Well there isn't much to the two liter, and since its a tree that survived getting accidently mowed last summer it'll be interesting if it works right. The construction is fairly simple I cut off the bottom portion of a two liter bottle, and inserted about a foot and a half strip of ripped tee shirt through the nozzle with a large enough knot at the bottle end to hold it in. I dug about an 8 inch deep hole about six inches from the tree and hammered a 1/2 inch pole down the center about two feet pulled it and used it to insert the cloth strip down it. Then the two liter went in and got the dirt packed around it to hold it in. Then I cut a large zip lock freezer bag across the long diagonal making a funnel and cut a 1inch hole at the closed tip. I then inserted the bag into the two liter funnel downwards and held it in place with a rubber band. Results so far it does collect dew on the inside of the funnel at night and rain hasn't dislodged the funnel. It does need to be watched a litle since various organic debris like grass cuttings can block the funnel. Other than that at least I haven't mowed over the tree again.
and here's the latest news of interest I've gathered I'm surprised I did not catch this first one last year when it came out.
Are Fleischman and Pons Vidicated? US Navy confirms Cold Fusion. Cold fusion experimentally confirmed
by R. Colin Johnson 3-23-2009http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/show ... =216200272
Okay this one is a bit wild a self heating shower. Water passes through wildly shaped pipes creating friction heat which then heats the water.
Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water by Kristi Bernick, 04/29/10http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/29/magnifi ... ore-111954
Purple Pokeberries Could Provide Low-Cost Solar for Developing Nations by Sarah Parsons, 04/30/10http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/30/purple-pokeberries-could-help-provide-low-cost-solar-for-developing-nations/#more-113122
Wind-Powered Knitting Machine Lets Nature Knit Scarves! by Bridgette Meinhold, 04/29/10http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/29/wind-powered-knitting-machine-lets-nature-knit-scarves/
Interesting Recycling Concept
Pepsi’s Reverse Vending Machine Pays You to Recycle by Sarah Parsons, 04/29/10http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/29/new-rev ... o-recycle/
Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy by Brit Liggett, 04/28/10 http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/28/floatin ... and-waves/
Direct Drive System Reduces Cost, Weight of Wind Turbines by Ariel Schwartz, 04/27/10http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/27/direct- ... -turbines/
Cactus Gum Can Purify Water Cheaply and Effectively by Ariel Schwartz, 04/27/10http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/27/cactus- ... fectively/
Pressure Cooker Creates Better Algae-Based Biofuel by Sarah Parsons, 04/26/10 http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/26/pressur ... d-biofuel/
Dutch Propose Using Dikes to Generate Power by Brit Liggett, 04/26/10 http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/26/dutch-p ... ate-power/