When solar panels first began cropping up on rooftops and in large fields, a number of people were ‘offended’ by what they considered an ‘unsightly blight’ on the landscape. This rather fun story tells the tale of how a film director’s sense of humor can turn things around…
And a second article on this happy topic from Spirit Science
Perhaps the most exciting dimension of this flora is that it’s expected to be OPEN SOURCE! That means you and I can make our own “garden”!
A little sunshine & laughter can go a long way to making the formerly unpalatable more appealing & acceptable – and who doesn’t smile at the sight of sunflowers?!
If you’ve ever traveled on a plane over several time zones, the resulting disorientation and loss of sleep can do rotten things to your physiology. Trying to get back into balance can be challenging, if not downright impossible. This technology introduced by Valkee, a Finnish company, just might present an answer – they’ve developed a new gadget that beams light through a user’s ears. (Now if they could figure out a way to zap you right to your destination, that would really be a mighty leap forward… but, this is a good start for the present!)
Read a review in this piece published by Smithsonian: Has a Finnish Company Found a Cure for Jet Lag?
There are many funding opportunities available to those who are interested in exploring the pathways of the entrepreneur. Here’s one to take a look at…
Here’s their newest challenge: StartEdu 3 Application Opens on July 1, 2015. The StartEdu Competition is a nationwide program looking to identify, mentor, incubate, and invest in the most promising early-stage education startups that are serving India’s masses.
From the B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology website
“LabInApp, a CTIE start-up, participated in a competition called StartEdu by Unitus Seed Fund. LabInApp got short-listed in top 11 educational start-ups across India. Many of these startups are from IITs and IIMs !! In the end, LabInApp (previously Intuitive Labs) has won the StartEdu competition. And now eligible for one crore investment.”
What educational tech are you working on that might be marketable (and profitable) for you while bringing exciting education to the children of India?
Since well before the start of the space program, dehydrated food has been in use. And microwaves, once thought to be ‘science fiction’ are in just about every home and restaurant in the developed world.
Here’s the latest addition to food prep that could excite your inner “Trekkie” (that’s a person partial to the television series and subsequent films on Star Trek for any of you not familiar with the term…). The once futuristic concept was that a human could walk over to a device, place their food order verbally, and – presto – a fully cooked meal would appear almost instantaneously.
An Israeli company is introducing a new miniature cooker, called the Genie – it’s able to turn pods of freeze-dried ingredients into full meals in as little as half a minute. Ayelet Carasso and Doron Marco are the Israeli entrepreneurs behind the device.
The price-tag may be hefty to start, but the inventors have a lot of confidence in this new kitchen gadget. They are hoping to have a major impact on reducing world hunger (read the full article about the product by clicking the link below)
The Genie’s creators say it could also help solve global hunger. “In our world, we are getting fat and we are throwing away a lot of food, in their world, they don’t have any food,” Marco told Reuters. “So if you use Genie, you can distribute the food better, you can have the shelf life much longer without the preservatives, give the people better food for them.” (source: The Times of Israel)