From Fast Company…
- Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.
- About 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated.
- More people have cell phones than access to a decent toilet.
- 3.6 million people die each year from water-related diseases.
- Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use.
- The average American uses 100 gallons of water per day; the average African uses 12 gallons per day.
- Millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources.
Think about that the next time you leave the water running in the bathroom as you walk around the house to brush your teeth. Think about that the next time you pop open a bottle of water.Tweet
Recently came across a great feature in a recent issue of Fast Company. It was about innovation in the battery world. There were several smart thinkers profiled, many of which we’ll be Tumbling about in the coming weeks.
First up - Maria Stromme and her lithium-ion battery using algae. Maria is a professor of Nanotechnology at Upsalla University in Upsalla, Sweden and was on the research team that developed an algae-using battery that has been concepted to be as strong as a lithium-ion battery.
It’s thinking like this that is going to power us into the future. It’s good to know there are such great minds on this planet of ours.
Have a great weekend everyone. Do some good. Build smart.Tweet
We felt the Earth move here at Ft. Lee, Virginia. First thought was a heavy piece of machinery was moving through the job site - or the base was performing some operations. But as the shaking progressed, there was no doubt that it was an earthquake. When the shaking stopped, safety precautions began. All scaffolding on the project was re-inspected. For the most part, work resumed as normal with no damage or injuries - just a few people left shaking their heads.Tweet