From GOOD, here’s a terrific example of ignoring the ‘standard practice.’ It has always been frustrating to me that the public sector does silos better than most large multinationals — sharing what works just isn’t the norm. So kudos are due to Living Labs Global for encouraging cities to share successful models.
Now let’s just hope the idea catches on….
Now this is an intriguing new technology from Germany’s ENERTRAG, via the WindSector blog — the hybrid power plant makes hydrogen from wind power to fuel automobiles! The techies among you will want to click through to see the technical drawings on how it works, but I’m hoping the economic development folks will get busy trying to figure out how we can get one going in Vermont, or at least somewhere in New England….
Toyota’s answered a question no one ever thought to ask: What if the Prius were a bike?
The answer suggests it wouldn’t be as boring to ride as it is to drive. For one thing, the bike uses neurotransmitters to change gears. It looks a whole lot cooler than the car, too.
So starts of Jason Kambitsis’ “review” of one of the projects developed within the Prius Projects campaign from Toyota, which encourages inventors and dreamers to tinker with its technology.
Fresh from a family birthday celebration weekend of cycling (and new eco car test drives), this article jumped right out at me.
I’m a big fan of labs like this in part because I see them as one of the best sources for ideas to help humankind tackle some of our most pressing problems.
Meanwhile, have some fun exploring this idea…