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A mini Eden for your backyard. It is a one-piece folding pack design with flexible fiberglass rods that allow for quick and easy assembly on almost any surface. The curved design lets the inside warm up much faster than a traditional greenhouse, enabling the surface to stay at 90 degrees towards the sun all day long, achieving minimum reflection and maximum light. Adjustable vents let gardeners control the interior temperature depending on their planting profile.
Reference: Sun-bubble Greenhouse !
There is a fire inside of you – Find it, Fuel it Release it. World’s oldest surgeon, Alla Ilyinichna Levushkina is still performing hundreds of operations a year despite reaching the age of 89. She starts work every day at 8 AM and with a remarkable 67 years of service behind her, she’s carried out more than 10, 000 surgeries. She is proud of her track record – zero fatalities – and is living her childhood dream. Doctor – it is not just a profession it’s a way of life. Hats off Dr.Alla.
Be a part of the solution. Not part of the pollution. Baltimore’s floating trash-eaters have intercepted 1 million tons of debris. The snail-like shaped solar- and hydro-powered trash interceptors has the ability to suck up plastic bags, Styrofoam containers, cigarette butts, and other debris. The trash, which gets pulled in by floating containment booms, gets tangled and lifted by rotating forks before going up the conveyor belt and being deposited into the dumpster. It uses solar panels and the river’s current to turn a waterwheel, which then activates a conveyor belt. Hope to see more of these effective and playful floating trash devices in lakes and waterways.
Reference: Mr. Trash Wheel created by engineer John Kellett!
The self-contained Eco-friendly mobile prefab Coodo lets you live anywhere in the world without sacrificing creature comforts. It can pop up almost anywhere – from urban rooftops to remote beaches and it can be easily relocated. It can be used as a retail space, restaurant, studio, office, or social space. It consists of low-pollutant, ecologically compatible, and mostly natural materials. It is transported by truck and craned into place, with minimal impact on the building site and the environment.
Reference: LTG Lofts to go GmbH and Co. KG
Mobile vertical garden...Grow a vertical garden in your own terrace using tech-driven mobile gardening unit that allows you to have a patch of green irrespective of space. It consists of 4 self-watering tiers – with a collective area. An inner tray holds the growing medium in cones that are immersed in water in the reservoir pockets of the outer tub. The cones allow more water to pass upwards to the plant roots while ventilation holes in the inner trays facilitate oxygen circulation. Maximum growth area from a minimal foot print –it is a self-sustaining, mobile garden.
Reference: Arun Raj, Altifarm
Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence. Students from Mysore, India design Smart Streetlights that cut energy consumption by half. The motion sensor-enabled lights will turn on when a vehicle approaches, shine bright when it comes closer, and fade out as it passes by. The sensor triggers the microcontroller to turn the LEDs to full brightness whenever a person or a vehicle approaches it and turns dim later.
A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.Former president Jimmy Carter, who is now 92, built a new 1.3 megawatt solar plant on his old farm where he once cultivated soybeans and peanuts. The 3, 852 solar panels which can move to follow the sun can generate enough renewable energy for more than half of the 683-person town where he was born. The New York Times reports the family will make under $7, 000 a year from the solar project!!
Indian Architects use earthen berms to tuck a central reservoir inside tiered office space. Inspired by the traditional stepped wells like Chand Baori, the reservoir is designed to connect a residential and commercial area in Rajasthan state. The reservoir will naturally fill with water almost year round, eliminating the need for additional water source. Any runoff water is collected and supports the water supply for the entire complex. The structure itself is supported into green-covered earthen berms and Solar panels are installed on these berms.
Reference: Sanjay Puri Architects!
Urban style utility e-bike with long bench seat designed to haul some extra cargo. The long seat features 3 individual cushions, allowing for some flexibility in layout. As a basic seat, it's designed to fit 2 adults or an adult & 2 children. The rear cushion can also be removed to make room for accessories like a child seat, cargo rack or basket.With1, 000 watts of motor power, the top speed is 45 km/h. 11.6-Ah lithium-ion battery powers it approx.40 km of range.
Reference: Moke from Spain.
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