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GravityLight: lighting for a billion people

GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLigh...

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What a great humanitarian project.

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Access to light during the dark hours can have a profound impact on children's educations.

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This type of product is a great reminder that innovation is everywhere and that ideas are never truly complete. A great example of forward thinking, the Gravity Light tackles the kind of problem that should be focused on more. Just because most people living in the United States can afford electricity does not mean there should not be alternative solutions available such as this. Although this device was created to help the less fortunate (and by the looks of it, it will) does not preclude the privileged from benefiting as well. Inventions such as this have the ability to not only promote the world's standard of living, but also stimulate the minds of others.

Dave McKeague's curator insight, October 26, 2013 4:01 PM

This is a product that Brand Project should invest in.

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Making a better battery with sulfur 'nano-nugget' cathodes (w/video)

Making a better battery with sulfur 'nano-nugget' cathodes (w/video) | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

A team led by Yi Cui, an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering and at SLAC, is working to make a better battery by making the cathode of sulfur instead of today's lithium-cobalt oxide.Tucked in a small laboratory at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a team of engineers and scientists from the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) is making and testing new types of lithium-ion batteries. Their goal: move beyond today's lithium-ion to create a battery five times better than those we use now...Read More....



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U.S. Slips Behind Other Nations in Energy Efficiency Ranking - Ideas Lab

U.S. Slips Behind Other Nations in Energy Efficiency Ranking - Ideas Lab | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Areas of improvement include building codes, appliance standards, voluntary partnerships between government and industry in addition to fuel economy standards.


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Let’s Stop Equating Environmental Reforms With Economic Stagnation - Ideas Lab

Let’s Stop Equating Environmental Reforms With Economic Stagnation - Ideas Lab | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
I suggest that we stop wasting time debating the sources of climate change and focus on the economic and health benefits that this proposal brings to our country.


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Manufacturing Innovation Learning Lab | School of Engineering

Manufacturing Innovation Learning Lab | School of Engineering | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Rensselaer Engineering students take lab and related undergraduate courses that are focused on educating the next generation of manufacturing innovators

Advanced manufacturing is essential to reinvigorating American innovation and to creating high-paying jobs across all technology sectors. The MILL positions Rensselaer and its graduates to make bigger, bolder contributions toward these important national goals.

Focused on educating the next generation of manufacturing leaders and pioneers, MILL builds upon the many successes of its predecessor, the award-winning Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML).

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Doors Open Oct. 3 for Annual Manufacturing Day 2014 | In The Hopper: SPI's Business Blog

Doors Open Oct. 3 for Annual Manufacturing Day 2014 | In The Hopper: SPI's Business Blog | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
By Mike Verespej, SPI Correspondent Plastics manufacturers will showcase what they do and how their companies contribute to the U.S. economy on the third annual Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3. “Manufacturers make a lot of stuff in the U.S,” said Michael Araten, president and CEO of K’NEX Brands and The Rodon Group, based in Hatfield, Pa. “With Manufacturing Day, (companies) will be able to showcase nationwide what we do so that people get the scale of what we are manufacturing here in the U.S. It is an opportunity for companies to open their facilities to the public and showcase 21st century manufacturing and whet their interests in choosing manufacturing for a career.” The day—a grassroots effort designed to improve the public perception of manufacturing in America and help manufacturers attract the skilled workers they need for tomorrow—is expected to have well more than 1,200 companies participating—up from 800 last year and 200 in the 2011, according to Manufacturing Day 2014, a group o
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Ruling Might Help U.S. Become Major Oil Exporter

Ruling Might Help U.S. Become Major Oil Exporter | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Companies are taking advantage of new ways to export oil from the U.S. despite government restrictions, and in the process helping the U.S. become an ever bigger exporter of petroleum on the world stage.
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Graphene Leaders Canada

Graphene Leaders Canada | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

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Leading Canadians into a #Graphene Future.

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5 Products We Can Make From Carbon So It Doesn't Go Into The Atmosphere

5 Products We Can Make From Carbon So It Doesn't Go Into The Atmosphere | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
It looks like society won't stop burning fossil fuels and belching CO2 into the air anytime soon. A second-best approach? Make useful things with it.

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naziha mestaoui projects virtual forests growing onto paris' monuments - designboom | architecture & design magazine

naziha mestaoui projects virtual forests growing onto paris' monuments - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
for the 21st climate conference in paris, belgian artist naziha mestaoui will project 'one beat one tree' onto the city's famed monuments.
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Talk about GREEN.  This is really COOL!

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NASA Announces Briefing on New Mission to Track Global Carbon Dioxide

NASA Announces Briefing on New Mission to Track Global Carbon Dioxide | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

@NASA will hold a media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 12, at the NASA Headquarters James E. Webb Auditorium in Washington to discuss the upcoming Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission.

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POOPOOPAPER - Incredible Eco-Friendly and Recycled Paper and Stationery Gifts and Products Made from Poo!

POOPOOPAPER - Incredible Eco-Friendly and Recycled Paper and Stationery Gifts and Products Made from Poo! | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Eco-friendly, green , sustainable, unique, upcycled, stationery and paper gifts made from elephant, cow, horse, donkey, moose, panda dung, poop, poo. Fair Trade Handcrafted Thailand.
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Solar Roadways Light Up the Future

Solar Roadways Light Up the Future | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
What if a road could be an energy source? What if snowplowing was no longer necessary? What if a petroleum-based economy could shift to a renewable-energy economy?
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Solar panel manufacturing is greener in Europe than China, study says

Solar panel manufacturing is greener in Europe than China, study says | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint and are likely to use substantially more energy during manufacturing than those made in Europe.
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▶ Los Alamos, Toshiba probing Fukushima with cosmic rays - YouTube

Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced an impending partnership with Toshiba Corporation to use a Los Alamos technique called muon tomography to safely...


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The New Power Generation: This Fuel Cell Startup Could Spark a Revolution

The New Power Generation: This Fuel Cell Startup Could Spark a Revolution | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

There’s more than one way to get energy out of natural gas. For decades, one of the most promising methods – and also most difficult to pull off ‑ has been the fuel cell.

A fuel cell works like a battery, using a simple chemical reaction to provide energy. In fuel cells, this reaction involves hydrogen molecules abundant in natural gas and oxygen from ordinary air...Read More....


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India’s Most Promising Energy Source is Free and Found Nearly Everywhere - Ideas Lab

India’s Most Promising Energy Source is Free and Found Nearly Everywhere - Ideas Lab | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Wind energy now leads all other renewable energy technologies installed in India with a share of over 66 percent.
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Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
"Ten years from today the probability that you are depending on wires hanging on tree branches is as likely as that you'll still be installing land lines for telephones. Close to zero."
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Liftoff! OCO-2 Heads to Orbit - CO2 Observatory

Liftoff! OCO-2 Heads to Orbit - CO2 Observatory | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

July 2, 2014 --  A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. OCO-2 will measure the global distribution of carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate. ..Read More....

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Walmart Corporate - How Sustainable Growing Technology Creates USDA-Certified Herbs

Walmart Corporate - How Sustainable Growing Technology Creates USDA-Certified Herbs | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Shenandoah Growers has more than two decades of experience in culinary herbs—those that are fresh cut and kept in those plastic “clam” packs you often see in the supermarket, as well as living organic herbs that you find in pots in the produce section of your supermarket. Using innovative technology and sustainable agriculture practices is how many of our products bear the “USDA Organic” label
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Free Report: Tesla Motor’s Gigafactory: Quantifying demand for graphite, lithium and cobal

Free Report:  Tesla Motor’s Gigafactory: Quantifying demand for graphite, lithium and cobal | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

Tesla Motors Inc., the high-end electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, is planning to double the world’s battery production when it launches its Gigafactory in three years’ time. 500,000 EV lithium-ion batteries will be produced when the Gigafactory hits capacity in 2020, a situation which could transform demand for the critical minerals graphite, lithium and cobalt. This free report from Industrial Mineral Data quantifies the potential mineral demand from Tesla’s ambitious project. It also looks at the potential mines of the future, as the EV manufacturer looks to secure the raw materials that will fuel a new global battery age. 


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Nuclear Industry Explores Accident-Resistant Fuel

Nuclear Industry Explores Accident-Resistant Fuel | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
The explosions that damaged a crippled Japanese nuclear plant during a disaster that forced mass evacuations in 2011 show what can happen when nuclear fuel overheats.In response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident, the U.S. government ...
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Future Energy: Metal-Air Batteries and Home Fuel Cells

Future Energy: Metal-Air Batteries and Home Fuel Cells | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it

Back in April of 2012 I wrote about the evolution of battery technology for electric cars. In the posting I wrote about lithium-ion and lithium-air technology. What I didn’t know was that a company named Phinergy was working on a different type of metal-air battery using aluminum and zinc plus air.

This week Phinergy, an Israeli company, along with the aluminum giant, Alcoa Canada, demonstrated an electric vehicle (EV) capable of driving 1,800 kilometers (over 1,100 miles between charges) using a combination of aluminum-air and lithium-ion storage technologies. The Phinergy aluminum-air battery at 100 kilograms (220 pounds) weight contained enough on board energy to allow the vehicle to travel up to 3,000 kilometers (over 1,860 miles). Compare that to the best, current lithium-ion batteries in the Tesla Model S sedan. At best they can do less than 500 kilometers (310 miles) on a single charge and the on board battery weighs 5 times as much...Read More....

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Researchers Unveil Green Wall Prototype

Researchers Unveil Green Wall Prototype | Energy & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Researchers from the School of Architecture working at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) in New York City have spent the past several years researching ways to harness plants’ ...
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▶ How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning - YouTube

High school student Pierre combined biology, math, economics, and more to transform his campus greenhouse into a sustainable aquaponic system that provides f...
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Torrefaction The Bioenergy Newcomer - Nanotechnology

Torrefaction - the slow roasting of biomass material to improve its energy content - has been touted as part of a solution for the large-scale implementation of bioenergy. Experts, researchers and manufacturers gathered in Brussels earlier this month to discuss progress and prospects for torrefaction at the recent European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) conference.
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