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Positively Thriving Through the Collapse of Civilisation. 16th May 2014 By Openhand Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Have you ever watched something happening in slow motion?

Positively Thriving Through the Collapse of Civilisation

You can quite clearly see the end result, but nevertheless, you can’t quite believe in your mind what your eyes are seeing. Like when the twin towers ‘collapsed’. Slow motion free fall Have you seen the film “Collapse” yet? Collapsible woven refugee shelters powered by the sun. More than 40 million people worldwide have been displaced from their homes and left to find shelter in strange lands.

Collapsible woven refugee shelters powered by the sun

Maybe they find a tarp, or a tent, but their quality of life almost always remains dismal. To close this gap in need, Jordanian-Canadian architect and designer Abeer Seikaly designed a new kind of shelter. One that allows refugees to rebuild their lives with dignity. Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands. Sand Babel is a twisting, solar-powered, 3D-printed skyscraper built from desert sand.

Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands

Inspired by tornadoes and mushroom rocks found in deserts, the tower was designed with an underground tube network system that combines residential spaces, scientific research facilities and sightseeing platforms. The futuristic, forward-thinking project by Chinese designers earned an honorable mention in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition. Conceived by Chinese designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen, the project envisions an intelligent network of skyscrapers distributed across a desert landscape. The towers would be manufactured through a solar-powered 3D printer and constructed entirely using an abundant, locally sourced material – sand. Related: Lotus-Shaped Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper Harvests Rainwater to Fight Fires in the Amazon Each structure would have two main sections. SCiO: This Unbelievable Device Will Change The Way We Interact With The World.

A truly mind-blowing technology that was presented less than 24 hours ago on Kickstarter, with a goal to raise $200,000, has already shattered all expectations.

SCiO: This Unbelievable Device Will Change The Way We Interact With The World

With $218,000 already raised and more dollars flowing in every minute, we think it’s fair to say SCiO will turn out to be one of Kickstarter’s epic success stories. Site Web indisponible. 13 Cheap DIY Greenhouse Plans. Greenhouses are great to have for so many reasons.

13 Cheap DIY Greenhouse Plans

They extend the growing season in cold climates and can allow you to grow varieties of plants you may not otherwise be able to grow in your area. They are perfect for starting seeds and can provide a nice little calming retreat. Large or small, building a greenhouse doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are 13 inexpensive DIY greenhouse ideas that include plans or tutorials. This Message Has The Power To Change The World. I had to clap at the end.

This Message Has The Power To Change The World

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome. Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in.

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself! AFGRI - Home.

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Superconductor breakthrough could power new advances (w/ Video) (PhysOrg.com) -- The first batch of a new range of powerful superconductors which could revolutionise the production of machines like hospital MRI scanners and protect the national grid has been developed by scientists.

Superconductor breakthrough could power new advances (w/ Video)

Engineers at the University of Cambridge used new techniques to manufacture high-temperature superconducting materials, producing samples that can carry record quantities of electrical current for their type and size. The breakthrough has improved the effectiveness of yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) and a related family of superconducting materials. Better, more versatile silicon-free solar cell technologies. The performance of solar cells depends largely on the material they are made of, and silicon, the base for most solar cells, is cheap to make, but as a thin film converts at most 10 % of sunlight to electricity.

Better, more versatile silicon-free solar cell technologies

However, copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar cells convert about 13 % of sunlight to electricity, and that has been extended to over 20 % in the lab. Those are attractive figures for the European Union, which has promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least one-fifth below 1990 levels by 2020. Superconductors and Super Solar Cells - ScienceWatch.com - Thomson Reuters. By John Emsley Three new papers enter the current Hot Ten.

Superconductors and Super Solar Cells - ScienceWatch.com - Thomson Reuters

Paper #5 reports a new high-temperature superconductor. Paper #7 reports a new type of solar cell and demonstrates its use in some simple devices. Paper #10 reports a new conducting material for use in such cells. Westech 70mm. Quantum Scalar Energy Pendant. Scalar waves and tela coil with solar energy. Nickola Tesla’s Scalar Waves - what are Scalar Waves? Over a hundred years ago Nikola Tesla called the powerful non-Hertzian energy (without frequencies) Scalar. Low Cost Solar Cell Breakthrough With Copper Doped CdTe Thin Film. Clean Power Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Tina Casey What a difference 34 years can make. When the Carter Administration installed solar panels at the White House back in 1979, photovoltaic cells were space age technology that most households could not afford, aside from the rare DIY-er. Now the price of solar power has been sinking like a stone, thanks partly to the introduction of low cost materials and inexpensive thin film fabrication methods.

Switzerland’s Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has just come out with a low cost thin film solar cell breakthrough that demonstrates both in the form of a new high efficiency copper-doped cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell. Low Cost Materials For High Efficiency Solar Cells Low cost solar cell (cropped) courtesy of Empa. They started with CdTe, which is already the least expensive of its kind in terms of production methods, and they focused on one obstacle to lowering the cost even farther. Planning. Because it encompasses activity over several years, a strategic plan will need to be tweaked over the course of time as there are assumptions made in creating the plan that ultimately will not come to fruition. A strategic plan should cover three to five years or so and should contain the following elements: Your mission statement.

It is the reason you started a nonprofit organization and describes what you do. A vision statement. It is what you hope to become. While a long-term or strategic plan is important, it must be segmented into specific, achievable pieces that can be measured for effectiveness and cost. DEKA R&D Partnership Supplies Clean Drinking Water. As part of Coca‑Cola’s commitment to replenish 100 percent of the water we use in our drinks and operations by 2020, we’re working with DEKA Research & Development to take an amazing piece of cutting-edge water purifying technology into communities in need. DEKA’s ‘Slingshot’ is a portable, low-energy machine that can purify water in any form. One Slingshot unit can purify up to 300,000 litres of water per year – enough daily drinking water for roughly 300 people.

Slingshot runs on electricity, but only needs one kilowatt of power to do an hour’s work – less than the amount of energy required to run a standard hairdryer. It can be plugged into the local grid or powered by solar cells, batteries or DEKA’s Stirling electric generator (which runs on biogas that can be obtained from local waste sources). » Solar Beat.

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Home. Earthbag Timelapse. Multi-junction Solar Cells. Early Childhood Education and Quality Child Care in North Texas. Beethoven can help crops grow more quickly. Article - Viktor Schauberger - Water Ways of Life. Water Ways of Life Viktor Schauberger Due to the number of unsung geniuses seeking to innovate our lives and the life or our planet, we have continued the creative genius section of the LightNet News to shed light on the possibilities we have open to us if we only knew of the knowledge and achievements available to us.

In this edition we are looking at the life and work of Viktor Schauberger, a well read but formally uneducated man who lived the greater proportion of his life observing and learning from nature. Cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/25368/InTech-Vibration_energy_harvesting_machinery_vibration_human_movement_and_flow_induced_vibration. IT engineering. Weightless Flames: How Fires Burn in Space. SAN DIEGO — How do you put out a fire on a space station? Tesla and Free Energy. Electrostatic Motor powered by Electric Fly Swatter.

Free Energy Overunity Magnetic Motor In Action. Aulacampmag.

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