Friday, September 14, 2012

FlameStower - Charge the World

Converting waste heat from any open flame direct into electricity, we're putting energy into the hands of people who need it most, right now. 



"FlameStower creates off-grid, energy efficient solutions now, designed for durability and ease of use for those who need it most” 

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WE CHARGE CELL PHONES

FlameStower rethinks energy. Our product - a small, portable generator that captures waste heat from campfires, cook stoves, any open flame and converts it directly into useable electricity - is designed for off-grid locations where mobile phone use far outreaches grid availability. People need an affordable, any time solution to bridge the “IT Divide," and we believe FlameStower is the solution.
FlameStower keeps all of us online when we're off-grid:
  • outdoor adventurers who want a light-weight, easy to use, durable power supply
  • professionals requiring reliability over all else, no fragile parts, an ideal solution where IT lasts mere hours
  • communities in the developing world where there are no power lines.
Its not a lot of energy, but the low power demands of modern devices fundamentally change global energy strategies: one of the most powerful tools the world has known – a cellphone allowing instant communication and limitless knowledge – now fits in your pocket and needs only five volts to keep going.
We charge cell phones. But we do it in a way that eases the demand for power grids throughout the world, encouraging energy efficiency from everyday activities and giving all people the power of electricity, anywhere, any time. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Curiosity Has Landed

 

"Relive the nail-biting terror and joy as NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). See and hear the team inside JPL mission control along with a visualization of the spacecraft's entry, descent and landing."

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Warm Day, High Altitude Idaho Plane Crash



"This is unprecedented footage of a small airplane crash from inside the cockpit from two different views. Miraculously, everyone survived. The pilot will make a full recovery and the rest of us escaped with superficial injuries and feel very lucky to be alive . This trip was much anticipated and due to our excitement we had our Gopro cameras filming at various times. After flying up into the mountains for a hike in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness we were planning on flying to a small mountain town for dinner. Due to warming temperatures we had a hard time gaining altitude. After taking off we hit an air pocket that made us rapidly loose altitude, pushing us down into the trees."

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Underground Bolton Eco House in England



Building houses underground once seemed like something that was only meant for our favorite superhero movies, but over the past few years many different dwellings like the Aloni Residence have proved this architectural feat can be done as a practical living space.
Dubbed the “house of the future” this stunning Bolton Eco House now joins the list of underground homes, but this one also does so in an eco-friendly manner. The Make Architects designed and built home is the first zero carbon property located in the North West of England. The one story home underground home is built into a hillside, and features four bedrooms, ground source heat pump, wind turbine, and photovoltaic panels to help generate on-site renewable energy. To continue with the sustainable theme, all of the materials used to build the dwelling were locally sourced as well. via Enpundit
Underground Bolton Eco House in England by Make Architects (5)
Underground Bolton Eco House in England by Make Architects (4)
Underground Bolton Eco House in England by Make Architects (3)
Underground Bolton Eco House in England by Make Architects (2)
Underground Bolton Eco House in England by Make Architects (1)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Images from space track relentless spread of humanity

"The past century has been defined by an epic migration of people from rural areas to the city. In 2008, for the first time in history, more of the Earth's population was living in cities than in the countryside. The U.N. now predicts that nearly 70% of the global population will be city dwellers by 2050.
Looking back through the decades, these snapshots from space -- created exclusively for CNN by NASA's Landsat department in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey -- reveal the impact of this vast population shift on cities around the world."



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Wild Elephants gather inexplicably, mourn death of “Elephant Whisperer”


Author and legendary conservationist Lawrence Anthony died March 2. His family tells of a solemn procession of Elephants that defies human explanation.
For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives.The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were rescued and rehabilitated by Anthony, who had grown up in the bush and was known as the “Elephant Whisperer.”


"Goldfish Salvation" Riusuke Fukahori

"When struggling with artistic vision, Fukahori's pet goldfish became his inspiration and ever since his passion and lifelong theme. His unique style of painting uses acrylic on clear resin which is poured into containers, resulting in a three-dimensional appearance and lifelike vitality. This video gives you a glimpse of his amazing painting process."

"Goldfish Salvation" Riusuke Fukahori from ICN gallery on Vimeo.

Here's another page with some images to go with this beautiful video.


Monday, June 4, 2012

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

"A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of these will make you weep."