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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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Oil and gas companies are facing major technological disruption

Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil fuel giants in jeopardy. Their survival plans involve carbon storage and floating win
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Extraordinary example of what can be done, bright future if we want to believe in it, and invest in it!
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Waymo makes history testing on public roads with no one at the wheel

Waymo makes history testing on public roads with no one at the wheel | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Waymo's first product will be a driverless taxi service in the Phoenix area.
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Public road test of fully human-less vehicles!
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Waymo Reveals Why "Hand-Off" Between Autonomous Car and Driver is a Terrible Idea - Core77

Waymo Reveals Why "Hand-Off" Between Autonomous Car and Driver is a Terrible Idea  - Core77 | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Four years ago, Google's self-driving car team recorded some in-car footage that they've unsurprisingly kept under wraps, until yesterday. That footage is of what test users were doing while sitting in Google's (now Waymo's) self-driving car prototypes: "Napping, putting on makeup and fiddling with their phones as the vehicles traveled
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Human behaviour, always that tricky thing; in economics, sociology, psychology, design... you name it. Do you still believe we are rational beings?
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Worse Gridlock, More Inequality? 3 Ways Self-Driving Cars Could Change Cities | Co.Design

Worse Gridlock, More Inequality? 3 Ways Self-Driving Cars Could Change Cities | Co.Design | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
If we don’t plan for them, that is.
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As usual things are never black and white, and a systemic approach is the only way to get them as right as possible + with the understanding that also things need to evolve
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How to orchestrate systemic change? - ..STBY...

How to orchestrate systemic change? - ..STBY... | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
why is hard better than soft to begin with? Rather, we should see the two as integrated parts of the strongest possible investigations and solutions.
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"why is hard better than soft to begin with? Rather, we should see the two as integrated parts of the strongest possible investigations and solutions" Designers as orchestrators...
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China's Electric Vehicles Run on Coal! Yes, But ...

China's Electric Vehicles Run on Coal! Yes, But ... | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Battery vehicles have more energy options than gas-burning engines.
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The importance of looking at things in a systemic view (or life cycle analysis approach)... and assuming that the numbers are right.
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Electric Cars Reach a Tipping Point

Electric Cars Reach a Tipping Point | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A hard target from Beijing will be a tipping point for the world auto industry.
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The change is well on its way, despite what some may say. But just switching to EV is not enough!
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Biobased 3D printing for the automotive sector | 3D Printing Progress

Biobased 3D printing for the automotive sector | 3D Printing Progress | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The Spanish city of Zaragoza has hosted the opening meeting for the European Project BARBARA (Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for building and automotive parts processed through additive manufacturing).
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Very interesting things happening in the 3D printing world, in the near future we will see pretty impressive things!
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Battery of the Future - Solid State Lithium

A snip from PBS Nova channel "search for the perfect battery"
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Solid State Lithium batteries, double the capacity without the dangers... could it be?
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Home

Home | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The Complexity Theory Podcast. The HumanCurrent podcast is hosted by Stacy
Hale and Angie Cross. Through interviews & casual conversations, we explore
the complex systems that shape our world and our work.
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Really interesting site with podcast about systems thinking and complexity
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A 'bionic leaf' could help feed the world | Energy Harvesting Journal

A 'bionic leaf' could help feed the world | Energy Harvesting Journal | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The artificial leaf is a device that, when exposed to sunlight, mimics a natural leaf by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.
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"bionic leaf that pairs the water-splitting catalyst with the bacteria Ralstonia eutropha, which consumes hydrogen and takes carbon dioxide out of the air to make liquid fuel"
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HP unveils first ever 3D printing material development kit | 3D Printing Progress

HP unveils first ever 3D printing material development kit | 3D Printing Progress | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
HP Inc has announced significant milestones to its open platform for 3D printing materials and production-ready applications development. Expanding the development and lowering the cost of advanced 3D printing materials and applications is a critical catalyst for the digital reinvention of the global manufacturing industry.
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This could be really amazing, lets hope it is truly open
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Nautilus | Science Connected

Nautilus | Science Connected | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Nautilus is a different kind of science magazine. We deliver big-picture science by reporting on a single monthly topic from multiple perspectives. Read a new chapter in the story every Thursday.
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New publication by MIT, it looks amazing!
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Trends in electric-vehicle design | McKinsey & Company

Trends in electric-vehicle design | McKinsey & Company | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
What did we learn from a teardown and benchmarking of ten EV models?
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Super interesting, key for future:
-Native platforms
-Not yet dominant battery design
-EVs will get cheaper
-Need to innovate on business model
-Diversity in component supply
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This tiny ‘cell’ packs power – then can be tossed away - Faculty of Applied Sciences - Simon Fraser University

This tiny ‘cell’ packs power – then can be tossed away - Faculty of Applied Sciences - Simon Fraser University | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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Flat 1" diameter 1.5 to 3V for 100 minutes biodegradable disposable battery... wow!
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Electric motors based on reluctance torque | Electric Vehicles Research

RETORQ Motors company designs and manufactures advanced electric traction motors-generators based on its proprietary RETORQ axial flux REluctance TORQue motor technology.
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Very interesting technology and with a bit of creativity lots of room for great product innovation!
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Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking

Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
In this series on systems thinking, I share the key insights and tools needed to develop and advance a systems mindset for dealing with complex problem solving and transitioning to the Circular…
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Tools for systems thinkers, by Leyla Acaroglu
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James Dyson to invest £2.5bn on 'radically different' electric car

James Dyson to invest £2.5bn on 'radically different' electric car | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
British inventor, whose company has been working on vehicle since 2015, says it will launch in 2020
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Very interesting, these guys are super talented, but we don't need business as usual, we don't need more super expensive cradle-to-grave mentality products
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Can emissions shrink while the economy grows?

Can emissions shrink while the economy grows? | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada's prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to
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There is no such thing as "sustainable growth" or "green growth" if we want different results we should do things differently.
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SystemsThinking - A New Direction in Healthcare Incident Investigation - YouTube

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Extraordinary example of systems thinking
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In A World of Systems

Enjoy “In a World of Systems”, narrated and illustrated by David Macaulay (of "How Things Work") in collaboration with Linda Booth Sweeney and our team a
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Basic concepts of systems explained in a clear and friendly way
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Money to burn: As the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in US states: Study the first to link income inequality, growth in carbon emissions at the state level

Money to burn: As the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in US states: Study the first to link income inequality, growth in carbon emissions at the state level | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A state-by-state analysis finds a link between growth in a state's carbon emissions and the growth in income inequality.
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An interesting study showing a link between income inequality and carbon emissions.
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50 grand challenges for the 21st Century

50 grand challenges for the 21st Century | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
We asked experts from the world of science and technology to describe the societal challenges that they think matter in 2017 and beyond.
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Which one are you going to work on?
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Psychology - YouTube

Psychology - YouTube | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
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Crash course in Psychology, every designer should go through it!
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Autonomous cars re-thought | Electric Vehicles Research

Autonomous cars re-thought | Electric Vehicles Research | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Suppliers such as Delphi argue that autonomous cars will sell first to organisations, notably as taxis but, after a delay, they will be bought strongly by private individuals. IDTechEx notes that many cities will ban private cars, autonomous or not
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"many cities will ban private cars, autonomous or not"
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