permaculture Indian Startup Creates Portable Washing Machine Costing Only Rs 1500/$25

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:26 AM, Alia Tsang wrote:

> This one mentioned in the comments sounds even better.
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> http://trak.in/innovation/indian-school-girl-invents-washing-machine-without-electricity-302013/ >
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Thanks, Alia. You could recycle a used bicycle to run one of these you build yourself. Take a perforated bowl from a used washing machine and put it on a spindle
to spin with pedal-gear-chain/drive train for dewatering; figure out an occillating mechanism for the wash cycle using the same bowl.

LL

> On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:21 AM, Lawrence London > wrote:
> > [Bob Waldrop:]
> >
> > Indian Startup Creates Portable Washing Machine Costing Only Rs 1500/$25 > >
> http://trak.in/tags/business/2014/10/29/portable-washing-machine-priced-rs1500-25/ >
>

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permaculture Indian Startup Creates Portable Washing Machine Costing Only Rs 1500/$25

This one mentioned in the comments sounds even better.

http://trak.in/innovation/indian-school-girl-invents-washing-machine-without-electricity-302013/

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 2:21 AM, Lawrence London wrote: > [Bob Waldrop:]
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permaculture Indian Startup Creates Portable Washing Machine Costing Only Rs 1500/$25

[Bob Waldrop:]

Indian Startup Creates Portable Washing Machine Costing Only Rs 1500/$25
http://trak.in/tags/business/2014/10/29/portable-washing-machine-priced-rs1500-25/

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permaculture A super webinar on Local Foods and Co-ops

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. Elanor Starmer – National Coordinator, USDA “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” Initiative

. Jim Barham – Agricultural Economist, Coop Programs, USDA Rural Development

. Margaret Bau – Cooperative Development Specialist, USDA Rural Development

. Robin Seydel – Membership and Community Development Coordinator, La Montanita Co-op

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. Karl Sutton – Farmer, Coop Member, Western Montana Growers Cooperative

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permaculture EServer.org: Accessible Writing

EServer.org: Accessible Writing
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permaculture Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Using Microscopic Bugs to Save the Bees

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Using Microscopic Bugs to Save the Bees
http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/47964

From: Brigham Young University
Published October 27, 2014 02:49 PMUsing Microscopic Bugs to Save the Bees

For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies (larvae) and leads to hive collapse. It’s called American Foulbrood and its effects are so devastating and infectious, it often requires infected hives to be burned to the ground.

Treating Foulbrood is complicated because the disease can evolve to resist antibiotics and other chemical treatments. Losing entire hives not only disrupts the honey industry, but reduces the number of bees for pollinating plants.

Now an undergraduate student at BYU, funded by ORCA grants, has produced a natural way to eliminate the scourge, and it’s working: Using tiny killer bugs known as phages to protect baby bees from infection.

“Phages are the most abundant life form on the planet and each phage has a unique bacteria that it will attack,” said Sandra Burnett, BYU professor of microbiology and molecular biology. “This makes phage an ideal treatment for bacterial disease because it can target specific bacteria while leaving all other cells alone.”

Although phages are plentiful in nature, finding the perfect phage for the job takes a lot of hunting. That’s where student Bryan Merrill comes in.

Merrill has been researching ways to treat American Foulbrood since joining a “Phage Hunters” class his freshman year at BYU. Merrill loved the class, which introduced him to the process of phage identification, and so he approached Burnett with hopes of researching treatment for the disease under her tutelage.

“This bacteria has been a problem in honeybees for a long time,” Merrill said. “It infects the larva when they’re teeny tiny. Even a few spores will infect and they’ll start eating the larva from the inside out. It doesn’t hurt the adult bees, but all of the sudden the bees can’t replenish the population and the hive just collapses.”

When hives are infected, beekeepers generally treat their hives with antibiotics. However, this is usually only a temporary solution. If the bacteria returns, it will most likely develop to be resistant to the antibiotics. From there, bee owners have the option to burn the hive or try phage treatment.

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permaculture Tree Crops | A Permanent Agriculture | J. Russell Smith (book download)

Tree Crops | A Permanent Agriculture | J. Russell Smith (book download)

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