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New invention makes ocean water drinkable using a weak electric current

New invention makes ocean water drinkable using a weak electric current | Energy: Past, present and future | Scoop.it

Chemists with the University of Texas and the University of Marburg have devised a method of using a small electrical field that will remove the salt from seawater. Incredibly this technique requires little more than a store-bought battery. Called electrochemically mediated seawater desalination (EMSD) this technique has improved upon the current water desalination method.

 

This “water chip” method “could bring relief to millions around the globe who lack potable water.”

This method “is much simpler and consumes less energy than other forms of desalination.”

 


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, May 10, 2014 1:03 PM

This is a game-changing technology. Current methods of desalination through membranes require high pressure and consume lots of electricity...

Mytchel Daley's curator insight, March 26, 2015 5:00 AM

A device like this would certainly be a long awaited piece of technology for those who do not have access to  clean drinking water. Many diseases such as malaria could be prevented by using this device. Saving lives and moving the medical advancement forward with a simple gadget, this is what medical technology is all about. 

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All Eyes On Mexico: Energy Reform Creating Opportunities Across Oil And Gas Supply Chain

All Eyes On Mexico: Energy Reform Creating Opportunities Across Oil And Gas Supply Chain | Energy: Past, present and future | Scoop.it
By Mark Druskoff in Houston and Adriana Curiel in Mexico City In the next two weeks, Mexico’s lawmakers are expected to release a series of laws, known as the secondary laws, that should begin to delineate how the revolutionary energy reforms...

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Honda Smart Home US - Honda Corporate

Honda Smart Home US - Honda Corporate | Energy: Past, present and future | Scoop.it
Check out the Honda Smart Home sustainability project.

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Another Smart Home

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Zeppelins Seen Hauling Caterpillars to Mine Siberia

Zeppelins Seen Hauling Caterpillars to Mine Siberia | Energy: Past, present and future | Scoop.it
Robin Young of Amur Minerals Corp. wants to dig for nickel and copper in Siberia where forbidding winters and poor roads make it tough to haul in equipment. His best option: fly it in with zeppelins.

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BoogieFinger's curator insight, November 27, 2013 12:46 PM

Otherwise the London-traded explorer would have to spend about $150 million building a 350-kilometer (218-mile) road to truck in heavy construction gear, Chief Executive Officer Young said in an interview. Peter Hambro, executive chairman of gold producer Petropavlovsk Plc, said he invested in a maker of the airships and foresees the mining industry adopting them.

“To build a bridge to take a Toyota Land Cruiser isn’t horrifically expensive,” Hambro said. “To build a bridge that will take a Caterpillar 777 is very, very expensive,” he said, referring to the 87-ton dump truck used in mines.

Zeppelin and blimp manufacturers need mining contracts to creep back to life, 76 years after the Hindenburg burned and crashed in New Jersey, ending most buyer interest for decades. With better designs and a buoyant gas that can’t ignite, makers such as Worldwide Aeros Corp. and Hybrid Air Vehicles of the U.K. say they’re negotiating their first sales to the $960 billion mining industry to complement truck and rail transport.

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-27/zeppelins-seen-hauling-caterpillars-to-mine-siberia-commodities.html

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Women In Trucking, TMW Systems, create ‘Distinguished Woman in Logistics’ award

Women In Trucking, TMW Systems, create ‘Distinguished Woman in Logistics’ award | Energy: Past, present and future | Scoop.it

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Porque tod@s contamos .

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Can we sever the link between energy and economic growth? - Washington Post (blog)

Can we sever the link between energy and economic growth? - Washington Post (blog) | Energy: Past, present and future | Scoop.it
Can we sever the link between energy and economic growth?

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Sometimes we have to make certain refections

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Miss Lask's curator insight, January 18, 2014 2:57 PM

How does economic growth link to energy consumption?