How I built an electricity producing Solar Panel Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. In my attempt to escape city light pollution, I found a great piece of remote property. The problem is, it's so remote that there is no electric service available. That's not really a problem. No electricity equals no light pollution.
Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities Earlier this week, during a disappointing Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned in passing that he’d be producing a stationary battery for powering the home in the next few months. It sounded like a throwaway side project from someone who’s never seen a side project he doesn’t like. But it’s a very smart move, and one that’s more central to Musk’s ambitions than it might seem. Future Warrior Suit 2020 Two future soldier combat uniform concepts were demonstrated to members of the US congress recently - a vision of what the American soldier will be wearing in 2010 and ten years hence in 2020. Both systems look straight out of a science fiction movie, with the 2020 concept bearing more than a passing resemblance to Star War's Darth Vader. The two new uniform systems are being developed under the Future Combat System Program and include a weapon, head-to-toe individual protection, onboard computer network, soldier-worn power sources, and enhanced human performance. The 2010 Future Force Warrior system will meet the more immediate, short-term demands of the battle space and leverage all the technologies and lessons learned from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fundamentals of Alternative Currencies and Value Measurement « Beyond Money Because of legal tender laws, the “dollar” has come to have two meanings — (1) as a medium of exchange or payment (a currency), and (2) as the standard of value measurement or pricing unit. An alternative currency must eventually decouple from both “dollars” but the more urgent need by far is decoupling from the dollar as a means of payment. As I’ve pointed out in my books, an alternative currency that is issued on the basis of a national currency paid in (e.g., sold for dollars), amounts to a “gift certificate” or localized “traveler’s check.”
Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System Bringing some of the benefits of electrical power to our off-grid home has been a hit-or-miss affair. Over the years we’ve tried some very simple approaches to lighting and small battery recharging for our flashlights, such as hauling a 12 volt car battery to a small rural school about a half mile away every time it needed to be topped up. This was time consuming and inefficient. But we didn’t want to lose the feel of our simple home by bringing in a large generator and the jugs of gas needed to run it, and the prospect of setting up a wind turbine or solar array seemed expensive and a technological eyesore in a natural setting. …developing Eartheasy.com using a dialup internet connection on a phone line strung through the woods was challenging…
Zeer Pot Instructable - Simple Off Grid Refrigeration Technique Transforms Food Storage In Africa If you found yourself stuck without power following a hurricane, earthquake, or other disaster, there is no reason anyone should be without this kind of knowledge. In this day and age where we can share the knowledge around, I love this idea. Be sure to watch the video on its use and effictiveness as well on the second page of this article, and share it around to all of your loved ones. A zeer pot is an evaporative cooler used in rural Africa and the Middle East to keep vegetables fresh. They consist of two terra cotta pots, one nested inside the other, with the gap between them filled with wet sand.
Obama's DHS Buys 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks To Go With 1.6B Bullets This is getting a little creepy. According to one estimate, since last year the Department of Homeland Security has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. DHS also purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP). Modern Survival Blog reported: DNA Activation Transition to 4th Dimension, 4D, Channeling, light beings, ascension, december 2012, spiritual awakening, channelings, spiritual enlightenment, channeled messages, 2012 prophecy, the ascension, metaphysical, light being, the shift, spiritua This channeling discusses the activation of dormant DNA in the human system that is happening now and will accelerate as we get closer to the shift to the less dense 4th dimension potentially near December 2012. DNA is activated by frequencies being infused into our world by celestial influences. The DNA activation is part of our spiritual and physical evolution, which will be evidenced as a spiritual awakening or ascension of awareness. Keys to Soul Evolution book excerpt Telepathic channeling from Simion March 9/11, 2009 We are Simion the evolutionary collective.
Tesla's Big Mistake? While experimenting with a long, thin 'secondary' coil from a Tesla Coil, I suddenly connected up several things in my mind which had been separate up to that moment. After years of messing with Tesla Coils, I finally see what Tesla was up to with single wire transmission, with resonant coils, and with longitudinal waves. See if the following doesn't make sense. If we wrap a single-layer coil of wire upon a very long plastic tube, we have a Tesla resonator as in Fig 1 above. In essence, this is an an electrical transmission line. We can inject AC into one end using a little primary coil wrapped around.
Trying out the SunRocket Solar Kettle - Living Big In A Tiny House In our Tiny House, we are going to be completely off grid. For that reason, we are especially interested in anything that will help us to save energy and fuel. We’ve been really interested in solar cooking for a while, and when we stumbled upon the SunRocket Solar Kettle, we were really keen to give it a go. The good people at Solar Cooking Australia sent us one to try out, and this is what happened. I'm a film-maker who is currently in the process of designing and building an off-the-grid Tiny House and filming the whole journey to help others who would like to do down the same path.
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John Wells: Fascination Fuels A Life Off The Grid John Wells and the Field Lab, his 128 square foot home in Southwest Texas Many tiny house enthusiasts want to get off the grid, and design their homes to run on solar power and catch rainwater. Living off the grid in a rural area has a special romance to it – be independent, financially free, and escape the rat race! It’s natural to romanticize the idea of getting away from it all, but will you like what you get away to? John Wells wanted to use his time and talents to create his shelter and food directly, instead of using them to make money to pay for food and shelter.