FESTO, October 2

flag of syriaOn the day:


You may need it


The vocabulary sheet for Unit 2


…and at the end something engineering and positive — The Thames Flood Barrier

FESTO GROUP, February 13

festoThis is a link to the flashcards program on google play
…and this is a link to my google doc account. I’ve made a list of some words from unit 8, and I hope you will find it useful. The file name is FESTO unit8


FESTO, December 12, 2014

  1. shale gasThe death of the suburbs?

Shale gas

Shale gas is natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations.[1] Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States since the start of this century, and interest has spread to potential gas shales in the rest of the world. In 2000 shale gas provided only 1% of U.S. natural gas production; by 2010 it was over 20% and the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration predicts that by 2035, 46% of the United States’ natural gas supply will come from shale gas.[2]

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How does a 3-D printer work? July 4

3-d printed skull1. Introduction. A short animation on 3-D  printing


2. Development (a difficult one). Some unusual applications of 3-D printing


3. A 3-D printed metal gun


4. …and a house


5. A great review of 3DP application for home use


June 24, Carbon offset

carb offsetI’ve been looking for examples of inversion in speech and thats what I»ve dug out: a popular lecture on carbon footprint and carbon offset


…and a critical one on the same: carbon offsetting as another bubble



Emissions trading or cap and trade is a market-based approach used to control pollution by providingeconomic incentives for achieving reductions in the emissions of pollutants.[1]

A central authority (usually a governmental body) sets a limit or cap on the amount of a pollutant that may be emitted. The limit or cap is allocated or sold to firms in the form of emissions permits which represent the right to emit or discharge a specific volume of the specified pollutant. Firms are required to hold a number of permits (or allowances or carbon credits) equivalent to their emissions. The total number of permits cannot exceed the cap, limiting total emissions to that level. Firms that need to increase their volume of emissions must buy permits from those who require fewer permits.[1]

The transfer of permits is referred to as a trade. In effect, the buyer is paying a charge for polluting, while the seller is being rewarded for having reduced emissions. Thus, in theory, those who can reduce emissions most cheaply will do so, achieving the pollution reduction at the lowest cost to society.[2]

There are active trading programs in several air pollutants. For greenhouse gases the largest is the European Union Emission Trading Scheme, whose purpose is to avoid dangerous climate change.[3] In the United States there is a national market to reduce acid rain and several regional markets in nitrogen oxides.[4] Markets for other pollutants tend to be smaller and more localized.

Ivan Z. May 30

project loon

1. Risk Management 2.


2. Project LOON



3. About Russians, Dylan Moran- Who are Russians in reality?


Not funny: Dan Soder, Russians are the scariest white people