6 Buzzworthy Backyard Beehive Designs

July 23, 2013 by  
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Rice University Develops Solar Steam Sanitizer For Developing World

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Over two billion people on the planet lack access to adequate sanitation. That means dirty water, disease, and contaminated medical supplies. Without access to proper infrastructure providing plumbing or electricity, finding a way to create and bring off-the-grid technology to areas of the developing world has proven to be a substantial challenge. A team of engineers at Rice University have captured the power of the sun to invent solar steam sterilization unit that uses light-absorbing nanoparticles that can power autoclaves and sanitize human waste . The project has been awarded a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a part of their efforts to improve the living conditions of the world’s poor. Read the rest of Rice University Develops Solar Steam Sanitizer For Developing World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autoclave , bill & melinda gates foundation , developing world , human waste , kenya , medical equipment , nanoparticles , naomi halas , rice university , sanitation , sanivation , solar steam system , sun        

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Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts

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Israeli industrial designer Antonina sees old defunct washing machines as more than just outdated appliances – she uses them as building blocks to create some pretty spiffy furniture. Her project “I Used to Be a Washing Machine” shows how the parts of just one machine can be transformed into three different stylish chairs. The designer has even included a set of DIY instructions, so that handy homeowners can try their hand at turning yesterday’s laundry set into today’s living room furniture. Read the rest of Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Antonina , eco design , green design , I used to be a washing machine , recycled washing machine , sustainable design , upcycled furniture        

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