The machine that can create electricity, water and internet for Africa

Apr 30
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" src="http://thefreedominvestor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/160503160150-watly-ghana-environment-test-exlarge-169.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The Watly machine, created by an Italian-Spanish start-up of the same name, has the mission to provide electricity, clean water, and Internet services that could transform lives and economies across rural Africa. The machine uses solar panels to create electricity, this powers a patented water treatment system that uses a graphene-based

When your sewage could be healing the desert

Apr 29
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="https://youtu.be/EOSFKGay5Hg" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] An old saying that property will always increase is because "we aren't making any more land" However the issue has never been a lack of land - the issue is a lack of useable land and proximity. I have covered transport options that are changing proximity in other posts, today lets look at some ways we are fighting desertification - a major

The mechanical jellyfish that could harvest energy from the ocean

Apr 28
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="https://youtu.be/qsjnrayBbbk" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Triton is a 'mechanical jellyfish' that could allow us to harvest tons of energy from the ocean As move away from harmful fossil fuels we are seeing an absolute boom in clean tech developing, with the latest being able to harvest energy from wave movement. The science behind it is quite simple. “As waves interact with the device, there is an alternating

A fully off grid village

Apr 27
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" src="http://thefreedominvestor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Screen-Shot-2017-04-24-at-8.38.04-am.png"] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] What if a neighbourhood could grow all its own food, create its own power and handle its own waste? Weaning itself from the governments nipple and looking after all its own utilities and food - well one neighbourhood in the Netherlands is doing just that - ReGen Village. I have mentioned

Farm in a box – feed 150 people for an entire year

Apr 26
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="https://www.facebook.com/393737430723670/videos/1272860219478049/" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] What if you could feed all your neighbours and community every year? Farm In A Box is, well a farm in a box, it utilises smart technology in order to be able to increase yield and growing times and can feed up to 150 people a well balanced diet for a year. We have already seen a move back towards community orientated

Welcome to the age of the Jetsons

Apr 25
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_video admin_label="Video" src="https://www.facebook.com/verge/videos/1417286841640988/"] [/et_pb_video][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] "We were promised flying cars, instead we got only 140 characters" Is a once famous quote proving to be on the verge of reversing as more and more flying car technology emerges and twitter, well, lets just say I don't know too many people who love it. With the race to create flying cars on, with Lilium Jet completing its first unmanned

China releases self driving car software for free

Apr 24
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] In a move that is seriously going to decrease the amount of time it takes for self driving cars to be a normality, Baidu - the google of China, has just announced it will be releasing its software for free allowing all Chinese car companies to start implementing the software. This move completely democratises the process and will see a massive race as car manufacturers

How to profit from property with a purpose

Apr 16
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Property profit with purpose Property investors often face prejudices about how they make their profits. Many think of them as being careless and taking advantage of others to get high financial returns. However, many prejudices fade once you take a closer look. Once they have secured their own income and are financially stable, many property investors want to give back, and share their knowledge and

Future Housing Trend: When houses produce their own electricity in abundance.

Mar 28
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The solar revolution is well underway, it is hardly news anymore. However the team at Oxford PV has just merged new technology with traditional windows meaning that in the future a normal window will produce electricity, simply for doing its existing job. Even better is that the tech is on par with traditional silicon solar cells for efficiency and only getting better. If you tie

When we are able to print ourselves a new home

Mar 25
[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"]   One of the biggest costs when it comes to new housing is the build cost. However in recent years 3D printing has been adapted into the housing industry with multiple companies competing to be the leader. I have been following their journeys with interest and the one which seems to have the most promise is Apis Cor who have just printed a house for