By 2050, global production of plastics will triple with estimates suggesting it will account for 15% of the world’s carbon budget. A failure to address the mountains of waste in the developing world could result in as much plastic in our oceans as fish. Oscar Andres Mendez cites “terrifying” statistics like these as his motivation to move the sustainable solutions industry forward.
Green energy. Everyone wants it, but not in their backyard. An odd thing for a country known for its picturesque windmills dating from the 18th century. How can we once again give green energy the allure it deserves? ‘Windlicht’ (Windlight), is a dance of bright lines. Special software and tracking technology detect the windmill blades rotating at 280 kilometres per hour. Green lines of light are connecting the blades. This creates a dynamic play o flight and movement. Windlicht creates the missing link between the Dutch and the beauty of their landscape.
In keeping with its commitment to trend setting technology, San Diego Metropolitan AirPark will generate more electricity from solar power than it consumes, thereby contributing to the City of San Diego’s Clean Air and Water initiatives. This dual-use solar power system will assure the AirPark’s stature as the greenest community aviation airport on the planet, while helping to protect sensitive habitats in the area.
An architect named Andreas Vogler started to collaborate with the Italian architect, Arturo Vittori, to design, and engage in the development of innovative solutions and technology transfer between diverse fields for aerospace and terrestrial applications working in architecture, design and art. They’ve created a means of collecting water in harsh, arid environments bringing water to people all over the world who might not otherwise have access.
Sperm whales have been shown to increase the levels of primary production and carbon export to the deep ocean by depositing iron rich feces into surface waters. The feces causes phytoplankton to grow and take up more carbon from the atmosphere. When the phytoplankton dies, it sinks to the deep ocean and takes the atmospheric carbon with it. The sperm whales result in removing 200,000 tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year.
Ocean Therapy Solutions is a company owned by actor Kevin Costner. The company specializes in developing centrifugal oil-water separators. After the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, Costner wanted to find a new way to separate oil from water, so he acquired the company. Costner has found and developed one of the most important systems for this problem imaginable.
The BWTC project establishes a technological precedent which is set to raise the awareness of environmental design and its importance in the built environment and pave the way for designers and clients to incorporate renewable and energy efficient measures into their future developments to reduce carbon emissions.
Ocean garbage patches are vast but dispersed. By acting like an artificial coastline, Ocean Cleanup’s array passively concentrates the plastic by orders of magnitude, 100% powered by natural ocean currents. Their floating barriers are designed to capture virtually any type of debris. Models show that by utilizing vast rotational ocean currents, a single 100km installation can catch almost half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 10 years.
SEEING COLOR FOR THE FIRST TIME Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, is the decreased ability to see color or differences in color. The most common cause of color blindness is a fault in the development of one or more of the … Read More
PRECISION FARMING INNOVATIONS Precision agriculture or satellite farming or site specific crop management is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops. The goal of precision agriculture research is to define a decision support system for whole … Read More
THE SKIN GUN MIRACLE The skin cell gun, also known as the skin gun or SkinGun, is a medical device that sprays a patient‘s own self-donated (autologous) stem cells to treat burns and other wounds. The skin gun is used in conjunction with a technique that isolates adult stem cells from a postage stamp-sized sample of … Read More
ISRAELI MOM’S INVENTION GETS CEREBRAL PALSY KIDS WALKING Debby Elnatan’s Upsee, designed to help her own son walk tethered to an adult,could be the answer to many parents’ prayers for children with disabilities. Jerusalem child named Rotem was the inspiration … Read More
Cerebral palsy is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms vary among people. Often, symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. There may be problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing, and speaking. Often babies with cerebral palsy do not roll over, sit, crawl, or walk as early as other children of their age. Other symptoms include seizures and problems with thinking or reasoning, each of which occurs in about one third of people with CP. While the symptoms may get more noticeable over the first few years of life, the underlying problems do not worsen over time.
NEW YORK CITY BALLET New York City Ballet is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein. Léon Barzin was the company’s first music director. Balanchine and Jerome Robbins are considered the founding choreographers of the company. City Ballet grew out of earlier troupes: … Read More
In the late 17th century Louis XIV founded the Académie Royale de Musique (the Paris Opera) within which emerged the first professional theatrical ballet company, the Paris Opera Ballet. The predominance of French in the vocabulary of ballet reflects this history. Theatrical ballet soon became an independent form of art, although still frequently maintaining a close association with opera, and spread from the heart of Europe to other nations.
NEW ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY FOR CEREBRAL PALSY Robotic technology goes far beyond creating self-driving cars or robotic assistants. Significant advances in robotic technology are taking place within the medical community, and some are making headlines for their ability to help children … Read More
Government, non-government organizations, community-based organizations and industry organizations (disability and Cerebral Palsy) perform and sponsor research on Cerebral Palsy, disabilities and impairments which can greatly benefit individuals with cerebral palsy. Studies help to understand the condition and the cause, form a basis for improved treatment options, and are used to develop prevention measures. Some research allows government agencies to calculate how many individuals have the condition and predict the type and amount of assistance required.
NYC BALLET CEREBRAL PALSY WORKSHOP One very loving mother of a child with Cerebral Palsy reached out to the New York City ballet to ask if they might be able to have her little girl attend a workshop. They overwhelmingly … Read More
Aqua-farming will be the grocery store of the future. It is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs, seaweed, oysters, shrimp and aquatic plants. Aqua-farming involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish. Broadly speaking, the relation of aquaculture to finfish and shellfish fisheries is analogous to the relation of agriculture to hunting and gathering.
Research has shown that a plant known to grow in Papua New Guinea called Astragalus is a powerful stimulator of the immune system. It increases and stimulates the growth of stem cells in the marrow tissue and lymph. Last year, the University of Texas showed that Astragalus completely restored cancer patients immune cells to work at a higher degree than those not affected by cancer in some cases and can be used as a stimulus to the immune system as a way to prevent cancer before it begins.
GREEN POWERED BOAT PREPARES FOR ROUND-THE-WORLD VOYAGE Dubbed the “Solar Impulse of the seas”, the first boat to be powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen hopes to make its own historic trip around the world. A water-borne answer to … Read More
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.