The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

The Tiny House Movement (Updated)

Jul 14

All about “The Tiny House Movement” — websites, blogs, news stories, newsletters, books, interviews, videos…

Warka Water: Clean Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Warka Water: Clean Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Jul 11

Designer Arturo Vittori’s innovative invention can provide remote villages with more than 25 gallons of clean drinking water per day…

Drought Master: Machine That Pulls Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Drought Master: Machine That Pulls Water Out of Thin Air (Updated)

Jul 11

Terry LeBleu of Granite Shoals, Texas, is one of the few people who can honestly say he’s not worried about water restrictions in these times of drought, and that’s because he has the Drought Master, a machine that makes water out of air…

The Good Country Index

The Good Country Index

Jul 05

The idea of the Good Country Index is pretty simple: to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organisations, we’ve given each country a balance sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between…

ChargeAll – World’s Smallest Portable Power Outlet (Updated)

ChargeAll – World’s Smallest Portable Power Outlet (Updated)

Jun 20

Have you ever wished you could take the wall outlet on the go? ChargeAll gives you the power to do things you never thought possible; power up and charge your cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, fans, curling irons or desk lights! It’s so small and compact you can literally put it in your pocket, your purse or your backpack. Available in two sizes: Portable (Small) and Powerful (Large)…

Elon Musk Bets On Solar & Battery Tech

Elon Musk Bets On Solar & Battery Tech

Jun 17

Musk, chairman of the solar installer SolarCity, announced Tuesday that the company would acquire a solar panel maker and build factories “an order of magnitude” bigger than the plants that currently churn out panels. Musk’s future customers could ignore traditional energy companies completely. They would have SolarCity panels on their roof that would generate enough power to also charge up a Tesla in the garage. A Tesla battery could then power the home at night with stored solar power…

Elon Musk: ‘All Our Patent Are Belong To You’

Elon Musk: ‘All Our Patent Are Belong To You’

Jun 12

Want to start your own electric car company? You now have the technology to do so. Tesla has made the unorthodox move of pledging not to pursue litigation against any company that uses its technology “in good faith”…

Great Ideas: Solar Roadways (Updated)

Great Ideas: Solar Roadways (Updated)

Jun 03

Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots. A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole. They have many other features as well, including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and attached Cable Corridor to store and treat stormwater and provide a “home” for power and data cables. EVs will be able to charge with energy from the sun (instead of fossil fuels) from parking lots and driveways and after a roadway system is in place, mutual induction technology will allow for charging while driving…

The Google Self-Driving Car

The Google Self-Driving Car

May 27

Google is now exploring what fully self-driving vehicles would look like by building some prototypes; they’ll be designed to operate safely and autonomously without requiring human intervention. They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Google’s software and sensors do all the work…

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

TED: Amy Cuddy: ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are’

May 04

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success…

Swiss Building Provides Haven For Hypersensitive

Swiss Building Provides Haven For Hypersensitive

Apr 06

A newly-opened apartment building on the outskirts of Zurich has stringent rules banned smoking, perfume and mobile phones in a bid to provide a haven for those hypersensitive to everyday chemicals…

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Apr 03

Version 3.0 of “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” includes a major overhaul of both the chart and worksheet. In addition, eight new sub categories have been added to The Formula’s 12 main sections. The wording on several existing sub categories has also been improved…

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

The Healing Power of Mother Earth

Mar 28

Posted anonymously on Facebook, here is some very, very good advice. It has helped me many times to calm down, heal, regenerate, reconnect with myself and God, and discover answers to challenging situations. Many near-death experiencers also report that reconnecting with nature helps them reconnect with The Source of life that they encountered on the other side…

Internet for Everyone: internet.org

Internet for Everyone: internet.org

Mar 28

Internet.org is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it…

How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers

Mar 06

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains…

A Breakthrough Phone: Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (Updated)

A Breakthrough Phone: Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (Updated)

Feb 28

In case you haven’t noticed, mobile devices are taking over the world. Why are mobile devices so wildly, irresistibly, over-the-top popular? Obviously, they help us stay connected, both to one another and the global communications network. But they are also becoming increasingly powerful, versatile, and useful. Among other things, they are now replacing a host of other devices at a fraction of the price. A case in point is the new Samsung Galaxy S4…

The Natural Effect

The Natural Effect

Feb 08

“All-natural” and “natural” claims are among the most commonly used claims on new food products, and annual sales of products with “natural” claims are more than $20 billion. But many products that claim to be “natural” are filled with stuff you couldn’t find in nature — including chemical additives, high fructose corn syrup and genetically engineered ingredients. In other words, only “organic” guarantees that food was produced as Mother Nature intended…

Obama Launches ‘Climate Hubs’ To Mitigate Climate Change Issues

Obama Launches ‘Climate Hubs’ To Mitigate Climate Change Issues

Feb 05

The Obama administration to announce the establishment of seven regional “climate hubs” to help farmers and rural communities adapt to extreme weather conditions and other effects of climate change…

Buffalo Mass Mobs

Buffalo Mass Mobs

Feb 02

Playing off the idea of using social media to summon crowds for parties or mischief, mobs of Buffalo-area Roman Catholics have been filling pews and lifting spirits at some of the city’s original, now often sparsely attended, churches. On a given Sunday, participants attend Mass en masse at a church they’ve picked in an online vote and promoted through Facebook and Twitter. Visitors experience the architecture, heritage and spirit of the aging houses of worship and the churches once again see the numbers they were built for, along with a helpful bump in donations when the collection baskets are passed…

TEDx: 13 Year-Old Logan LaPlante on Education

TEDx: 13 Year-Old Logan LaPlante on Education

Jan 11

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal…

270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto (Updated)

270,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto (Updated)

Dec 24

More than 270,000 organic farmers are taking on corporate agriculture giant Monsanto in a lawsuit filed March 30. Led by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, the family farmers are fighting for the right to keep a portion of the world food supply organic — and preemptively protecting themselves from accusations of stealing genetically modified seeds that drift on to their pristine crop fields…

thingCHARGER

thingCHARGER

Dec 18

Great invention: thingCHARGER is a clever, flexible, space efficient way to charge all your things: smartphone, tablet, whatever…

‘The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth’ by David Sunfellow (Updated: Version 2.1)

‘The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth’ by David Sunfellow (Updated: Version 2.1)

Oct 19

Many of you have heard about “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” or “The Formula.” I introduced the idea in my two-part YouTube presentation called “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World.” Essentially, I’ve been trying to identify the universal truths presented by near-death experiences and wrestle them into “a formula” that we can use to transform our lives. After a year of teaching classes in Sedona that have focused on applying NDE truths in our personal lives, I’ve finally created a chart that illustrates the key aspects of The Formula. Here it is… (Version 2.1 is now available!)

Shadow: An App To Record The Dreams Of Humankind

Shadow: An App To Record The Dreams Of Humankind

Sep 22

Our brain is an incredibly creative problem solver. And some parts of it are most active while we’re sleeping. Electricity, Frankenstein’s monster, nonviolent resistance, laser technology — all of these were conceived in dreams. Sleep is where some of humanity’s most incredible creations got their start. Yet, we forget 95% of our dreams within five minutes of waking up. That’s a huge amount of data — with unfathomable of potential — we forget each day, all because we don’t have a good way to record and understand it. What would happen if we remembered? Even better, what if we learned to make sense of it? The dream ecosystem has incredible potential to bring us together, and it’s been ignored long enough. Scientists understand the neurology of sleep, but not the content of dreams. We want to build SHADOW to bridge the gap…

Great Idea: Phonebloks

Great Idea: Phonebloks

Sep 22

A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part that killed it, we throw everything away because it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade. Phoneblok is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it; if it’s getting old just upgrade…

The B Team

The B Team

Aug 06

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative that has been formed by a group of global business leaders to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. Working with a global community of advisors and partners, The B Team seeks to develop and implement a Plan B for business that puts people and planet alongside profit…

Seattle Plans ‘One Of Nation’s Largest Food Forests’ (Updated)

Seattle Plans ‘One Of Nation’s Largest Food Forests’ (Updated)

Jul 25

A park on Seattle’s Beacon Hill may become one of the nation’s largest “food forests” — places where city dwellers can pick apples, plums and other crops right from the branch…

Scanadu Scout, The First Medical Tricorder

Scanadu Scout, The First Medical Tricorder

Jul 08

If you’ve been longing for the day you can just scan your body at home to find out what’s wrong when you’re sick rather than head to the ER — your day is here. Meet Scout, a device that can monitor and track your vital signs, temperature, ECG, heart rate, oximetry and stress by just holding the it up to your forehead for 10 seconds…

Goats R Us

Goats R Us

Jul 06

Officials at San Francisco International Airport hired a herd of part-time employees to toil on the west side of the property and engage in an unusual — but environmentally friendly — form of fire prevention. For two weeks in June, Mr. Fuzzy, Cookie, Mable, Alice and nearly 400 other goats chomped on the brush in a remote corner of the airport. The area needs to be cleared each spring to protect nearby homes from potential fires. But machines or humans can’t be used because two endangered species — the San Francisco garter snake and the California red-legged frog — live there…

3D Printed Cortex Exoskeleton Could Replace Plaster Casts

3D Printed Cortex Exoskeleton Could Replace Plaster Casts

Jun 30

A 3D-printed cast concept, more flexible and wearer-friendly than traditional plaster cast for break and fracture patients, is the latest potential application of advanced materials manipulation. The design, dubbed the Cortex Exoskeleton, could potentially deliver more structured support for broken limbs while also being lighter, stronger, and more convenient than existing options…

Plan To Clone ‘Super-Trees’ Could Resurrect UK’s Ancient Forests

Plan To Clone ‘Super-Trees’ Could Resurrect UK’s Ancient Forests

Jun 30

Some of Britain’s best-loved trees could be cloned in an effort to reproduce a range of our most successful and sturdy oaks, yews and firs. The £2m scheme to reproduce and grow again all of Britain’s biggest, oldest, tallest and most ecologically important trees has been devised by the US tree conservationist David Milarch, who hopes to reproduce all the UK’s “super-trees” and then offer tens of thousands of their genetically identical offspring free to schools, cities and landowners…

The Sentinel Mission To Save The Earth

The Sentinel Mission To Save The Earth

Jun 27

Sentinel is a mission of mapping and discovery. Mapping the great unknown of the inner solar system is the first step in protecting the Earth from asteroid impacts and in opening up this next frontier. By observing in infrared, Sentinel will discover more than 20,000 asteroids in just the first month of operation — more discoveries than all other telescopes combined have managed to discover in the last 30 years — and over 6.5 years will locate and follow the trajectories of more than 90% of asteroids larger than 140 meters…

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Quote: ‘Every Time You Buy Organic…’

Jun 25

“Every time you buy organic, you’re persuading more farmers to grow organic.”

— Mother Earth News

Breakthrough Technology: Google Internet Balloons

Breakthrough Technology: Google Internet Balloons

Jun 17

Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online. While the project is still in the very early testing stages, Google hopes eventually to launch thousands of the thin, polyethylene-film inflatables and bring the Internet to some of the more remote parts of the globe, narrowing the digital divide between the 2.2 billion people who are online and the 4.8 billion who aren’t…

05/07/13 NDE Class Notes (Includes The History of “The Formula”)

05/07/13 NDE Class Notes (Includes The History of “The Formula”)

Jun 05

The NDE classes in Sedona are continuing to produce lots of great content. Here are the class notes from our May 7th meeting. Among other things, this update includes provocative information from Dr. Jeffrey Long, author of “Evidence for the Afterlife,” that offers increasing evidence for the existence of a personal God. This update also includes an important overview concerning how “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” came to be…

The Green PolkaDot Box

The Green PolkaDot Box

Mar 09

More and more people are becoming aware of the health benefits of eating a diet of natural and organic foods. Unfortunately, they may find that the high cost and scarcity of these foods put such a diet somewhere between difficult and impossible. If you don’t have an organic food store or farmer’s market in your city, or can’t afford the high price of natural, non-GMO foods, The Green PolkaDot Box may meet your needs…

TED: ‘Ron Finley: A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central LA’

TED: ‘Ron Finley: A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central LA’

Mar 07

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

Army Deploying $2.8M Mobile 3D Printing Labs

Army Deploying $2.8M Mobile 3D Printing Labs

Feb 28

For the first time, the Army is deploying special scientists and self-contained, mobile laboratories — 3D Printing Labs — to the warzone capable of designing and producing problem-solving inventions for soldiers operating in remote outposts in Afghanistan…

Documentary: ‘Eat, Fast & Live Longer’

Documentary: ‘Eat, Fast & Live Longer’

Feb 19

Michael Mosley is a medical doctor, journalist and television presenter. He has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight in the bargain. And he wants to make as few changes to his life as possible along the way. He discovers the powerful new science behind the ancient idea of fasting, and he thinks he’s found a way of doing it that still allows him to enjoy his food. Michael tests out the science of fasting on himself — with life-changing results…

iDoctor: Could A Smartphone Be The Future Of Medicine?

iDoctor: Could A Smartphone Be The Future Of Medicine?

Feb 04

One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. The cardiologist claims that the key is the smartphone. Topol has become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports…

GravityLight: Light for the Developing World

GravityLight: Light for the Developing World

Jan 23

As part of a research initiative on how to harness off-grid energy for low-power electronics, a pair of U.K.-based designers created a lamp that uses gravity to generate light…

WakaWaka Power

WakaWaka Power

Jan 14

WakaWaka Power is a super efficient personal solar power station that charges your iPhone and any other smartphone or shines 40 hours of excellent reading light, all on just one day of solar charge. A lifesaver for those without electricity. For every WakaWaka Power sold during this pre-sale campaign the creators of WakaWaka will give two WakaWaka Lights (lights only) to Haiti, where 370,000 people still live in makeshift shelters without electricity…

New NHNE Facebook Page on Relationships!

New NHNE Facebook Page on Relationships!

Jan 02

NHNE now has a new Facebook page on relationships. NHNE’s relationship page is dedicated to the rarest, most valuable of all earthly treasures: conscious, caring, healthy relationships — first, with our fellow human beings, and then with the rest of creation…

Boycott Companies That Helped Defeat Prop 37

Boycott Companies That Helped Defeat Prop 37

Nov 30

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is calling for a national boycott of the popular natural and organic brands owned by 10 parent companies that donated to defeat Prop 37, the California Right to Know GMO labeling initiative…

The Clearness Committee

The Clearness Committee

Nov 20

Parker J. Palmer writes: “Many of us face a dilemma when trying to deal with a personal problem, question, or decision. On the one hand, we know that the issue is ours alone to resolve and that we have the inner resources to resolve it, but access to our own resources is often blocked by layers of inner “stuff” — confusion, habitual thinking, fear, despair. On the other hand, we know that friends might help us uncover our inner resources and find our way, but by exposing our problem to others, we run the risk of being invaded and overwhelmed by their assumptions, judgments, and advice — a common and alienating experience. As a result, we often privatize these vital questions in our lives: at the very moment when we need all the help we can get, we find ourselves cut off from both our inner resources and the support of a community. For people who have experienced this dilemma, I want to describe a method invented by the Quakers, a method that protects individual identity and integrity while drawing on the wisdom of other people. It is called a “Clearness Committee.”

After Big Money Defeats GMO Labeling, Citizens Start Labeling Products Themselves

After Big Money Defeats GMO Labeling, Citizens Start Labeling Products Themselves

Nov 18

The recent defeat of California Proposition 37 which would have required foods containing GMOs to be labeled, has given birth to a grassroots movement known as “The Label It Yourself Campaign”. The campaign provides outraged consumers with stickers that sport a skull with cornstalks for crossbones and encourages them to place these labels on GMO products found in grocery stores…

Occupy Wallstreet Launches ‘The Rolling Jubilee’

Occupy Wallstreet Launches ‘The Rolling Jubilee’

Nov 12

A group of campaigners linked to the Occupy Wall Street movement is buying-up distressed loans for pennies in the pound and cancelling them to “liberate debtors at random”. The Rolling Jubilee project is seeking donations to help it buy-up distressed debts, including student loans and outstanding medical bills, and then wipe the slate clean by writing them off…

Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Soul Kitchen’

Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Soul Kitchen’

Nov 09

The vision at Soul Kitchen is to serve healthy, delicious, and when possible, organic meals. At the Soul Kitchen you will notice there are no prices on the menu and you might have been seated with someone you don’t know. Customers pay the minimum donation or volunteer in some way to earn a voucher for a meal. The Soul Kitchen has served over 11,500 meals, most recently 31% of their diners were people in-need; and volunteers have donated over 12,200 hours of time to the program…

‘One Laptop Per Child’ Unleashes The Genius In African Children

‘One Laptop Per Child’ Unleashes The Genius In African Children

Nov 07

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) performed a bold experiment. They dropped off closed and taped boxes with Motorola Xoom tablets and without any instruction in two remote Ethiopian villages. The tablets were preloaded with alphabet-training games, e-books, movies, cartoons, paintings, and other programs. About 20 first-grade-aged children each were given a tablet in Wonchi and Wolonchete respectively — two isolated rural villages without a person that can read or write. Within four minutes after the tablets were dropped off, one of the children figured out how to turn on and use the tablet. Within five days, they were using about 47 apps per child, per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village, and within five months, they had hacked Android…