A team from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA has developed a a “solar paint” that could mark a significant step towards the implementation of accessible renewable energy tech
Brilliant low tech invention by Edward Linacre who won the 2011 James Dyson Award. Essentially the Airdrop Irrigation device draws moisture from the air and through a coil mechanism, maximises condensation. This condensation is then channeled through to a reservoir, which is buried underground, and then pumped to the roots of[…]
Kamworks, a company located in a rural area of Kandal, Cambodia has produced a fantastic solar LED product to replace the need for kerosene lighting in rural households.
This great new material is called Novacem which has been recently awarded material of the year prize for innovative discovery – carbon negative cement by Material ConneXion. Novacem is not based on a non-carbonate raw material, magnesium silicate, and uses a relatively low temperature production process. More CO2 is absorbed[…]
An evolution of farming and sustainable living for the future and now. Vertical farming as a component of urban agriculture is the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers, vertically inclined surfaces and/or integrated in other structures. See the following clip with an overview of vertical farming from Dickson Despommier and[…]
Could the whole concept of robots as ‘partners’ be a real world solution in the future? With advancements in robot technology and AI, it seems that robot lovers many not be too far away. There are a range of positive and potential negatives associated with this sort of arrangement surely.[…]
LifeStraw and LifeStraw Family are both point-of-use water interventions. These are truly unique offerings from Vestergaard Frandsen that address the concern for obtaining safe drinking water at home and outside for people with access to poor quality water and at an affordable level. Lack of access to safe drinking water[…]