Bonaire Using 3D Printing to Restore Coral Reefs

September 15, 2016 – A Dutch island in the Caribbean is attempting to preserve its coral reefs a number of ways. One involves planting new coral. The other uses 3D printing technology ... Continue Reading →
Energy companies are seeking utility-scale battery storage similar to this pilot project in the UK. Photo credit: UKPN

Advances in Battery Technology Encouraging for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

September 10, 2016 – The missing element in making the leap to a 100% renewable energy paradigm is storage. And by storage I mean the ability to capture surplus energy from renewable ... Continue Reading →

GATEWAY Pilot Project to Test Community Carbon Sequestration Infrastructure

September 9, 2016 – In a meeting in Brussels next week, those looking at carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) plan to meet to arrange for a pilot community test centered on ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Evaptainers Keep Food Cool Without Electricity

August 26, 2016 – A Massachusetts-based company that owes its origin to a class project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has created a refrigerator that works without ... Continue Reading →
stratasys aircraft interior

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Additive Manufacturing Printer Could Revolutionize Car and Aircraft Industries

August 25, 2016 – In the last week Stratasys, a 3D printing systems manufacturer announced that is working with Ford and Boeing to produce printed parts on an industrial scale. ... Continue Reading →
Luxembourg space resources initiative

Interplanetary Mining Just Around the Corner

August 10, 2016 – We are less than a year away from seeing the first commercial mining operator launch a test mission into near-earth orbit with plans to follow up before the ... Continue Reading →
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Byproduct of 21st Century Technology – A Rising Class of Precarious Positioned People

August 7, 2016 – The word that describes these people is precariat and they have been referred to as “the dangerous class” by British economist Guy Standing, from ... Continue Reading →

An Update to My Posting on Circular Economies and Sustainability

August 2, 2016 – In a posting on July 30th I wrote about circular economic strategies and their importance in helping business and governments define policy and implement practices ... Continue Reading →
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Lithium-Ion Batteries May Get an Energy Boost from MIT Engineers

July 31, 2016 – Today lithium-ion batteries are the mainstay of power storage for smartphones, computers and electric vehicles (EVs). The pros for lithium batteries remain the ... Continue Reading →
Renegade 3D pen

Gizmos & Gadgets: A 3D Pen That Reuses Your Recyclable Plastic Household Waste

July 23, 2016 – Meet Renegade, a 3D pen that you can use to recycle the plastic garbage bags, soda pop bottles, and other plastic you collect every time you shop. The developers, ... Continue Reading →