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I have found a really cool new product called LifeStraw, which is a portable water filter that can be used by some of the one billion people without access to clean, safe drinking water. Each one uses a four-layer filter system that can filter up to 1000 liters of water and kills 99% of disease-causing microbes. Producing and distributing enough of these could really save a wh*** lot of lives!
Posted on November 24, 2012 at 9:10pm
Party at my house in 2020! WOO-HOO!! My brand new house is as energy-efficient as they come, complete with state-of-the-art windows and insulation, a photovoltaic paint job, and photovoltaic shingles covering my entire roof! The water used to cook food is heated using an energy-efficient tankless water heater (powered by the shingles) and the food is cooked on a stove using gas instead of electricity. My home is completely energy self-sufficient, and I actually sell energy back to the…Continue
Posted on November 24, 2012 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment
I have found a cool guide on how to make your own solar powered USB charger (to charge cell phones or anything else that usesUSB): http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Altoids-USB-Charger/
I'm going to give this a shot when I get the chance and hope that I don't blow something up!
Posted on November 24, 2012 at 8:45pm
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have created cheap paint that has photovoltaic properties: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111221211324.htm
Companies like Dow Chemicals and Atlantis Energy Systems currently produce photovoltaic shingles designed to look and fit like regular asphalt shingles:…Continue
Posted on November 24, 2012 at 8:42pm