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Solar Sinter solar-powered 3D printer turns sand into glass, renews our faith in higher education (video)

Solar Sinter solar-powered 3D printer turns sand into glass, renews our faith in higher education (video) | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it

This design uses only natural sunlight, sand and a large fresnel lens (like a magnifying glass only flat) to melt the sand into natural glass objects. Imagine the potential for housing displaced refugees by simply printing out whole houses using local materials and the sun - no VOCs, no complicated distribution and logistics. Of course, people who live in glass houses still need to be careful of stone throwers...

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Saudi Arabia Announces Plan to become “the Kingdom of Sustainable Energy”

Saudi Arabia Announces Plan to become “the Kingdom of Sustainable Energy” | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
MENAFN.COMSaudi Arabia Announces Plan to become “the Kingdom of Sustainable Energy”Ecology Global NetworkBy Bob Petz, May 17, 2012 When one of the world's largest exporters of oil announces a $100 billion investment in renewable energy to reduce its...
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Scotland to Harness The Power of The Sea For Renewable Energy ...

Scotland to Harness The Power of The Sea For Renewable Energy ... | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Scotland is looking towards tidal energy in order to provide electricity for millions of homes. The new method, which places turbines, similar to wind turbines, on the seafloor, could be a major step in providing renewable, ...
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15 Concepts and Solutions for Providing Clean Drinking Water

15 Concepts and Solutions for Providing Clean Drinking Water | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Clean drinking water is one of our basic human needs, but in many parts of the world, it's also hard to come by. Here's another look at some of the latest concepts for providing clean drinking water.
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Microbe Endures Ionic Liquids, May Lead to Efficient Biofuel

Microbe Endures Ionic Liquids, May Lead to Efficient Biofuel | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
In the search for technology by which economically competitive biofuels can be produced from cellulosic biomass, the combination of sugar-fermenting microbes and ionic liquid solvents looks to be a winner save for one ...
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Tidal turbine 'performing well'

Tidal turbine 'performing well' | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
A subsea turbine which uses tidal power to generate electricity has successfully completed initial tests off Orkney.
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Innowattech Alternative Energy Harvesting System Roads Solution

www.innowattech.co.il The Innowattech system is applicable to asphalt, concrete or composite concrete and asphalt roads. It may be installed in new roadways ...
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Space-based solar power may boost future of renewable energy

Space-based solar power may boost future of renewable energy | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Solar power collected in space could eventually provide the renewable energy of the future, according to a new study.
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PetroSun's algae-to-biofuel program commences

PetroSun BioFuels and the Town of Gilbert, Arizona have executed an agreement to commence an algae-to-biofuels wastewater pilot program. Image source.
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A look at 'wind turbines' of the deep

A look at 'wind turbines' of the deep | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
The latest device to harness the power of the tides is being tested in the stormy waters off Orkney in the far north of Scotland.
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Floating “Power Buoy” Creates Electricity from Ocean Waves ...

Floating “Power Buoy” Creates Electricity from Ocean Waves ... | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
This does not compete with wind & solar generators. This complements them. Big storm waves carry a lot of power but it turns out that the bulk of the wave energy is provided by moderate sized waves that occuring frequently.
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How Scientists Suck the Salt Out of Seawater With Electricity

How Scientists Suck the Salt Out of Seawater With Electricity | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Potable water is both a finite and renewable resource. While it is infinitely recyclable, the Earth's stores of fresh water at any point are limited.
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Airport marks solar installation for alternative energy

Airport marks solar installation for alternative energy | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Chosen as a project because of its public use and higher profile, the solar thermal heat now part of the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport is hoped to be a model for renewable energy at work.
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Army Scientists Developing Deployable Renewable Equipment

Army Scientists Developing Deployable Renewable Equipment | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
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Geothermal Energy. alternative power sources electric electricity

Geothermal Energy. alternative power sources electric electricity | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
goodnews.ws Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth.
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Coconuts, wind and sun to power Pacific nations

Coconuts, wind and sun to power Pacific nations | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Threatened by rising sea levels, small island nations are re-allocating government funds to install solar panels and move away from diesel fuels.
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Wave power to be harnessed in Maine for electricity production ...

Wave power to be harnessed in Maine for electricity production ... | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Today with increasing global warming and increasing awareness of other environmental hazards, more and more people across the world are focusing on harnessing natural sources of energy like wind energy.
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Solar-Powered Catamaran Makes 1st Circumnavigation

Solar-Powered Catamaran Makes 1st Circumnavigation | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Turanor PlanetSolar, a futuristic-looking 100-foot catamaran, last week became the first vessel to circumnavigate the planet exclusively on power generated by the sun. The voyage, which began and ended in Monaco, lasted ...
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Floating wind turbine test to start soon

Floating wind turbine test to start soon | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Daily Yomiuri News Site (RT @DailyYomiuri: #Japan govt to start 1st trial operation of offshore floating wind turbine for power generation this month.)...
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The Promise of Solar Roadways

The Promise of Solar Roadways by Scott Brusaw (TEDx Sacramento) http://t.co/6VEbwC0D...
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Walmart Planning Instal Photovoltaic Modules on 27 of its ...

Walmart Planning Instal Photovoltaic Modules on 27 of its ... | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Walmart Planning Instal Photovoltaic Modules on 27 of its Massachusetts Stores. 18-month initiative to produce 10.5 MW of clean energy. The American Retail Giant; Walmart announced its intention to set-up solar panels on ...
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Undersea air bags store wind power

Undersea air bags store wind power | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Otra manera de almacenar energia: Undersea air bags store wind power: http://t.co/al5guKXb...
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Construction of a 4 MW commercial Tidal Power Project

Construction of a 4 MW commercial Tidal Power Project | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Not a lot is written about Tidal power. Tidal power is one of the renewable energy sources that you hear the least about even though its potential for generating electricity is incredibly vast.
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Harnessing the awesome power of the ocean waves

Harnessing the awesome power of the ocean waves | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
MBARI engineer Andy Hamilton looks out his office window in Moss Landing and points at the waves crashing on the beach below. “Pretty impressive, aren’t they?
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