A new method to clean the oceans from garbage
A 20-year-old student from Netherlands had a fixed idea to remove the garbage from our oceans. He came up with his own method and it is already in the testing phase. The results are amazing.
It is often said that all genius inventions are plain simple. Boyan Slat came up with an idea of floating array that sits on water and collects garbage over time. This way the floating garbage gets trapped and it does not affect the fish in any way.
For testing purposes he decided to install such a system between South Korea and Japan, because that area is considered to be heavily polluted. The length of the construction will be two kilometers. The system works because of the water currents. Periodically the garbage has to be collected and transported to land, but it is a small effort considered that the rest of the process is done by the nature itself.
If everything goes well, a larger system will be implemented which will be 100 kilometers long! This could remove 42% of the accumulated garbage in the Pacific Ocean over 10 years, which is 70 320 000 kg of waste!
Have you ever thought why cats prefer empty boxes to expensive cat beds? The answer is here!
Have you ever thought why men have beards? Is there any function at all? As it turns out, there are some historical and natural reasons for wearing a beard. Find out more about them in this intriguing article!
In modern life, it is hard to imagine a person who has never used any kind of public transportation. However, the technologies of the world has gone far enough to create a variety of transport few of us have our chance to use.
There are questions everyone asked oneself but had no time to find the answer. Learn something new about the world we live in!