Fruit Ninja how to use fuit as homewares

Wandering in to the net I tripped in this peculiar stylish website. Erika Zorzi e Matteo Sangalli two italian designers during a trip from Asia to Australia they had a quite great and simple idea. Transforming the fruit peel’s in homewares.

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As soon as they got to Australia in Melbourne they selected from local markets apples, mangoes, bananas and rock Melon, cut into geometric shapes then reassembled as object by hand.

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Now all the homewares are available on fruitninja.bigcartel.com and soon in some Melbourne’s  Shops.

The Serendipity Economy and social media

In business, usually organizations look for better, faster, and cheaper trying to calculate and predict ROI. Serendipity Economy is based on random, interactions or ideas, that may lead to improvement, innovations that none could anticipate or predict. The Serendipity Economy requires, patience and perseverance as ideas arise rather than measuring everything in short sequential bursts, this can demonstrate value well beyond improved cycle times or reduced costs, in this economy value cannot be forecasted, Serendipity may enter at any point in the value web, and it may change the configuration of the value web at any time.

shareIT professionals need to recognize and embrace the Serendipity Economy in order to better understand the impact of technology investments, improve employee engagement and drive business transformation.

This example demonstrates how serendipity creates value at the nationally franchised hamburger chain Red Robin from their use of Microsoft’s Yammer, an enterprise social networking system.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3015886/leadership-now/the-serendipity-economy-how-spontaneity-plus-social-networking-drives-innovat

How living in the rainforest would be?

I always dreamed about flying to Amazon forest, join a tribe and live with them for few months.

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I always been attracted by the idea of living in the rainforest in a stone age community, with no money, no tv, no houses no shops just in peace and harmony with nature. It would be fascinating learning how to hunt going through the jungle with spears, bows and arrows for get some animals/food for you and for the tribe, making your way through the thriving nature, bare foot surrounded by plants and trees eating what nature offers you and living the simplest and humble life ever.

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What Sarah Begum did it s what always i dreamed of spending some time with the Waorani tribe in Amazon rainforest or Bruce Parry that has lived with 15 different tribes all over the world.

Could garbage fuel work for cars?

In “Back to the Future,” Doc tosses some garbage like banana peels and beer into fusion energy reactor to power his Delorean before to fly away. I don t think we are quite at the same point  but we’re not that far from being able to power cars on garbage.

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Powering vehicles with garbage sound

s as far-fetched but soon could be doable, al least more than a car used as time machine, because it’s already being done on a small scale.

Creating liquid fuel from solid garbage involves a process called gasification where heat without flame transforms carbon-based solids into synthetic gas, which can then be distilled into ethanol, an alcohol that’s already added to the gasoline supply in many states, and used in cars already on the road.

Many feedstocks as coal oil natural gas, asphalt sewage, plastic, wood agricultural and and municipal solid waste.can be used to create the Synthetic gas, or Syngas.

The feedstock is heated but not burned under pressure until it decomposes, the decomposition process breaks apart the carbon bonds in the garbage and turns into something like natural gas — syngas.

Some experimental vehicles, like the Honda Civic NGV run on compressed natural gas. Syngas could probably be used as a fuel for this car. But what about the millions of cars already on the road that can’t use the “garbage gas”?

Here we are: once the syngas has been created at Coskata’s plant, it’s fermented from a gas to a liquid by bacteria in an aqueous environment — which literally means bugs that live in water tanks. These bacteria breathe in syngas and eliminate ethanol. All that’s left to do is distill the ethanol from the water. The ethanol is engine-ready, and the water goes back to the bugs with very little being wasted in the process and ready to be used!

Light with Wat water Lamp

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The Wat Lamp from designer Manon Leblanc with a simple and modern design provides a nice interior lighting completely wireless powered by water! It has a hydroelectric battery that through an electro chemical reaction is able to create enough power to light up a series of warm light LED strips, nice, simple and green!

Bottle light the most ingenoius idea

In 2002 a Brasilian mechanic had to face the problem to how illuminate his house during the day without electricity and brilliantly he came up with a terrific however simple idea using just an empty plastic bottle filled with water and a bit of bleach ( two capfuls of bleach to protect the water so it doesn’t turn green with algae).

How is it possible? easy!

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With a drill he makes a hole in  the roof takes and pushes the bottle upwards through the hole up to half and to seal it, he uses polyester resin, so when it rains, the roof never leaks.

It depends on how strong the sun is but a bottle light can produce more or less from 40 to 60 watts light.

At the begin Moser has installed the bottle lamps in neighbours’ houses and the local supermarket. Slowly people started to put light bottles in their houses.

Within months the idea spreaded, in the Philippines, where 25% of the population lives below the poverty line, and electricity is unusually expensive, the idea has really taken off, with Moser lamps now fitted in 140,000 homes.

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The idea has also caught on in about 15 other countries, from India and Bangladesh, to Tanzania, Argentina and Fiji.

Following the Moser method, MyShelter started making the lamps in June 2011. They now train people to create and install the bottles, in order to earn a small income.

Using Moser s lamp, people in poor areas are also able to grow food on small hydroponic farms.

Alfredo Moser has changed the lives of a tremendous number of people all around the world

Did Moser himself imagine that his invention would have such an impact?

“I’d have never imagined it, No,” says Moser, shaking with emotion.

The NASA planning to send lava lamps to Jupiter

With  a Meccano centrifuge, a Nexus One Android phone and a digital video camera the Google software engineer Neil Fraser has discovered if the 1960s design classic lava lamp would work on Jupiter.

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He built up a centrifuge 50 kg with diameter of 3 metres that rotates at 42 RPM  that applies the lava lamp a 3 G force ( a bit more than Jupiter’s gravity which is 2.3 G) and equivalent to launching in the Space Shuttle, all measured by the G-Force app on the Nexus One mobile.

Into the appliance runs a 12V motor and with a 120V supply for the 20 oz Lava Lamp and some substantial counterweight, involving a big steel cylinder taken from his telescope, two juice bottles filled with glass marbles and topped off with water plus a set of steel bars lashed to the top of the girders allowing Neil to balance the lamp weight.

 

A huge wind is produced when the device works as having a smelly cyclone in the room brought about boiling insulation emanates from the overloaded 25 amp cables.

The experiment was done from the relative safety of the next room while peeking through a crack in the door.

So, could the lava lamp work on Jupiter? The answer is yes!

The conclusion is that NASA is actively investigating extraterrestrial lava lamp tech, probably for a calming effect on potentially onboard computers annoyance.