Donation in exchange for goods
This idea has more to do with the organization of the business than with its essence. We all know that when buying a product in a store, you need to pay for it. Habitual payment is money. But The Walking Dead Blood Store in Portugal offers its customers a slightly different payment method. To receive any product, you need to become … a blood donor. The store’s management has signed an agreement with the Blood Donation Institute and now they carry out their activities together. Continue reading
Valve Corporation is the company behind legendary games like Half-Life, Counter Strike, Dota 2, Portal, and more.
The company was founded by Gabe Newell, whose biography also mentions working at Microsoft for 13 years. To say that Valve Corporation is an innovative company is to say nothing. She is, perhaps, “more innovative” than many who consider themselves as such. And this applies not only to developments and directly to the activity itself, but also to what the company is from the inside. After reading a few of Valve Corporation’s internals, you might be thinking “what the hell is going on there,” or you might want to work there yourself. Continue reading
Rocket engine (1926)
Physicist professor Robert Godard was an avid fan of Wells’ War of the Worlds. Being engaged in science, he devoted a huge part of his time to the study of combustible rocket fuel. He believed that someday real flights into space, described in his favorite work, will become available to mankind. Robert Godard launched his first rocket in 1926, and it was powered by a liquid propellant rocket engine. Then the rocket was able to rise only a little over six meters, however, this marked the beginning of the global exploration of space by mankind. Continue reading