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A tiny solar-powered prefabricated house that can move with its owners. With the off-grid capabilities, it can be disassembled in as little as four hours. Made of vacuum-insulated concrete, it can be assembled on different surfaces without the need for foundations. While it is designed with water, sewage & electricity hookups, it can also be used off the grid for short periods of time. This could be your city centre home, a lakeside summer house, a cosy café, an office, workshop or studio or even a classroom.
Reference: Estonian design collective Kodasema created KODA
Why eat out of toxic plastic containers when 100% biodegradable and compo-stable tableware made of sugarcane fiber is available. The products are made using sugarcane bagasse – the fiber obtained from sugarcane after extracting juice. It is a completely natural process and involves no binders, additives, coatings or chemical residues, resulting in a nontoxic, harmless and healthy alternative to plastic. The products are microwave-safe.
Congratulations Samanvi Bhograj & team for introducing this wonderful product!!
Amazing solution for clean safe drinking water problems..Wind-powered low-cost device pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water every day from thin air without an external power source, greenhouse gas emissions, or adverse environmental impacts. It relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere. Powered by a simple wind turbine, the device could easily be the first step toward a sustainable, enduring solution to water shortages around the world.
Reference: Water Seer, VICI-Labs.
First open-source CNC farming machine. A product that brings precision agriculture to your own backyard, roof top, terrace, garden.It performs nearly the entire gardening process prior to harvesting, including planting the seeds, watering each plant precisely and on a set schedule, monitoring conditions, and pulverizing pesky weeds. The Internet-connected equipment is controlled via a web app that can be accessed from a computer, phone, or tablet. It's DIY.
Reference: The FarmBot Genesis
India to host world’s tallest religious structure - Chandrodaya Temple, taller than Vatican’s St Peter’s Basilica and Egypt’s Pyramid is under construction at Vrindavan, New Delhi. The project conceived by the ISKCON will cover about 5.5 acres and rise to a height of 213 meters with 70 floors. The Theme Park will have 3D and 4D rides on the lines of Disneyland and Universal Studios in the United States.People from different religions and faiths are putting their skills, labor and funds into its construction!
Made in India. Ashok Leyland unveils first Made-in-India zero-emission electric bus, the country’s first such indigenously made vehicle designed and engineered in India. It can travel 150 km on a single charge. At charging stations, alternate power sources could be used for charging. It would support the government initiative of reducing India’s Rs8 lakh crore fuel import bill. It’s a sign of progress.
Meet the Brave Man Who Has Trained 1400 Youngsters in Uttarakhand to Join the Indian Army.When Colonel Ajay Kothiyal is not busy heading India’s premier mountaineering institute Nehru Institute of Mountaineering –as its Principal in Uttarakhand, he spends his time coaching youths from nearby villages for various positions in the army and police.Apart from the daily drill and preparations for written exams, the students are also encouraged to help out people in nearby villages.
From food to electricity, Sholai School in Kodaikanal produces everything it needs in its own backyard. It is not just self-sufficient in food grains, vegetables and dairy but also in water and electricity. . Here, children learn with no fear or stress. There aren’t any awards, nor are there any punishments. There aren’t any exams. nor is there a rush to get ahead. As serene as the landscape is the school’s holistic approach to learning, laying emphasis on hands on experiences to open young minds. Nice concept inspired by J. Krishnamurthy!!
Solar panel on the roof is a popular way of producing energy. It’s not easy to install solar panels on roofs in big cities & if you live in an apartment & you don’t have own roof, then what? Relax. Choose blinds that generate solar power from windows. The smart blinds with built-in solar panels can generate over 100 kw of energy a month. It has a light sensor to follow automatically changing angle according to the sun’s position. It can be controlled via smartphone app that connects to the device via Bluetooth. Interesting solution.
Reference: Evgeny Eric. SolarGaps!
Finally the printer I was waiting for long is ready. The pocket printer, which is wireless and very portable, prints directly onto a page, is just 10.2 cm in diameter and is ready for release by early 2017. The wireless printer works for about an hour and is rechargeable via micro USB. Users can print on all sizes of paper and it works without drivers and can print from Macs, PCs iOS and Android. You can print documents from your smartphone directly.
Reference: Zuta Labs.