Old mobile phones used to create solar-powered technology that can detect loggers and alert authorities in real time.
Each device can detect chainsaw noises up to 1 kilometer in the distance, and according to staff at Rainforest Connection, each solar-powered microphone can protect up to 300 hectares of endangered rainforest!
The devices were tested in Sumatra in 2013, and they were able to detect and stop loggers within just two weeks of installation.
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A test plant in Australia has broken a world record and proved solar power could replace fossil fuels!
“It’s like breaking the sound barrier; this step change proves solar has the potential to compete with the peak performance capabilities of fossil fuel sources,” Said Dr Alex Wonhas, CSIRO’s Energy Director.
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They started from an interesting place. “It began when I was five years old,” says Willard. “I started making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live. Then I made them shoes and hats. It was a fantasy world I escaped to. That’s how my career as a micro-sculptor began.”
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