Archives for April 21, 2013

18 Thought-Provoking Questions

If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say? If you were going to die at midnight, what would you be doing at 11:45pm? How do you really KNOW anything for sure? If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind […]

The edible battery that’s too good for electric cars

Here’s the problem with electricity: it costs 5 cents to make a kilowatt-hour, but it costs $150 worth of batteries to store a kilowatt-hour. And it’s only that cheap if you use lead-acid batteries, which are (a) very heavy; and (b) made with toxic materials. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a battery that […]

How A Foot-Powered Washing Machine Could Change Millions Of Lives

GiraDora is a blue bucket that conceals a spinning mechanism that washes clothes and then partially dries them. It’s operated by a foot pedal, while the user sits on the lid to stabilize the rapidly churning contents. Sitting alleviates lower-back pain associated with hand-washing clothes, and frees up the washer to pursue other tasks. It’s […]

The Solar Charging Kit for Africa You Want for Your Own Home

The ReadySet is more than a stop gap while whole villages wait for the power grid to plod its way through rural Africa. This charger is designed to be a business. Thats smart. via The Solar Charging Kit for Africa You Want for Your Own Home | Design on GOOD.