Author: ramroidea

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Crowdsourcing a Global Internet of Things Network

The internet was made possible by people who connected their networks and allowed traffic to pass through their servers for free. The Things Network is doing the same for the Internet of Things by creating abundant...

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Utilizing Waste to Build Roofing System

In the past, we have highlighted companies like Ecovative – that uses mushroom to replace plastic foam, and Eco-BLAC, which uses industrial waste to make bricks. Now, we would like to introduce Re-Materials, an innovative start-up...

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Recycling Plastics to Reduce Poverty

People in developing countries don’t have access to proper waste management. As a result, plastic is often thrown onto the streets which eventually makes it’s way into ocean. It is estimated that about 8 million tons of...

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Powering Lamps with Salt Water

Most villages in developing countries have no access to electricity. People have to rely on kerosene/battery powered lamps as their main source of lighting which is not sustainable. To tackle this issue, Sustainable Alternative Lighting...

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Caltech – A Winning Sanitation Solution

An estimated 4.5 billion people in the developing world lack access to adequate sanitation facilities—a situation that contributes to millions of deaths every year as well as environmental pollution and economic losses. But even...

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Eco-Black – Bricks from Industrial Waste

Over 250 billion clay bricks are produced throughout India annually. This centuries-old product remains the subcontinent’s most commonly used building material, even as the environmentally detrimental production of fired clay bricks is responsible for...

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Embrace Warmer – Keep Premature Babies Warm

The Embrace Warmer started as a class project at Stanford University when a group of graduate students were challenged to design an intervention for neonatal hypothermia that cost a fraction of the price of...

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Kiva – Loans that Change Lives

More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand...

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Daily Dump – Compost at Home

When Daily Dump started in 2006, their vision was to constantly re-imagine their relationship with the earth, with each other and with their urban spaces. Essentially, they are in the mindset changing business –...