior, in regions that have been polluted by heavy industry and depopulated by the movement of millions of hinese people to the booming acific coast.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ead said: &#039;t is part of a new awareness of the environment by the hinese government. hey realise that with their growing population and economy they have to overcome the problems of environmental pollution and resource depletion.&#039;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;he eco-cities are intended to be self-sufficient in energy, water and most food products, with the aim of zero emissions of greenhouse gases in transport systems.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;</description>
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  32.   <pubDate>Mon, 7 Nov 2005 16:45:41 GMT</pubDate>
  33.   <category>Housing, Building, Architecture</category>
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  36.   <title>Eight year old child genius enters university</title>
  37.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000293.htm</link>
  38.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.orgspace.com/pic/nl/artpic/2/293/200511050006.gif&quot; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.koreaherald.co.kr//data/html_dir/2005/11/05/200511050024.asp&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000293_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;orea erald&lt;/a&gt;: &lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;i&gt;ong oo-geun, 8, wants to build flying cars, defying ewton&#039;s law of gravity, and the physics genius which has made him orea&#039;s youngest university student may very well drive him to that dream.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;mid scholastic achievements that have confounded experts, the public spotlight is squarely on the child prodigy and his parents, both 46 and both former teachers. hat has made oo-geun - born late ovember 1997 and actually just shy of 8 years old - so special?&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;is parents differ from the vast majority of orean parents who show a passion approaching zeal for their children&#039;s education.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&quot;o fixed daily routines for our boy,&quot; said oo-geun&#039;s parents. &quot;oo-geun has a monthly schedule only. ather than being confined by a rigid timetable, oo-geun has the freedom to explore every field he wants to.&quot;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;hile other children his age are first graders at elementary school, he is a freshman at the hysics epartment of nha niversity in ncheon, west of eoul. &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;</description>
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  40.   <pubDate>Sun, 6 Nov 2005 13:31:41 GMT</pubDate>
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  44.   <title>Loan tiny sums to micro-enterprises in the developing world</title>
  45.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000292.htm</link>
  46.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.orgspace.com/pic/nl/artpic/2/292/logoeafy2.gif&quot; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.kiva.org/index.php&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000292_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;iva.org&lt;/a&gt; is the worlds first peer-to-peer, distributed microloan website.  great idea where ayal meets ates oundation. he site allows you to lend a small amount of money, say $25, to needy microenterprises in developing countries. ou receive repayment at the end of the loan period (normally 6-12 months) without interest. f they default on the loan, your loan becomes a donation  though none of the businesses have defaulted yet.  great low-risk, high-reward idea.</description>
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  48.   <pubDate>Tue, 1 Nov 2005 21:31:03 GMT</pubDate>
  49.   <category>Alternative Money Systems</category>
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  52.   <title>oolsi</title>
  53.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000291.htm</link>
  54.   <description>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.oolsi.com/&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000291_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;oolsi&lt;/a&gt; is a blog about everything free. &lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;i&gt;e believe everything should be free!  his site will keep track of websites and tools that share this philosophy and look at freeware in other aspects of life -- ie. saving money, living cheaply, making things yourself, and self learning.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;nternet = quality!  ou no longer have to be rich or well connected to educate yourself about anything or discover new things. e&#039;ll be keeping a log of places to do it!&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;</description>
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  56.   <pubDate>Wed, 26 Oct 2005 20:18:41 GMT</pubDate>
  57.   <category>Preparedness, Self-Reliance</category>
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  60.   <title>Saint-Germain, the immortal alchemist</title>
  61.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000290.htm</link>
  62.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.orgspace.com/pic/nl/artpic/2/290/compte.gif&quot; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; rom &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.alchemylab.com/count_saint_germain.htm&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000290_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;aint-ermain - a man beyond his time&lt;/a&gt;: &lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;i&gt;&quot; man who knows everything and who never dies,&quot; said oltaire of the omte de aint-ermain. e might have added that he was a man whose origin was unknown and who disappeared without leaving a trace. n vain his contemporaries tried to penetrate the mystery, and in vain the chiefs of police and the ministers of the various countries whose inhabitants he puzzled, flattered themselves that they had solved the riddle of his birth.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;ouis  must have known who he was, for he extended to him a friendship that aroused the jealousy of his court. e allotted him rooms in the hateau of hambord. e shut himself up with aint-ermain and adam de ompadour for whole evenings; and the pleasure he derived from his conversation and the admiration he no doubt felt for the range of his knowledge cannot explain the consideration, almost the deference, he had for him. adam du ousset says in her memoirs that the king spoke of aint-ermain as a personage of illustrious birth. ount harles of esse assel, with whom he lived during the last years in which history is able to follow his career, must also have possessed the secret of his birth. e worked at alchemy with him, and aint-ermain treated him as an equal. t was to him that aint-ermain entrusted his papers just before his supposed death in 1784. owever, neither ouis  nor the ount of esse assel ever revealed anything about the birth of aint-ermain. he count even went so far as invariably to withhold the smallest detail bearing on the life of his mysterious friend. his is a very remarkable fact, since aint-ermain was an extremely well known figure. &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;</description>
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  64.   <pubDate>Wed, 26 Oct 2005 20:14:41 GMT</pubDate>
  65.   <category>Spirituality</category>
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  68.   <title>India spy agency uses remote viewing</title>
  69.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000289.htm</link>
  70.   <description>&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.orgspace.com/pic/nl/artpic/2/289/spyvs.spy.gif&quot; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.indiadaily.com/editorial/12-13-04.asp&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000289_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;ndia aily&lt;/a&gt;:&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; ndia&#039;s equivalent of  has advanced quite a bit in recent days. ources close to ew elhi report that  is using advanced satellite technologies and remote viewing techniques to look into foreign intelligence activities within ndia. emote viewing is the paranormal activities with psychics that can sense into the future and unknown.  in merica has used remote viewing for many years. any times remote viewing has worked very well for the  and the ussian intelligence. </description>
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  72.   <pubDate>Sun, 19 Dec 2004 15:20:41 GMT</pubDate>
  73.   <category>Investigation, Intelligence</category>
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  76.   <title>Roll-up solar cells</title>
  77.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000288.htm</link>
  78.   <description>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6802&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000288_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;ew cientist&lt;/a&gt;:&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;magine wearing a jacket or rucksack that charges up your mobile phone while you take a walk. r a tent whose flysheet charges batteries all day so campers can have light all night. r a roll-out plastic sheet you can place on a car&#039;s rear window shelf to power a child&#039;s  player.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;uch applications could soon become a reality thanks to a light, flexible solar panel that is a little thicker than photographic film and can easily be applied to everyday fabrics. he thin, bendy solar panels, which could be on the market within three years, are the fruit of a three-nation uropean nion research project called -lpha olar (-).</description>
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  80.   <pubDate>Sun, 19 Dec 2004 14:28:41 GMT</pubDate>
  81.   <category>Energy Sources</category>
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  84.   <title>Rotating Appartments</title>
  85.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000287.htm</link>
  86.   <description>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000287.htm&quot;&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.orgspace.com/pic/nl/artpic-sm/2/287/esquadr1.jpg&quot; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;/a&gt;ll the appartments in &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.institutodopvc.org/english/esquadri.htm&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000287_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;this building&lt;/a&gt; in uritiba, razil, are rotating 360 degrees. , there are some restaurants that do that in the top floor in various places, but this is the first time somebody did it with the whole building. hich posed some unique engineering challenges.</description>
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  88.   <pubDate>Sat, 18 Dec 2004 16:31:41 GMT</pubDate>
  89.   <category>Housing, Building, Architecture</category>
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  92.   <title>World's Tallest Building</title>
  93.   <link>http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000286.htm</link>
  94.   <description>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.worldtrans.org/newslog2.html/__show_article/_a000002-000286.htm&quot;&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.orgspace.com/pic/nl/artpic-sm/2/286/_40613185_burjbody203_afp.gif&quot; title=&quot;&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; vspace=&quot;10&quot; border=&quot;0&quot;  alt=&quot;picture&quot; /&gt; &lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4081885.stm&quot; id=&quot;posts_0x1_000002-000286_outside_link&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;:&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;outh orea&#039;s amsung orporation has won the contract to build the world&#039;s tallest building, the urj ower in ubai.&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;orkers have already started to clear the ground for the 800-metre high, 160-floor skyscraper and it should be completed by ovember 2008. </description>
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  96.   <pubDate>Fri, 10 Dec 2004 20:13:41 GMT</pubDate>
  97.   <category>Housing, Building, Architecture</category>
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