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Amos Meeks's Blog – April 2010 Archive (4)

LEARN 5: Microfinancing.

I think that the future of money lies in Microfinancing. Specifically, Microloans and microsavings.

Here is an article on how the internet, open-source, outsourced factories, and the accessibility of 3d printers is leading to a growth of micro…


Added by Amos Meeks on April 26, 2010 at 2:10am — No Comments

World Water Fast 2020

It's world water day in the year 2020. Over the past decade, Water Day, like Earth Day, has really caught on. This year's demonstration is a water fast.

On this day everyone participating will not drink a drop of water or any other liquid from sunup to sundown. Many of those participating will then go on to blog or tell others about their experience, raising awareness about world water day, and about how it feels not to have a constant clean water supply. The fast not only raises… Continue

Added by Amos Meeks on April 7, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Two Innovative Clean Water Solutions out of MIT

For my LEARN4, I bring to you two very interesting and very different solutions for creating clean water, both of which come out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and both of which I found completely by accident.

The first is a tiny water desalination chip, It's about the size of a postage stamp, and uses a new approach to purifying water called ion concentration polarization. I'm not going to explain… Continue

Added by Amos Meeks on April 7, 2010 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Friday Night, 2020

It's friday night in the year 2020. Friday, the start of the weekend, is a special day in some sense of the word, and to celebrate the weekend my friends and I are going to go to a nearby dance club.

Like all dance clubs nowadays, it has a piezoelectric floor. That became pretty standard by 2017. Tonight though, the club is claiming to have a special energy event. They won't say what it is, but they do say they'll be handing out free T-Shirts, which is a good enough…


Added by Amos Meeks on April 6, 2010 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

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This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

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