Going from PayPal, I thought: ‘Well, what are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, 'What’s the best way to make money?
Elon Musk, the man who started out with an online financial services company which became PayPal, then put his money at stake for the private spaceflight firm SpaceX to revolutionize space technology with the ultimate goal of enabling humanity become a multiplanet species; then co-founded Tesla Motors to manufacture electric cars; and then started serving as chairman of SolarCity, which designs and installs solar power systems for households and businesses, leading the way to clean energy revolution.
These things are needed to sustain our environment and in the long term, help human species survive.
May it be an inspiration to do stuff that actually makes a change.
“Tile finds whatever you’ve lost, if you’ve stuck one of the little white Tile squares to it. Each Tile pairs with an iOS app, so when the item goes missing, you can use your Apple device to track it down. But that’s just the beginning. The company is planning to build a community of users, any of whom could track down your item if it goes missing in public.”
Studiomobile, an Italian design firm, has joined forces with Stefano Mancuso, a professor at the University of Florence and the director of the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology, in an effort to create a prototype floating greenhouse. The main aim of the project is improving food security for people living in areas with little arable land, though the usefulness of this greenhouse goes much farther.
The so-called Jellyfish Barge they created can operate off-the-grid, and is capable of producing its own clean water through a system of solar distillation.
The Jellyfish Barge is basically a large glass greenhouse which rests atop a circular wooden base that is able to float due to the 96 recycled plastic drums that are affixed to it. It measures 753 square feet (70 square meters) and is modular, meaning that these barges can be attached one to another, to make a larger and more productive food growing greenhouse.
This innovative greenhouse is also capable of using the water it floats on for irrigation, and the best part about it is that it doesn’t even have to be fresh water. The Jellyfish Barge can be deployed in rivers, lakes or the sea, and is also capable of functioning on polluted water. The water for irrigation is properly treated with the use of seven onboard solar stills. Each Jellyfish Barge also comes with a rainwater catchment system, which can produce about 39 gallons (150 liters) of water per day.
The barge uses the process of solar distillation, which is a natural phenomenon that the creators of the Jellyfish Barge were able to replicate on a small scale. Their system works by sucking in moist air then making it condense into drums, which are placed in contact with the cold surface of the water it floats on. The fans and pumps used to make this happen use very little energy, which is wholly provided by the renewable energy harvested on the surface of the greenhouse.
This barge also comes with a hydroponic system, which, according to the creators, is able to conserve 70 percent more water than standard hydroponic systems. The hydroponics are monitored and controlled via an automated system.
According to Studiomobile, one Jellyfish Barge unit can be used to grow enough food to sustain two families. Right now, the creators are still focusing on further improving the design and lowering the costs of building it, but it would be nice to see this greenhouse hit the market soon.
Translated & Compiled by Abbās Abū Yahya (حفظه الله)
Miraath Publications (Jeddah, KSA)
“Indeed loving him completely and respecting him is by following him (ﷺ) obeying him and following his commands, reviving his Sunnah outwardly and inwardly and conveying what he was sent with, striving upon that with the heart, hand and tongue, as this was the way of the foremost to embrace Islaam from the Muhajireen, the Ansar and those who followed them in goodness.”
From: ‘Iqtida’ as-Siraat al-Mustaqeem’ Vol. 2 p. 619
HEY CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS. WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT THIS. EVERYONE SHOULD TALK ABOUT THIS.
This guy Manoj Bhargava made 5 hour energy and now he’s worth 4 billion dollars but he’s using 99% of it to give back and fund research and inventions that benefit the environment and the world. He’s building hospitals, funding projects that could save lives. His team of engineers have found such simple solutions to problems that we’ve been debating politically for decades. This guy needs to be more well known and people, specifically politicians, need to understand that it’s not about the money. It’s about all the lives we could save with this technology and all the people we could help. I just think this video is worth your time. I really do.
Adorable Vegetable Nursery Home Made of Bamboo and 2,000 Plastic Bottles Pops up in Vietnam
To help promote green living habits in Vietnam, the 1+1>2 International Architecture Company partnered with Action for the City to create a Vegetable Nursery Home made from bamboo and over 2,000 plastic bottles. Apart from its function as a greenhouse, the structure is also a place for farmers to rest away from the rice fields, and a place where children can play and learn about their local ecosystem. The project is also part of a unique collaboration between the governments of Vietnam and Ireland to better support local citizens in the South East Asian country.