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OSP day - firing up the beam

OSP or orbital solar power was just a idea back in the 1990's, but good ideas have a way of becoming reality, especially when the need for power is constant and the fossil fuel based system you had 1) ran out and 2) basically using it would turn our cool blue planet into a hot zone.


Now, all through the oughts, people worked on getting solar power for the people, but the efficiency of photo-voltaic cells was just not making it feasible for large scale power generation. Now,…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on May 12, 2010 at 1:49am — No Comments

Act 3 - Solar powered Fan

Hello Agents,


I got this fan from a friend when he moved, it is a Arctic Air (still finding out the whether its antique or vintage)






It is 110 volt 60 cycles oscillating fan.



Now I live in an…

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Added by Kevin DiVico on May 12, 2010 at 1:11am — No Comments

Act 3 - Solar powered Fan

Hello Agents,


I got this fan from a friend when he moved, it is a Arctic Air (still finding out the whether its antique or vintage)






It is 110 volt 60 cycles oscillating fan.



Now I live in an…

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Added by Kevin DiVico on May 12, 2010 at 1:05am — No Comments

Act 3 - Solar powered Fan

Hello Agents,


I got this fan from a friend when he moved, it is a Arctic Air (still finding out the whether its antique or vintage)






It is 110 volt 60 cycles oscillating fan.



Now I live in an…

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Added by Kevin DiVico on May 12, 2010 at 1:03am — No Comments

Imagine 2 - Captains Mess Airship Philalethes

Capitan’s Log: Earthdate: March 10:2020 1920Hrs…

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Added by Kevin DiVico on May 12, 2010 at 12:27am — No Comments

worlds largest beaver Dam -ground water done right Natures way

This was spotted (from space btw) up in Canada. Thanks to google it was found by Canadian Scientists.

attribution IO9


"Canada's mighty beavers have been keeping busy. This newly discovered beaver dam, in Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park, is so big it can be seen from space. Check out some more pics of…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on May 10, 2010 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

locavores delight - Local Dirt

Hi Everyone

just ran across this via Lifehacker


Local Dirt is a online way to connect individuals, farms, stores, ...it is a national online marketplace for local food.

very cool


Namaste

KDV

Added by Kevin DiVico on May 9, 2010 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Trouble pronouncing far flung names

HI folks

because we work across the global we sometimes encounter names that are unfamiliar and may be difficult for us to pronounce right...well help is here...


hear Names .com

go check it out....

Namaste

KDV

Added by Kevin DiVico on April 24, 2010 at 12:50am — No Comments

Act4- my birthday for Charity water

Hello everyone,


I signed up to help Charity water spread the water and raise money by asking everyone I know this year to give to Charity water rather then me for my birthday,


My page is here




I picked a small goal to start...100.00 to raise before my…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on April 23, 2010 at 9:09am — No Comments

Learn7 - Ushahidi, a way through the snow

Hello fellow Agents,


I live near lake Ontario in upstate New York.




We call it a Lake, part of the Great Lakes but it is really an Inland sea. Because of this wonderful body of water, weather systems develop over it in the fall and winter that brings a constant snowfall. Last year was not to bad, but ti give you and idea of snowfall up here in years…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on April 23, 2010 at 8:46am — No Comments

Imagine 6 - Fifteen dollars - fifteen dreams - a country's life

"welcome aboard Virgin Galactic hypervelocity transport, I am your Capitan Rahuel Dewanjee , we will be lifting off in about fifteen minutes, please direct your attention to..." I stopped listening, you travel this way enough it all becomes rote. Besides, the two young lady's in the Soccer ( yup - living abroad since I was 49 and still I call it Soccer - you can take the boy out of the Bronx but..well you know ..) attire caught my eye.… Continue

Added by Kevin DiVico on April 23, 2010 at 8:03am — No Comments

Act6 - Empowering 100 women football coaches in Rwanda

Okay - now I am known for being brutal honest sometime and this is one of these times.... I am going to share something of my own situation to illustrate an example.... Since transitioning from my last full time Biz Dev gig - my mothers health has been problematic which caused me to apply for her to get on Medicaid, Food stamps and HEAP heating assistance.


Times are tough...all over...I got that ...here in the USA A lot of us are still scrambling back up that hill…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on April 23, 2010 at 7:05am — No Comments

Learn 6 - Beyond School books - UN Podcasts series in Education in emergencies

Hello Fellow agents,


in looking at womenswatch news feed tonight I spied the title of a story "…

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Added by Kevin DiVico on April 23, 2010 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

Learn 4 - SLINGSHOT plus a STIRLING engine on the side equals water for the people anywhere , anytime

This is the SLINGSHOT...




he slingshot was first designed in 1993 by Inventor Dean Kamen. I have beena fan of his work for years and this just blows me away. Price point is low and it is simplicity itself in design...



"…

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Added by Kevin DiVico on April 14, 2010 at 8:09am — 4 Comments

Learn 3 - Bloom Energy - a revolution in energy prodcution

A quiet little start up... operating for four years in total secrecy...founded by some of the largest venture capital firms in the world... operating capital of 400 million dollars ... founded by a former NASA scientist who worked on Mars missions....


Another waste of money in a world obsessed with high tech solutions that seem to always fall short or could it be a real solution to our energy problems and an end to the fossil fuel era...


On…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on April 14, 2010 at 7:16am — 2 Comments

Act 2 - Making Rochester NY a little more Food Secure

As I point ed out in my Learn 2 post, even the North East of the USA has problems with Food Security. Now that I knew about the problems, what to do...


Thats when I found FoodLink ...


what is food link... well in there own words...


"…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on April 14, 2010 at 6:47am — 3 Comments

Learn 2- Food Security in Rochester NY

Hello Evoke,


I live in a small town outside of Rochester New York, in the Northeast of the United States. My town is located right on the Eerie Canal and the region boarders Lake Ontario to the north, the finger lakes region to the south east, and if you travel west you eventually find the majesty of Niagara falls.


So in such a water filled, green area how could there be food security issues? I was hard pressed my self to answer that. I could…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on April 14, 2010 at 6:09am — 3 Comments

Learn 5 - A whuffie economy for social networks

Have you ever wondered whether you could take care of your based needs just on yo reputation alone?


Welcome to the Wuffie bank.


what is wuffie - well if we look to Wikipedia - "Whuffie is the ephemeral, reputation-based currency of Cory Doctorow's science fiction novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. This book describes a post-scarcity economy: All the necessities (and most of the luxuries) of life are free for the taking. A person's current…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on April 4, 2010 at 3:51am — 3 Comments

Social innovation Networking platform - JUMO from Facebook cofounder

On Mashables site is a teaser article about JUMO - a new social network platform by one of the co founders of Facebook ... looks like its designed to pair people, causes and organizations up....




Located in Soho NYC, looks like there hiring as well... and that was a possible Evokation I was brainstorming... oh…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on March 19, 2010 at 12:46am — 4 Comments

Next Step Mission - UK Food Insecurity- 4 meals away from Anarchy Inspired by Radz

Hello Agents,


I read this article in the Times of London - how the UK and western civilization is in danger of collapse if food stops following. I had this article sitting for days on desktop. Don't know what I was waiting for, then today I saw…
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Added by Kevin DiVico on March 17, 2010 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

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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***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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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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