Just a pool, disguised as a pond, with a trampoline instead of a diving board.
I wrote a paper about these kinds of pools several years ago for a class when they were just prototypes. These pools have a natural filtration system that run based on the plants that are in the pool that give the water nutrients that allow it to not only be crystal clear, but you are also able to drink the water because it becomes so clean. And the best part is that once the initial filtration system is installed and calibrated, it maintains itself and eliminates the need for chlorine or constant maintenance like salt water pools.
Start your Friday by getting to know Miss America! This Friday, at 8 am ET (12:00 UTC), Ms. Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, will be here talking about diversity and the importance of STEM!
Did you know that Nina is the first Indian-American to become Miss America? She competed with 13,000 other young women to win the Miss America 2014 title! Her platform was “Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency.” Nina is also a social entrepreneur, science professional, and dancer.
This webchat will be moderated by Smithsonian Institution curator Dr. Masum Momaya, who recently curated an exhibit about Indian and Indian-American contributions to the United States throughout its history.
Share this with friends and join us live on Friday!
Here’s some excellent archival research by NPR’s Code Switch team (with help from NPR librarian Katie Daugert on blacks passing as East Indian or using “exotica” to navigate the Jim Crow South. This perspective complicates the conversations trending on the Internet about cultural appropriation.
"I was Jim Crowed here, Jim Crowed there, Jim Crowed all over the place. And I didn’t like being Jim Crowed." —- Jesse Routté, who pulled off what historian Paul Kramer calls the “turban trick.”
At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.
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Venomous vs poisonous! If this one’s too small, you can read it on my site here. The animals are: northern copperhead, cane toad, tiger keelback snake, hooded pitohui, northern short-tailed shrew.
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