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Seven tips to help your invention succeed
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Many of you learned about the distribution challenge from my colleague and Essmart's co-founder, Jackie Stenson. If you haven't watched her E4C webinar, please do so. It is a fantastic introduction to the problem of distributing the life-improving technologies that many of you are inventing at this moment. She highlights the truth that our social enterprise, Essmart, was founded on: Even though you may have created an amazing technology that is a real labor of love and technical wizardry, distributing it to the people you made it for will be your biggest challenge.
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Earthquake-resistant homes in Haiti merge new design with old architecture

Standardized frame-and-panel construction, local materials, local know-how and local muscle set these houses apart. Read more...

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Five questions with Karl Linden

The UV water treatment expert, environmental engineering professor and leader of the SolChar solar toilet design project at Colorado University in Boulder tells us what's next in water and sanitation technology in developing countries. Read more...

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Handmade windcatcher for a girls' hostel in Malawi

We are designing and building a hostel for girls who are going at the Liwonde Secondary School. This building will provide a safe place for those girls, who have to wlk long distances to study. We want to maximise the amount of fresh air coming inside the rooms, and this is why we are looking for an open source way of designing a windcatcher ( We would like this windcatcher to be easy to reproduce, in order that the community can easily produce others. It is possible to get more information about this project on our website:

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transfer of electric power in the form of electromagnetic wave

conversion of electrical power to be transfered in to electromagnetic wave and transfer power to long range wirelessly

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