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In hot, dry areas of the world, collecting enough rainwater to grow crops can be difficult. Another potential source of water for collection, however, can be dew. Roots Up has designed a greenhouse to collect dew in Gondar, Ethiopia, as part of a scheme to help local farmers with low-tech solutions (read more here).
The world we live is being incessantly bombarded by advertising propaganda, so much so that carnal desires have been grossly subverted. Queues formed to buy the latest iPhone even before the shops are opened. Those vying for the latest gadgets are likely to already owned a good and working iPhone, if not a few other phones or tablets. Why is there such madness in wanting to have the latest iPhone when the older one is working well? More puzzling is the fact that the new phone does not offer anything significantly more than the older one. Read the rest of this entry »
Industry worked together with Ti Cycles to create a bike with a 3D printed titanium frame. The bike is called Solid and can connect to a smartphone app: My Bike. This app alarms a user when a light needs replacement and if something gets wrong with one’s brakes. There is also software called Discover My City, which has a series of routes through Portland’s most trendy neighborhoods, with suggestions about where to eat and shop.