A new type of green house that uses cardboard and sea water, grows healthy food in the desert…and it’s affordable.
A new type of green house that uses cardboard and sea water, grows healthy food in the desert…and it’s affordable.
Reading Bill Nye’s book Everything All At Once, I’m inspired to share three of my ideas that would immediately change the world for the better using simple, doable processes that would solve multiple problems simultaneously. These three ideas would partner business, government, nonprofits, and community members to work together for good:
1. A job matching game focused on employee passions and transferable skills that matches the best employee to your business with the least amount of work and the most mutual satisfaction. Businesses that offer living wages, benefits, and respect their employees will be included…and job seekers of all abilities, education, and background can play.
2. A resources matching game that helps solve the multiple challenges of homelessness, poverty, addiction, and personal hopelessness. This game would be open for ALL to play so that there is no stigma.
3. A free sharing model that has worked for 12+ years that combines bringing new customers into businesses, community building, keeping items out of landfills, and free fun for all players.
I want access to partner with those who have the connections and resources to bring these ideas into reality (actually the third idea I’ve already created into reality at https://swappositive.wordpress.com/about , but need a bigger team to expand it).
These three ideas are practical and doable. I want to join a successful team to help create and implement these ideas in the spirit of the Bill Nye lifestyle philosophy. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This light source powered by gravity produces clean, free energy for lighting. No sun or batteries needed. No breathing kerosene fumes, no danger of damage by fires, only safe, clean, off-grid energy.
Jerry the Bear is an interactive teaching tool for kids with type 1 diabetes. The bear needs the same thing a child does: checking blood sugar levels, choices on what to eat, and even helping kids master their medical procedures through play.
Origami algorithms are being used to create medical implants and space telescopes. I wonder if origami algorithms might be used to create the build-a-building, using plastic, wood, and mesh sheets that can be folded differently to create different shaped useful small buildings? Learn more about this amazing new technology that combines art, science, and history in this Ted Talk.
Even though I don’t have cancer, many of my friends have walked that road. So I thought reading this book would be enlightening.
In the book A Cancer Therapy, Dr. Max Gerson gives a foundation to understand how cancer can best be framed so that it can be cured. According to Dr. Gerson, studies show that cancer is a degenerative disease that takes a long time to develop. So when we find a lump, that is the culmination of years of degeneration, so much that the liver has finally grown too weak to fight the cancer. This book is a summary of thirty years of clinical experimentation by Dr. Max Gerson M.D. from the 1930’s-1950’s. He successfully took advanced cancer patients that traditional medicine had written off, and figured out how to heal the majority of them.
Dr. Gerson said that there is no magic pill that cures cancer. Yes, if you remove a large cancerous lump, sometimes that takes enough of the toxins out of the body where the liver can resume to clean the rest itself. But many times there is still so much sickness left in the bone, blood, and organs that’s just not showing signs yet, that the cancer ‘returns’. Dr. Gerson’s therapy was developed to treat not just the end symptoms (the tumors etc.) but the many causes – such as toxins from our pesticides and poor soil nutrition, using food and rest medicinally, detoxifying gently and slowly so the body doesn’t go into shock, etc.
This book was first published back in 1958. Today, as then, this research seems to be the last resort for those with advanced stage cancer who have been told they will die. So they get this book, find out about the Gerson Institute where they can get updated information on how to treat their disease at home, or go to a clinic where it can be treated for them. The regime is currently a little less intensive then what was written originally in the book, but it is still a slow, steady, time-consuming walk to healing. While the typical person prefers a faster more heroic rescue to a slow personal climb, if you’re willing (or desperate) to see results, this book is a fascinating read.
I found some healthy concepts I’d like to use/modify for use in my own life. The suggestions list of potassium rich veggies and fruits (many I already enjoy, some I want to buy and try out) look like a delicious and easy addition to my diet. And the detox ideas are ones I may explore in the future as well.
You know all those books that tell you “just have a positive mental attitude?” Well, this book is the manual on how to achieve that effortlessly. Read this mix of practical examples, storytelling, science, and you can be in easy world as well. If you believe there could be parallel universes or realities…why not parallel worlds of difficult and easy? This book gives tools to actively (or at times quite passively) change your perspective to make joy your main operating source instead of fear/control/worry.
Julia Rogers Hamrick’s writing style makes this book a fast read. I can see how many of the good things that have happened to me, the “wow, I can’t believe my luck!” experiences, took place when I was in what this book refers to as ‘Easy World’. It’s the world of flow, of connection, of joy and fun and hard work that ends in satisfaction. This Easy World perspective isn’t a striving place or a place of pushing, worry, stress, etc. And it’s not a pill you take once and everything is peachy. It’s a place to live. Take a journey through Choosing Easy World by Julia Rogers Hamrick, and see if your perspective changes for the better.
Using free internet plans, your local 3D printer, and less than $10 for materials you can make your own hand prosthetics (what currently cost $20,000 ready-made). Here’s what curiosity, collaboration, and a little love can do.
Do you hate it when you go to the doctor and they need to draw blood or give you a shot but they can’t find a vein? Searching for a vein (and multiple pokes of needles) may be a thing of the past with this new invention by Evena Medical that allows cardiovascular imaging through special glasses called Eyes On. Learn more about Eyes On “see through your skin” glasses in this video.
Thanks to Gizmag for this story.
GoldieBlox is a toy company that believes girls deserve more choices than dolls and princesses. They support that girls will build the future — literally.
Founder Debbie Sterling is a Stanford engineer who decided last year that girls need more choices than the pink aisle has to offer. She developed GoldieBlox, an interactive book series + construction set starring Goldie, the kid inventor who loves to build. Find more information about Goldie Blox here – and watch this fantastic video as well.
Rare earth elements are an integral part of many of today’s electronic devices, serving as magnets, catalysts and superconductors. Recently, scientists discovered that some of these pricy minerals can be reclaimed from industrial wastewater instead of being mined from the earth.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences knew that a nanomaterial known as nano-magnesium hydroxide (nano-Mg(OH)2) could remove some metals and dyes from wastewater, but that rare earth elements in wastewater tend to be diluted and thus difficult to remove in a practical, inexpensive fashion.
After studying the manner in which nano-Mg(OH)2 works, the scientists proceeded to produce flower-shaped nanoparticles of the material. In lab tests that replicated real-world conditions, these particles were able to capture over 85 percent of the rare earth elements diluted in water samples. By subsequently adjusting the pH, it was possible to then separate the captured minerals from the nano-Mg(OH)2.
“Recycling REEs from wastewater not only saves rare earth resources and protects the environment, but also brings considerable economic benefits,” the team stated in a paper on the research, which was recently published in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
Source: American Chemical Society
Thanks to Gizmag for this article.
Pancreatic cancer research has led to a cancer screening test strip that is cheap and accurate. This invention was created by a 14 year old boy.
This video shows the history and science of how tapping certain acupressure points can help heal painful emotions – and bring about positive change – on a cellular level.
Another thing I like about this, is you can access these videos free online – free health care!
How do we help kids get past the ‘I’m not good at science’ mind worm? How do we help them see that creativity, thinking, observing are all basic parts of science? Here’s a teacher/program that’s helping science education take that leap.
Back in December 2012 I wrote about Dr. Dean Clark, a chiropractor who was in the process of developing a new pain relief/healing modality called Bolt Tape. Well, it’s on the market now! It’s been clinically proven as a pain and inflammation reducer, it works with cellular energy, it’s effective in seconds, and it’s non-toxic. It was used by athletes at the 2012 London Olympics…and now regular people can use it, too. Dr. Clark even found an adhesive for Bolt Tape that doesn’t cause me to break out in a rash (like it seems most bandages do) so I really appreciate the healing energy, as well as the pain free adhesive. Here’s some other testimonials. Check out Bolt Tape here.
With electricity becoming more expensive, here’s a way to save resources and get free lighting. The Moser Lamp, invented by Alfredo Moser, is simply a clean empty plastic bottle filled with water and a little bleach. Using the natural science of refraction, the lamp puts out the energy of a 40-60 watt bulb depending on how strong the sun is. In areas where power outages are common and in areas of poverty, Moser Lamps are becoming a great way to provide light to homes cheaply and efficiently.
How much energy do Moser Lamps save? Since plastic bottles are recycled/up-cycled from local communities, there’s no energy needed to gather, manufacture, or ship new bottles, whereas it takes 0.45 kg of CO2 to manufacture one incandescent bulb. Plus, a 50-watt light bulb running for 14 yours a day for a year has a carbon footprint of nearly 200kg of CO2…whereas Moser lamps emit no CO2 at all! Even in first world countries, this would be a fun idea for playhouses, garden sheds, pump houses, etc.
To learn more and to see a Moser Lamp in action, check out this article from the BBC.
We’ve all seen it happen: the kind, patient person suddenly flares up and bites someone’s head off for no reason. Could the reason ‘nice’ people lash out for no apparent reason be related to their immune system? Take for instance, if you get a tickle in your throat: your body/immune system – without engaging your mind – will try to cough it out automatically. So what if that same subconscious nervous system immune response also works in other ways to expel things from the mind that are deemed by our nervous system as ‘irritants’ as well?
Example: You have a lot of Continue reading
Blurring the line between pets and plants, Dean Sauer and Andy Bass of Yonder Biology in San Diego have come up with the Dino Pet: a living, bioluminescent night light/pet. This little dinosaur-shaped food grade plastic toy is filled with tiny creatures called Dinoflagellates, saltwater, and nutrients. When the toy is set in light (sunlight, another lamp in the room), it absorbs the light. Then when you shake up the water, the sea creatures release the stored light.
This invention complicates the whole pet/plant paradigm. You have to feed the Dinoflagellates to keep them alive, so it’s like a pet. Yet it’s a sea plant. I guess it’s kind of like a fish, in that it lives in salt water and needs nutrients to survive. But yet it also is like a plant in that it uses photosynthesis to create light. So it’s a pet that creates light. How cool is that? Yes, this would be a fun biology project for kids, but geeky adults Continue reading
Humans only use a small percentage of our brains. That’s because 7% of our brain goes to conscious thought, and 93% to subconscious. Our subconscious is our processing hardware used for things like breathing, heartbeat, blood, walking, digesting, etc. It also processes our dreams, and includes our memory banks and experience – which can include phobias, bad habits, and other things we find hard for our conscious mind to control.
I’ve found a business that is working to help re-wire the subconscious hardware so we can change some of the ingrained habits at the core level. Rose Ludwig, RN CHt, is the founder of Heartwise Hypnotherapy in Vancouver Washington. As a licensed Consulting Hypnotist, she also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, is a Registered Nurse, a former professional bodywork practitioner, and has trained in several other healing modalities. Rose works with her clients in areas such as stress management, enhancing creativity and imagination, management of physical problems (morning sickness, snoring, preparation for surgery, more energy), ego strengthening (self image, exam confidence, improving self-esteem), habit and behavior changes (smoking cessation, weight control, nail biting, motivation to exercise) and phobias/fears (fear of dentists, spiders, public speaking, dogs, needles, etc.). Rose first of all LISTENS to find out Continue reading
Maria Elena Grimmett, a 14 year old who is a noted research scientist, has won awards, published articles and more on the subject of removing ground water contaminants. As she watched pesticides being sprayed on the golf course grounds next to her house, she wondered if the contaminants could possibly get into the water system due to Florida’s shallow water table. Her research tenacity paid off with a little help from her parents, teachers, and mentors in the scientific community (including Russian scientist Dr. Vadim Davankov, whom she’s corresponded with about his invention of hypercrosslinked adsorbents).
Maria Elena Grimmett’s dream is that “water engineers will be able to remove sulfamethazine from water around the world” using her research. Read more about her work here.