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BP007: Earth Hour (Imagine3)

In celebration of today's international event--Earth Hour 2010. I would say that the main event's goal is for the people to be aware of climate change and the like. People from different places in the world would turn off their lights from 8:30-9:30pm (their local time). So technically, in 2020 same event, only candles or flashlights are on during the hour. Not just regular flashlights though, they're LED flashlights. So not much power is needed. :)


Added by Ysa Tan on March 27, 2010 at 10:15pm — No Comments

BP005: Genetically Modified Foods (Imagine2)

First off, before I answer the questions, I just want to share this video by Hugo Perez entitled Seed. Here's a synopsis of the futuristic story:


The year is 2022. After a decade of world famine and food riots, the Mendelian Corporation now bioengineers the world’s entire commercial supply of genetically modified seeds. This comes at the expense of…
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Added by Ysa Tan on March 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

BP006: Mighty Minty Boost Ipod Charger (Act3)

This has been around the internet for a while now, and I've already told myself to make this device, but due to my hectic school schedule. It's not an original idea, I stumbled upon this one time I was reading my feeds.



Here's a way to charge your ipod using solar energy. All instructions are and requirements are listed below.



Here's what you'll need to build your own MightyMintyBoost:



Tools:

Soldering iron

Scissors

Wire cutters

Pliers (or… Continue

Added by Ysa Tan on March 26, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

BP005: Community Garden & Special Forces (Act2)

It is not yet the ideal season for gardening here in the Midwest, although it is very nice outside (with a 53 degrees temp), I don't think the soil is ready to be tilled yet. So, I have to postpone volunteering in our community garden until May. Here's the map to the community garden for all you locals who wants to also volunteer sometime in May.…




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Added by Ysa Tan on March 17, 2010 at 7:51pm — No Comments

BP004: In 2020 (Imagine1)

Ten years from now, I'll still be able to enjoy all the things I am presently enjoying--all the things that nature has to offer me. I will still be able to see the birds in the skies, the fishes in the saes; I would still be able to inhale fresh and clean air, and see that there would be no more war. All nations would come together as one (I know, i know. I just felt like singing a Michael Jackson song) to work for the betterment of the world we live in. There would be advancement in… Continue

Added by Ysa Tan on March 17, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

BP003: Catapult Design (Act1)

So I stumbled upon Pop!Tech, and found Catapult Design who was founded by Heather Fleming who also co-founded Engineers Without Borders.



Catapult Design is a non-profit design firm providing engineering and implementation support to the thousands of… Continue

Added by Ysa Tan on March 14, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

BP002: CNN

I saw Evoke on CNN yesterday, and thought to myself that instead of using my time in useless online games such as Farmville, Restaurant City or merely 'following' someone on Facebook, might as well play something more worthwhile, something that could make an impact to the world we live in.



I hope you do too. Evoke now!



Here's a link to an article that was shown… Continue

Added by Ysa Tan on March 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

BP001: Pen Cap Extenders (Learn1)

"What you have matters more than what you lack (If you’ve got a bicycle,

consider what you can build based on that, rather than worrying about

not having a car, a truck, a metal shop.)" (Link)



Although there were a lot of good 'secrets' found on the website, I find this one my favorite as I've experienced it first hand.



I was born in a third world country, where everything counts.… Continue

Added by Ysa Tan on March 10, 2010 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

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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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