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Forget The Fridge: Using Chemistry And Nature To Store Food

Forget The Fridge: Using Chemistry And Nature To Store Food | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The refrigerator is a paragon of modern convenience. A magic box that keeps your food so cold it doesn’t spoil. It’s a miracle. But it’s the kind of miracle that can make us a little lazy. You get home from the store and just throw everything in the fridge. But, in fact, many foods aren’t so happy sitting in the ice box, and would be tastier and last longer if stored on the counter. More importantly, nature has given us some helpful tips on how to get the most quality from our foods, if only we would listen.

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Loop: Multifunctional Piece of Furniture Transforms Into a Chair, Chaise, Bookshelf or Table

Loop: Multifunctional Piece of Furniture Transforms Into a Chair, Chaise, Bookshelf or Table | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Israeli Boaz Mendel's 'Loop' is a multifunctional furniture piece that can magically take the shape of a chair, a chaise longue, a bar stool, a coffee table or a bookshelf.
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A car running on compressed air

A car running on compressed air | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Not even hot air. In this environmentally responsible day and age, unheated air will suffice to propel this car. Toyota Industries Corporation (not Toyota (A Marketer’s Dream: A Car That Runs On Hot Air: Not even hot air.

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Open Source Ecology

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The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.

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Artificial solar leaf comes to life

Artificial solar leaf comes to life | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Following a major breakthrough this summer, researchers from MIT, led by professor Daniel Nocera, have announced that the much-talked-about "artificial leaf" is now a reality. ...
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Maker Faire Melbourne: Inspire, inform, connect, entertain.

Maker Faire Melbourne: Inspire, inform, connect, entertain. | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not the finished and perfect end product. It’s a place to share what we’re learning with others, and celebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur. Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration coming to Australasia for the first time on Saturday, January 14th, 2012.

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Masonry stoves: how to make one from recycled paving slabs

Masonry stoves: how to make one from recycled paving slabs | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Reader, Steve James, sent in this brilliant design and build for a Kachelofen, a fast-burn efficient masonry stove...
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New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models

New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
An australian company has created a turbine that is nearly silent and with its solid turbine will help save the lives of birds around the world.
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Offshore wind farms to get more cash

Offshore wind farms to get more cash | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Offshore wind farms are set to receive more subsidies than previously planned
in the next few years under proposals from the Government today.

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