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THE MOTHER OF ALL SKY SCRAPERS : EUGENE TSUI & THE ULTIMA TOWER

MILES HIGH ULTIMA TOWER: Vertical Eco City Works Like a Tree




by Mahesh Basantani



03/19/11









We’ve seen a whole slew of gigantic, volcano shaped, city-in-a-building towers, each promising to be the largest building in the world. 





First it was the wacky X-Seed design for Tokyo, and then even Norman Foster got into the game with his proposal for the massive ‘Crystal Island’ development in Moscow.












Well now, architect Eugene Tsui is taking the gigantic volcano tower concept to a whole new eco level, by taking design inspiration from the natural world. 




His new design for the Ultima Tower – a 2-mile high Mt Doom-esque structure – borrows design principles from trees and other living ystem to reduce its energy footprint. 









We are always intrigued by architecture that uses biomimicry – the borrowing of principles from nature’s designs – and Tsui’s concept for this towering, ultra-dense urban development has certainly captured our attention with its thought-provoking design.







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BEST WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!

¿Se puede curar el cáncer con Vitamina C?

by Carlos Vilchez Navamuel



• 21 diciembre, 2013 •




Por Carlos Vilchez Navamuel













Wikipedia nos dice que “La vitamina C, es un nutriente esencial, en particular para los mamíferos. La presencia de esta vitamina es requerida para un cierto número de reacciones metabólicas en todos los animales y plantas y es creada internamente por casi todos los organismos, siendo los humanos una notable excepción. Su deficiencia causa escorbuto en humanos, de ahí el nombre de ascórbico que se le da al ácido, y es ampliamente usada como aditivo alimentario para prevenir este último. 

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamina_C














El Dr. Linus Pauling, dos veces Premio Nobel, 1954 y 1962, afirmó que “Los humanos no podemos auto sintetizar la vitamina C por eso la necesitamos intravenosamente en altas dosis para mantener la salud”. En 1971 Pauling inició una estrecha relación colaborando con el oncólogo británico Ewan Cameron, sobre el uso de la vitamina C por vía intravenosa o por vía oral en enfermos de cáncer en fas…

CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER : Covert action in Colombia

U.S. intelligence, GPS bomb kits help Latin American nation cripple rebel forces











Above: A Colombian Air Force member cleans an A-29 Super Tucano, a turboprop aircraft typically involved in strikes on FARC targets. (Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images)














By Dana Priest
Graphics by Alberto Cuadra, Cristina Rivero, Gene Thorp








Published on December 21, 2013









The 50-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), once considered the best-funded insurgency in the world, is at its smallest and most vulnerable state in decades, due in part to a CIA covert action program that has helped Colombian forces kill at least two dozen rebel leaders, according to interviews with more than 30 former and current U.S. and Colombian officials.






The secret assistance, which also includes substantial eavesdropping help from the National Security Agency, is funded through a multibillion-dollar black budget. 





It is not a part of the public $9 billion package of mostly U.S. military aid called Plan Colombia, which …