Quartz reports on a weird solar and water-powered gizmo sitting in Baltimore’s Inner Harbour that is able to collect garbage floating down the river. The wheel, which even has a Twitter account, is able to collect 23 metric tonnes of garbage each day that "would otherwise have flowed through the Chesapeake Bay en route to the Atlantic Ocean."
Between May 16 and June 16, the wheel intercepted about 50 tons (46 tonnes) of trash that had drifted down to the harbor from city streets and would otherwise have flowed through the Chesapeake Bay en route to the Atlantic Ocean.
“Major cites with tightly controlled tributaries are the perfect candidates for this technology,” says Thaler. The water wheel can capture debris from an entire watershed and prevent them from flowing into the ocean if it’s placed correctly, as it has been in Baltimore.
|How to Explain a Dangerous Place to People 10,000 Years from Now|
|“I think the bigger challenge for the global population is growing food in these conditions.”|
|Nazi Weapons At the Bottom of the Baltic Sea|
|"The historical land of windmills is leading the charge in wind energy development."|
|MAN: Animation Looking at Man's Relationship with the Natural World|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“When Life Gives You Lemons.”|
|Flying into Pape station. #ttc|
|The Pirate Supply Store|
|Fall is Coming|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|Bird Shit Advertising|
|“Rejuvenation is Finally an Industry.”|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'|
|Darth Vader Surfing|
|“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”|