Category Archive for: Inspiration

Re-using beer bottles to create houses

In 1960, brewing magnate Alfred Heineken was visiting Curaçao, off the Venezuelan coast, when he noted with dismay the acres of trash underfoot—a good part of it produced by his own company. Heineken Breweries had an efficient bottle-return system in Holland, where the average bottle was used 30 times before being discarded. But without modern…

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Subway cars being dumped

It’s not every day you see a series of photos clearly documenting someone with a front end loader pushing industrial waste directly into the ocean without any care of secrecy or stealth. Photographer Stephen Mallon captured this series of pictures over three years to document the unusual methods that New York City uses to dispose…

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Power your house

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 family. People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they…

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Mercedes F-CELL Roadster: Hydrogen-Powered Buggy Concept

“The department of weird cars is complaining about a weird vehicle,” Jeremy Clarkson could say. We think we found the modern classic among the modern classics. With an engine that runs on hydrogen, fuel and electricity. We can’t wait until this car goes in production. The car is purported to contain all of Mercedes top-shelf…

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The perfect electricity-free underground fridge

Whether you’re interested in lessening your burden on the environment or are prepping for doomsday, you’re sure to favor the plans of an underground cooling system – aka underground fridge – which keeps produce and fine wines from spoiling before their time. The Ground Fridge, as it is called, was invented by Dutch designer Floris…

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Soccer ball generates energy for light

Soccket is a soccer ball that, when kicked around, stores energy that can power small appliances in underdeveloped villages. Nearly 1.2 billion people around the world lack access to reliable electricity. That’s almost one fifth of humanity. When people don’t have access to electricity, they have to rely on dirty or dangerous energy sources like…

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A world without labels

Coca cola is not the most healthiest brand we can think of, but that doesn’t mean that this brand can do no good. They toyed with its packaging once again, this time to join the global movement for equality and tolerance by removing its own label off its products to promote a world without labels…

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10 Year old boy uses his pocket money to make clothes for homeless kids

Xavier Elliot, 10 years old, used to be homeless and spend a lot of time in different homeless shelters with his family. After he and his family found a place to live, Xavier started saving up his allowance to make clothes for kids who can’t afford them. Xavier got inspired by his mom, who runs…

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Mark Zuckerberg cares for a more future friendly world

Facebook launches ‘Celebrate Pride’ tool which puts a rainbow filter over profile pictures. And this shows that Mark Zuckerberg cares for a more future friendly world. Facebook has launched a tool that lets users show their support of marriage equality. Facebook’s “Celebrate Pride” tool was announced by co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The tool…

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Turns old buses into shelters

Honolulu has an increasing homeless population and to help them out, the city found a new way of accommodating them: old city buses. The local government took the idea from Lava Mae, a program in San Francisco that turns withdrawn buses into portable showers for the homeless. Honolulu had around 70 buses that were about…

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An amazing tribute to Bob Marley

This awesome a capella version of Bob Marley’s ‘Could You Be Loved’ was made by Israeli musicians in honor of what would have been the late Marley’s 70th Birthday. An event is being held in Israel on January 31 to celebrate in Tel Aviv.

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Another “no” for bottled water.

A Business Insider column noted that two-thirds of the bottled water sold in the United States is in individual 16.9-ounce bottles, which comes out to roughly $7.50 per gallon. That’s about 2,000 times higher than the cost of a gallon of tap water. And most people say it doesn’t tast better then bottled water. But…

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Tired of sharing washing machines? Just pedal!

No electricity, just some water, soap and foot pedalling is required for Yirego to clean your clothes. Though it doesn’t look like the average washing machine, it will certainly get the job done. Just put the Yirego in your shower, fill it with water, detergent, and clothes and it will run on a foot pump…

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Iván Fernández is a true hero

Very little has been said about this…..On December 2, Basque athlete Iván Fernández Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre. He was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai – bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan…

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Annoyed Dutch guy

Tommy Kleyn rides his bike every day to work. A beautiful ride by the water, but Tommy got annoyed every time he rode by one stretch of the river which was covered with plastic bottles and other garbage. He decided to take action and vowed to fill one big garbage bag with trash every time…

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Healthcare by garbage

Some years ago, Gamal Albinsaid -a 26 year old doctor in Indonesia- learned about a young girl who died from a disease which could have been cured easily, just because her parents couldn’t afford health care. Unfortunately this case wasn’t the only one in Indonesia; about 60% of Indonesians are uninsured. “You have many people…

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This billboard cheers you on

A typical billboard tries to sell you something. This conceptual billboard does nothing but cheer if you happen to walk by instead of driving in a car. The faster you walk or run, the louder the crowd screams. “It’s just something I do myself when I’m out jogging,” says designer Sarah Weigold. “I imagine that…

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John Bramblitt is painting in the dark

John Bramblitt is an artist living in Denton Texas. His art has been sold in over twenty countries and he has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio. He has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, and BBC Radio, and he’s been featured in The New York Times and Psychology Today. He’s…

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Bye bye bakfiets, here is ELF!

A bicycle with auxiliary electric motor powered by solar panels? It sounds great, but where to put those panels? The American company Organic Transit has a solution: a bicycle with a roof. In order to create a surface large enough for the solar panels, the roof was mounted on a frame with three wheels. The…

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Charity Arcade

Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Galaga – at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Göteborg Landvetter Airport you can now play some of the most classic and loved arcade games. Play with whatever foreign left over coins you have in your pocket – and help the Red Cross at the same time. Behind the project is Swedavia…

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