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Oct 29, 2020

Israeli start-up makes vertical farms to grow crops in city parking lots

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

Vertical farms subvert the space limitations of cities by allowing for portable, shipping container-esque produce farms that can operate in any urban environment.

Oct 28, 2020

South Korean dog meat farms closing as attitudes change

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

This was the 17th farm closure in South Korea that HSI has facilitated, and the latest indication that the market for dog meat, a traditional delicacy in South Korea, is rapidly declining.

Oct 27, 2020

NASA’s International Partnerships, Artemis Team to Shape Lunar Exploration

Posted by in categories: space travel, sustainability

« Today we announced the first in a series of upcoming commitments from our international partners to support our Artemis plans. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed an agreement committing our space agencies to building the Gateway together. As our outpost in lunar orbit, the Gateway is critical for sustainable exploration of the Moon as well as testing systems and operations for future missions to Mars.

With this Memorandum of Understanding, ESA will provide an additional habitation element, enhanced lunar communications, and a refueling capability to the Gateway later this decade. They will also provide two more European service modules for future Orion spacecraft.

We are honored by this agreement with ESA and, again, it is one of several to come with our international partners. Exploration requires more than hardware though – and that is why this commitment with ESA includes opportunities for European astronauts to fly with NASA astronauts on future Artemis missions to the Gateway. »

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Oct 27, 2020

These biological batteries generate renewable energy from the ground

Posted by in categories: biological, habitats, sustainability

Bioo uses microorganisms in the soil to power lights—and maybe one day, your whole house.

Oct 27, 2020

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet | Official Trailer | Netflix

Posted by in categories: education, internet, sustainability

This is probably the only time, that I’ll be sharing a netflix trailer in this group. The documentary is worth watching, especially the outlook at the end.

In this unique feature documentary, titled David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, the celebrated naturalist reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime and the devastating changes he has seen. Coming to Netflix October 4 2020, the film addresses some of the biggest challenges facing life on our planet, providing a snapshot of global nature loss in a single lifetime. With it comes a powerful message of hope for future generations as Attenborough reveals the solutions to help save our planet from disaster.

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Oct 27, 2020

Tesla Model 3 owner cleverly outsmarts worst thieves ever with mobile app features

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, sustainability, transportation

Australian radio host Annabelle Brett, who works at Mix 1–6.3 Canberra, cleverly used her Tesla mobile app to mess with the two would-be thieves who attempted to steal her Model 3.

The theft attempt started when the radio host received notifications on her phone early one morning stating that her Model 3’s alarm was triggered. After receiving the notifications, Brett went to her locked garage where she had parked her Model 3 and discovered it was missing.

Unfortunately for the would-be thieves, Brett’s Model 3 is equipped with safety features like Sentry Mode, which continuously monitors a Tesla’s surroundings when it is left unattended. Through these features, footage from the car’s suite of cameras could be retrieved.

Oct 26, 2020

NASA picks Intuitive Machines to land an ice-mining drill on the moon

Posted by in categories: space travel, sustainability

#NASA has selected Intuitive Machines to deliver the #polar Resources #IceMining Experiment (PRIME-1) #drill, combined with a mass spectrometer, to the #Moon by December 2022.

The ice drilling #mission is the Houston-based company’s second Moon contract award under NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative.

#space #spaceexploration #spaceindustry #newspace #spaceeconomy #spacetechnology #spacesector #Spacemining

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Oct 25, 2020

French startup Ynsect to build world’s biggest bug farm

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

DOLE, France (Reuters) — Growing global demand for food is putting a squeeze on available land and one French startup says it has the answer: indoor insect farming.

Ynsect raised $224 million from investors including Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr.’s Footprint Coalition this month to build a second insect farm in Amiens in northern France.

The company breeds mealworms that produce proteins for livestock, pet food and fertilisers, and will use the funds to build what it says will be the world’s largest insect farm.

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Oct 25, 2020

China Just Built a 250-Acre Solar Farm Shaped Like a Giant Panda

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Well, at least they’re having fun with it.

Most sun oriented homesteads adjust their sunlight based exhibits in lines and segments to shape a matrix.

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Oct 25, 2020

DARPA awards Xerox’s PARC another Oceans of Things contract

Posted by in category: sustainability

Ocean of Things was outlined by DARPA in 2017 and the rough idea revolved around deploying small drifters in the Southern California Bight and Gulf of Mexico to collect data on environmental and human impacts. The small devices collect sea temperature and state, surface activities and data on marine life.

PARC’s contract calls for up to 10,000 more compact drifters. In phase one of Ocean of Things PARC built 1,500 drifters.

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