April 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
Call me a romantic but I am trying to stray away from corporate world domination rat race and envision a life where communities will take their freedom back by democratizing most, if not all, of their needs and open source is a big part of that world. Fortunately its happening all over the globe, with innovative startups showing that it can be done.
Although we can’t escape the money incentive economic system yet « Read the rest of this entry »
August 14, 2011 § 2 Comments
After spending some time in Nigeria, where people rely mostly on wood to cook their meals, which leads to all kind of respiratory illnesses as well as pollution, MIT professor David Wilson designed a solar cooker that stores the sun’s power in the form of a melted mineral salt which can then deliver the heat for 25 hours at a time with constant temperatures of above 450 degrees « Read the rest of this entry »
April 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
Just want to quickly point this out: ecovative, the company that has developed the green packaging and insulation materials made using mushroom mycelia, and which I have already covered in a couple of blog posts, have made some significant steps to go into mainstream products.
First they have teamed up with « Read the rest of this entry »
December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment
I’ve been studying this area of bio-based foam products pretty actively over the last year and unfortunately no good news on this front happened. But this one from Case Western Reserve University scientists in Cleveland, Ohio, developed a new type of bio-degradable foam that could end up in all kind of products including furniture cushions, insulation, packaging, and many other products, displacing the petroleum-based foams that need hundreds to thousands of years to degrade in the environment, leaching many toxic chemicals in the process. « Read the rest of this entry »
September 24, 2010 § 6 Comments
As sustainability grows into people’s consciousnesses and as the 8th largest economy in the world and 1st in USA, California, sets new rules on toxic chemicals and becomes more environmentally friendly each year, manufacturers are forced to follow and mobilize their herds of scientists to develop new products that meet the requirements. « Read the rest of this entry »
September 22, 2010 § Leave a comment