Dying Of Thirst: Earth's Water Is Running OutDying Of Thirst: Earth's Water Is Running Out by techgnotic
Dying of Thirst Earth’s Water
Is Running Out
Every day the sea level gets a little higher, and every day we have a little bit less water to drink.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, 2.7 billion people are faced with water scarcities during at least one month of the year. As drought conditions prevail in many places around the globe and our limited supply of accessible fresh water continues to dwindle, the problem is getting worse, not better.
A global w
Edison And Tesla's Electric FeudEdison And Tesla's Electric Feud by techgnotic
The War of Currents Edison and Tesla’s Electric Feud
Edison VS Tesla
The $50,000 Wager
The story goes that when Thomas Edison’s Serbian-born employee Nikola Tesla told his boss that he could make several fixes to his direct current power generators, Edison offered him a healthy reward — $50,000 — if he was successful. In a few months, Tesla finished the project and asked for his payment. Apparently Edison laughed Tesla off and instead off
Making The Ghostbusters UniverseMaking The Ghostbusters Universe by techgnotic
Building Rome In A Day Making The “Ghostbusters” Universe
There’s a word floating around Hollywood right now that is coveted like no other. That word is “Universe.”
A decade ago, the word was trilogy. Conspicuous examples like The Lord of the Rings and Christopher Nolan’s Batman set the standard in terms of making money and attracting engaged audiences, and every studio was hunting for their own three-part blockb
5 Literary Journals - Publish Your Writing5 Literary Journals - Publish Your Writing by techgnotic
No More Excuses Submit Your Writing To These Journals
Many of us — especially writers — find ourselves buried beneath a growing pile of books we’ve been meaning to read but haven’t been able to find the time. More depressing is the even longer list of book titles we know we need to read. The pile gets higher, the list gets longer every day. There’s always another seminal classic we haven’t gotten around to. It
Chasing The Sun: Solar Power Is The Next Big ThingChasing The Sun: Solar Power Is The Next Big Thing by techgnotic
CHASING THE SUN Solar Power is the Next Big Thing in Energy
Solar Power for the city
In one year, the sun gives off enough energy to meet the Earth’s energy needs for 1,437 years.
So why aren’t we powering the world with solar energy? While there are a few major roadblocks that are preventing us from reimagining our world’s power supply overnight, there is no doubt that solar power is on the rise.
Currently the UK is on track to
The Procrastinator: A Day In The LifeThe Procrastinator: A Day In The Life by techgnotic
The Procrastinator A Day In The Life
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before a deadline.
I wrote the title for this piece three weeks ago.
So, it’s Friday night. Work week over. Tomorrow I get to write my own mate
Watch The Throne: S5 E1 - The Wars To ComeWatch The Throne: S5 E1 - The Wars To Come by techgnotic
Watch The Throne Season Five Episode One: “The Wars To Come”
Epic Game of Thrones
Hey everyone, welcome to “Watch The Throne”, a weekly feature in which we talk about Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones from the season premiere to the finale.
Before we begin, one bit of housekeeping: You are probably aware at this point that the first four episodes of the season have leaked into dark corners of the web. If you’ve see
Margaret Atwood: Queen Of Devious IdeasMargaret Atwood: Queen Of Devious Ideas by techgnotic
Margaret Atwood: Queen Of
George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury…
Names like these get tossed around as examples of writers whose dystopian predictions of the future have come true in one way or another. Of possible candidates from our own time whose names might be added to this list, surely none is more worthy than Margaret Atwood. Atwood starting writing when she was six years old, despite not being enrolled in school full-time un
The Power Of Tomorrow - Tesla Develops Future TechThe Power Of Tomorrow - Tesla Develops Future Tech by techgnotic
The Power of Tomorrow Tesla Motors Develops
Travel Concept MagLev Driverless Car
Elon Musk might be the most prolific inventor and entrepreneur since Thomas Edison — that’s a somewhat ironic comparison for a man who named his company after Edison’s greatest rival, but there’s some truth to it. Musk has something of a deranged genius persona. He’s known for investing in risky companies like the priv
Edward Gorey: Illustrator Or Artist?Edward Gorey: Illustrator Or Artist? by techgnotic
EDWARD GOREY: Illustrator
Q is for Quentin
Edward St. John Gorey was born in Chicago, USA, February 22nd, 1925.
Gorey’s initial artistic inspiration was most likely his mother’s grandmother, Helen St. John Garvey, who illustrated greeting cards. This would explain his penchant for telling a story in a single visual image.
The dark yet playful artwork of Edward Gorey has been immortalized thanks to the American Public Broadcasting Service
Collection: Mazes-Puzzles For The Truly CommittedCollection: Mazes-Puzzles For The Truly Committed by techgnotic
Puzzles for the Truly Committed
In A Maze
Most of the mazes in our gallery are of the outdoor garden variety. At least the “contestant” seeking escape from these mazes has the sun’s position to anchor their own movements. Indoor mazes are more difficult, with the addition of overlapping hallways, mirrored walls and ceilings and total darkness being possible components. Whose idea of “fun” was this, anyway?
The first maze
Collection: Gnomes Are of the EarthCollection: Gnomes Are of the Earth by techgnotic
of the Earth
Gnomes live underground.
That’s the main way to demarcate them from the other “Wee Peoples” who live in the far Northern parts, mostly of the UK (or, at least, in the minds of the people who live there). Once upon a time, they were thought of as spirits that could rise out of and dissolve back into the earth, but they’re now thought by believers to be small humanoid underground dwellers who are very gruff and anti-social, a lo
Collection: Major League BaseballCollection: Major League Baseball by techgnotic
Major League Baseball: America’s National Pastime
April’s arrival means that spring is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, and as the weather warms, fans and players of the sport known to residents of the United States as America’s favorite pastime return to the baseball field. In America, where distance is measured in miles and temperature in fahrenheit, sports fans opt for wooden bats and leather gloves over shinguards and goal nets.
Collection: The Artist's ToolkitCollection: The Artist's Toolkit by techgnotic
The Artist’s Toolkit
Just happy to be at my easel painting
Whether they be a baker, painter, or candlestick maker, every artisan has their own set of tools.
The strategic slice of a chef’s knife, the perfectly placed stroke of a painter’s brush, the forensic eye of a camera lens, each bends to the will of their master. But the artist must first learn to tame each of their tools before they will do their bidding.
Collection: The Eternal Youth Of SpringCollection: The Eternal Youth Of Spring by techgnotic
Youth of Spring
The birth of spring
The start of Spring brings a period of renewal and rejuvenation with the first day of Spring, also known as the vernal equinox, occurring roughly on March 20th in the Northern Hemisphere. That day is supposed to contain an equal 12 hours of daylight and night and is one of two days out of the year when the sun passes directly over the equator.
Spring is nature’s alarm clock with the first day of Spring signa
Collection: Guinea PigsCollection: Guinea Pigs by techgnotic
Guinea Pigs: The Little Rodents Of The South
It is not quite clear how the guinea pig got its name. They hail from South America where they were first domesticated for human consumption by the tribes of the Andes in 5000 B.C. Yes, guinea pigs were food before they were pets and continue to be an important part of the diet especially in Peru and Bolivia. It wasn’t until the 16th century that the guinea pig became popular as an exotic pet among the elite when traders brought the a
Collection: Cell Phone PhotographyCollection: Cell Phone Photography by techgnotic
Once upon a time…
Frog iPhone 4 Fisheye
Once upon a time, a lazy joke used over and over in American movies and TV shows was Japanese tourists taking pictures of everything with their instamatic cameras. Today we are taking pictures of everything using our (usually Japanese) cellphones. When we were laughing at Japanese “quirks” we didn’t realize we were making fun of the cultural architects of our own future. The most amazing thing about our
Collection: Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?Collection: Concerts - Can you Hear What I See? by techgnotic
Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?
Random guitar player
Photography and other visual representations of concert events are a tricky proposition.
Fans of the music aren’t looking for, nor needing, much more than a souvenir of the evening filled with their favorite sounds. Photographs or paintings of the proceedings are an unnecessary ornament, rather than a part of the main artistic expression – the performer and his or her music. But there is a kin
Collection: The Way Of The RomaniCollection: The Way Of The Romani by techgnotic
The Way Of The RomaniIndomitable, Inscrutable & Irrepressible
They are commonly known as Gypsies, but that moniker conjures up the trite stereotypes and pervasive misconceptions commonly associated with a people whose culture and history are actually profound and nuanced. A vociferously unassimilable people, they are European (and increasingly American) urban nomads in constant migration, refusing to alter their culture in any way necessary for joining the modern wor
Collection: Twins - Old Souls At BirthCollection: Twins - Old Souls At Birth by techgnotic
Twins: “Old Souls” at Birth?
Look into the eyes of these photographed twins in this special gallery.
Twins always seem to possess an “old souls” essence in their characters, probably because of the several profound aspects of “twindom” that the rest of us will never have to contemplate, let alone live through on a daily basis. Can you imagine having an almost perfect mirror image of yourself, living alongside you every day? Some reflexive