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This Ingenious Machine Turns Feces Into Drinking Water | Bill Gates | LinkedIn

This Ingenious Machine Turns Feces Into Drinking Water | Bill Gates | LinkedIn | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The Omniprocessor is a safe repository for human waste. Today, in many places without modern sewage systems, truckers take the waste from latrines and dump it into the nearest river or the ocean—or at a treatment facility that doesn’t actually treat the sewage. Either way, it often ends up in the water supply. If they took it to the Omniprocessor instead, it would be burned safely. The machine runs at such a high temperature (1000 degrees Celsius) that there’s no nasty smell; in fact it meets all the emissions standards set by the U.S. government.
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Iceland Weighs Exporting the Power Bubbling From Below

Iceland Weighs Exporting the Power Bubbling From Below | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A huge and potentially lucrative market beckons, if Iceland can find a way to transmit electricity across 1,000 miles of frigid sea.
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Why Not Nuclear-Powered Aircraft? | RealClearScience

Why Not Nuclear-Powered Aircraft? | RealClearScience | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
We have nuclear submarines and nuclear ships, so why not nuclear planes?
Well, that's a very good question, one the United States spent $1.04 billion back in the 1950s trying to answer.
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Will Microgrids Threaten Utilities? | EnergyBiz

Will Microgrids Threaten Utilities? | EnergyBiz | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Most of us in the electric energy sector in the developed world tend to think of electricity as a basic human right, with instant availability at any hour.
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Is it possible that communities can get into the microgrid business like a kind of cottage industry for electricity? 

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