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Benno Hansen
Patent Assistant (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Focusing on our bright green future, environmental sustainability, global partnership and climate change.

MSc degree in horticulture from Copenhagen University, thesis on Hidden Markov Modelling of protein sequences - which is the same algorithm that lies at the core of Google. Winner of TH!NK2, Y!HAA

Have written for magazines at an advertising bureau, supported university students in their IT-tasks, helped maintain the university hardware, software and websites, vacuum cleaned bodies of escaped laboratory test frogs, been a mail man with the Danish Postal Service and counted the number of passengers for the Danish Railways.

My goal is to publish a best selling science fiction novel and/or get elected for parliament with an intellectual party. But I spend a lot more time betting on football matches (and winning), attending FC Copenhagen home games which I hold a season ticket for, reading lots of science fiction and popularized science, skating and eating organic meals with my beautiful, eco-friendly biomedicine ethicist girlfriend.

Oh yeah... every now and then I also blog ;-)


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MDG press clips - October

Published 28th October 2010 - 0 comments - 4181 views -

#5 Smuggled crocodile crashes airplane

When this one first appeared on my weird and crazy news radars it went to the "likely hoax, probably in cheap Danish media soon" category. Well, now it's on Scientific American too.

Recap: Plane crashes in Congo. From the wreckage appears one mad crocodile, one live man and 20 dead people. The crocodile is promptly hacked to death by locals. The man tells an amazing tale to reporters: The crocodile was smuggled in a sports bag from which it escaped and created panic in turn causing the plane to crash. How does the anonymous surviver know these details?

Scientific American speculates that the crocodile involved was the endangered dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni).

#4 Various not-to-miss (YouTube) videos

#3 ProtectedPlanet.net

Nice project!

"Be inspired by the most beautiful places on the planet. Explore the worlds national parks, wilderness areas and world heritage sites. Help us find and improve information on every protected area in the world."

 

#2 Green world politics

From the UN biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan 10 commandments to put price on nature were cast in... probably something else than stone... and it was observed how tackling climate change could save biodiversity.

However, more species slide to extinction.

#1 Lack of crop diversity threatens food security

Stating the obvious?

 

"There are thousands of wild crop relatives that... hold genetic secrets that enable them to resist heat, droughts, salinity, floods and pests. Increasing the sustainable use of plant diversity could be the main key for addressing risks to genetic resources for agriculture."
 - FAO director general Jacques Diouf.

 

 

"There are thousands of wild crop relatives that... hold genetic secrets that enable them to resist heat, droughts, salinity, floods and pests. Increasing the sustainable use of plant diversity could be the main key for addressing risks to genetic resources for agriculture."
 - FAO director general Jacques Diouf.

</3 'No, I will never get tired of blogging about these important basic facts. But from now it'll be elsewhere. Goodbye TH!NK3.

 



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