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Water Cleaning Bacteria

Looks like there's a few different groups looking into the use of bacteria in water purification.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Discovery and study of abandoned mine bacteria that release proteins that cause metals to aggregate and precipitate out of water.

Arizona State's…

Added by Shane M. Wheeler on April 7, 2010 at 1:42am — 2 Comments

Money and the Taming of the Economy

We’ve done enough research now that it’s easy to see that economy is one of the most difficult issues to tackle in social innovation. Wielded like a weapon, economics can be a horrifying weapon that ruins the

lives of many- the following all deal with various types of rip-offs, abusive

company practices, and the dangerous nature of money.…


Added by Shane M. Wheeler on April 2, 2010 at 1:42am — 4 Comments

DRAGON Slaying on Text at a Time

Slaying the Dragon: My Quick Take

ISSUE: How could we get significantly more engagement and real insight from the people who actually have to

deal with the problems EVOKE is targeting?

In a word- cellphones. Cellphone use is on the rise in many countries, faster…


Added by Shane M. Wheeler on April 1, 2010 at 4:24am — 4 Comments

Thinking Outside the Box and Into the Urinal

There's some things you hear and have a hard time really processing, and using urine as a source of cheap hydrogen fuel via electrolysis is far up on the list.

Quick stats: Potentially 90 miles to a gallon. Water takes 1.23 volts to be split and release hydrogen, while Urea only takes about .37 volts, making it more efficient for hydrogen production.

Original Article Here:…


Added by Shane M. Wheeler on March 31, 2010 at 9:33pm — 2 Comments

Halloween 2020

Trick or treaters have already started to arrive in their bright and colorful costumes. Most of them have various shake lights attached as well as reflectors, making them visible to cars.

Candy has been de-emphasized over the years due to the damage it can cause, but a lot of sugar free substitutions still make the grade. A lot of the left over candies from the year are broken down for biofuels.

It's a good night to keep the lights low, keep things scary while we wait on the… Continue

Added by Shane M. Wheeler on March 30, 2010 at 5:27am — 1 Comment

My Own Micro-McDonalds

It's dinner time, March 28, 2020. Certainly there are days where I might eat out at a restaurant or use a traditional electric oven or microwave, but the sun is still high in the sky and it's a good day.

If my grandmother could see her lawn, she'd have a conniption at what had been done to it. Still, she understood gardening, but I had never really understood landscaping. Pretty is meaningless if ugly can be put to good use.

The yard is divided up into four sections, a small… Continue

Added by Shane M. Wheeler on March 29, 2010 at 2:36am — No Comments

Hunger in Florida

The Florida Food Security Team is a collection of agencies, both governmental and private, working in tandem to reduce overall hunger in the Florida region. By networking a number of groups with different resources, specialties and scope, then simplifying and eliminating wasteful bureaucracy where needed, efficient action levels were achieved.

Personal favorite highlight is a program by the Department of… Continue

Added by Shane M. Wheeler on March 28, 2010 at 10:10pm — 2 Comments

Jake Harriman


This man has a powerful and evocative writing style, with a personal story that lets you know he's not only on the front lines of social innovation, but has seen poverty, war, transformation, and the resilience of people up close.

One of his most recent posts really struck me- awakenings. Mirroring some of the teaching points, he says that the extremely poor are some of the best teachers he has… Continue

Added by Shane M. Wheeler on March 28, 2010 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

Favorite Rule to Social Innovation

Paul Nolak's #3:Learn everything there is to know about the specific


The simple truth is that a solution good for one situation may be

absolutely useless in another. Take the current energy issues in the

automobile industry. We have multiple energy solutions being worked on-

hybrids are one solution, electric another, various bio-diesels and

ethanol, and likely a few completely marginalized or unheard of. Hybrids

allow for a reduction of gas… Continue

Added by Shane M. Wheeler on March 28, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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Fourth of July on the Lake

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

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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