2018年4月22日 星期日

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Five interconnected geodesic domes contain carefully mixed recipes emulating the relative presence of ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide which pollute London, New Delhi, San Paolo and Beijing. Starting from a coastal location in Norway, the visitor passes through increasingly polluted cells, from dry and cold locations to hot and humid. Pollution Pods has been commissioned by NTNU as part of Climart a four-year research project that examines the underlying psychological mechanisms involved in both the production and reception of visual art using these findings in an attempt to unite the natural sciences to the visual arts.

Kumbuka, one of ZSL London Zoo's western lowland gorillas, holds out his hand for his favourite snack, brown rice. The zoo's gorilla troop are very partial to the highly nutritious rice that keepers scatter over the enclosure to encourage the apes to forage.

For a while, Williams lived out of his car and kept a journal on a laptop. Once he fell behind on the car payments, he took shelter in a dumpster. The situation hit him hard.

Williams came up with the idea while resting in one of the only safe places he could find: a dumpster. He'd even drawn up the plans for a self-contained survival pod — a 6-foot by 6-foot structure with a single bed and a chemical toilet.

Chen signed on, and they formed a company to start working on a prototype pod. They also envision other applications — FEMA could use them for emergency housing, and airports could rent them to travelers with long layovers.

Todd Heisler/The New York Times
City Moves to Stop Foraging in Parks
The rising cost of food has led to an increase in foraging in city parks, according to New York officials say. At right, Leda Meredith leads foraging tours in Prospect Park.

California in My Mind

Memories of grilled shrimp, vinyl records and surf culture pull a writer back to the Orange County coast of his youth. How do the beach towns of today hold up against those memories?

Urban foragers go dumpster diving in Amsterdam

Dumpster diving already has a solid following in the US, where activists are trying to reduce the pressure on landfills. But are Europeans ready dive in?

We follow a group of dumpster divers as they go scavenging at a market in Amsterdam. They can afford to buy groceries but say this is a lifestyle choice aimed at saving the planet.

Where Fish Outnumber Phones
A remote Indonesian archipelago - long an in-the-know spot for snorkeling and diving - is now attracting travelers looking to unplug from the modern world.

Some US cities are taking a cue from Europe and moving their dumpsters underground. http://cnn.it/2hwljvh

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Dumpster divers rummage

EuroVox | 03.03.2008 | 05:30

Dumpster Divers Make a Statement Hunting For Food

In Berlin, people can be found rummaging through supermarket trash cans, looking for food that has been thrown away.
There are different reasons to become a dumpster diver. Some of the night owls searching supermarket bins are just looking for cheapfood. Others are trying to make a political statement about our wasteful society.
Report: Julia Reinecke

verb [I + adverb or preposition]
to search for something by moving things around carelessly and looking into, under and behind them:
She rummaged in/through all the drawers, looking for a pen.

rummage noun [S]
I had a rummage around/about (the house), but I couldn't find my certificate anywhere.

noun [C] (US TRADEMARK Dumpster)
a large metal container into which people put unwanted items or building or garden waste, and which is brought to and taken away from a place by a special truck when requesteddive (MOVE DOWN)
verb [I] dived or US ALSO dovedived or US ALSO dove
1 to jump into water, especially with your head and arms going in first, or to move down under the water:
Look at those children diving for oysters over there!
They ran to the pool, dived in, and swam to the other side.
Mark dived off the bridge into the river.
The submarine dived just in time to avoid the enemy attack.
See also nosedive.

2 to swim under water, usually with breathing equipment

3 to go down very quickly:
The plane dived towards the ground and exploded in a ball of flame.
The goalkeeper dived for the ball (= tried to catch the ball by jumping towards it and falling on the ground.)

noun [C]
the best dive of the competition
The goalkeeper made a valiant dive for (= jump towards) the ball, but couldn't stop it going in the net.

noun [C]
a person who dives as a sport, or who works or searches for things under water using special breathing equipment:
He was a diver on a North Sea oil rig.


firmly joined together, especially by one part fitting into another:
This jigsaw puzzle has 1000 interlocking pieces.
The fish has strong jaws and sharp interlocking teeth.

verb [I or T]
to fit together firmly:
The edges interlock to form a tight seal.



  1. To unite or join closely as by hooking or dovetailing.
  2. To connect together (parts of a mechanism, for example) so that the individual parts affect each other in motion or operation.
To become united or joined closely, as by hooking or dovetailing.
n. (ĭn'tər-lŏk')
  1. A mechanical device that prevents a component from functioning when another component is functioning or situated in a particular way.
  2. A stretchy fabric knitted with interlocking stitches by alternating sets of needles on a circular knitting machine.

vt. (及物動詞 transitive verb)
  1. 使連鎖;使連結;使連扣
vi. (不及物動詞 intransitive verb)
  1. 連鎖;連結;連扣


━━ v. 組み合う[わせる], 噛み合う[わせる], 抱き合う[わせる]; 連動にする; 【コンピュータ】インターロックする ((必要な条件が満たされるまで装置や機構の状態を固定すること)).
━━ n.  連結, 連動; スムース織の織物; 【コンピュータ】インターロック.
 interlocking directorates 役員兼任制.

 (snôr'kəl) pronunciation
  1. A breathing apparatus used by swimmers and skin divers, consisting of a long tube held in the mouth.
  2. A retractable vertical tube in a diesel-engine submarine that contains air-intake and exhaust pipes for the engines and for ventilation, permitting extended periods of submergence at periscope depth.
intr.v., -keled, -kel·ing, -kels.
To dive using a snorkel.

[German Schnorchel, from dialectal, nose (from its resemblance in shape to a nose).]
snorkeler snor'kel·er n.
n. - 水下通氣管, 潛艇換氣裝置
v. intr. - 使用水下呼吸管潛游

Dumpster diving (known as skipping in the UK)[1][2] is the practice of sifting through commercial or residential trash to find items that have been discarded by their owners, but which may be useful to the dumpster diver.
The dumpster diving term originates from the best-known manufacturer of commercial trash bins, Dempsey, who use the trade name "Dumpster" for their bins,[3] and the fanciful image of someone leaping head first into a dumpster as if it were a swimming pool. In practice, the size and design of most dumpsters makes it possible to retrieve many items from the outside of dumpsters without having to "dive" into them.

2月中旬,美國記者知道加州當地有一位陳榮良醫師,幫助一位從發明家淪為街友的麥可.威廉斯(Mike Williams),重新站起來再拾發明恩賜,後來果真設計出提供街友和災民可舒適居住的「移動艙」(Pod)
2 [often with modifier] a detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function:the torpedo’s sensor pod


Pronunciation: /ˈdʌmpstə/

Definition of dumpster

US trademark
  • a very large container for rubbish; a skip.


1930s: originally Dempster Dumpster, proprietary name (based on dump) given by the American manufacturers, Dempster Brothers of Knoxville, Tennessee

(fôr'ĭj, fŏr'-) pronunciation
  1. Food for domestic animals; fodder.
  2. The act of looking or searching for food or provisions.

v., -aged, -ag·ing, -ag·es. v.intr.
  1. To wander in search of food or provisions.
  2. To make a raid, as for food: soldiers foraging near an abandoned farm.
  3. To conduct a search; rummage.
  1. To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies: troops who were foraging the countryside.
  2. Informal. To obtain by foraging: foraged a snack from the refrigerator.
[Middle English, from Old French fourrage, from forrer, to forage, from feurre, fodder, of Germanic origin.]
forager for'ag·er n.

[名]1 [U](牛馬の)飼料, まぐさ, 飼い葉;(軍馬の)馬糧 forage crops飼料用作物.2 [C][U]飼料集め, (軍馬の)馬糧徴発;食べ物捜し.3 [C][U]略奪.━━[動...
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