A group of MIT students came up with a bright idea to power a poor man’s house with 60 watts of electricity for 5 years by just using a plastic bottle filled with water and few amounts of bleach to keep the water clean. Here is what they did.
Millions of homes are left in dark without power and light during day time also. What the MIT students did was to make a hole on the roof and push a plastic bottle filled with water plus beaching powder to keep the water clean. The water defracts the light, letting it spread throughout the house instead of focusing on one point. The solar bottle bulb is illuminating 10,000 poor settlements across the Philippines with help from a company (http://isanglitrongliwanag.org/)
You can watch the video of the solar water bottle here.
I wish our students learn from these ideas and implement them in rural villages in India also. Here are some more ideas that we should seriously consider for adoption for our rural villages.
In a recent development GE has unveiled a new type of electric vehicles called GM’s Electric Networked Vehicle (EN-V). EN-V is a two seater vehicle that does not use fuel and will not emit any poisonous gases. It’s lithium ion powered batteries can be charged by plugging into any standard wall power outlets. The vehicle talk to each other thru GPS, vehicle to vehicle communications and distance tracking.
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There is already segway in the market but it did not catch up with masses. Mostly used by police in US to monitor malls and departmental stores or side walks. check more about segway here
Adobe today unveiled a new tool completely developed using HTML5 for web developers to use instead of Flash.
News about it can be read here http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110731005063/en/Adobe/Adobe-Edge/HTML5
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/ Press release today…. Enjoy