Although heating oil prices have dropped to new lows in the U.S., consider this alternative that’s being tried for home heating – what a great way to reduce, reuse, recycle instead of waste, waste, waste…
Paul Benoit calls what he’s created a “digital heater”. Essentially it’s a bank of computers designed so that the heat they generate is channelled around a room or building that needs heating. He came up with a simple but devilishly clever idea for a new company, Qarnot Computing.
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Do you have an idea for a distribution program that takes otherwise ‘unused’ material and makes it a productive resource? You might just be onto something!
If you’re from the British Isles, you take ‘the lift’ when you want to ascend to an upper floor in a building. There’s now tech that will make your travel in an elevator a bit more unusual -
“So what exactly makes the design so special? First, it can travel sideways as well as up and down, making it ideal for building designs such as Google’s under-construction “groundscraper” in London, which, as its nickname sort of suggests, is longer than it is tall.”
Watch the video announcement from the system’s designer: ThyssenKrupp
“Otis Elevators, founded by Elisha Otis, is still the world’s largest producers of vertical transport systems. We’re still largely using cable systems to hoist elevator cabs up and down between floors, as we did in the early 1800s. And as urbanization stretches cities taller and wider, this will have to change.”
If they install this on any campuses, wouldn’t this be a cool way to get to that class you’re always late for???