Tagged: Innovation

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Nanowrimo templates for Scrivener, paper and Excel

In the course of Getting My Shit Together (GMST) for the Nanowrimo 2017 challenge ahead, I’ve created a few templates. Everyone knows that no real project can begin until you’ve visited the stationery shop. And so it is with Nanowrimo. I went out last week and stocked up on post-its...

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Chicken poo power

A chicken/egg farm in Queensland is attempting to reduce its power bill by harnessing the power of chicken poo. CEO Geoff Sondergeld hopes that the installation of power-producing digesters will drastically cut their cost of electricity. Although the power company will not permit them to go completely off-grid, the infrastructure...

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More with Less

I just watched an interesting TED talk by Navi Radjou. It’s a great talk and he covers a lot of interesting topics, mostly focusing on how the global south is innovating in ways that the north doesn’t yet understand. He calls this ‘frugal innovation’. For example, in many parts of...

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A poo bus

The UK’s first bus run on biogas has hit the streets of Bristol. Wittily named ‘the number two’, the bus runs between Bath and Bristol Airport. The yearly output of 5 people is needed for each tank of gas. Wondering what biogas is? If you haven’t already figured it out,...

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Urgent Need for Latrine Light Innovation

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) is offering a prize of $20,000 for an innovative solution to one of Africa’s biggest WASH problems: suitable lighting at night to make toilets safer. When people are forced to leave their homes by conflicts or disasters, they often relocate to refugee or displaced persons...

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Friday Flush 16.Nov.2012

Watch out! Once again, it’s time for a round up of all the news you never knew you needed to know! Lifehacker challenge The winner of this week’s Macgyver challenge at Lifehacker shows how you can repurpose toilet rolls to make a bits-and-bobs holder. Honourable mentions went to a lamp...

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Booze Bar and Black

Even if you haven’t been to the newly re-opened Beresford yet, no doubt you’ve heard about its sexy curved bar, its naff wine list (organised into cheap, decent, good), and, of course, its magnificent loos. You’ve heard about the loos, right? First, a word about how I ended up in...

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News dump

When you are an international toilet woman of mystery, you get sent a lot of interesting toilet related links. Here’s a few I received this week. How much does your poo weigh?This device was actually designed to show people how much weight they ‘lose’ after going to the toilet but...

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Friday Flush 28.Nov.08

Welcome back to The Bog Logger! I’ve been on a wee hiatus, but I’m back now with news, reviews, and the view from the loo. Openings There have been a few exciting toilet openings this week. First of all, the famed Charmin Restrooms have opened for the third year in...

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Friday Flush 22.08.08

Just a quick flush today cos I’m practically running out the door. A man in Canada is in a critical condition after being hit with a toilet cistern lid. What an ignoble way to go. Wasn’t there some famous general who was killed when he was struck by a roof...