Category Archives: Random

Krilling It

Land based krill aqua­cul­ture as a food base for a civ­i­liza­tion that is destroy­ing itself via over con­sump­tion. The log­ic is: Grow some sim­ple, fast life cycle organ­isms that eat algae but con­tain enough nutri­ents to feed the biggest mam­mal … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Bottoms Up Honeycomb Blinds

If you get tilt & turn dou­ble glaz­ing your in-frame hon­ey­comb blinds no longer work because the head of the blinds get in the way of the tilt. So instead you have blinds which open top down, and close bot­tom … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mindful Storytime

The idea here is to blend mind­ful­ness with abo­rig­i­nal dream time sto­ries. The desired out­come is both a ver­bal record of these won­der­ful sto­ries that peo­ple can pass down from one gen­er­a­tion to the next, a means for Aus­tralians to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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VR Meditation Platform

After try­ing the new Occu­lus device I was impressed by just how immer­sive it was. Then whilst doing a guid­ed med­i­ta­tion on Insight­Timer I was find­ing it dif­fi­cult to focus. Then it hit me: We should use a game dev … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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On Site Ammonia

Gen­er­ate ammo­nia on a farm using solar pow­er and water. New tech­niques for using low pow­er plas­mas for pro­duc­ing Ammo­nia are pos­si­ble. This would allow a farmer to pro­duce Ammo­nia at their farm instead of ship­ping it in. Ammo­nia can … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Compost & Conversation

This is a ser­vice where some­one goes to some­one’s house to col­lect their house­hold scraps every cou­ple of days. The idea is that these peo­ple are dual pur­pose — they are a men­tal health ser­vice, they pop by and have … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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This is a cross between a pogo-stick and elec­tric scoot­ers and is large­ly based on how kan­ga­roo’s are an amaz­ing crea­ture. Each bounce can take them 9 meters. So Bounce! is a com­pa­ny that makes a ride on elec­tric pogo … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Video Chat Catch Up for Later

Per­haps this is now pos­si­ble with MS teams allow­ing plu­g­ins, but the idea is that when you have peo­ple who come late to a meet­ing, you either wait for them or you repeat your­self. With the VC4Later addi­tion to the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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So this is sort of like a cross between an angel investor & patre­on, and mod­elled close­ly on the “bene­fac­tor” mod­el of yes­ter­year. Essen­tial­ly you pitch your­self on this site, and peo­ple “invest” in you. The investor then owns a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Dirty Lake Clean Pool

There are plen­ty of cities in the world with a big ol’ dirty arti­fi­cial lake in them. Usu­al­ly brown in colour, not great to swim in. I was think­ing about how you could cre­ate a clean pool for swim­ming in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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