Highlights in the History of Homeland Security

Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the mission of a safer and more secure America by preventing and responding to terrorist attacks, securing and safeguarding cyberspace,  analyzing and reducing threats and distributing warnings, enhancing security,  coordinating intelligence with state and local law enforcement agencies, facilitating legal immigration, enforcing and administering immigration laws, managing and patrolling our borders, using technology together with manpower and physical infrastructure to improve operational control, supporting legal employment by offering information and expanding the E-Verify program, providing coordinated responses to terrorist attacks as well as natural disasters and other large emergencies, securing critical infrastructure and information systems, responding to epidemics and other important duties. Continue Reading →


The Cost of Going Green Globally

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Source: http://www.quickquid.co.uk/quid-corner/2013/09/03/the-cost-of-going-green-globally/


Erasing and Recycling Buildings with ‘ERO’ Robot

The era of demolition may come to an end in the near future with the advent of ‘ERO’ by product designer Omer Haciomeroglu, a robot that disassembles concrete by a process that reverses the exact way it was cast.

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‘Loading Station’ — a Solar Powered Charging Station for Cars

The increasing popularity of electric cars in sweden led the traffic department of gothenburg to commission local firm Kjellgren Kamisky Architecture to posit a solution for sustainable personal transportation. The result is a solar-powered charging station for electric cars, bikes and scooters that additionally offers weather protection, waiting rooms, a bike repair shop, outdoor gym, cafe and informational kiosks — all Wifi connected. Continue Reading →


A Guide to Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Home

Light-Bulb

An important part of interior design is the lighting. When your interior design has good lighting, it improves the atmosphere of the home. In addition, good lighting allows you to see better to perform your tasks such as reading, writing and cooking. The lighting will promote a feeling of security and well-being each day, and each room’s size will determine which lighting it will need. A quick guide to some lighting choices will help you choose the right lighting for your home. Continue Reading →


‘ecochair’ by DesignGroup5

The ‘ecochair’ is very versatile as being able to transform from a bed to a chair to a chaise lounge. With the frame being made of reusable corrugated cardboard and the mattress 100% cotton, This ‘ecochair’ is very Earth friendly.

The framework: The frame is corrugated cardboard which is very strong and flexible. The way the cardboard is folded and glued will make for a long lasting durable framework.

The futon: With both the upholstery and filling of the mattress being 100% cotton, this makes for true green living.

Using the ‘ecochair’: It is great for adjusting from different sitting positions to laying out as a complete bed. Continue Reading →