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DARPA Cleaning Space PDF Print E-mail
Written by JD James   
Saturday, 26 September 2009 03:43

DARPA Cleaning Space

Due to the increase in communication satellites colliding and international military space testing, the earth is encircled with copious amounts of debris. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is contracting private companies to clean up 94% of all tracked objects. Over 11 firms, including Boeing, are working on a solution. Click below for more information:

DARPA Wants Space Cleaning Ideas

 
Sky Pod PDF Print E-mail
Written by JD James   
Friday, 18 September 2009 22:40

A Future Without Cars

Company Unimodal Systems and NASA are looking into innovative public transport. Their solution, called “Sky Pod”, runs on an elevated electromagnetic rail like a monorail. Unlike a monorail, the transport system is divided into pods. Up to three people can fit into one pod and choose their own destination. This will put an end to slow traffic, car accidents, and pollution. Click below for more information:

'Sky Pod' to Offer Personalized Ride

 
NASA Refocuses PDF Print E-mail
Written by JD James   
Friday, 18 September 2009 19:15

NASA Focusing on Environment

Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is shifting NASA from star gazing to grass roots. Due to the private outsourcing of previous projects, as well as depleted funding by Congress, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is re-examining its top priorities. High on this new list is tracking global climate change, as well as researching natural disasters and new ways to handle them. For more information, click the link below:

NASA to Push Environmental Goals

 
MicroFueler PDF Print E-mail
Written by JD James   
Thursday, 17 September 2009 20:51

Got Trash? Make Fuel!

California inventor Tom Quinn has developed a green way to both dispose of your trash, and fill up. The MicroFueler has a 250 gallon tank for organic waste, such as fruit peels and expired liquids. On the other end is a generic fuel pump. Garbage in, gasoline out. The only waste byproduct is distilled water. The MicroFueler costs $10,000, but with a government mandated $5,000 tax credit, it pays for itself in 2 years. For more information, click below:

MicroFueler.com

 
Dandelion Plastics PDF Print E-mail
Written by JD James   
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 01:26

Dandelions Become Plastic Factory

Dandelions naturally emit a small burst of latex when the head is harvested. Geneticists have found a way to make that small burst into a heavy discharge, increasing the output over 5 times. The new discovery could lead to cheaper rubber products, including tires, medical supplies, and household goods. Farmers estimate that one hectare would produce over a ton of raw latex. For more information, click the link below:

Tech Helps Dandelions Ooze

 


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