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Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi's Blog – March 2010 Archive (9)

A special day in 2020

In 2020 I will be 26 years old. I hope that by then I will be living in my own house, which I wish will be totally self-sufficient in terms of electricity, water, and food (to see how this is possible, look at the photos of my model shown in ACT3).
Anyway, a special day could be the inauguration of this self sufficient house, if it has not yet been inaugurated. We will party with the with a buffet, which will offer food that came directly from my vegetable garden.

Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on March 29, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

Albert Einstein's No Electricity Fridge Revived at Oxford

In the 30's the German Physicist Albert Einstein interested himself not only in quantum physics, but in everyday-life science. He invented a fridge that works without electricity. At oxford a group of scientists made it revive under the guidance of Malcolm McCulloch: he is my POWER PLAYER.

Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on March 21, 2010 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments

A Self-Sufficient House

I decided to design a new way by which I can power my house. I have decided to install photovoltaic panels to directly produce electricity, and solar water panels to heat up water: this also will reduce the use of electrical power.
I built a model that represents this project: it took…

Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on March 20, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Planting olives, fruit trees, and growing vegetables in the garden

If you need to increase someone's food security, why not yours? I have decided to plant some fruit at my house, in my own garden. There are some peaches, apricots, pears, apples and raspberries.
A bit deeper in the woods we have planted 106 olive trees, and we are preparing a vegetable garden for the summer.
I have added photographs to doc**ent my blog post. Feel free to comment them.

Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on March 17, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

A Dinner in 2020

10th March 2020…


Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on March 15, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Food Security in Italy

Being Italy "a wealthy country", this is the greatest challenge to food security in my country that I found:

The Italian Agriculture ministry set up a food security agency in response to consumer concerns over food safety and quality. Italians oppose genetically modified organisms, and do not support Bruxelle's decision to genetically modify food, such as "Amflora", the "super-potato".
Italy fights the food security of GMOs by continuing to cultivate its products…

Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on March 14, 2010 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

Teach the skills

While reading Exhibit A, I came across several interesting secrets of innovation, but one in particular caught my attention: the seventh posted from Amy Smith on "rules for design in the developing world", whose title is "Provide Skills, not just finished technologies".
Before expressing my point of view, I would like to quote a proverb: "Give the man a fish, and he will not be hungry for that day; teach the man how to fish and he will never be hungry again".
I believe that…

Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on March 14, 2010 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Engineering Sources of Renewable Energies

I will exit university in 2017, with a degree in engineering. By 2020 I will have managed to found an organization that has the job to find new sources of renewable energy, and I will have the duty to build these sources and promote them.
As a result I will be trying to find solutions to global problems, such as climate change. When Alchemy will call me in 2020 I will be more than happy to offer him my help, hoping that the technologies I have developed will help me in my mission. To make…

Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on March 14, 2010 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment


I contacted Jason Aramburu, the creator of re:char. It is a machine that produces energy by burning organic wastes, transforming them into Biochar. In this way, the carbon dioxide contained in the wastes is not released back into the atmosphere through the process of decomposition: it is trapped into Biochar. Plus, Biochar can also be used as a fertilizer for the ground, so it is helpful in agricolture.
I came into contact with Jason through Facebook, I presented myself as a member of…

Added by Giuseppe Giovanni Calvi on March 14, 2010 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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