Category Archive for: Inspiration

Bottle Makes Water from Thin Air as You Cycle

Using air flow and solar energy, this ingenious device creates up to a half-litter (16 ounces) per hour of drinkable water via condensation as you ride, quenching your thirst just when and where you need it most: while cycling hard in hot and humid climates.

17 acts of kindness that will make someone happy today

Making people around you happy could be the shortest way to your own happiness! Here are some good reasons why: What goes around comes around. This might not be the driving force behind your acts of kindness, but contributing for someone else’s happiness can reflect back at you, too. You won’t regret it. Do you…

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The big bet for the future

Forty years ago, Bill Gates and his childhood friend Paul Allen bet that software and personal computers would change the way people around the world worked and played. This bet wasn’t exactly a wager. It was an opportunity to make computers personal and empower people through the magic of software. Some people thought they were…

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Self-Assembly Lab @ MIT

Self-Assembly Lab is a cross-disciplinary research lab at MIT inventing self-assembly and programmable material

At this Pizza joint, the homeless always get a free slice

After three years on Wall Street, a Philadelphia man opened a restaurant where customers can pay it forward. The neon sticky notes covering the walls of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia were not the idea of an interior decorator, but they’ve become the restaurant’s trademark. Each one represents a credit for a slice of pizza…

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Calories for food

Foodtweeks is an app from the App Store helps people looking to decrease their calorie intake. Users tell the app what they’re about to eat and receive tips

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Green pioneers

3 friends built a garden. It’s on a roof, but that’s not even the best part.
Usually, grocery shopping in a city isn’t an experience where you have a lot of local choices.

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The world is getting better

26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better.

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Free solar power

Peru has initiated a program that will provide more than 2 million of its poorest citizens with electricity from solar panels — for free.

Snooze for charity

iCukoo Charity Alarm Clock is a beautiful and easy to use charity alarm clock that brings giving into your daily routine whilst getting you up in the morning! The idea is simple: you set an alarm, you choose the charity project (UK-only for now) you want to support and every time you press the snooze…

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You’d never guess these are solar generators

If you’re looking for a household solar solution, SRS Energy has some beautiful roof tiles that you’d never guess were actually solar generators. The company says that only 20%-25% of the average home roof would feature the solar tiles, with the rest of the roof being covered in standard clay tiles that look exactly the…

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Tasty insects

Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo announced last November that it would start selling edible insect products in all its stores next year. This is the first time a Dutch supermarket has offered insects for sale and some stores will see insect products on their shelves as soon as this week. According to the company it is…

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Lacoste stops using angora wool

The foundation PETA, famous for the advertisement campaign “I rather go naked than wear fur” made a big break-trough this week. French clothing company Lacoste has just confirmed to PETA that it’s removing all angora wool products and has requested to be added to PETA’s list of retailers that do not sell angora. “As part…

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RAW for the Oceans

Today our oceans contain six times more plastic than sea life. So that is why RAW for the Oceans is a collaborative project that takes plastic from the world’s oceans and transforms it into innovative denim and apparel. G-Star RAW, Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans have joined forces to create collections that make…

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A teacher taught his class a powerful lesson

A high school teacher led a simple, powerful exercise to teach his class a lesson about privilege and social mobility. He started by giving each student a scrap piece of paper and asked them to crumple it up. Then he moved the recycling bin to the front of the room. He said, “The game is…

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Knitting behind bars

Lynn Zwerling, 67, retired in 2005 and didn’t know what to do with her time, so she followed her passion and started a knitting group in her town. The group quickly grew to 500 members. “I looked around the room one day and noticed how relaxed it was,” Zwerling says. “Here were people who didn’t…

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The meaning of life

9-Year old explains the meaning of life (1:46) & the universe.. Who said age matters? Life’s what you make it!

Can money buy Happiness?

Before I saw this movie, I didn’t believe money could buy happiness. I traveled around the world to many poor places myself, and saw with my own eyes how difficult it is to give money instead of a helping hand. Often I got the feeling that giving money could be a waste of time, energy…

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Swimming pool mushrooms

It’s Circular Economy at it’s finest: the Rotterzwam project! This edible mushroom project based in Rotterdam is all about growing very tasty mushrooms in an abandoned pool. Not too long ago two young entrepreneurs Siemen Cox and Mark Slegers started growing mushrooms on coffee grounds and coffee zests. Cox had read Gunter Pauli’s The Blue…

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Clean clothes for homeless

Every night in Brisbane around 300 people sleep rough in parks, under bridges, in laneways, car parks and abandoned buildings. Now there is Australia’s first mobile laundry service providing homeless people with access to free washing/drying facilities. The service is called Orange Sky Laundry, a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. The idea is pretty simple:…

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