Patrick Reynolds, PhD

Environmental Consultant & Website Designer

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A Game Changer? Water Desalination Using Nanoporous Single-Layer Graphene with Tunable Pore Size

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, New Mexico State University and the University of Tennessee demonstrated the first experimental evidence of the use of single-layer porous graphene as a desalination membrane in 2015. Further recent and positive developments on the potential for desalination of seawater using graphene oxide membranes has been conducted by researchers at the University of Manchester.

As stated in the publication by US researchers, the resulting porous…

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Climate change has new villain – video

Not much need for an introduction except to say that we have removed ourselves from nature - the connection has been lost. For that there is price to pay. 


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About Humanity

The Pied

There are many people with outspoken words
Where the inner voices are never heard
Like the sound of a cymbal landing on the floor
Stifling a muffled cry behind a closed door

If they do not feel the pain of the cold wind
It is because it dances happily only with those who sin
Brushing compassion past the mind
Where it goes, they will not find.

Bring them steel with all of your hope
But they prepare fear and produce more rope
They contrive an appearance of virtue
While they divert…

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So What Exactly is IWRM?

Would you like to know what the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) are all about? If yes, then just watch the video below featuring Tim Hannan, the Senior IWRM expert on a UNDP/GEF transboundary project, explaining clearly. 


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Faster Than The Speed of Light

I am guessing you think that there is nothing faster than the speed of light. Well, here are a few views that may get you thinking:

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Years of Living Dangerously - Time for Change

This is a trailer to the film that takes you directly to the heart of the matter by exploring the issues of climate change and covering intimate stories of human triumph and tragedy. 


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Ancient technologies and the UBUNTU Movement

An interesting and thought provoking talk by Michael Tellinger. Tellinger published his first book, Slave Species of God, in 2005. The work is the result of a 25-year study of the writings of Zecharai Sitchin, who claims to have translated ancient Sumerian clay tablets.


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The TED Experience

This clip is taken from the Joe Rogan Experience #330 with Eddie Huang who describes his TED expereince. (Warning: Liberal Profanity).  


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The Nature of Consciousness

This documentary called 'Beyond" explores the nature of consciousness, examining scientific discoveries that demonstrate the effect of consciousness on the material world and considering the implications. Did our ancient ancestors understand the true nature of consciousness centuries ago? It is time to venture Beyond the limits of our perceptions and into a realm of infinite information that is the Zero Point field.


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Before The Flood

An excellent documentary featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption


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Studying the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Europe

A recent paper published in the Journal of Ecology and Society, by Boeuf and Fritsch from the University of Leeds in the UK, studied the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Europe by a meta-analysis of 89 journal articles. 

The authors conclude the following:

  1. There is a cluster of very well-researched countries, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany; however, member states that joined the EU in 2004 and 2007 as well as Mediterranean countries such...
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Gobekli Tepe

The oldest known megalitihic discovery in the world has been partially excavated since 1994 at Gobekli Tepe, which located at South-Eastern Turkey. The T-shaped megalithic architecture was constructed 11,600 years ago, seven millennia before the Great Pyramid of Giza. Interestingly the site was deliberately buried 10,600 years ago. The area of the complete structure is estimated at 300 x 300 metres. Considering that the majority of megalithic structures have been or are positioned in...

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Captain Fantastic

There are times when I look back into the past in order to be able to clearly see the future. Sometimes there are particular songs that help me take that difficult journey. After watching the recent film Captain Fantastic I realised I needed to look behind the door again. There is much sadness there but also much joy.......a particular song towards the end of the film made me this possible. 

"She's got a smile it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh...

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Optimum Body Sports Massage - New Website

I have designed a new website for Optimum Body, which is a business owned by Adele Fowler, MSMA, a fully qualified Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapist, RockDoc and Gym instructor, located on the outskirts of central Oxford. 

Sports massage manages, manipulates, and rehabilitates the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It can be used to aid recovery from an injury, through to relieving day to day aches and pains.

  • Improves circulation and...
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What Makes Us Special?

What makes us special, our special gift and our special curse is that we have the power of choice, we can choose, we can write our own future, we don’t have to be passive in the face of the horrors that we confront in the world today. And what I see waking up all around the world is indeed the birth of a new human consciousness. I do think we live at the beginning of a new epoch. I am actually enormously optimistic for the future, not pessimistic at all. I think we do live in a dark...

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The Conscious, the Unconsciousness and Interstellar Travel - There is No Spoon

Consciousness, according to Google, is 'the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind'. 

Unconsciousness, according to Google, is 'the state of being uninformed or unaware'. This may also be referred to as the subconscious part of the mind, although...

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Website about Sustainability

I have produced a website about sustainability and the use of sustainable resources, primarily for others to get a better understanding of the subject.

The website contains the following: 

  • The latest news related to issues of sustainability in all sectors.
  • A search function directed at the latest ideas via patents, relating to sustainable resource use.
  • Interesting and informative videos covering sustainability issues...
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'Reverse' Photosynthesis

A new innovation has just hit the headlines. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a natural process they describe as reverse photosynthesis. In the process, the energy in solar rays breaks down, rather than builds plant material, as is the case with photosynthesis. The sunlight is collected by chlorophyll, the same molecule as used in photosynthesis. Combined with a specific enzyme the energy of sunlight now breaks down plant biomass, with possible uses as chemicals,...

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The Hidden Power of Compassion

In the video below, Dr. James Doty explains the neurological benefits of Compassion. "Project Compassion" has been created and turned into a leading research and educational institution and the only institution solely focused on the study of Compassion, Altruism and Empathy. Watch the video below for a different insight into your own happiness and what is stopping you achieving it. It may help you. 


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Innovative Aquapore Cross-Flow Membranes for Desalination via Biomimicry

"There's over a billion people on this planet that don't have access to clean drinking water". (Michael Moore)

I have been following the latest developments in the area of desalination. I am of the belief that nature holds many secrets for us to discover in order for our propagation as a species. For instance, it struck me quite a few years ago when I was working at the University of Essex in the UK that mangoves are capable of desalinating water without the need for extreme...

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