Antonio Sanchez via March Against Monsanto
These freaking awesome tents get solar power, can harvest water and fold up
I highly suggest visiting their website to peruse the technical schematics.
This weather proof fabric is attached to strong bendable, compressed plastic which can open to create vent holes and exits and seal to keep warm. It's a very strong, sturdy structure that can fold up, collect rainwater and charge a battery with solar fabric. You can shower!
A Potato Battery Can Light Up a Room For Over a Month.
Posted on December 16, 2013
Here are some good news: Researchers have discovered that a potato boiled for eight minutes made a battery that produced ten times the power of a raw one. Haim Rabinowitch, an agricultural science professor, and his team found that using small units made up of a quarter-slice of potato set between a copper cathode and a zinc anode connected by a wire can provide a room with LED-powered lighting for as long as forty days. A potato could supply power to personal electronics at around one-tenth the cost of a typical AA battery. Wow, just think of all the opportunities this could offer to people in the underdeveloped and remote regions of the world.
“Potatoes were chosen because of their availability all over including the tropics and sub-tropics,” Rabinowitch told the Science and Development Network. “They are the worlds forth most abundant food crop.”
While the potato itself is not the energy source, it helps conduct the electricity by acting as a salt-bridge between the two metals, allowing the electron current to move freely across the wire, creating the electricity. Besides being an abundant crop, the potato was chosen because of its sturdy starch tissue, which allows it to be stored for months without attracting insects. Boiling the potato breaks down the dense flesh so that electrons are able to flow more freely, creating more of an electrical output. The researchers also found that cutting the potato into four or five pieces made it even more efficient.
The potato battery kit includes two metal electrodes and alligator clips and is easy to assemble. Certain parts, such as the zinc cathode, can be inexpensively replaced. Alligator clips that transport the current carrying wires are attached to the electrodes and the negative and positive input points of the light bulb. Kerosene lamps used in many developing parts of the world are approximately six times the costs for equivalent lighting provided by the potato battery.
Despite the advantages of this new system, food-based energy systems are only able to work as long as they do not cut into the needed food supply and will not compete with the farmers who grow them for market. No commercial investors or non-profit organizations have stepped up in order to try to expand or distribute Rabinowitch’s prototypes. It has also had a difficult time establishing a niche amongst the more well-known alternative energies such as solar and wind power, where the infrastructure and investments are most likely headed.
Thanks to its simplicity, the potato has been shown to be a durable and long-ranging crop and potentially striking new technological innovation:
Mother Earth Living
Feeding birds this winter? Find out what specific things your feathered friends need during cold weather, in this post from Rodale's Organic Life.
7 Things Winter Birds Want From Us
This time of year, woodpeckers clamber onto my suet feeder, the flash of their crimson crests energizing a winter’s day. Birds always seek food. Their high body temperatures (around 105 degrees) create a demand for steady, quality fuel,…
HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH WISHES FOR BLUE SKIES
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Indigenous Environmental Network
Swannanoa, NC · The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi are fighting emerald ash borers the natural way and hope to preserve a part of their heritage in the process. Reprinted with permission from Second Wave Media, Southwest Michigan.
Vic Bogosian has an 18,000-strong army—or, rather, air force—of wasps, and he's looking for more draftees. They're fighting an enemy of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, the emerald ash borer, an invasive species from China that has been wiping out an important part of Michigan's Native American culture, the ash tree.
"The bugs here yet?" the Pokagon's natural resources manager asks the front desk of the Pokagon administration building near Dowagiac.
No bugs. He'd been able to place batches of wasps about every-other week since August. But the next expected batch of 3,000 to 4,000 wasps hadn't arrived. Maybe the FedEx guy left the box on the truck, he speculates. Or, there may be no more bugs for the year. "They weren't really clear on when they were winding down production," Bogosian says.
The wasps, also from China, are tiny in size, ranging from fruit fly to mosquito, and stingless, but they have a powerful ability to hunt out borer larvae burrowing under ash bark. The wasps work as "parasitoids."
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/…/can-wasps-save-…
Can Wasps Save the Ash Tree? Native Americans Are Giving It a Try
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi are fighting emerald ash borers the natural way and hope to preserve a part of their heritage in the process.
Innovations in Agriculture
In Japan !!
Make a potato pot by cutting out the sides of a plant pot and putting it inside another one - this makes it easier to lift the plants out for harvesting.
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A Day in the Life of a Motor Protein video
Published on Oct 19, 2013
The primary aim of the Hoogenraad research lab at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, is to understand how intracellular protein transport underlies the development and function of nerve cells. During this 5 min movie we follow John, a motor protein, who has to transport his package to the right destination in the nerve cell, illustrating the relevance and mechanisms of proper intracellular transport in the nervous system.
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Water has Memory video
Scientists From Germany Show That Water Has Memory. This Video Blows My Mind.
This is AMAZING!
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Joy Crystal Below
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