Is your world powered by coffee?

Is your world powered by coffee?

[London Evening Standard]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Made out of coffee grounds
  • Solid Bio-fuel
  • It is used as a log
  • Put it in your stove, barbecue, chimney
  • Wood burning stove
  • Waste coffee grounds
  • Collect them from all across London
  • I think its crucial to use waste
  • There is no such thing as waste
  • It’s simply a resource but in the wrong place
  • The coffee log product is literally half the price of conventional fuels
  • Much much cheaper than coal and much much cheaper than wood
  • It saves them a lot of money
  • Doing something good for the environment
  • Turn it into a fuel
  • Heat their coffee shop

 

Bio-bean® is the first company in the world to industrialise the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and biochemicals. We work within the existing energy and waste infrastructure, developing sustainable products and solutions to displace conventional fuels and chemicals.

About Coffee Logs :

Coffee Logs are a clean, cheap, local and sustainable alternative to dirty, imported fuels and can be used in a wide range of different appliances such as wood burning stoves, chimneys, BBQs, pizza ovens, smokers or just on an open fire.   Read more HERE

 

 

 

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Trees can fly

Trees can fly

  [Hoshincu]

How to make Air Bonsai :

  [Hoshincu]

“A Japanese firm called Hoshinchu is producing kits for customers to produce their own floating versions of tiny house plants called Air Bonsai.

The tiny trees contain spongy balls of moss that contain magnets that sit above a porcelain base that similarly contain magnets which repel those found in the moss. 

How do the trees float :

The Air Bonsai kit is made up of two parts – an ‘energy base’ and the ‘little star’ which floats a few centimetres above the base.

The ‘stars’ are spongy balls of moss 2.3-inches (6cm) across containing magnets weighing around 250 grams

The porcelain base contains magnets and a rotating mechanism and is connected to the mains by an AC adapter.

The magnets repel each other to create the illusion of levitation. 

To plant the trees, customers poke a hole in the ball and add the cutting of the plant or a seedling. 

The website shows a number of bonsai trees which have been grown for a number of years spinning off the ground.

An additional pot is available in the form of a lava stone, instead of the moss ball.”

[Daily Mail UK]
Do one thing every day that scares you #2

Do one thing every day that scares you #2

[ikea belgium]

A wireless bungee jump? Is it already possible? One thing is certain, it looks so real that everyone will surely go along with this story of the first wireless bungee jump. Now in theory, it could even be possible according to physics experts. 

The 3-minute mockumentary shows that the era of “wireless” is finally here. Yes, now everything is wireless, and even bungee jumping may soon be done without the  elastic attachment. In the meantime, IKEA launches an intelligent system allowing you to wirelessly charge your smartphone. No more hassle with wires, all you do is lay your smartphone on the wireless charger, beautifully incorporated in IKEA furniture. [DDB]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

Combine extreme sports with science

 A wireless bungee jump

 A team of scientist

 Here’s the story

 We work with magnets

 They attract each other

 We are going to do the reverse

 Four dishes which will convert the electricity into a strong magnetic field

 The bungee jumper

 It will look like he is doing a bungee jump

 The guy who is will to do it

 In theory everything should work

 The big day

 Jumping without a wire

 Damien is ready

 You did it

 It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world

 Wireless charging today

 

Do something great

Do something great

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. READ MORE

Do somenting great

That’s smart

That’s smart

[News Corp Australia]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • If cities were smarter, then life in cities would be better
  • IBM create ads with a purpose
  • A simple curve
  • We gave advertising a new function
  • Smart ideas
  • With a message that inspires
  • Move your ideas forward
  • Join the conversation

 

 

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LifePaint

[Volvo Cars]

Volvo Cars presents LifePaint. The best way to survive a crash, is not to crash. LifePaint is a unique reflective safety spray. Invisible by daylight, it shines brightly in the glare of car headlights. Making the invisible, visible. Find out more  HERE  #volvolifepaint

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Nearly every day something almost happens
  • The young driver lost concentration
  • Hit me from behind
  • Sustained those injuries
  • Far less traffic
  • Cycling at night
  • It’s a lot more dangerous
  • Apply it to a surface
  • The reflective particles will stick together with a special adhesive
  • Invisible by day, but light up at night
  • It makes it very hard for you to be missed
  • It will make you scream out to drivers like me
  • Cycle safety
  • It’s about cars, it’s about pedestrians
  • It’s great that a car brand has got involved
  • Help cyclists and drivers in the end save lives

 

Inspire me #10

Inspire me #10

[Chris Notap]

Make a bird house the easy way. Use an old kettle!  They make a great bird house nesting spot for birds. Just rotate the kettle so the spout is pointing upwards then find a tree or post where you can mount the bird house. One screw and washer through the spout and into the bottom is all you need to hold it. Already this season there has been 3 sparrow families that have raised their young in this bird house. Small birds search for any small space as a home and will nest wherever they can if the opening size is right and a kettle opening is perfect for nest-building for a bird house.