Liter of Light

The project, Liter of Light offers a sustainable alternative to kerosene lamps traditionally used in homes in developing nations. Kerosene lamps are dangerous and they emit toxic gases and large amounts of CO2. MIT student Alfredo Moser, envisioned an alternative lighting system made of recycled plastic water bottles, functioning as solar lamps. Illac Diaz, a […]

Drought in the US grows worse

The US is currently experiencing the worst nation-wide drought since 1956. Last week, the areas under extreme drought conditions in key agricultural states tripled. Now, close to 2/3rds, that is, 56% of the nation is experiencing drought conditions.This is the worst drought that the country has experienced since 1956, when 58% of the country was […]

hangar and administrative buildings

Module Armadillo is designed to produce large buildings such as, hangar and administrative buildings in disaster zones. The module consists of a frame, screw files foundation and lightweight facade panels. The dimensions of the building depend on the frame. The options are widths of 9000mm, 12000mm or 15000mm. Length depends on the amount of sections in the frame from 15000mm […]

Sahel Project – SilicateTechnology

The Sustainable Economy Initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology has developed a silicate technology to improve the water storage properties of marginal soils in the Sahel region of Africa. The concept of the silicate consists of combining the positive aspects of two different kinds of soil. Sandy soils have a […]

Descision Support System for Refugee Camps

The ITT – Institute for Technology in the Tropics at the University for Applied Sciences, Cologne has developed a decision support system for planning a refugee camp. The factors of water supply, wastewater and waste disposal, energy supply and regional planning are addressed, which includes the logistics, infrastructure, arrangement and shelter construction of the camp. […]

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