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Home - The Venus Project. Open Source Ecology. Top 8 Tips for Growing Organic Vegetables. A lot of people, especially beginners, make quite a lot of mistakes in growing vegetables.

Top 8 Tips for Growing Organic Vegetables

Not even trying to be offensive here, they just do, and there are some rules you simply HAVE to follow in order to grow your veggies well. But fear not for I am here to spread knowledge and love! Earth - Six bizarre things about fungi. Fungi gave us alcohol It’s impossible to write an article praising fungi without first thanking Kingdom Fungi for getting early humans drunk.

Earth - Six bizarre things about fungi

One group of fungi, the yeasts, generates their energy through a process called fermentation. Yeasts take sugar from plants, and break it down into a compound they can use for energy, along with the byproducts carbon dioxide and alcohol. Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys. © Derric Nimmo/Oxitec/AP Photo Undated handout image of a genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito in an Oxitec lab in Great Britain.

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood. "This is essentially using a mosquito as a drug to cure disease," said Michael Doyle, executive director of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, which is waiting to hear if the Food and Drug Administration will allow the experiment.

Repurpose Reuse Recycle. Seed Balls Take The Hard Work Out Of Planting. Gardening is a pleasure for many people, but others find it something of a chore.

Seed Balls Take The Hard Work Out Of Planting

If you fall into the latter camp, try creating seed balls for easy growing with minimal ground preparation. By coating seeds in clay, soil and fertiliser, seeds can easily establish in areas that are considered difficult or impossible to prepare. The "4 Block" Rocket Stove! This Glass Sphere Might Revolutionize Solar Power on Earth. German architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has looked into his crystal ball and seen the future of renewable energy.

This Glass Sphere Might Revolutionize Solar Power on Earth

In this case it’s a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame. But this marble is no toy. It concentrates both sunlight and moonlight up to 10,000 times — making its solar harvesting capabilities 35 percent more efficient than conventional dual-axis photovoltaic designs. André Broessel was a finalist in the World Technology Network Award 2013 with the globe’s design and afterward produced this latest version, called Betaray, which can concentrate diffuse light such as that from a cloudy day. André Broessel’s latest invention looks like something out of a superhero movie. In reality, though, it’s a stand-alone solar energy generator.

The JB Bardot Archives. Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K. Charge your cellphone with a Plant!! Who hasn’t been in a situation where they really need to use their phone to find any address or make an important call only to find out it turned off because it didn’t have any more battery.

Charge your cellphone with a Plant!!

With the irruption of smartphones, mobile internet and all the apps that we constantly use, the cellphone battery doesn’t exceed the 8 hours duration. A similar situation was the kick-off for an idea that can change our energy sources and be a real step forward for the World Science. “You ran out of battery again? If only we could get power (energy) from plants… “, This was the thought three friends had on the University campus. 101 Facts That Should Make You Hopeful About the Future of Food. This week, Food Tank is highlighting stories of hope, innovation and success, in creating a better food system.

101 Facts That Should Make You Hopeful About the Future of Food

From women’s land access in Chad and urban green spaces in Australia to chefs in the United Kingdom and the U.S. implementing local, sustainable food sourcing—there are hundreds of innovations giving us hope about the future of food. Food Tank is featuring 101 bright spots in the food system that we hope will inspire eaters, businesses, researchers, scientists, funders, donors and policy makers to create—and support—a more sustainable food system. Natural Preserves Jams and Condiments. Amazing low-tech harvester collects water from even the driest of air.

Even in places where there’s a severe lack of water, there’s one thing every place has.

Amazing low-tech harvester collects water from even the driest of air

Air. Hammock Gear - Manufacturers and Services. Clean Republic. Coolest Hack Ever? Cool Water + Pipes + Fan = DIY AC. How To: Vegetable Oil Lamp. Posted on Oct 04, 2010 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival Source: Judy of the Woods If you like candles, live without electricity, or like to have some lighting back-up, you might like this simple little DIY project.

How To: Vegetable Oil Lamp

An oil lamp can have a number of advantages over candles and mineral oil lamps: very cheap to run – can even burn used cooking oilthe fumes are less toxic than those of paraffin candles or mineral oil lampsthe production of renewable vegetable oil is less harmful to the environment than petroleum based products (including paraffin candles)for the extreme survivalist, vegetable oil is easier to store in bulk, or can even be produced on the home farmdue to the wider base, more stable than candles, and the flame of any burning wick falling into the oil will be extinguishedodor free when using olive oil Making an oil lamp is very easy, quick and cheap, and gives plenty of opportunity for a creative outlet.

1001 Pallets: Repurposed Pallet Ideas. DIY: Beer Can Into Camping Stove. You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes.

DIY: Beer Can Into Camping Stove

They’re so easy to make and they work really well. Water wheel pump.

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Theplanet. The Eco Home. 33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome. Build a Homemade Mosquito Trap. Mosquitoes are more than just annoying pests in your yard or garden. Mosquitoes carry many diseases including West Nile, encephalitis and malaria. There are many commercial products to rid your landscape of these dangerous insects. Most of these products are quite expensive, however. A homemade mosquito trap is a simple, cost effective way to protect your yard and family from unsafe mosquitoes. A Rocket Stove Made From a Five Gallon Metal Bucket. The principle behind a rocket stove is simple–rather than cooking on an open fire, you burn wood in an insulated chimney. Rocket stoves are highly efficient and easy to make. They run on twigs, so you can avoid cutting down a whole tree just to cook dinner.

Fabricating a Heavy-Duty Rocket Stove. Rocket stoves are small efficient stoves that can produce a hot flame with only a few small pieces of wood. The reason it is called a rocket stove is because when wood is added to the fire the flames create an internal draft. As the draft is created, the fire begins to produce a jet of fire coming through the stove pipe. The stove flame eventually becomes so hot that it produces very little smoke. The stove should be able to produce a hot continuous flame that will lick the bottom surface of a pot or pan placed on top of the stove.

These stoves were created out of necessity in third world countries to cook small meals and have recently become more popular as a do-it-yourself camping stove. Refrigeration alternatives. P13.pdf. WindTamer Turbines - The Most Efficient Technology. Making a simple Savonius wind turbine. By Lance Turner There are many situations where you might need a small amount of electricity, for instance running gate openers, safety lights, water level indicators and other low-power devices. While solar would seem like the ideal solution, quite often this is not possible due to location and shading problems.

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Strange Engines. Air Compressor. Technology - LightSail Energy. TROMPE - Powered Passive Aeration of Mine Water. Thursday December 12, 2013 (Revision of video posted Tuesday, June 18, 2013) Jean PAIN. Ingienous Designs - Iceweasel. WoodGas Stove Videos. GEK Wiki / Run an Engine with the GEK. Return to How to Build and Run the GEK Gasifier. Gasification. Home « Gasifier Experimenters Kit. 10-20kw Power Pallets - GEK Gasifier.