Tuesday, March 26, 2013

TEDx - How oceans clean themselves...

Boyan Slat (@BoyanSlat, Delft, 1994) combines environmentalism, creativity and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. Currently working on oceanic plastic pollution, he believes current prevention measures will have to be supplemented by active removal of plastics in order to succeed. With his concept called Marine Litter Extraction, Boyan Slat proposes a radical clean-up solution, for which he won the Best Technical Design award 2012 at the TU Delft.

Where millions of tons of plastic kill ocean life and poison food chains, Boyan sees opportunities to combat this. While researching ocean plastics during school holidays, he performed analysis on various fundamental topics (including particle sizes, plastic/plankton separation and the amount of plastic in the oceans), leading up to the first realistic concept for cleaning up the world's oceans.

Now a first-year Aerospace Engineering student at the TU Delft, Boyan has always been passionate about applying technology in an original way (at age fourteen he set a world record with launching 213 water rockets), and as an (underwater)photographer and videographer witnesses environmental degradation through his very own eyes.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Purpose in 5...

Watch the TEDx video &answer the following 5 questions:
  1. Who are you?: Name 
  2. What do you do?: Core talent (or) What is the one thing right now that you feel supremely qualified to teach other people? 
  3. Who do you do it for? 
  4. What do they want or need - why do they come to you for this thing?
  5. How do they change or transform as a result of what we give them? 
+ Focusing more on the people that we serve most.

"I help people be the solution to social & environmental crises, through the synergetics of collaboration, creative altruism & consumer activism!"


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Patagonia - Portable Self-Inflation Vest

A new portable self-inflation vest for big-wave surfing. This safety vest has three key attributes: up to four individual vest inflations, a release valve for quick deflation for diving under the next wave, and a low-profile design that allows for customization for use under many types of wetsuits.
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