Foldable boats , Rocket stoves & the paradigm project


Part of the funds and employment under Rajiv rojghar yojana (http://dkvib.delhigovt.nic.in/rgsry.htm ) , NREGA (http://nrega.nic.in/netnrega/home.aspx) should be used in finding innovative solutions that helps to take on the challenges of a natural or man made disaster and challenges faced by the society etc.

One such idea is to encourage building foldable boats to be used during disasters  just like what the following companies have pioneered.  Foldboat came up with a compact plastic boat that can be foldable and easy to carry. More info on the design and co operation can be obtained from http://www.foldboat.info/

http://www.foldingboatco.com/   http://www.porta-bote.com/

The paradigm project: Around 3 billion around the planet cook food using wood and exposed to the smoke that is equal to 40 cigarettes smoke per day. 1.6 million people are killed every year due to smoke inhalation with women and children in  majority, and is the number one killer of children under the age of five (more than AIDS, malaria, malnutrition, and water-borne disease).

Till now thru various philanthropic efforts the most used idea is to provide these people a subsidized stove. But due to lack of continuous support on repairs and spares and other issues stoves are abandoned and women tend to go back to old methods of using wood again. The paradigm project studied the existing models and in order to sustain the habit of using stoves (the stove they supplied is called  clean-burning and efficient rocket stove http://www.rocketstove.org/  and they are able to supply 60,000 of the stoves till now) they connected the use of stove to carbon credit markets so people can earn money by selling carbon credits in US and European markets.

The paradigm project is recognized by the clinton global initiative twice. http://www.theparadigmproject.org/why-stoves  Read more here on a run from San Diego to Los angeles to make poeple know how difficult to carry 15 miles wood on their back and walk back  http://www.theparadigmproject.org/woodwalk.html

Want to know how the internet cables run worldwide. Check out this cool infograph on how we are all connected. http://www.submarinecablemap.com/

Facebook timeline as video. Facebook app for finding jobs


This blog will have some interesting things you can do. Come back regularly to check for new cool tools, toys,games and other links  to some useful apps for daily use.

Let me start with your Facebook profile as video..Read further…

Want to have your 2012 facebook timeline as a video. Then go to this website for doing that. http://animoto.com/apps/best-of-2012

Facebook announced a new job app. Use it to find jobs that suit you. https://www.facebook.com/socialjobs/app_417814418282098

Your resume me end up with these websites which are used be employers to find the right candidate. http://www.talentbin.com/ and https://www.path.to/

Social websites such as Facebook, twitter and others are collecting lot’s of your personal information that will be in turn sold to business to market to us back based on our likes and dislikes. The privacy of our life  is lost completely.  To know how companies track us check this website http://www.onomap.org/ and this article http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/gallery/2012/oct/23/twitter-ehtnicity-london-map?CMP=twt_gu#/?picture=398172423&index=1

Want know how much you are influencing on Facebook and Twitter. check this using the Klout score here.  http://klout.com/home

Want to search apps in ready to use mode on your mobile phones  then use this cool tool http://corp.everything.me/

Google won’t give you good results when you search for mobile apps. Here are some good websites to look for apps https://www.quixey.com/

http://xyo.net/   http://www.appolicious.com/    http://appsfire.com/   http://kinetik.com/ https://api.crosswa.lk/home

By the way there is a APP that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Check this here http://lift.do/ and details about this app here  http://allthingsd.com/20120829/lift-launches-incredibly-simple-personal-motivation-app/

How to fix the world? check here for info http://howtofixtheworld.org/

Free earth quake notice in your mailbox. Forecasting our future made easy


If you are interested in receiving email alerts on earth quakes before hand and you are interested to know for your own geographic region (say India ) , you should use the  U.S. Geological Survey agency free service.The USGS website says that information for U.S. earthquakes is generally available within 2-8 minutes but for earthquakes outside the U.S., it may take up to 20 minutes to report the activity.You need to register and create your profile and choose the area you want notifications. For registration and step by step guidance follow this link below https://sslearthquake.usgs.gov/ens/

There are twitter and Google earth notification of earthquakes from all around the world . Check them here https://twitter.com/#!/USGSted  and http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kml.php but it is not specific to your region alone.

Google just came out with a new disaster notification service to alert and also help during disasters using its google maps. Check more details here http://www.google.org/publicalerts

Forecasting: No one can predict future. The idea of future thinking helps to make better decisions today.  So with help from the people from across the world we can predict to a certain extent  what our future looks like.. Foresight engine designed by “Institute for the Future” is able to predict micro futures (small amounts of correct future predictions) by allowing people from across the globe to participate in its gaming like challenges. This Foresight Engine game experiment enabled to quickly   track thousands of answers to questions such as “cure neurological diseases” . The challenge to cure neurological diseases , sponsored by the Myelin Repair Foundation, attracted 3,000 ideas from 400 players with ideas ranging from mobile clinical trials to “public knowledge gardens.”

Check this out to participate by clicking here

http://foresight.breakthroughstocures.org/about