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Sep 24, 2022

The Global Water Crisis Could Crush The Energy Industry

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

Desalination will be key to success in maintaining civilizations. Also other technologies like water from air machines. But I also do believe that creating water with some sorta light into matter device like from star trek will make us able to travel anywhere even the stars. Furthermore fusion is key to maintaining civilization as well as it will stem the need for oil or even natural gas which finite and fusion is near infinite.

For years, the energy sector, and almost every other sector, has taken water for granted, viewing it as an abundant resource. But as we move into a new era of renewable energy, the vast amounts of water required to power green energy operations may not be so easy to find. And it’s not just renewables that are under threat from water scarcity, as it also hinders fossil fuel production and threatens food security.

In recent months, we have seen extreme droughts across Europe and the U.S., which are finally making people realise the significance of water security. Stefano Venier, CEO of the Italian energy infrastructure company Snam, highlights the huge impact recent droughts have had on both food security and energy production. Labelled as ‘Europe’s worst drought in 500 years’, the low water levels have restricted shipping capabilities, as well as drying up soil and reducing summer crop yields.

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Sep 24, 2022

Architects create a floating exhibition space in the form of a fish eye

Posted by in categories: food, space, sustainability

The forum will now aim to educate visitors about sustainable sea farming and protecting the sea and its many wondrous species, according to an article published by designboom last week.

Developed to look like a fish’s eye

The building was designed by Danish architecture firm Kvorning Design and true to its mission it has been engineered to resemble a fish eye. That’s where the name “Salmon Eye” came from.

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Sep 24, 2022

Musk says Starlink will be activated in Iran in response to US Secretary of State statement

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, sustainability

Elon Musk reacted to Secretary Blinken’s statement “to advance internet freedom to Iranians”

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, and CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla said on Friday that he would be activating the firm’s satellite internet service Starlink in Iran. This is a response to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s statement that the United States took action “to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information” to Iranians.

Despite sanctions imposed on Iran, the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday issued guidance on expanding internet services available to Iranians. Following the death of 22-year-old Masha Amini’s suspicious death in the custody of Iranian authorities.

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Sep 23, 2022

Tokyo builds an eco-friendly high-end technology city on the bay

Posted by in categories: climatology, governance, government, health, sustainability

It is scheduled to be completed by 2050.

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government plans to build a high-tech, sustainable city on reclaimed land in its bay area — Tokyo Bay eSG. Announced in April 2021, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is clearing the decks for action to make the city carbon-neutral and better able to withstand future climate and health crises.

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Sep 22, 2022

How Do Rare Earth Elements Form? Scientists Create Synthetic Rocks To Find Out

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, sustainability, transportation

New light has been shed on the formation of increasingly precious rare earth elements (REEs) by researchers from Trinity College Dublin. They accomplished this by creating synthetic rocks and testing their responses to varying environmental conditions. REEs are used in many electronic devices and green energy technologies, including everything from smartphones to electric vehicles.

The findings, just published on September 19 in the journal Global Challenges, have implications for recycling REEs from electronic waste, designing materials with advanced functional properties, and even for finding new REE deposits hidden around the globe.

Dr. Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco, Associate Professor in Nanomineralogy at Trinity and an iCRAG (SFI Research Centre in Applied Geosciences) Funded Investigator, was the principal investigator of the work. He said:

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Sep 22, 2022

Plant-Based Strategy for Harvesting Light

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

A new photodetector design borrows its light-gathering architecture from plants, offering a potential path to more efficient solar cells.

Sep 21, 2022

Floating Contra-Rotating Wind Turbines That Can Produce Double the Energy

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

These wind turbines have the potential to produce more energy at lower cost.

Sep 21, 2022

Meet the Wind Catcher — A Novel and Revolutionary Wind Turbine Design

Posted by in category: sustainability

A Norwegian company is revolutionizing wind power at sea with its novel array of small turbines.

Each array has a small footprint, stands 324 metres tall, contains 126 wind turbines, and can generate up to 126 Megawatts of electricity.

Sep 21, 2022

NREL’s newly patented technology will generate electricity from ocean waves, lab claims

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

This novel technology can be built in many ways, even like a snake.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has revealed a breakthrough technology with wave energy. The lab claims that with this new technology, electricity can be produced from waves and even from clothes, and cars.

NREL — which specializes in the research and development of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy systems integration, and sustainable transportation — has already taken out the patent of its unique distributed embedded energy converter technologies (DEEC-Tec).

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Sep 20, 2022

Carbon nanotubes boost efficiency in “nanobionic” bacterial solar cells

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, nanotechnology, solar power, sustainability, transhumanism

Engineers at EPFL have found a way to insert carbon nanotubes into photosynthetic bacteria, which greatly improves their electrical output. They even pass these nanotubes down to their offspring when they divide, through what the team calls “inherited nanobionics.”

Solar cells are the leading source of renewable energy, but their production has a large environmental footprint. As with many things, we can take cues from nature about how to improve our own devices, and in this case photosynthetic bacteria, which get their energy from sunlight, could be used in microbial fuel cells.

In the new study, the EPFL team gave these bacteria a boost by inserting carbon nanotubes – tiny rolled-up sheets of graphene, a material that’s famously conductive. The nanotube-loaded bugs were able to produce up to 15 times more electricity than their non-edited counterparts from the same amount of sunlight.

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