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Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp
21-09-2014 16:48
In the midst of yet another electricity blackout in the Brazilian countryside in 2002, Alfredo Moser, a mechanic from Southern Brazil’s Uberaba, and his friends discussed ways to beckon rescuers during an emergency. During these blackouts, factories tended to have power while homes were left in the dark. Moser and his friends pictured emergencies when homes had no power and there were limited ways to start a signal fire.
Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp
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Tranquillity Cracks Strenuous    Some mild rock scrambling 
Tranquillity Cracks
Where: Table mountain, Camps Bay
Duration: 3 - 5 hrs
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Myburgh’s Waterfall Ravine
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Duration: 5hrs
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  Province: WESTERN CAPE  
  Duration: 1.5 - 2hrs  
  An easy stroll    No exposure to heights  
Cecilia Forest
Photograph by: klair
 
  Mushroom of the week  
 
Gyromitra esculenta
  Photo submitted: klair (21 November 2011)  
 
Gyromitra esculenta
Poisonous Poisonous
Size: 30 - 120 mm
Habitat: Grows in woods
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Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp
Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp 21-09-2014 16:48
In the midst of yet another electricity blackout in the Brazilian countryside in 2002, Alfredo Moser, a mechanic from Southern Brazil’s Uberaba, and his friends discussed ways to beckon rescuers during an emergency.
   
   
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing 29-03-2014 15:39
PEMBA, Zambia — A few decades ago, corn farmers here in Zambia’s rural southern province could predict when the annual rains would begin almost to the day.
   
   
RISING TIDAL POWER.
RISING TIDAL POWER. 21-02-2012 18:13
Schools of fish.
   
   
WEIRD WEATHER WILL LEAD TO GLOBAL WARMING ACTION ... EVENTUALLY.
21-02-2012 18:10
Sorry Europe.
   
   
WHERE’S THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY?
21-02-2012 18:08
It wasn’t too many year’s ago that many thought the U.
   
   
  

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Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway
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Happy Feet tag not transmitting.
Happy Feet tag not transmitting. 12-09-2011 05:49
Happy Feet, the penguin who was given a second lease on life and was given a lift part of the way back to his antarctic home has disappeared from the radar.
   
   
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles?
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles? 12-09-2011 05:41
A new plant is due to open today in in West Bromwich in the UK, designed to recycle disposable nappies and other similar items recovering the components which can then be used to manufacture a range of building products including roof tiles.
   
   
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home 05-09-2011 15:49
Happy Feet, the Emperor penguin who lost his way and found himself stuck on a beach in New Zealand back in June and eating sand instead of snow has been released back into the wild.
   
   
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person.
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person. 02-09-2011 16:04
Well the experts don't think that they have arrived yet but it is predicted that during October somewhere in the world, probably India or China, the most populous nations on the planet, a birth will bring the total number of humans living on this fragile globe to 7 billion.
   
 
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