Appropriate technology
Appropriate technology is an ideological movement (and its manifestations) originally articulated as intermediate technology by the economist Dr. Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher in his influential ...
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How It's Made Drinking Water
Discovery / Science Channel's How It's Made Drinking Water episode
Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?
Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like...
6-Letter DNA!
Scientists have created living bacteria with two extra letters of genetic code, nicknamed X, and Y for short. Help me make Sciencium: http://ve42.co/JoinUs F...
Taga Bike/Stroller
The Taga Bike& Stroller is truly one-of-a-kind: this is the only stroller that converts to a bike, and the only bike that converts to a stroller. So you can ...
Introducing the self-driving bicycle in the Netherlands
This spring, Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, the world’s premier cycling city. The Dutch cycle more than any other nation in the...
An Airbag Bike Helmet Could Save Your Life
Stanford researchers put airbag bike helmets to the test and found them effective in preventing certain head injuries.
Dirty To Drinkable-Engineers Develop Novel Hybrid Nanomaterials To Transform Water
A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer.
Experts Held a Secret Meeting to Consider Building a Human Genome From Scratch
Earlier this week, over a hundred scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs gathered to discuss the radical possibility of creating a synthetic human genome. Strangely, journalists were not invited, and ...
The Mysterious Thing About a Marvelous New Synthetic Cell
Scientists have created a bacterium with a minimal, life-sustaining genome, but they don’t know what a third of its genes do.
In Newly Created Life-Form, a Major Mystery
Scientists have created a synthetic organism that possesses only the genes it needs to survive. But they have no idea what roughly a third of those genes do.
An Hour Every Day Workout Can Power Your Home For Twenty-Four Hours
What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a famil...
Town Rejects Solar Panels That Would ‘Suck up All the Energy From the Sun’
A North Carolina town council approved a sweeping moratorium on solar power development after residents presented fears that solar panels cause cancer and drain the Sun’s energy. During the meeting, a...
Underwater Balloons Could Give Us A New Way Of Storing Renewable Energy
While solar or wind farms are now contributing more energy than ever to the world's power supply, traditional energy sources are often required at peak times or to supplement renewable sources during ...
What It Looks Like To Build A Bike By Hand
Richard Sachs is a legendary steel bicycle craftsman. Here's a photo essay of him building a cyclocross bike from scratch.
Morocco Poised To Become A Solar Superpower With Launch Of Desert Mega-Project
The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s “Ouallywood” film industry it has played host to big-budget l...
Autonomous building
An autonomous building is a building designed to be operated independently from infrastructural support services such as the electric power grid, gas grid, municipal water systems, sewage treatment sy...
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Earthship
An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires), designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, New Mexico. The t...
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Drinking water
Drinking water (or potable water) is water safe enough to be consumed by humans or used with low risk of immediate or long term harm. In most developed countries, the tap water supplied to households,...
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Greywater treatment
Greywater or sullage is defined as wastewater generated from plates and wash-hand basins, showers and baths, which, because it is nearly as clean as potable water, can be recycled onsite for uses such...
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Water purification
Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water. The goal is to produce water fit for a specific purpo...
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Microgeneration
Microgeneration is the small-scale generation of heat and electric power by individuals, small businesses and communities to meet their own needs, as alternatives or supplements to traditional central...
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Remote-area power supply
A stand-alone power system (SAPS or SPS), also known as remote area power supply (RAPS), is an off-the-grid electricity system for locations that are not fitted with an electricity distribution system...
Grow house
A grow house is a property, usually located in a suburban residential neighbourhood, that is primarily used for the production of marijuana. The houses are typically outfitted with extensive hydroponi...
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Information and communication technologies for development
Information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) refers to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the fields of socioeconomic development, international deve...
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Electric bicycle
An electric bicycle, also known as an e-bike or booster bike, is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion. There is a great variety of different types of e-bikes av...
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Zero emission
Zero emission refers to an engine, motor, process, or other energy source, that emits no waste products that pollutes the environment or disrupts the climate.
Vehicles and other mobile machinery u...