Category Archives: Technology

Off-line Websites for Developing Countries

We do volunteer work in developing countries.  Among other things, we install playground equipment adjacent to primary schools sited in remote locations.  Many of these schools have no access to line power or the Internet.  We’ve been looking for technologies … Continue reading

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Improving the Water-use Efficiency of the Shower Head

The bathroom shower is major contributor to water usage in the American home.  But in the future, that need not be the case. A Dymaxion bathroom (circa post-WWII), designed by Buckminster Fuller, was equipped with “fog gun” hot water vapor … Continue reading

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LDS Church Educational System to Cover the Globe

When the LDS Church announced in February that it is going to expand its educational system around the globe, I didn’t know whether to cheer or moan.  The idea is great, but I wondered about how it would be launched … Continue reading

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Assisting a Woodworking Shop in the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda

Two years ago, I visited the mountain village of Kayrumba, located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, in southern Uganda.  The instigator of the trip was Hank Pellissier, founder of the Brighter Brains Institute.  One of the organizations that … Continue reading

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LDS Leadership: Still a Serious Lack of Diversity

After the disappointment experienced by many members of the LDS Church over the recent choice of 3 non-diverse new apostles, the frustration continues. At the Church’s General Conference in April 2016, a new presidency of the Primary (children’s organization) was … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel

I love projects that use ancient technology to solve modern problems. Baltimore’s “Mr. Trash Wheel is one such project. According to a short article by Eve Conant (NG April 2016): The rising star of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, known to locals … Continue reading

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Maasai and Cell Phone Technology

By Daniel Stone [1] The Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania live a semi-nomadic, pastoral life, seeking out areas of fresh pasture and building enclosures to protect their livestock. For cultural anthropologists who wonder how off-the-grid people are being changed … Continue reading

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