October 13/2019 Update

Please let me know if you are interested in reviewing Guiding Patterns of Naturally Occurring Design: A general pattern-language approach to understanding nature by Jessie Lydia Henshaw for Zygote Quarterly and I will contact the publisher to get a review copy.  You can reply to this notification or via the  Contact Us link.

If you haven't done so already, check out the PAX Scientific Kickstarter campaign to support development of their Flair household fan (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1222459821/flair-save-money-save-the-planet/).  Back in 2006, I had the privilege of seeing the PAX Streamlining Principle in action at their San Rafael headquarters.  The demonstration involved a large water-filler cylinder with plastic beads to visualize the flow and a tiny PAX impeller at the bottom.  When the impeller started rotating, the flow was initially turbulent.  Suddenly, the flow became smooth throughout the entire volume of water.  The effect was commercialized by PAX Water Technologies (https://www.paxwater.com/) to help keep water storage tanks from stratifying.  Living in a house with cathedral ceilings, I have similar stratification issues and have been searching for a low energy, inconspicuous fan to reduce 'cold feet' in the winter and 'hot heads' in the summer - the Flair fan looks promising.  The campaign needs a lot more funders, so please pass on the word.

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