Add a comment29745210123d printed house 3D printers are building some pretty amazing stuff lately: working speakers, wooden furniture, prosthetic limbs, and even foods like pizza and pasta — but WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. of Shanghai, China is thinking much, much bigger.Instead of pumping out small plastic parts with a desktop-sized printer, these guys print out prefabricated living structures out of concrete using a massive, building-sized 3D printing machine.Now, to be sure, 3D printing houses isn’t a particularly new thing. Companies have embraced the idea of additive manufacturing since before the term “3D printing” had even entered the popular vernacular. For this reason, it’s not the houses that WinSun creates that are impressive — it’s the blistering pace at which it creates them. Running at full speed, the company’s printer is capable of producing up to ten 650 sq. foot homes in just 24 hours.Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/giant-3d-printer-can-build-10-prefab-homes-24-hours/#ixzz2zIzrhwwrFollow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook
When choosing where to invest, the market has many quantitative approaches to selecting investments. But defining what is socially responsible is not as easy to determine. Investing with impact is a platform that focuses and filters potential investments to result in value aligned returns.
Impact investments -also known as: mission-aligned investing, social impact, value alignment, sustainable investing- aim to solve social or environmental challenges while generating a return for the cause and the investor, contributing to a more sustainable world.
Returns from investing in socially responsible platforms not only offer a return on investment, but satisfaction that one can truly make a difference. Take for example Morgan Stanley providing a larger platform for their clients. It is not easy to blaze a trail, but Morgan Stanley has made a commitment that other firms should embrace.
Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines. Bingo: you have the world's biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity to California customers.
At full capacity, the facility's trio of 450-foot high towers produces a gross total of 392 megawatts (MW) of solar power, enough electricity to provide 140,000 California homes with clean energy and avoid 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equal to removing 72,000 vehicles off the road.
The UAE should lead the way with organic batteries and a sustainable future The National As Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week begins in the capital, the eyes of the world will be on the UAE to come up with breakthrough ideas for renewable energy.
Laserhacker.com has been experimenting with Atmospheric Electricity Motors – getting energy wirelessly. How it works is that there’s an antenna that receives atmospheric electricity which the motor then converts into power.
The latest version of the motor, called AtmoMotor HV Atmospheric Motor, is almost fully 3D Printed and all of the 3D Designs are available for download in case you want to try replicating this experiment back home.
Graphene has become an all-purpose wonder material, spurring armies of researchers to explore new possibilities for this two-dimensional lattice of pure carbon. But new research at MIT has found additional potential for the material by uncovering unexpected features that show up under some extreme conditions — features that could render graphene suitable for exotic uses such as quantum computing.
Innovative policy and community engagement keys to renewal Innovation Trail Two recent interviews by the Innovation Trail served as reminders of how often the 'innovation conversation' is framed in terms of technology and economics, rather than in...
A new study from the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has found that nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to the energy sector, especially to energy storage and solar energy. Improved materials efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs are just two of the real economic benefits that nanotechnology already brings these fields and that’s only the beginning. Battery storage capacity could be extended, solar cells could be produced cheaper, and the lifetime of solar cells or batteries for electric cars could be increased, all thanks to continued development of nanotechnology.
Ray Kurzweil is sitting in an office in San Francisco’s tallest building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Over 45 minutes, speaking rapidly in monotone sentences dense with facts and ideas, Google’s director of engineering has outlined a future for the world that would seem incredible, were it not that this man has a 30-year track record of making seemingly bonkers predictions that have proved to be accurate. Among other things, Kurzweil predicted that the internet would become central to our lives when it was still a niche and unreliable network in the Eighties...
The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene – the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon - promises exciting new things to come for the high-tech industry, including much faster transistors and far more compact hard drives.
An Integrated Marketing Blueprint to Grow Sales & ROI in 2014 Search Engine Watch For many brands, SEO, social media, email marketing, conversion, content marketing, mobile, and website design and development have been approached as independent...
Article by Andreas von der Heydt- Country Manager of Amazon BuyVIP in Germany.He´s a ... Besides rational features like quality, price, customer services, etc. the brand decision process will become more emotionally-driven.
When making predictions, I have two criteria: the laws of physics must be obeyed and prototypes must exist that demonstrate “proof of principle.” I’ve interviewed more than 300 of the world’s top scientists, and many allowed me into laboratories where they are inventing the future. Their accomplishments and dreams are eye-opening. From my conversations with them, here’s a glimpse of what to expect in the coming decades: