A crash course in changing the world.
So I'm a skilled person, having recognised qualifications in say, accountancy, procurement, or engineering. I'm really psyched about development work, but I have a busy life so I can only devote say, four hours a week to project. What could I do with that time?
Imagine a webpage devoted to say, building a school. This could be split into parts and smaller parts and smaller parts - until you get to individual working units fairly small in size (say 1-4 hours). Any one person…Continue
Posted on April 4, 2010 at 11:04pm
Ethanol is already part of our automotive fuel mix, and could replace our current fuel system relatively easily. Ethanol is produced by various biological processes and is currently made mainly from corn and sugar cane. The the project's green credentials and sustainability are obvious (think carbon capture), unfortunately, these production processes have a…Continue
Posted on April 3, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment
So my research project last year was about bringing light to a small village in India. I didn't actually complete it but I made some progress.
You see the problem in India is not so much power availability as security. It's available at obscure hours and very unpredictably. This makes working at night particularly difficult, and can effect such simple tasks as cooking, using the toilet, or studying. My problem was to create some appropriate technology that would improve safety…Continue
Posted on April 3, 2010 at 10:15am — 2 Comments
Posted on April 3, 2010 at 1:15am