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China emprende el gran salto de duplicar la renta per cápita de su población

China emprende el gran salto de duplicar la renta per cápita de su población | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
La cúpula del Partido Comunista inicia la reunión secreta para delinear las reformas económicas
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The scariest news lately, the Chinese government start strategies to double per capita income, just imagine the level of consumption, raw material extraction, energy requirement, waste, and so on... we desperately need innovative solutions to increase standards of living without following western "ways" which have been proved unsustainable... sorry is in Spanish

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Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist" | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with bein
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Director of MIT Media Lab Joi Ito on innovation

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Carbon3D | CLIP Technology - Breakthrough technology centered on tunable photochemical process for layerless 3D printing

Carbon3D lives at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science. Our CLIP technology allows commercial customers to go beyond 3dprinting/additive manufacturing to truly achieve 3D manufacturing
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BIG game changer in 3dprinting! Let's see if the technology makes it through...

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One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and 'solar fuels'

One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and 'solar fuels' | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A new thin-film coating solves a major problem in the development of artificial photosynthetic systems that can replicate the natural process of photosynthesis to harness sunlight to generate fuels.
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It is getting near!

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Part 1 "Under The Dome" Documentary on China's Pollution by Chai Jing (Best English Subtitles) - YouTube

柴静调查雾霾《穹顶之下》第一集 英文字幕 Chai Jing's groundbreaking documentary on China's Pollution. Part 2 is here: http://youtu.be/ZKxnQxyOXfI Part 3 is here: http://youtu.be...
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China's pollution problem is everybody's problem...
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Health risks of shipping pollution have been 'underestimated'

Health risks of shipping pollution have been 'underestimated' | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Governments warned after study finds one giant container ship can emit almost same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars
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"Uneconomic" Daly said... there goes your economies of scale, when are we going to add to the account the impact of such pollution?

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New desalination technology could answer state drought woes

New desalination technology could answer state drought woes | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Could desalination be the answer to California’s drought? As parts of the state become drier, scientists are looking at ways to turn seawater into drinkable water.
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Yes sure, at the end it all comes down to energy... as always

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Una bacteria modificada convierte la energía del Sol en combustible líquido

Una bacteria modificada convierte la energía del Sol en combustible líquido | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Científicos de EE UU logran almacenar el inagotable poder energético solar en un alcohol
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Del Sol a un combustible líquido, a través de una bacteria
From the Sun to a liquid fuel, through a bacteria

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Study: Arctic seafloor methane releases double previous estimates

Study: Arctic seafloor methane releases double previous estimates | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research.
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University of Alaska Fairbanks: methane released double than expected

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A Systems Story - YouTube

A Systems Story - A short introduction to key systems thinking concepts. Directed by: Gyula Gábor Tóth, Videographer : Dénes Fellegi, Design: Enikő Simonyi, ...
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Excellent video about what systems thinking is...

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NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record

NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred since 2000. This trend continues a long-term warming of the planet, according to an analysis of surface temperature measurements.
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I know you don't want to hear bad news, but burying our head in the sand is not going to help...

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Home

Home | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Create 3D printed electronics with novel materials, software and hardware. 
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This is the first approach to the real revolution in additive manufacturing

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NASA finds good news on forests and carbon dioxide

NASA finds good news on forests and carbon dioxide | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A new NASA-led study shows that tropical forests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide than many scientists thought, in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas. The study estimates that tropical forests absorb 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of a total global absorption of 2.5 billion -- more than is absorbed by forests in Canada, Siberia and other northern regions, called boreal forests.
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Good news for a new year, we just have to stop deforestation of all types of forest!

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Home | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Home | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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Some guidance for a future to come

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The Global Economy Grew Last Year Without a Rise In CO2 Emissions

The Global Economy Grew Last Year Without a Rise In CO2 Emissions | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Energy consumption and the level of economic activity are intimately linked; energy is critical to modern economies, necessary for infrastructure, industry, transport and houses.
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Could it be? Economic prosperity decoupled from burning fossil fuels? if so, is not time to stop, we need much more!

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The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Google Ventures' Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team's ideas down on paper.
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Interesting storyboard guide from Google

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Alexandru GROSU's curator insight, February 20, 12:24 PM

Sketch it! An image worth a thousand words. Get to the backdoor of the cortex, where decisions are actually made.

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Scientists find strongest natural material known to humans

Scientists find strongest natural material known to humans | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Extreme strength observed in limpet teeth
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More inspiration sources for biomimicry design

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Iconic graph at center of climate debate

Iconic graph at center of climate debate | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
the legitimate scientific challenging of research results that is part of the give and take of the scientific method all done in good faith to help advance the forefront of our knowledge
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"the legitimate scientific challenging of research results that is part of the give and take of the scientific method all done in good faith to help advance the forefront of our knowledge"

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This Physicist Has A Groundbreaking Idea About Why Life Exists

This Physicist Has A Groundbreaking Idea About Why Life Exists | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
It could liberate biologists from relying too much on a Darwinian explanation.
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This is brilliant! The best reading I have had in a long while! "dissipation-driven adaptation of matter"

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Our seas are in trouble: Extinction risk for 20-25% of well-known marine species

Our seas are in trouble: Extinction risk for 20-25% of well-known marine species | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Overfishing, pollution, climate change and destruction of habitats like coral reefs are all putting our seas in trouble but academics fear the risk is not being taken as seriously as concerns for the loss of animals and plants which live on land, experts say. Using the most comprehensive conservation data available for both marine and non-marine organisms, new research has shown that 20 to 25 per cent of the well-known species living in our seas are now threatened with extinction -- the same fig
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20 to 25% of marine and land, plant and animal species threatened with extinction, even this won't be enough to change our 'business as usual'?

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Sustainable.co.za's curator insight, February 2, 10:33 AM

This is frightening news. 

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Three minutes and counting

Three minutes and counting | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock two years later, using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero) to convey threats to humanity and the planet.
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Three minutes to mid night and counting, the smartest warn us, the dumbest don't listen, but who rules the world?

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Shape

A film about design. If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change? http://www.makeshapechange.com -- Shape is…
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why design matters?

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Complexity theory: an introduction - YouTube

A short introduction to the new area of complexity theory. This video is part of our full introductory course on complex theory: http://www.elearning.fotonla...
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Superb and clear explanation, a must see!!!

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Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander: Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon
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"So far, there’s little to indicate they got that wrong"

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