GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries on Vimeo.
This is so cool!
GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. For free.
And here is a “less old” link.Their second fundraising campaign has also expired, but you can still how well they did.
The "elites" are adept at fooling themselves into thinking they know best.
This “superiority” that they bestow upon themselves is a convenient justification for keeping “us commoners” in the dark, and keeping themselves in power.
"Reuters states … Putin … has pushed through laws which critics say can be used to stifle dissent – tightening controls of the Internet … and broadening the definition of treason."
Activist Post: Russia Ousts Meddling US NGOs, Fake Protests Peter Out.
Replace “treason” with “terrorism” and this is EXACTLY what Obama has been doing!
How's that for hypocrisy?
UPDATE: Franklin has been adopted!
Our daughter was sad to see him go, but he's now in a good home. And they're close to us, so Elizabeth might get to visit sometimes.
via Lit Motors Builds a Car that Breaks the Rules.
"Right now, electric cars are not sustainable,” he says. “The average electric car battery pack is four times larger than ours, with one-third the range. If every car in the U.S. had that battery pack, we would need to produce four times more energy to compensate for that. Where is all that energy going to come from?”
The Lit Motors vehicle provides a sustainable alternative that could help curb U.S. dependence on oil.
“New technologies are propelling the world forward,” says Kim. “Cars need to catch up."
I just thought this was interesting: youtube.com/watch?v=54vD_cPCQM8
And here’s another article on the same subject: 10 X Stronger Than Steel In The 1940s
And another: henry-ford-made-a-hemp-car-in-1941
"What if cars didn’t have to be the way they are today? If you are a researcher of any kind of alternative information, you already know this to be true — especially given that the technology already exists today to make cars smarter, safer and more eco-friendly (no fossil fuels necessary.) But did you know that Henry Ford spent more than a decade researching and building his Model-T car which was not only constructed from hemp but was also designed to run off hemp bio-fuel?"