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HYDROPONICS

My teenage dreams of becoming a farmer one day led me to summer 2014, in which I started growing vegetables via hydroponics. These posts document my adventures: many baby plants, encounters with wildlife, water automation, and more to come.

ASIATRIP

During my senior year, three friends and I dumped our summer savings into a 2+ week long Asiatrip in an effort to expand our horizons. We toured manufacturing plants, companies and hackerspaces, visited family, and tourist-ed around in our spare time. Here are the 21 blog posts documenting the journey.

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Adventures in Hydroponics (Weeks 23-26) 2014-12-31 Automation edition Well, another semester has gone by (time flies!). Let’s see what happened to the garden! Day 163 (Nov 28, 2014) Things got busy and winter came! Wind and temperature weren’t being super kind to my plants, so they took refuge in our living room. Which might turn into a permanent home — we’ll see. Anyway, the ...

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The Government’s Bad Diet Advice – NYTimes.com 2015-02-23 Instead of accepting that this evidence was inadequate to give sound advice, strong-willed scientists overstated the significance of their studies. Uncertain science should no longer guide our nutrition policy. Indeed, cutting fat and cholesterol, as Americans have conscientiously done, may have even worsened our health. In clearing our plates of meat, eggs and cheese (fat and ...

Apple Making a Car Isn’t as Ridiculous as You Think | WIRED 2015-02-15 For one, LinkedIn shows forty-six current Apple employees who were formerly at Tesla—rumors have it the company’s offering up to $250,000 and a 60 percent raise to those who agree to cross over—and 640 Apple employees with past experience in the automotive industry. The company has also been rumored to be aggressively recruiting engineers who ...

Is Boxed Water Actually Better? – CityLab 2015-02-07 While bottled water is easily the most wasteful indulgence in the first world, it’s also not going anywhere. Convenience water is a $24 billion market in the U.S., where more than 1 billion plastic water bottles are shipped annually. The company sends its cartons to its filling plants empty. A single pallet can hold some 35,000 ...