… the website for the West Brunswick Sustainable House, one of Australia’s leading sustainable homes, transformed with a `green makeover’ by Stuart McQuire and Wendy Orams.
Green Makeover provides information about the West Brunswick Sustainable House, including how to arrange tours. Come and see how our suburban home has been transformed to have an extraordinary environmental performance.
Green Makeover [Green Makeover]
Social isolation linked to web
The internet may be contributing to a long term decline in the social networks in the US, according to to a study that reveals fewer close ties are now shared with family and friends than twenty years ago.
A study conducted in 2004 was compared with data from 1985 by sociologists from Duke University and the University of Arizona, who discovered the number of close confidents listed by respondents had shrunk dramatically in the past two decades.
The study did not uncover any reasons for the social change, but based on other studies, the researchers speculated that contributing factors to the decline in social networks might include the increase number of hours that people spend at work and the influence of internet communication.
Social isolation linked to web [The Age]
High-Tech “Flashpacking” Catches On
“Flashpacking is just backpacking, with an awful lot of tech gear going along for the ride,” said Lee Gimpel, 29, a writer from Virginia who “flashpacked” around India for a few months and recorded his adventures at http://www.PassingThroughIndia.com.
Flashpacking [Discovery Channel]
Polycom VSX 8000
For the best in all-around performance of a group video system, the VSX 8000 is the product! Included are tools that enable the addition of multiple participants in a single video conference, People+ContentTM collaboration, voice tracking PowerCam Plus camera and Polycom StereoSurround with high-fidelity speakers. Use the VSX 8000 in your own custom integrated environment, or pair it with a dual 50 inch plasma Executive Collection.
The Polycom VSX 8000 is the VidConf unit installed into the KLDC. This page has links to PDF manuals and user guides.
Polycom VSX 8000 [Polycom]