Archive for the ‘Green’ Category

Kuwait Health Initiative (KHI) is one of the organizations I’m involved with and have been very happy and honored to have worked with. We are now collaborating with the Kuwait Society for Biomedical Engineers @ Kuwait Society of Engineers to host a training course titled “The Green Hospital” here in Kuwait. For more information, follow this link.

Yup! That’s right … This might be the future of GREEN racing/street bikes!! I sure hope so 🙂

Tom Miceli, 22 years old, built the Ion as part of his graduation project from the Industrial Design program @ Appalachian State University.

“Miceli stripped ‘96 Kawasaki ZX6 Ninja to the frame and went to work. The result is a DIY electric motorcycle capable of more than 70 mph and a range of 60 miles.” – Dave Eyvazzadeh,

Solar roadways may be the answer to our energy problems and heck, it’ll even look cool! The U.S. Department of Energy has funded a prototype of $100 K to test these roadways!

“The 12- x 12-foot panels could theoretically be embedded into roads, and when shined upon, could pipe good, clean electricity straight into the grid. Heck, they could even boast LEDs in order to alert drivers to upcoming accidents or changes in road conditions.” – Darren Murph, Engadget

Bet you Kuwait can generate enough energy to power itself + another country! The amount of sunshine we get is ridiculous mashallah 😀 But then again, what will we do when sand-storms strike us!!!

“BMW is joining Honda and pulling out of Formula One at the end of the season. Is it another victim of the financial apocalypse within the auto industry, or are the boys from Bavaria bailing because their results this season have been dreadful?

Probably a little of both. But BMW says it’s leaving the pinnacle of motorsport so it can channel the time and money it spends on the sport into developing greener cars.” – Tony Borroz, Wired

Yup, that’s right! This concept of using our waste water from toilets to water in-house gardens isn’t far from being a reality!!

“The Port of Portland, for example, is integrating waste management into the lobby of its new headquarters under construction. The Living Machine uses soil and bacteria to filter out pathogens, essentially turning wastewater into nonpotable water. But the signature element of the system is the plant life that grows up and out of it—right into the lobby” – Nate Berg, Wired

Yup, the picture sums it all up! It’s a great idea that will reduce our carbon footprint a bit. I can just imagine how great this would work here in Kuwait during evenings and weekends when for some reason everybody wants to shop @ the supermarket or mall. Oh and slap flexible solar-panels on the plates, and BAM! we won’t need electricity @ all here in Kuwait :p

[via Engadget]