The discovery and utilization of fire, a simple energy source with many profound uses, was a turning point in the technological evolution of humankind. The exact date of its discovery is not known; evidence of burnt animal bones at the Cradle of Humankind suggests that the domestication of fire occurred before 1,000,000 BC; scholarly consensus indicates that Homo erectus had controlled fire by between 500,000 BC and 400,000 BC. Fire, fueled with wood and charcoal, allowed early humans to cook their food to increase its digestibility, improving its nutrient value and broadening the number of foods that could be eaten.
Technology is the making, usage and knowledge of tools, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or serve some purpose. The word technology comes from Greek τεχνολογία (technología); from τέχνη (téchnē), meaning “art, skill, craft”, and -λογία (-logía), meaning “study of-“. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, and information technology. Read the rest of this entry »
Umba Umba: JuteBlue live at the Doll Hut in Anaheim, California. Recorded March 29, 2009. www.myspace.com JuteBlue: The best band ever from South Dakota! Psychedelic punk rock! “We worship at the altar of Umba Umba!”
I’m trying to find out if it is time to re pot the peace lilly I received in June 2006. It appears to be out growing the pot it came in therefore I would look to transfer the plant without harming it. This is my very first house plant So I’ m a little apprehensive about doing so. Read the rest of this entry »