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China's Electric Vehicles Run on Coal! Yes, But ...

China's Electric Vehicles Run on Coal! Yes, But ... | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Battery vehicles have more energy options than gas-burning engines.
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The importance of looking at things in a systemic view (or life cycle analysis approach)... and assuming that the numbers are right.
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Electric Cars Reach a Tipping Point

Electric Cars Reach a Tipping Point | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A hard target from Beijing will be a tipping point for the world auto industry.
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The change is well on its way, despite what some may say. But just switching to EV is not enough!
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Biobased 3D printing for the automotive sector | 3D Printing Progress

Biobased 3D printing for the automotive sector | 3D Printing Progress | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The Spanish city of Zaragoza has hosted the opening meeting for the European Project BARBARA (Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing).
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Very interesting things happening in the 3D printing world, in the near future we will see pretty impressive things!
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Battery of the Future - Solid State Lithium

A snip from PBS Nova channel "search for the perfect battery"
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Solid State Lithium batteries, double the capacity without the dangers... could it be?
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Home

Home | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The Complexity Theory Podcast. The HumanCurrent podcast is hosted by Stacy
Hale and Angie Cross. Through interviews & casual conversations, we explore
the complex systems that shape our world and our work.
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Really interesting site with podcast about systems thinking and complexity
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A 'bionic leaf' could help feed the world | Energy Harvesting Journal

A 'bionic leaf' could help feed the world | Energy Harvesting Journal | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The artificial leaf is a device that, when exposed to sunlight, mimics a natural leaf by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.
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"bionic leaf that pairs the water-splitting catalyst with the bacteria Ralstonia eutropha, which consumes hydrogen and takes carbon dioxide out of the air to make liquid fuel"
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HP unveils first ever 3D printing material development kit | 3D Printing Progress

HP unveils first ever 3D printing material development kit | 3D Printing Progress | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
HP Inc has announced significant milestones to its open platform for 3D printing materials and production-ready applications development. Expanding the development and lowering the cost of advanced 3D printing materials and applications is a critical catalyst for the digital reinvention of the global manufacturing industry.
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This could be really amazing, lets hope it is truly open
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Nautilus | Science Connected

Nautilus | Science Connected | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Nautilus is a different kind of science magazine. We deliver big-picture science by reporting on a single monthly topic from multiple perspectives. Read a new chapter in the story every Thursday.
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New publication by MIT, it looks amazing!
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Massive permafrost thaw documented in Canada, portends huge carbon release

Massive permafrost thaw documented in Canada, portends huge carbon release | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
As permafrost thaws and collapses throughout the Arctic, it releases stored carbon, potentially accelerating global warming. A new study documents a 52,000 square mile patch in Canada that is disintegrating fast.
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I read about his years ago as the greatest fear regarding climate change, it is now here...
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Money doesn't grow on trees, but electricity might | Energy Harvesting Journal

Money doesn't grow on trees, but electricity might | Energy Harvesting Journal | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Scientists have built a device that mimics the branches and leaves of a cottonwood tree and generates electricity when its artificial leaves sway in the wind.
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Another example of biomimicry!
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Common MythConceptions — Information is Beautiful

Common MythConceptions — Information is Beautiful | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
We only use 10% of our brain. We evolved from chimps. Dairy foods increase mucous. Pfffff! These and over 45 other myths & misconceptions debunked. Interactively.
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This is amazing because information is beautiful!
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Our World In Data

Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why.
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If you want to talk about the world it's a good idea to get your numbers and facts right, great website to do that!
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How each one of us contribute to Arctic sea ice melt

How each one of us contribute to Arctic sea ice melt | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Measurements reveal the relationship between individual CO2 emissions and the Arctic's shrinking summer sea ice. For each ton of carbon dioxide that any person on our planet emits, three square metres of Arctic summer sea ice disappear.
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One more step to help understand individual responsibilities for climate change. In average every driver will produce one ton of CO2 every two months, according to this study that represents 3 sq, meters of Arctic ice.
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Can emissions shrink while the economy grows?

Can emissions shrink while the economy grows? | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada's prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to
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There is no such thing as "sustainable growth" or "green growth" if we want different results we should do things differently.
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SystemsThinking - A New Direction in Healthcare Incident Investigation - YouTube

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Extraordinary example of systems thinking
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In A World of Systems

Enjoy “In a World of Systems”, narrated and illustrated by David Macaulay (of "How Things Work") in collaboration with Linda Booth Sweeney and our team a
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Basic concepts of systems explained in a clear and friendly way
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Money to burn: As the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in US states: Study the first to link income inequality, growth in carbon emissions at the state level

Money to burn: As the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in US states: Study the first to link income inequality, growth in carbon emissions at the state level | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A state-by-state analysis finds a link between growth in a state's carbon emissions and the growth in income inequality.
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An interesting study showing a link between income inequality and carbon emissions.
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50 grand challenges for the 21st Century

50 grand challenges for the 21st Century | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
We asked experts from the world of science and technology to describe the societal challenges that they think matter in 2017 and beyond.
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Which one are you going to work on?
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Psychology - YouTube

Psychology - YouTube | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
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Crash course in Psychology, every designer should go through it!
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Autonomous cars re-thought | Electric Vehicles Research

Autonomous cars re-thought | Electric Vehicles Research | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Suppliers such as Delphi argue that autonomous cars will sell first to organisations, notably as taxis but, after a delay, they will be bought strongly by private individuals. IDTechEx notes that many cities will ban private cars, autonomous or not
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"many cities will ban private cars, autonomous or not"
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3-D printing with plants

3-D printing with plants | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Researchers have invented a 3-D printing process for cellulose, the world's most abundant polymer, which could rival petroleum-based plastics as source of printing feedstock.
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Using cellulose in 3D printing
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Boston Dynamics Finally Unveils Video of New Jumping, Skating Robot - Core77

Boston Dynamics Finally Unveils Video of New Jumping, Skating Robot  - Core77 | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Following a leak earlier this month, all we had was a grainy snippet of video; but now Boston Dynamics has released the full video of Handle, their wheeled, figure-skating, jumping robot. Here it is shown doing a lot more than in the leaked clip: What's significant about this design is
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Crazy things Boston Dynamics does, amazing and scary...
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Tools for System Dynamics

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Very interesting system dynamics modelling tools
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Flexible device captures energy from human motion | Energy Harvesting Journal

Flexible device captures energy from human motion | Energy Harvesting Journal | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer.
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Capturing energy from human motion, the concept is not new, but it is very welcome new proposals on how to achieve it.
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elements.wlonk.com

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words
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Chemistry has never been my thing, but this type of communication connecting the world of chemistry with things that we all can relate more is a wise thing to do.
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