Vitamin Tablets As Food

Sometimes it’s hard to reach people who are affected by floods or natural calamities. Roads are blocked and impassable for aid to come through, and it’s expensive to hire airplanes. So, how can we send aid to those people?

I saw a video on Gates Notes showing a drone dropping supplies to Africans who needed vaccines to combat deadly diseases, which are difficult to reach since they are located on a remote area, a village. Vaccines needed to be kept at correct temperature and travel should be quick enough to avoid getting spoiled, and so they used a small drone.

I think we can use this technology to help organizations to send not only vaccines, but vitamin tablets that can replace real food for sustenance in order to survive. I mean, astronauts don’t eat barbecues in space station right? In order for them to survive, they need sustenance and they get this from drinking tablets, which makes them nourished for months without eating real food.

I guess, they needed to formulate the right nutrients packed in tablet form for emergency use, thus helping organizations like the Red Cross to rescue and give aid to people in much need of assistance.

Make Crops Grow Bigger With CO2

The other day, I was reading an invention that captures CO2 from air directly and collecting it. Then, they would sell it to Coca-Cola to make soft-drinks. It is simple but not yet economical as they pointed out, and this is their challenge.

Today, I saw another article about scientists looking to “enhance” plants to capture more carbon by making its roots deeper in the soil and keeping the CO2 in the soil for hundreds of years.

By joining these two ideas, it will give you a new solution, which is putting CO2 in the soil to make plants grow bigger. We all know that CO2 is the food of plants that makes them grow. Therefore, putting CO2 in the soil is good. Of course, you cannot directly put CO2 to the soil without mixing it with something. Water is a good candidate. By mixing CO2 to water produces carbonated water, just like soft-drinks (It’s not advisable to use consumer soft-drinks of course).

According to University of Colorado Boulder, that plants given carbonated water makes it grow taller by 170%.

 

References:

Digital Trends

Wired

Lifehacker

Invent Something Awesome For 2019

Happy New Year! Ain’t that awesome? Here we are surviving at least to be MORE awesome in 2019!

I challenge you to invent something that will change the world. A machine, a song or even a poem to make people’s lives different (in a good way). Be Steve Jobs, be Nikola Tesla, be a hero! Saving the world is no easy task, but at least we’ve enjoyed the journey towards progress.

Invent to prosper!

Water Pipe Electric Generator

This is not a special water pipe, I’m talking about the ordinary water pipes that is used by a city to distribute tap water. And, this is not the small pipes around the house, I’m talking about the huge pipes that engineers made for water distribution in the city.

Why water pipes? Water is pumped through these pipes so we could use it. It uses pressure to push through water and uses electricity. So, how can it produce electricity?

Just like windmill generators, it uses the same concept on generating electricity by using a motor that generates current when the armature inside the the turbine rotates between two polar field magnets. Now, by using the same turbine, you can put this to apply it on water pipes to generate electricity. And, you are talking about 24-hour, round-the-clock electricity for the whole city.

water pipe turbine

 

How To Repel Rats At Home Cheaply

Just this month, 153 people have died of Leptospirosis. This disease is plaguing our country for years and has claimed men, women and children. This is the result of people getting infected by having contact with rat urine which is prevalent since widespread flooding has begun, and thousands of lives is at stake.

I was doing a little research and prayed that God would lead me to a solution. Just the other night, I was reading Nikola Tesla’s biography and some people who contributed to society by their discoveries, and I came about a solution called, “Carbolic Acid.”

Carbolic Acid is used for treating wounds so people won’t get infected to avoid amputation. Now, this may be quite unrelated but it is when I Google searched this chemical. While typing on the search bar, Carboxylic Acid turned up unexpectedly which controls rat infestation.

Carboxylic Acid, on the other hand, is also quite unrelated but has given me a clue about on how to make vinegar. Further search gave me the answer that the cheap, old remedy  vinegar is something that rats flee from because of its smell and acidic nature.

Finally, I found proof that vinegar will keep rats away from homes especially where families live. Another good thing about this is its affordability, environment friendly while very effective on repelling rats for poorer communities.

Please check this link: Vinegar Keep Rats Away.

 

Raspberry Pi Like Laptop

I’ve been dabbling previously with a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, and amazed on how this tiny computer can do so many things. You can add sensors like temperature sensor to monitor the environment and record this in a file where you can review its data. Or, you can attach a servo so you can turn on the light switch by Tweeting a command online, anywhere!

The only problem is it is a mini desktop and you need to plug it in an electrical outlet. Therefore, portability is a problem.

An idea just switched on me since Raspberry Pi is an Internet Of Things computer, why not create a laptop that has IO board you can attach to a USB port or Thunderbolt ports, and you can now use this laptop just like a Raspberry Pi!

This is super useful for students and teachers alike, and it would be great to do so much more and even save the world!