Author Archives: Nancy

Have the Jones’s Over for Tea

I grew up on a street where we shared the lawnmower and snow blower with each other. We need places to share and live with less stuff, but what we really need and desire is: community. Philip Slater, a sociologist … Continue reading

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Sustainable Power From Your Duds

ASME is another group thinking outside the box and generating electricity in textiles. They have manufactured a textile using two fabrics generating energy from the sun and mechanical motion. Simple daily motions like walking or biking or even the wind blowing, … Continue reading

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Trevor Baylis, Inventor

I am sad to learn of the death of Trevor Baylis who was a world changer. He invented the hand crank radio, enabling countless people to receive accurate information over the radio, during the AIDS crisis in areas in Africa … Continue reading

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Rowing Machines Generating Electricity

Here goes Electricpedals again breaking new records with human powered electricity, this time using rowing machines instead of pedal powered bikes. Rowers powered up the movie Through Hell and High Water, a Bear Grylls Adventure, featuring the Atlantic Challenge of rowing … Continue reading

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Brilliant Minds and Kinetic Energy

image from http://edisonleecomic.com/© 2018 John Hambrock | Distributed by King Features Syndicate The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee clip on human energy is a great commentary on the use of kinetic energy operating the myriad of devices that we humans … Continue reading

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