* - Elephant of Life


The factory of the future, batteries not included

Many analysts have predicted an explosion in the number of industrial “internet of things” (IoT) devices that will come online over the next decade. Sensors play a big role in those forecasts. Unfortunately, sensors come with their own drawbacks, many of which are due to the limited energy supply and finite lifetime of their batteries. […]

Cheshire-based facility will be world’s first to use bacteria-based recycling for extracting precious metals from e-waste

* Topping Soil With Rock Dust Could Suck Billions of Tons of CO2 From the Air and Increase Crop Nutrients

* EU Plans to Raise $22 Billion Annually to Protect 30% of Land and Oceans for Biodiversity

* U.S. Approves Plan to Build the Nation’s Largest Solar Project in the Desert by 2022
* = via bennuheron
cheers - panda

Warming Up:

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I have made a post which I think is significant and accessible, which may be of interest to you. You can read this and others here: http://madman101.livejournal.com/tag/-posted%20to%20o_c_c_u_p_y .

If you want to know more about the "origami universe" please also see my tags. More may be available if you add me.

I hope you are all have a fairly good, if not thoughtful, new year!
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a new battery to store more electricity

New Energy-Dense Battery Could Enable Long-Distance Electric Cars...

"NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—A company founded in the Palo Alto public library has taken a dose of government money and technology and turned it into the most energy-dense battery ever. Envia System's new lithium-ion battery packs roughly twice as much energy per gram as present batteries, the company will announce here at the third annual summit of the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy, (ARPA–e). 'We achieved 400 watt-hours per kilogram'"... http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-energy-dense-battery-could-enable-long-distance-electric-cars
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the innovation marches on

New engine actually runs on 'liquid air' - (NaturalNews) Imagine that instead of having to pump fossil fuel-based gasoline into your boat or car, you could instead use "liquid air?" The London-based Dearman Engine Company (DEC) has reportedly developed a new engine technology that uses cryogenic air to power vehicle engines, and one of the best parts about it -- the technology produces no pollution. - http://www.naturalnews.com/034862_liquid_air_engine_power.html

Video: Amazing Device Pumps Well Water Using Compressed Air - (NaturalNews) Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, is a fan of simple, innovative solutions for sustainable living. In a new video recorded in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, Adams demonstrates the Brumby Pump (www.BrumbyPumps.com), an amazing water pump that has no... Click to view...http://www.naturalnews.com/025635_water_Brumby_Pump_irrigation.html

Tires made from CELLULOSE: http://www.sciencecodex.com/tires_made_from_trees_better_cheaper_more_fuel_efficient

Forget the GMO CLONEBURGER! How about a meat substitute that's ACTUALLY ALL VEGGIE? - Scientist Cooks Up a Meatless Product for Meat Lovers - http://www.livescience.com/18558-scientist-cooks-meatless-product-meat-lovers.html

Seems like a fairly progressive foundation: http://www.skollfoundation.org/about/
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quiet change

The only GREEN auto club! - http://www.betterworldclub.com - "If you are not a BWC member, you may join at BetterWorldClub.com. For assistance, please contact BWC Customer Service at 1-866-238-1137."

Check out newsletters, "DRIVING CHANGE" and "KICKING ASPHALT". See also NEW VOICE OF BUSINESS, http://www.nvob.org - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mitch-rofsky

This info came via the NORMANGOLDMAN SHOW, tonight hosted by ADAM KLUGMAN. Look for a GREAT show tomorrow night, featuring 2 hours of JEREMY RIFKIN, on the revolution away from oil and towards an EMPATHIC SOCIETY. Stream show live at 5:pm CENTRAL/Chg. time, on norm's site or via WCPT: http://www.chicagoprogressivetalk.com.

See also Norm's 4-point plan to rescue America: http://madman101.livejournal.com/990637.html

Tomorrow late night: EARTH FILES, on coast-to-coast am. (AM radio, midnight CST) http://www.coasttocoastam.com