Sunday, November 16, 2014

Internet Satellites: Elon Musk’s Next Mission by Brady Bunte





Elon Musk makes electric cars, rockets, batteries. and solar panels said Brady Bunte.  Now, he is adding satellites and looking at ways to make them  smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access worldwide, added  Brady Bunte.  Greg Wyler, a satellite-industry veteran and former Google Inc. Executive, is Musk's pick as a partner.  Mr. Wyler founded WorldVu Satellites Ltd., which controls a large block of radio spectrum and plans to have 360 satellites in orbit to offer global internet broadband service to each consumer as early as 2019.


Musk's goal however  is to have 700 satellites each weighing less than 250 pounds, noted Brady Bunte. That will be half the size of the current  smallest communications satellites  in commercial use now and ten times the size of the fleet. The satellite constellation would be managed by Iridium Communications Inc. The current  smallest communications satellites now cost several million dollars and  weigh about 500 pounds. The goal is to lower the cost to  manufacture the new satellites for less than  $1 million, Brady Bunte  explained.


The project would have many financial, technical and regulatory challenges and would cost well over a $1 billion  to develop. Musk and Wyler would build a factory to manufacture the satellites, said Brady Bunte. Initial talks have been held with Florida and Colorado state officials about a  site for the manufacturing facility.


Elon Musk’s SpaceX, would  most likely launch the fleet of  satellites, stated  Brady Bunte, though no commitments have been made at this time. Musk has launched  Falcon 9 rockets  a dozen times in the past five years and has four more launches slated  through 2018 also has won a $2.6 billion NASA contract to develop, test and fly space taxis to carry U.S. astronauts into orbit.


Brady Bunte explained , that If Musk and Wyler do build the satellites, they are going to face stiff competition from other small  satellites manufactures, such as Britain’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and Nevada-based Sierra Nevada Corp.


Lastly, Musk and Wyler would have no trouble finding investors tech giants  like Google, Facebook  and Amazon  willing to invests to unwired parts of the globe, through drones, balloons according to Brady Bunte.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Early culinary uses for Agave by Brady Bunte



What were some of the early culinary uses for agave? Here are some amazing details on the culinary uses for agave by Brady Bunte. Read to learn more on this amazing plant.

A brief primer on agave

Agave, also called century plant is native to Mexico. It constitutes a family of many species out of which only 2 are used for culinary purposes. The pair is popularly referred to as the maquey.

What about agave and culinary uses?

The culinary uses for agave dates back to the early times of emoticon recipes to the present times of modern twists of freshly squeezed agave nectar. In this article, Brady Bunte specifically discloses details on early culinary uses for agave.

There were 2 main species of agave that were used in the traditional times. These include the: Agave Americana & Agave desert. The leaves were predominantly used for food. They were baked, boiled or just roasted. Among the other products that were processed from agave were:
  1. Agave Vinegar
  2. Agave Syrup
  3. Agave wine

According to Brady Bunte, the above mentioned were some of the most profound uses of agave. Some of the communities that are on record to used agave for culinary purposes were:

  • The Aztecs
  • The American Indians
  • The Yavapai 
  • Tonto Apache


Among these communities, the Yavapai people regarded agave highly. It was to them a food with a spiritual meaning and identity. The Toronto Apache people, just like the Yavapai, accompanied the preparation of agave food with prayers, songs and thanks giving.

Brady Bunte has provided you a detailed coverage on some of the culinary uses for agave among the Aztecs and the American Indians.

The Aztecs

The Aztecs are Spanish speakers who settled in the Americas in the early 17th century. They used agave in the making an alcoholic beverage called the Pulque. The Pulque was a special beverage that was reserved for ceremonies and bouquets. Added to this, the Aztecs made their versions of the present day tequila, wine and vinegar all from the agave.

The American Indians

The American Indians are an indigenous group that hailed from the Southwestern part of the present day USA. They are well known for using agave plant for various purposes, culinary inclusive. These natives mainly relied on boiling, roasting or baking as methods of preparing their agave food.  According to Brady Bunte, the American Indians used the agave syrup for various medicinal as well as culinary purposes.

This desert plant held a special spot in the culinary history among the ancient human civilizations!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Why the future looks bright for Agave by Brady Bunte




Ever heard of the unique healing properties of Agave Tequilana? Brady Bunte has unraveled some of these properties here just for you!!

The Agave Tequilana is a member of the family lilies and the Amaryllis. A quick look at this special variety then one would easily mistake it for another cactus plant. Biologically speaking, may be the only similarity the 2 share is that they are all plants. Brady Bunte’s research works on Agave are quite amazing. What do I mean by this statement?
Special properties of Agave Tequilana
This plant has some of the most outstanding properties, both medically and nutrition wise. Some of these are as follows:
·         It has an unbelievable stock of iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium
·         It has incredible antibiotic properties
·         It is also useful as a relaxing laxative
·         It is also used as a substitute sweetener

According to Brady Bunte, the list of its unique properties is inexhaustible. Let’s provide details on each of the properties.

Agave as a stock of iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium
This is to say that the plant can be used as a substitute source of these mineral salts that are very vital for the normal functions of the body.
Agave’s antibiotic properties
The nectar of this plant is a perfect antibiotic against many microorganisms. This property has made Agave very valuable as most of the medical labs world over are caught up in the chase for this plant species, thanks to Brady Bunte. It is effective against many types of bacteria and other microorganisms. Some of the microorganism that are susceptible to the antibiotic properties of Agave include:
·         The staph aureus
·         Enteric microorganisms
Other research works are on to find out more microorganisms that can be managed by this Agave syrup.
As a relaxing laxative
Its invaluable nectar is the best remedy for those who suffer frequent constipation. Naturally, it has a way of eliminating enteric microscopic microorganisms that cause stomach swells and even constipation. Brady Bunte adds that this property is very profound if the nectar is blended with lemon juice. This is obviously a big relief to those who are suffering from this condition. The good thing about agave syrup is that it can be taken as a preventive measure even by those not suffering from the said health conditions.
As a substitute sweetener
Brady Bunte points out that those seeking the best natural methods of losing weight Agave is just about all you need. It has the perfect natural formulation that makes your body absorb more fat. To the diabetics, the nectar has the least glycemic record. This is good news because you can finally consume “sugar” courtesy of Brady Bunte.
Agave is normally processes into syrup that is then used commercially for medical purposes. The agave syrup is used as an alternative sweetener. This is attribute to its high fructose content. This is best used in cold beverages such as smoothies and cocktails.
How is Agave syrup extracted from the plant?
This is one of the simplest industrial processes that involves not the addition of any chemicals. The syrup is extracted from the leaves. These are crushed then heated. Upon heating the juice readily comes out of the leaves.
According to Brady Bunte, the economic and health benefits derived from Agave for outweigh the downsides of the same. Some critics have argued that Agave nectar and syrup’s use as a sugar substitute poses more health risks that benefits. Though the research findings of Brady Bunte may seem so rosy, The American Diabetes Association lists agave syrup and nectar as one of the refined sugar substitutes to limit. This is one of the major downsides of the Agave.
Liz Applegate, a nutritionist of University of California is one of the critics who have questioned the suitability of Agave as sugar substitute. Applegate however goes ahead to suggest that Agave being a natural sweetener, is far better than refined sugar. In this light, Brady Bunte is right in his research works on Agave.
Comparing Agave with other sugar substitutes
Honey, maple syrup are just some of the most common sugar supplements. In terms of nutrition value, Agave syrup is by far the best rated. For instance, it is 1.5 times sweeter than honey. There is no doubt on its high energy levels. It has about 60 calories or energy compared to 45 calories of maple syrup. This is, added to the other attaching benefits, what makes Agave special and unique just as Brady Bunte puts it.
What more to know about Agave?
We have really majored on the nectar and the Agave syrup. That is just a very small fraction of what the plant itself is about. Let us consider some other aspects that still point to the same plant.
What are some of the health effect of Agave?
Still on the research findings of Brady Bunte, have both positive and negative health impacts. Starting with the positive, as above mentioned, the plant product can be used to check weight because it is helpful in the facilitation of the absorption of fats. It is also used in checking constipation. On the negative side, the high fructose level in Agave syrup can lead to insulin resistance, a condition that is normally associated with heart diseases. Take note that only high levels of the syrup poses this risk. The above health risk can be mitigated by using the syrup in measured proportions.
Actual composition of the Agave nectar and syrup
Being sweeter that honey, Agave nectar and syrup are the sweetest naturally occurring sugar supplements. They are largely fructose and glucose. The range of fructose in between 47% -56% while that of glucose is in the range of 16%-20%.  According to Brady Bunte, these variations are dependent on the manufacturer of the syrup and country of origin.
Where is Agave found?
This plant and its products are very much available in many parts of the globe today. Its indigenous homeland however, is Mexico, South Africa and some parts of United States. The above mentioned are the same countries that export the plant’s products. It is also important to mention that currently many nation of the globe have begun planting the Agave in large plantations in order to take advantage of the rising need for its syrup and nectar. This is the situation in some Asian countries and parts of South America.

Need for Brady Bunte’s research

Was Brady Bunte’s research very essential anyway? From the many details on the benefits of Agave, it is very clear that the research was necessary. The benefits of the research are actually an eye opener to many who are struggling with conditions that are easily manageable with some of the Products of the Plant. Brady Bunte asserts that modern research has discovered more benefits that can be derived from Agave Tequilana. So wholesomely the research has impacted both the economic and social spheres of our lives. The advantages are immeasurable.
What you must know about the Agave syrup
·         To come up with the syrup there are various varieties of Agave that are used. The same applies with the nectar. It is also important to mention that the production of the syrup has been on the rise ever since the time of the research by Brady Bunte.
·         Though the syrup is known for its high fructose content its profits are more than its downsides. It is therefore the best refined sugar substitute available.
In conclusion, the works of Brady Bunte have helped revolutionize various aspects in the management of various health conditions like diabetes, constipation and bacterial infections. The Agave has brought a very new dimension in the field of health and nutrition. In deed the benefits derived from Agave Tequilana are numerous.



Saturday, October 4, 2014



CABO SAN LUCAS FAMILY IN NEED.   My dear friend Armando and his family have suffered substanial damage and loss due to the recent Hurricane "Odile" that hit Cabo.   I have known Armando, his wife and 2 daughters for over 13 years.   Armando has always gone out of his way to help others. Armando has always put the need of others before his own needs.  Armando is now in need of help.  The hurricane caused severe damage to thier house. His family has been without power for 10+ days now and thier supplies are limited.  They have major damage to thier house, roof damage, broken windows, flooding etc...    They are in need of food, supplies, water and money. 

Any amount that you can donate to thier needs would be greatly appreciated, small amounts can go a long way for thier family. 

Thank you for your support to Armando and his family.