There are situations where people tell you that you will ‘eat your words’ – implying that whatever you are saying to them is either untrue, unfounded or unsupported by any factual evidence. It could also be that you are just being downright mean! Whatever the case, although it makes for a great cartoon image, we seldom actually eat our words. Some have difficulty filtering their words for appropriateness as well…
But how about drinking them instead – and, already pre-filtered??? The shortage of potable water is not news to anyone – and the situation becomes increasingly dire as we continue on our merry pollute the planet way… This idea may bring ‘hardcopy books’ back into fashion - I don’t think a Nook or Kindle could do what is being described here!
The pages are infused with copper and silver nanoparticles that make tainted water safe to drink. You just pour the polluted water – it can even be raw sewage! – through a page … and the result is fresh, clean water. The books are printed in both English and a local language with simple instructions. One page can purify 26 gallons of water, and one book can supply a person’s drinking water needs for about four years.
And take a look at the fundraising efforts that are shaping up to make this available to more and more needy individuals across the planet by clicking the pic:
Is there a filtration system that you’re working on to solve water shortages?
September is traditionally “Back-to-School” month in the United States. For those who’ve already completed their early years of education, August is the time for heading off to dormitories and beginning the advanced, more focused portion of their academic pursuits. The education sector is taking on new challenges as it proposes to address new methods for preparing a workforce for the future – which will involve a great deal of technology focused initiatives. Take a look at this company and their achievements to bring superior skills to the student population…
The aim of the New Technology Leader program is to distinguish and promote companies that deliver innovative, high-quality solutions and invest in new technologies to address today’s customers’ needs.
Young Digital Planet is a part of Sanoma Learning – one of Europe’s leading learning companies and providers of print and digital learning solutions for primary, secondary and vocational education with over 1,600 employees. They cover all dimensions of education:
- educational content – different subjects, curricula and language courses
- delivery platforms, e-learning and publishing technologies – flexible solutions for everyday use,
- products that support children and adults with special educational needs at schools and medical institutions.