Ideas that suppose change the world.

Posting of different ideas that I struck upon thinking... It may be weird, it may be logical, but I know that if the things I post is possible. The world would maybe change.

futurist-foresight:

A very innovative way of offering an incentive for people to recycle.
thisbigcity:

shrineart:

haunanodesu:

kitty-von-khaos:

wtf-fun-factss:

The Beijing Subway owners offer its passengers the abilitiy to pay with plastic bottles - WTF fun facts

If all countries offered this, our world would have a revolution.

why is this not a thing in boston i am always carrying a drink with me please make this a thing

This would be AWESOME.

#bestthingever

futurist-foresight:

A very innovative way of offering an incentive for people to recycle.

thisbigcity:

shrineart:

haunanodesu:

kitty-von-khaos:

wtf-fun-factss:

The Beijing Subway owners offer its passengers the abilitiy to pay with plastic bottles - WTF fun facts

If all countries offered this, our world would have a revolution.

why is this not a thing in boston i am always carrying a drink with me please make this a thing

This would be AWESOME.

#bestthingever

(via futurist-foresight)

If disabled people can get these kinds of cars easily.
Think about it.. Why not make it wider for another door! Passenger seat for another person like kids! 
futurist-foresight:

Sweden’s rather unique garbage problem. (Wow! Only 4% of waste goes into landfalls).
flipsideofamemory:

Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from Norway
Sweden, a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, is facing a unique dilemma: The nation has run out of much-needed fuel.
Sweden, birthplace of the Smörgåsbord, Eric Northman, and the world’s preferred solar-powered purveyor of flat-pack home furnishings, is in a bit of a pickle: the squeaky clean Scandinavian nation of more than 9.5 million has run out of garbage. The landfills have been tapped dry; the rubbish reserves depleted. And although this may seem like a positive — even enviable — predicament for a country to be facing, Sweden has been forced to import trash from neighboring countries, namely Norway. Yep, Sweden is so trash-strapped that officials are shipping it in — 80,000 tons of refuse annually, to be exact — from elsewhere.
You see, Swedes are big on recycling. So big in fact that only 4 percent of all waste generated in the country is landfilled.
Good for them! However, the population’s remarkably pertinacious recycling habits are also a bit of a problem given that the country relies on waste to heat and to provide electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes through a longstanding waste-to-energy incineration program. So with citizens simply not generating enough burnable waste to power the incinerators, the country has been forced to look elsewhere for fuel. Says Catarina Ostlund, a senior advisor for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency: “We have more capacity than the production of waste in Sweden and that is usable for incineration.”
Public Radio International [Living on Earth] has the whole story (hat tip to Ariel Schwartz at Co.Exist), a story that may seem implausible in a country like garbage-bloated America where overflowing landfills are anything but scarce.
As mentioned, the solution — a short-term one, according to Ostlund — has been to import (well, kind of import) waste from Norway. It’s kind of a great deal for the Swedes: Norway pays Sweden to take its excess waste, Sweden burns it for heat and electricity, and the ashes remaining from the incineration process, filled with highly polluting dioxins, are returned back to Norway and landfilled.
Ostlund suggests that Norway might not be the perfect partner for a trash import-export scheme, however. “I hope that we instead will get the waste from Italy or from Romania or Bulgaria or the Baltic countries because they landfill a lot in these countries,” she tells PRI. “They don’t have any incineration plants or recycling plants, so they need to find a solution for their waste.”


Could this be a solution?

futurist-foresight:

Sweden’s rather unique garbage problem. (Wow! Only 4% of waste goes into landfalls).

flipsideofamemory:

Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from Norway

Sweden, a recycling-happy land where a quarter of a million homes are powered by the incineration of waste, is facing a unique dilemma: The nation has run out of much-needed fuel.

Sweden, birthplace of the Smörgåsbord, Eric Northman, and the world’s preferred solar-powered purveyor of flat-pack home furnishings, is in a bit of a pickle: the squeaky clean Scandinavian nation of more than 9.5 million has run out of garbage. The landfills have been tapped dry; the rubbish reserves depleted. And although this may seem like a positive — even enviable — predicament for a country to be facing, Sweden has been forced to import trash from neighboring countries, namely Norway. Yep, Sweden is so trash-strapped that officials are shipping it in — 80,000 tons of refuse annually, to be exact — from elsewhere.

You see, Swedes are big on recycling. So big in fact that only 4 percent of all waste generated in the country is landfilled.

Good for them! However, the population’s remarkably pertinacious recycling habits are also a bit of a problem given that the country relies on waste to heat and to provide electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes through a longstanding waste-to-energy incineration program. So with citizens simply not generating enough burnable waste to power the incinerators, the country has been forced to look elsewhere for fuel. Says Catarina Ostlund, a senior advisor for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency: “We have more capacity than the production of waste in Sweden and that is usable for incineration.”

Public Radio International [Living on Earth] has the whole story (hat tip to Ariel Schwartz at Co.Exist), a story that may seem implausible in a country like garbage-bloated America where overflowing landfills are anything but scarce.

As mentioned, the solution — a short-term one, according to Ostlund — has been to import (well, kind of import) waste from Norway. It’s kind of a great deal for the Swedes: Norway pays Sweden to take its excess waste, Sweden burns it for heat and electricity, and the ashes remaining from the incineration process, filled with highly polluting dioxins, are returned back to Norway and landfilled.

Ostlund suggests that Norway might not be the perfect partner for a trash import-export scheme, however. “I hope that we instead will get the waste from Italy or from Romania or Bulgaria or the Baltic countries because they landfill a lot in these countries,” she tells PRI. “They don’t have any incineration plants or recycling plants, so they need to find a solution for their waste.”

Could this be a solution?

(via futurist-foresight)

Comedy Nerds United!: 5 Best and Safest Majors in College

comedynerdsunited:

Let’s face it, just about every three seconds somebody is asking you about your college major, and in the very next 2 seconds that same person is giving you a face of worry that the major you have chosen will get you nowhere in life. But take those faces no more! Here is a compiled list of the 5…

Lol

futurist-foresight:

What a superbly innovative thermoelectric powered torch!
futuretechreport:

15 Year Old Canadian Invents Flashlight Powered by Your Hand
Another reason to be proud to be Canadian today!
treehugger:

Portable light sources have been one of the most evolving inventions in history — from the primative torches and oil lamps of yesteryear, to today’s battery-powered flashlights and headlamps. But through it all, most of these illuminating tools have required an outside energy source that would deplete when needed the most.
But now, thanks to one particularly enlightened 15-year-old girl from Canada, your next flashlight just might be powered by the heat from your hand. Introducing, the thermoelectric ‘Hollow Flashlight’ — submitted for the Google Science Fair.
— Teenager invents a flashlight powered by the heat from your hand



Wow.

futurist-foresight:

What a superbly innovative thermoelectric powered torch!

futuretechreport:

15 Year Old Canadian Invents Flashlight Powered by Your Hand

Another reason to be proud to be Canadian today!

treehugger:

Portable light sources have been one of the most evolving inventions in history — from the primative torches and oil lamps of yesteryear, to today’s battery-powered flashlights and headlamps. But through it all, most of these illuminating tools have required an outside energy source that would deplete when needed the most.

But now, thanks to one particularly enlightened 15-year-old girl from Canada, your next flashlight just might be powered by the heat from your hand. Introducing, the thermoelectric ‘Hollow Flashlight’ — submitted for the Google Science Fair.

Teenager invents a flashlight powered by the heat from your hand

Wow.

(via futurist-foresight)