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Orcas Island Funhouse: Science Fair

30 Pea Patch Lane WA 98245-9728 (360) 376-7177 The Funhouse is the short name for The Funhouse Discovery Center of Orcas Island, Washington. Founded by local activists in the Spring of 1999, The Funhouse is a not-for-profit community center that…

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Very Fast Charging Battery

Public release date: 20-Mar-2011 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The batteries in Illinois professor Paul Braun’s lab look like any others, but they pack a surprise inside. Braun’s group developed a three-dimensional nanostructure for battery cathodes that allows for dramatically faster charging…

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March 18 – March 27 Radiation Animation the missing loop

Back around 3/12 many EPA monitors began reporting not available due to quality check. In some areas, like San Diego, large numbers of days of data are missing. It led me to believe some of these are real problems, some…

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Apple Approves DiZaster Monitor App Version 1.1

The disaster in Japan isn’t about us, the nuclear radiation cloud currently floating over America. In 1988, the Chinese detonated an above ground atomic bomb that covered the US in radioactive materials. We live with the fact that there is…

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Reasonable Caution Ahead of Emergency Situations

There is no danger as of the date of this post. I don’t expect any. If there is a danger of radioactive fallout in your area, there are some basic things you can do to avoid being injured. The fact…

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Reduce Land Fill Waste: phones, computers, displays

Apple has a wonderful program to help us cut waste volume leaving the Island. By recycling computers, phones and displays, you may get something back… Check at the jump. Free quotes, boxes, shipping for some items, low cost disposal for…

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Radiation / Treatment Understanding Opinions

Personally, it doesn’t change my mind about nuclear electricity. Nuclear reactors make horrifically poisonous stuff, and there’s no way to eliminate radiation.. It has a 1/2 life. Radio active materials decay, meaning they become less radioactive over time. 1/2 life…

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Radiation Monitor in Seattle

Orcas Island TV is investigating radiation monitoring. At present, there’s nothing but background levels, all is normal. I’ll post as soon as I have more information and periodically. This graph is the Seattle sensor of the EPA. Share via social…

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Nuclear Disaster in Japan

Radiation is leaking in at least one nuclear power plant in Japan as a result of the failure of electric back up systems, designed to operate in the case of electric failure in the nuclear plant. For unknown reasons, an…

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Orcas Island Photo Contest Winners Selected

In a highly secret process, the final top Photograph was chosen by the Judges. This winner will receive 2 free copies of the book “Through Islanders’ Eyes” – the output of the Photo Contest. A two page spread including information…

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