24
Feb/10
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Artificial Root

- I was looking at old posts on previus blog and saved this one -

Artificial Root

When trees and vegetation are removed fertile ground starts a degeneration process which turns the ground infertile and it becomes practically a desert. This process is called desertification.

The lack of vegetation and specially trees has several consequences. Particularly the ROOTS have too major effects on the ground, besides of feeding the trees.

1rst – Refilling the aquifers: ROOTS take water into the tree, but also drive the rain water into the ground, refilling the aquifers.

2nd – Avoid erosion: The shape and position of the ROOTS help to old together the soil and its nutrients. As mentioned on the first point ROOTS drive water into the ground. Besides refilling the aquifers this simultaneously avoids water flowing at the surface a phenomena that washes away the soil and seeds and there for causes erosion.

So there where there are no trees (and their roots) is hard for trees and other plants to grow.

The ARTIFICIAL ROOT will help to break this vicious circle and lower the costs of ground rehabilitation. An ARTIFICAL ROOT will help to refill the aquifers and avoid erosion on territories on a regeneration process.

In few words an ARTIFIAL ROOT will look and be placed as a giant ground self-tapping screw made of degradable material. As shown on the diagram:

(Excuse the colors I’m color blind)

It will also have place to install extension branches into the ground as shown in the diagram.

Finally depending on the particular problem a seeds can be placed on top of the last extension, or just in the surrounding terrain. While they grow they will replace the artificial roots.



Raíz Artificial / Artificial Root is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Mexico License.
Based on a work at www.zonapersonal.com.

18
Jan/10
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The unknown giant

On one of my eventual checkups of  http://news.netcraft.com/ I found that there where 10% less sites on the web form one moth to an other. the true was less impressive what happened is that a company hosting 10% of the sites stopped sharing it’s info.

The company is qq.com (completely unknown to me until that date). I wondered immediately who or what is qq.com? and how it grew so much with out me knowing about it?

A shot vist to qq.com answered most of thing even thought I couldn’t understand a thing on the site. Further Wikipedia search made everything even more clear.

qq.com is the maker of the Chines Messenger alternative and the sites (that mean 10% of the web) are an optional feature of this messenger.

So this expeirince reinforced some lesosns:

1.-Despite Internet and modern communication the world is stil very large and there we are very unaware of what happens in a daily basis on other parts of the world specially at the “far” east their our languages and alphabets are very different, we learn very little about their history, etc.

2.-China is the new SuperPower: Knows how to play gloably and is so big taht even thins that stay only in china can become the more or most (what everer) of the world.

3.- Instant messaging is main activity on the net cyber-surfers have more options every day but messaging is all ways a leading one and often the one at which more people spends more time.

Notice the lower-right corner the spontaneous coming and going of qq.com

3
Oct/09
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In the hear of the megalopolis

Once again i have to apologize because the lack of translation but I invite you to see the photos of Mexico’s City downtown. A fantastic place full of great buildings, ruins and above all tons of people of all kinds.

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22
Aug/09
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SMES’s Best practices for Web development (my thesis)

I attached  the result of my master thesis Guia para el desarrollo de aplicaciones WEB Basada MoProSoft fell free to download it and share it under the Creative Commns Lices.

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