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Garden Water Features : HGTV Gardens

Ponds, waterfalls, fountains, oh my! HGTV Gardens helps you choose the right water feature for your garden space.
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Now, design your home around renewable, static geo-thermal for maintaining inside temp at around 17 degrees Centigrade, a lounge that faces the waterfall. Roof partially solar, one bathroom open to sky and another solar heated one. All construction material strictly local-stones, timber, bamboo, mud, slate stone for roofing, no cement-concrete work. 

 

Except one's study....extremely high-tech. 

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True History of Marijuana Full Movie

Cannabis has an incredible number of uses:- Industrial Textiles Consumer Textiles Paper Building Materials Foods Biofuel The biofuel could pose a serious thr...
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DOWNLOAD AND WATCH WHEN YOU HAVE THE TIME...1 hour 17 minutes.

 

This documentary tells you why hemp plant was killed. It'd have wiped out the oil, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

 

 

 

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Building Houses With Rice Waste - Modern Farmer

Building Houses With Rice Waste - Modern Farmer | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
A 16-year-old girl from Indian and her innovation that turns rice waste into sustainable building materials.
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This 16 year old girl, Bisman Deu, from South India, used rice husk to make building material. Simple innovation. Low cost, environment friendly. Can be done anywhere in rice growing area. Can be used as walling and flooring material. Suitable for rural housing.

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16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough

16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
Three Irish teenagers have won the Google Science Fair 2014. Their project combats the global food crisis by increasing crop yields via bacterial symbiosis.
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The author of this essay says, "Their project, Combating the Global Food Crisis, aims to provide a solution to low crop yields by pairing a nitrogen-fixing bacteria that naturally occurs in the soil with cereal crops it does not normally associate with, such as barley and oats. The results were incredible: the girls found their test crops germinated in half the time and had a drymass yield up to 74 percent greater than usual." Note that Sir Albert Howard, after three decades of research in India had concluded that the method of rice cultivation actually leads to profuse growth of nitrogen fixing blue-green algae, which re-fertilises the soil for the next two crops. This method in India ensured that soil fertility was maintained at high level.

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Chinese locomotives reach Thailand, to replace GE

Chinese locomotives reach Thailand, to replace GE | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
China has built over 12,000 kilometers of track at home in less than a decade.
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Smarter, neater, and cheaper. Far better than any Western locomotive.

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100 MPG Car

100 MPG Car: Times of London reports on Toyota's Eco Spirit which gets 100 MPG in 2002 - Where is it now? Links and other reliable information provided.
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In 2002, Toyota announced successful trial of 100 miles per gallon car. Then the car simply disappeared. See the technical report here: http://www.himacresearch.com/books/crisis1.html

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So why was the car disappeared?  "The average gasoline consumption in the 1930's and 1940's was 15-20 miles per gallon, slightly higher for some cars." In 2004, the San Francisco Chronicle reported: "While official overall gas mileage of new U.S. passenger cars rose from about 14 miles per gallon in the late 1970s to a peak of 22 miles per gallon in 1987, it has since declined to 21 miles per gallon." CONCLUSION: big oil does not want efficient machines.

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PGUE CARBURETTOR. Killed.

"100 Miles On One Gallon Of Gas? Chicago Members Say It's Possible" The Machinist, October 8, 1953 page 7.

This I.A.M. Lodge 48 member-inventor says 100- 400 miles per gallon of gasoline is indeed possible. You can se a picture of the concepts found in the Pogue invention are noted in this system.

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Google unveils first complete self-driving car prototype

Google unveils first complete self-driving car prototype | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
Google has been developing autonomous car technology since 2010. Now, it has unveiled the first complete prototype of its self-driving car. The company expects the vehicle to be hitting the street...
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A car that drives itself.

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Dmitry Orlov – Are Americans Prepared For A Soviet Style Collapse – Interview

Dmitry Orlov – Are Americans Prepared For A Soviet Style Collapse – Interview | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
If the social and financial structure around you collapsed tomorrow, as it did for many people during the fall of the Soviet Union, are you prepared to survive and even prosper? In my latest interview with best selling author Dmitry
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Good question. Are we prepared for a collapse? It hit Soviet Russia bad, jobs were gone, no money to purchase even basic necessities like food. So how does one prepare to cope? Can Americans? What does it take to be self-sufficient and survive with reasonable comfort? This one is a two part video, 17 minutes each where Dmitry Orlov discusses his transition to a sustainable life style.   

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Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
Can't afford a glass greenhouse? Check out how to build your own underground greenhouse for cheaper and for growing veggies 365 days a year, even in cold climates.
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SUPERB. Underground green house. Just right for the Himalayan region.

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Here's an air-powered umbrella, because science

Here's an air-powered umbrella, because science | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
It's the futuristic umbrella no one asked for.
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The modern umbrella was invented in China, and now it looks like the umbrella of the future will also come from China. Maybe.

In response to the mangled fabric-and-wire messes that litter streets after every rainstorm, a group of Chinese designers have invented what they think is the obvious next step in the rain-shade game: an air-powered umbrella stick. It's four days away from being funded on Kickstarter, and it's just as absurd as it sounds.

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No to Climate Smart Agriculture - YouTube

Climate smart agriculture doesn't make a differentiation between the negative effects of industrialized agriculture and the real solutions offered by traditi...
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As the speaker says, 'Climate smart agriculture doesn't make a differentiation between the negative effects of industrialized agriculture and the real solutions offered by traditional sustainable peasant agriculture which has contributed to alleviating poverty, hunger and remediation of climate change. Climate-Smart Agriculture means industrial agriculture – and the very practices and players which cause climate change and farmer vulnerability.' 

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apertus° AXIOM Beta Crowd Funding Pitch - YouTube

apertus° AXIOM Beta Crowd Funding campaign is LIVE: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axiom-beta-the-first-open-digital-cinema-camera/x/5022798 Credits: Mal...
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OPEN SOURCE PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL CAMERA........freedom for movie makers, Thanks Sepp.

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Speed Riding Mont Blanc from Didier Lafond on Vimeo

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INNOVATIONS IN EXTREME SPORTS. This is fusion between skiing, hang gliding at great speed. See these guys jump from one glacier to another, ski, up in the air again. Starting at over 4000 metres to finally land at 800 odd.  

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China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of air around itself. Inside this bubble, the submarine can travel much faster without friction of water creating drag and slowing it down. Theoretically, a supercavitated vessel using rocket engines could travel inside that air pocket at almost the speed of sound.
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China has developed a technology that allows a submarine to travel at the speed of sound. The point to note is that the speed of sound in water is about 1500 metres per second against 332 metres in air. [Other parameters also affect the speed like density and temperature] The basic principle is to create an air pocket ahead of the submarine thereby reducing the drag. Effectively, the submarine travels inside this air pocket  or super-cavity to achieve the speed. Even if it can travel at 332 metres per second, it is awfully fast. Details are not available. 

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Sepp Hasslberger's comment, September 3, 2014 6:26 PM
The Russians have had this technology since the 1990s, and they apparently sold some to the Chinese.
So the Chinese joined the club and made their own further development...

https://www.militaryperiscope.com/mdb-smpl/weapons/minetorp/torpedo/w0004768.shtml
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World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China - CNET

World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China - CNET | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material.
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China takes lead in 3D printing. Soon, people are going to forget conventional construction system. The machine uses CAD to 'print' a structure. It can even reuse materials from a demolished structure. Uses 80% less labour with much material savings. It is completely safe and environment friendly.    

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The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet » EcoWatch

The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet » EcoWatch | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
Carbon farming is an agricultural system implementing practices that improve the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted to plant material
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Some of the smartest innovations are occurring in our food system. From regenerating soil health to organic management methods. Farmers are going back to the basics and achieving record yields, never achieved under conventional industrial model. The smartest ones I have seen are: remineralisation [improving across the board mineral balance of soil], attention to TCEC, monitoring, using heirloom seeds and natural hybrids, green manuring, etc. These methods are low cost, need much less irrigation water and environment friendly.  

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India Plans World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project (50 MW)

India Plans World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project (50 MW) | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
After canal-top solar power projects, India is planning to install the world’s largest floating solar power project.

India’s leading hydro power generator National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) is planning to set up a 50 MW solar photovoltaic project over the water bodies in the southern state of Kerala. Renewable Energy College will provide assistance to the
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PM Narendra Modi started the canal top solar generators. Now a private firm in collaboration with a Kerala college and Ministry for Renewable Energy Systems is putting up a pilot project of 50 MW. India receives 300 days of sunlight, hence solar generation is suitable. It will help reduce and eliminate the monopolistic control of power generation and distribution companies. AND, solar and wind can be combined. Recall that after Fukushima, China went back to the drawing board but in two years to March 2013, she added 19,000MW of Wind power to its supply grid while during the same period Manmohan Singh, then PM of India, in a secret deal with Sarkozy, awarded 60 billion dollar worth of nuclear business to the dubious French Company AREVA. Their so called advanced nuclear plant in Finland is not only behind schedule but with immense cost overrun.

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Xinhua - English

Xinhua - English | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
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This is a story from 2006 from EAST. EAST stands for "Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak". It seeks to explore infinite and clean energy resources of nuclear fusion. The test run was successful. Commercial models are likely to cost 1/15 to 1/20th the cost of equivalent reactor capacity. This is an excellent technology and has the potential to resolve energy crisis. Recall that five countries have done much research into fusion technology. These are Russia, China, India, France and USA. The first reports came out in 1985-86. For some reason, India did not pursue this attractive technology. Instead it opted for Coal, hydro and nuclear. Now, the Chinese are leading the field, possibly in collaboration with Russia.  

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Energy News Articles

Energy News Articles | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
Energy News Articles: Riveting energy news articles from the major media give hope for a brighter future.
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We are all being scammed by energy companies, around the world. It is worth knowing how. For example, residents of Bombay pay electricity rate that is even higher than the rate charged in the USA while in neighbouring Goa the highest rate is flat Rs 3 per unit, one of the lowest. The Discoms in both states source electricity from the same national grid. The Discoms are the centre of racketeering.

 

Over a dozen innovations exist-tested, tried and scalable-that can help achieve 100 miles per gallon for average passenger cars but the automobile industry refuses to adopt these simple innovations. At least half a dozen tested and working models exist for distributed energy source; one can install these devices in the garage and generate almost free electricity.

 

There are about 30 articles in the list, each about a successful launch.

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This cool GIF shows the inside of the human body from head to toe

This cool GIF shows the inside of the human body from head to toe | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
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Interesting technology. One can create 3D image of the inside of human body. Soon, it should be possible to view #D images of innards in real time.

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gold backed ruble | Max Keiser

gold backed ruble | Max Keiser | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
Max Keiser Financial War Reports
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What, if? The Western banks and currency speculators knocked the Ruble down that is hurting Russian economy, eroding savings, etc, etc. That is what the mainstream media is regurgitating. What if Russian chess players anticipated it and played along, allowing Ruble to crash? Russian economic fundamentals are sound. Russia had been moving away from dollar and working on gold backed Ruble since 2006-07. So who loses? What if Russia now mops up Rubles in the hands of Western Banks and exchanges it against its dollar holding? Majority of Russian banks are private, have inter-connectedness with Western Banks and they have colluded in this currency manipulation. What happens then?

 

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We may be on the verge of a cooling revolution

We may be on the verge of a cooling revolution | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
Phononic may do for cooling and heating what the LED is doing for lighting.
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I am still a die hard supporter of static geo-thermal for residential cooling or internal environmental control. This device seems to be 3x more efficient, so okay. Thank you, Sepp. With no moving parts it should be far more efficient.

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Xenex's Little Moe robot kills Ebola virus : News, News - India Today

Xenex's Little Moe robot kills Ebola virus : News, News - India Today | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
A San-Antonio company has developed robot for hospitals that kills Ebola virus with UV-C light.
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Sun rays have UV A, B and C. C is blocked out by earth's ozone layer, hence life forms are not used to it. This was used to create Xenex. Switched on in a hospital room, it eliminates all germs with pulses of UV-C within 5 minutes.

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AXIOM Alpha Colorgraded Sample Footage - YouTube

apertus° AXIOM Beta Crowd Funding campaign is LIVE: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axiom-beta-the-first-open-digital-cinema-camera/x/5022798 Download DNx...
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INCREDIBLE

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Sun-powered desalination for villages in India

Sun-powered desalination for villages in India | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
Around the world, there is more salty groundwater than fresh, drinkable groundwater. For example, 60 percent of India is underlain by salty water -- and much of that area is not served by an electric grid that could run conventional reverse-osmosis desalination plants. Sun-powered desalination could deliver clean water for off-grid villages.
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Simple technology, that will change the way Indians have approached the problem of safe drinking water for all. Note that the research was funded by Jain Irrigation Systems, an Indian company that builds and installs solar-power systems, and sponsored by the Tata Center for Technology and Design at MIT. Just one small point in the article with which I differ. India's water problem is not because shortage of water; it is because of Government's mismanagement of water resources.

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Shkval torpedo (Russia) - VA-111 - Military Periscope

Shkval torpedo (Russia) - VA-111 - Military Periscope | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it
Shkval torpedo (VA-111) Russia,The Shkval(squall) is a high-speed supercavitating rocket-propelled
torpedo designed to be a rapid-reaction defense against U.S. submarines
undetected by sonar. It can also be used as a countermeasure to an
incoming torpedo, forcing the hostile projectile to abruptly change
course and poss i
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Sepp alerted me, saying 'The Russians have had this technology since the 1990s, and they apparently sold some to the Chinese.
So the Chinese joined the club and made their own further development...'

So, they have had deep hi-tech military collaboration for sometime.


"The Shkval is fired from the standard 533-mm torpedo tube at a depth of up to 328 ft (100 m). The torpedo exits the tube at 50 knots (93 kmh) and then ignites the rocket motor, propelling the weapon to speeds four to five times faster than other conventional torpedoes. The weapon reportedly has an 80 percent kill probability at a range of 7,655 yd (7,000 m)."  Read on.


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Salt Water Powered Car Gets European Approval

Salt Water Powered Car Gets European Approval | SMART INNOVATIONS | Scoop.it

With salt water as its fuel, which it converts to electricity, it has a top speed of over 200 mph and has now been approved for public road use in Europe.

 

A car which uses an electrolyte flow cell power system is now certified for use on European roads. The car is called the Quant e-Sportlimousine, which made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

 

Not only can this car run on salt water, but it is claimed that the car has peak power of 920 horsepower (680 kW), 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 217.5 mph (350 km/h).

 

“The power density of the nanoFLOWCELL® at 600 W per kilogram or per litre is greater than any comparable system; five times greater, to be specific. That means you can drive five times further with our system than you can with a conventional battery system, including the most state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. The system is also extremely safe to operate and environmentally friendly. Most importantly, since there are almost no moving parts and it produces negligible waste heat, it has an efficiency of more than 80%. There has never been anything like it.”


Via Sepp Hasslberger
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Yet another masterpiece of engineering innovation. 0-100 KMPH in 2.8 seconds and top speed of 360 KMPH is brute of a machine. Fuel is salt water. Com Rothsey baby, kill this brute too before your oil business collapses.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 31, 2014 4:40 PM

Here is a more technical description of how the flow cell works...

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/03/20140305-quant.html ;