|No pooper scooper needed here!|
|A carbon filter for cars? ecoxosto(at)gmail(dot)com|
But this invention, if the principle works, might be a piece of the solution.
La Salle appears to emphasize agricultural research, which is important in Colombia, where farming still occupies a substantial porportion of the people - but hasn't rescued many of them from poverty. Colombia's campesinos are victimized by Colombia's armed conflict and will soon face competition from subsidized U.S. farm products, so they need all the help they can get.
|This planting cart scatters seeds, water and |
This little cart is supposed to scatter seeds, spread fertilizer and sprinkle water, all automatically. It's intended for small plots of land.
|A solar seed dryer. jcimmy_114(at)hotmail(dot)com|
|An electric bicycle - or just buy the wheel.|
Bicycles fitted with small gasoline engines have proliferated in Bogotá recently. They are noisy, polluting and are subject to almost no laws. Electric bicycles, which are also becoming more common, are an excellent alternative, since they're quiet and don't pollute. But until their prices come down, they won't become popular among low-income people, who ride most of the bicycles in Bogotá.
(See also: Reinventing the bike)
|Catch them apples! From Articampo|
This guy says he's invented a three-story farming system, intended to triple land space. It uses mirrors along the sides to reflect light to the lower stories. Seems expensive and complicated to me. The best ways for Colombia to maximize agricultural area are to protect the land it's got, by combatting erosion and desertification.
|Fido won't forget to flush.|
|Drop in a coin, out rolls a pencil.|
|Sniff out those lost keys! sabuesolasalle(at)yahoo.com.co|
|How about growing mushrooms, including expensive orellanas, at home?|
|Got a stressed-out horse? Our cushions are the solution!|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours