A little good news — about clean energy: hydrogen!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tokyo-olympics-cauldron-and-village-are-hydrogen-powered/ You gotta read this short and inspired story. The Olympic village is entirely powered by hydrogen tech! Transportation and residences. That means zero greenhouse gas emission and an extra water source to hydrate their gardens etc... Frankly, it's getting hard to see why governments continue supporting fossil fuels!!! We need to really get our … Continue reading A little good news — about clean energy: hydrogen!

A little good news about — fire (kind of, I guess)

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/11th-grader-invents-automatic-fire-extinguisher-to-protect-homes-and-property/ The real good news here is this clever person's actions. They found a need and filled it. Then they marketed that solution to help even more people in need. Imaging that being the new normal in the world... inventing to benefit all the planet.

A little good news — about energy for all

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/chinese-fusion-reactor-breaks-record-for-120-million-celsius-plasma/ It sounds like we really need a Tony Stark about now, but this is no arc reactor. Let's be honest, I have no idea what I'm talking about. All I know is the geek in me gets really excited about these kinds of scientific things!!! I've been hearing about the holy grail of energy … Continue reading A little good news — about energy for all

A little good news — about tossed cabbage?

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tokyo-university-research-food-waste-turned-construction-materials/ Who are we kidding here? This is really cool! Using a technology that already existed in the lumber industry to recycle our composting into building materials!!! As an artist and maker space teacher, I would love to get my hands on this stuff and let my students' fertile imaginations run wild with it!

A little good news — about Beemunity?

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/bee-vaccine-to-prevent-death-from-pesticides/ It never occurred to me that we might try to vaccinate the by-kill from the pesticides we use to eliminate pests. To be honest, I have to believe there are natural ways to protect crops that Mother Nature has already in place, and that the practice of monoculture doesn't use. I get this from … Continue reading A little good news — about Beemunity?

A little good news — this takes recycling to a whole new level

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/architect-turning-carbon-emissions-into-tiles/ The possibilities are endless... combining the captured carbon from the CO2 in the air with other compressible & recycled materials to build funky and fun decorative tiles! Wow! Imagine if it could also be used to make bricks? I'm excited to see how this develops and to learn how it holds the carbon or … Continue reading A little good news — this takes recycling to a whole new level

A little good news — Now this is cool!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cooling-paper-reflects-sun-and-sucks-heat-from-inside/ Image a roofing (& presumably siding too) material that could replace air conditioning? Well, if it would help keep loving areas cool without the usual entry-shock of extreme A/C, I'm all for it! Cutting down ever-increasing electricity bills sounds great too!

A little good news — a jump forward to eliminating the need for fossil fuels

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/solid-state-lithium-battery-from-harvard-may-solve-40yo-problem/ This is really cool! Well, it is to my geeky mind. Batteries that can potentially last decades, instead of only a few years! This breakthrough go s well beyond just cars and other vehicles, it could become a backup system for homes and buildings that might replace the need generators... combine them with solar … Continue reading A little good news — a jump forward to eliminating the need for fossil fuels

A little good news — paving the way to solving what to do with all those face masks

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/recycled-face-masks-added-to-road-building-material-to-reduce-waste/ In my view, this is a lot of good news!!! The statistic that grabbed me was that on average we are consuming 6 billion face masks a day during this pandemic!!!! And they are all easily recycled into other practical materials... in this case: roads!

A little good news — we’re definitely back to the future with this innovation

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/yacht-the-manta-generates-power-by-melting-waste-it-gathers/ The article speaks for itself and answers a few questions... I think it's a great step forward... I want to know what are the emissions from the fuel source. And, can this system be retrofitted to other vessels?