Tag: Green Blues

high-altitude wind energy
Manufactured Landscapes

Will Kites Provide Wind Energy in the Future?

Wind technology is the star of the US. It can power 25 million homes, but it has some drawbacks. Wind turbines are expensive and can only capture winds that come at ground level. If you’ve sat and watched the clouds roll by, you know the wind moves more steadily in the higher atmosphere. Grounded turbines just can’t reach high-altitude wind energy. Kites, however, can.

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Shazam for Plants app identifies plants helps get to know old nature
Image Consumption

Shazam Your Plant Findings

Are you one of the few left, non-supermarket hunters and gatherers? Is botanic your favorite hobby? Than this new app might be something for you! Pl@ntNet it’s a ‘Shazam for Plants’ to easily identify, explore and share your plant findings.

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Next Nature

ECO Coin First Trial at DGTL 2017

Imagine a community with an alternative kind of currency, what would it look like? Last weekend Next Nature Network teamed up with DGTL Music Festival in Amsterdam to launch the ECO coin, a digital currency to reward people who actively contribute to a more sustainable world. Over 40.000 visitors attended the festival, turning our first grand experiment into a success.

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These blue eco-boards are turning California a bit greener.
Suburban Utopia

Air Purifying Billboards

Trees play an essential role for the planet, they purify the air we breathe. Needless to say that trees don’t have lungs like humans, they “breathe” through a process known as photosynthesis. Now what if we tell you that a new tree species series of billboards appeared in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco that does exactly that?

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device that recycles glass bottles into sand
Recreation

Turning Glass Bottles into Sand

New Zealand is famous for its old nature: mountains, beaches, rivers, lakes and a lot of national parks to be protected. Newzealanders also do love beer, but obviously not the trash that is left behind after evening drinks at the beach. For that reason the New Zealand brewery DB Breweries designed a device that immediately turn empty glass bottles into sand!

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artificial sun constructed out of 149 spotlights
Hypernature

Artificial Sun Tested in Germany

With temperatures warmer then ever, an artificial sun doesn’t seem like the first thing we need. German scientists on the other hand hope to develop a sun simulation that will not give us only daylight, but also carbon neutral fuel to power our needs.

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pop-smartflower energy supply
Fake Nature

Smartflower Solar Device

Finally a fake flower with a purpose! POP the Smartflower is an all-in-one solar energy system that harvests sunlight but also stores it. It looks like a giant sunflower with solar panels petals, it interestingly behaves like one as well. Not that it turns yellow once in bloom, but it follows the sun around all day long.

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Next Nature

ECO Coin Goes to DGTL Festival 2017

The ECO coin is a digital currency rewarding people who are actively contributing to a more sustainable world. We believe that if you do something good for our shared ecology, then you should be rewarded for your actions. This year we are very fortunate to find a fantastic community at DGTL Music Festival who will help us to deliver our first grand experiment in Amsterdam.

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