Archive for 'June,2012'

Major development in solar energy research

Major development in solar energy research

In a striking advance in solar energy research, the Amrita Centre for Nano- sciences in Kerala, India, has developed solar tiles with built-in super capacitors – cancelling out the need for additional batteries to store their generated power. Named the […]

A history of the Jews in Ibiza

A history of the Jews in Ibiza

Really it may come as a surprise to most that the Jewish people have a long history here on Ibiza. The continuing presence of this community from very ancient times right through to the present day is an amazing story. […]

Albert Einstein’s work available online

Albert Einstein’s work available online

With the aim of making Albert Einstein’s work ac- cessible to everyone, the Hebrew University in Jeru- salem has created an online archive, available at www. alberteinstein.info, which will allow all of the scien- tific works and personal documents of […]

2nd June, World Environment Day Ibiza Preservation Fund

2nd June, World Environment Day Ibiza Preservation Fund

Helping preserve this marvellous island The idyllic beauty of Ibiza has inspired and captivated artists and travellers for centu- ries. Turquoise waters, sandy beaches and secluded coves, deep green Mediterranean pinewoods, almond groves, wild flowers, and beautifully simple white Ibicencan […]

2,600th anniversary of enlightenment

2,600th anniversary of enlightenment

Buddhist countries are preparing special activities to commemorate the 2,600th anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment on 4th June, 2013. Thailand will celebrate with grandiose religious activities and by hosting an international seminar on Buddhism, to which Buddhist leaders from around […]

The incomparable Mullah Nasruddin

The incomparable Mullah Nasruddin

In Sufi folklore, the most revered, respected, beloved, laughed about and ridiculed character is the short, rotund, peak turbaned, patched robed and curly slippered Mul- lah Nasruddin. Centuries of tales of his exploits have stretched across Central Asia, spread from […]

Saffron – so much more than just a spice.

Saffron – so much more than just a spice.

In Spain, saffron is most commonly known as a key ingredient of paella. Why, might you ask, has it been predominantly replaced with yellow food colouring? The reason is that it takes approximately 150 flowers to produce just 1,000 mg […]

De Todo on location

De Todo on location

We were delighted to accept an invitation down to the set of a major Dutch movie ‘Loving Ibiza’ which, as reported in our April edition, is presently being shot on Ibiza. On the day of our visit, a scene awash […]

UK leads the way in environmentally friendly partying

UK leads the way in environmentally friendly partying

The environmental award-winning Sun- rise Festival, UK, is set to fill the gap that Glastonbury leaves behind this year with great aplomb. Their theme for this year’s eagerly awaited event is, ‘Another world is possible’. Sunrise Festival, which is billed […]

Tidying his room earns teenager £52,000

Tidying his room earns teenager £52,000

A 19-year-old supermarket employee, Ryan Kitchin, struck gold whilst begrudg- ingly tidying his bedroom. Finally, after weeks of pleading from his mother, he took to clearing his room. However, this act of seeming submission was soon to uncover a lottery […]

Cafés Ibiza start recycling ground coffee waste to make natural fertiliser!

Cafés Ibiza start recycling ground coffee waste to make natural fertiliser!

When they toast coffee in the ‘Tostadero’ at Cafés Ibiza, they obtain a natural waste product which is a kind of thin shell, that falls off from the coffee bean due to the heat and movement pro- duced by the […]

Light in architecture

Light in architecture

Often we are amazed before the magnificence of great architecto- nic creations, but it’s high time we appreciated the aesthetic and inge- nuity that hide behind small spaces designed by great architects. Nowadays it is possible to live in a […]

Ibiza Coop news from around the island

Ibiza Coop news from around the island

A new branch has been added to the existing thir- teen branches of our lovely carob tree symbol. The latest section, ‘Natural Sports’ is being introduced by climbing expert Alejandro Pellegrino (aka Pipeta), who runs the ‘Ibiza Vertical’ organisation. The […]

Coolhunting

Coolhunting

Coolhunting is a term used in the world of mar- keting and publishing that defines the job of spotting trends. It entails making pre- dictions about changes or surges in the culture of con- sumption and fashion. This information has […]

Tick-bornediseases

Tick-bornediseases

Ticks can transmit serious diseases, as in sur- vive and multiply inside certain types of germs. When a tick sucks the blood of the dog, it also opens a path of entry for germs and can cause infection. Here are […]