Archive for 'February,2013'

2012 the best year in history!

2012 the best year in history!

Recently the weekly British magazine “The Spectator” published an interesting article stating that 2012 has been the greatest year in the history of the world. The evidence they present is the following: Never before has there been less hunger, less […]

Global commitment to protect ecosystems strengthens

Global commitment to protect ecosystems strengthens

Following on from goals laid out at a convention in Japan two years ago, delegates from almost 200 countries gathered in Hyderabad, India, at the latter part of last year to revisit discussions about the targets set out in the […]

The cunning carpet

The cunning carpet

Now a team of scientists from Manchester University, led by Patricia Scully and Christine Brown Wilson, have recently presented the “Intelligent Carpet” at the Photon 12 conference held in Durham. This carpet is a functional contraption that is able to […]

$5 purchase turns into $5000 fortune

$5 purchase turns into $5000 fortune

There is no doubt that visiting yard sales is already a popular pastime in the US. Never more so than for Arizona resident, Pam Dwyer, who chanced upon a $5 horse drawing hiding a treasure that is reputedly worth anything […]

Positive investing

Positive investing

Entrepreneur, Jamie Hartzell, is looking forward to the imminent launch of his eagerly awaited ethical investment website: Ethex. He is driven by a strong belief, backed up by thorough research, that companies ethically enhancing their investments by partaking in ‘negative’ […]

Ibiza cycle challenge

Ibiza cycle challenge

Ibiza Preservation Fund (IPF) is inviting people to get involved in the ‘Ibiza 2013 Round the Island Cycling Challenge’ coming up in May. After a very successful event last year, the organisers are gearing up for an even greater charitable […]

Anyone for theatre?

Anyone for theatre?

Just in case you are feeling a little starved of theatre, we have just the thing for you. For two nights only in February, a highly-acclaimed production from England will be gracing our island. ‘Truth’s Vision: Work, Love and I’ […]

Biotechnology to recycle wine waste

Biotechnology to recycle wine waste

Spain is one of the world’s main wine producers, with between 30 and 50 hectolitres of this drink being produced annually. As a consequence, the wine industry generates a huge amount of waste, with a high index of chemical compounds […]

Living life through a lens

Living life through a lens

The sci-fi show Star Trek inspired the invention of the first mobile phone. It is hard to say whether it be Robocop, or a wide range of movies that followed, that inspired this new addition to our ‘sci-fi becomes reality’ […]

Bathroom safety

Bathroom safety

Studies that have been carried out by traumatologists on domestic accidents have found that, in adults who are over 65 years old, the most frequent accident around the home involves slipping or tripping when getting into the bath. Bathtub sides […]

Balearic boom in organic cattle farms

Balearic boom in organic cattle farms

Over the last five years, the Balearic Islands have experienced quite a boom in organic animal husbandry, which is based on obtaining animal products without the use of synthetic chemicals, looking after the wellbeing of the animals, and respecting nature; […]

Clean energy for Spanish trains

Clean energy for Spanish trains

The Spanish railway track is going green! In 2013, all trains that circulate through Spain will be powered by electricity that is obtained 100% from renewable resources. These clean energies will be supplied by the companies Acciona and Enérgya VM […]