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Jeremy Rifkin: Die Macht der Vision. Damit passen Rivett und Rogers idealtypisch in die Rifkin’sche Null-Grenzkosten-Ökonomie.

Jeremy Rifkin: Die Macht der Vision

Der zufolge würden die nunmehr kollaborativ und dezentral erzeugten Produkte und Dienstleistungen langfristig immer billiger zu haben sein. Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently. Waste heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using one-dimensional nanoscale materials as thin as an atom – ushering a new way of generating sustainable energy – thanks to new research by the University of Warwick.

Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently

Led by Drs Andrij Vasylenko, Samuel Marks, Jeremy Sloan and David Quigley from Warwick's Department of Physics, in collaboration with the Universities of Cambridge and Birmingham, the researchers have found that the most effective thermoelectric materials can be realised by shaping them into the thinnest possible nanowires. Thermoelectric materials harvest waste heat and convert it into electricity—and are much sought-after as a renewable and environmentally friendly sources of energy. □ Trade, globalisation and 3-d printers - Exponential View. 3D printing. An ORDbot Quantum 3D printer. 3D printing or additive manufacturing[1] is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.[2] 3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).

3D printing

A 3D printer is a limited type of industrial robot that is capable of carrying out an additive process under computer control. 3D-Druck: Eine neue Dimension in der nachhaltigen Entwicklung? OpenAI. OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. AI Revolution 101 — AI Revolution. AI Revolution 101 Our last invention, greatest nightmare, or pathway to utopia?

AI Revolution 101 — AI Revolution

About This essay, originally published in eight short parts, aims to condense the current knowledge on Artificial Intelligence. It explores the state of AI development, overviews its challenges and dangers, features work by the most significant scientists, and describes the main predictions of possible AI outcomes. This project is an adaptation and major shortening of the two–part essay AI Revolution by Tim Urban of Wait But Why. Introduction Assuming that human scientific activity continues without major disruptions, artificial intelligence may become either the most positive transformation of our history or, as many fear, our most dangerous invention of all.

Exponential Growth The Guiding Principle Behind Technological Progress. What is Blockchain Technology? A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners. Share and get +16+16. Blockchain Technologie. Die Blockchain-Technologie und die darauf basierenden Kryptowährungen à la Bitcoin gewannen zu Beginn dieses Jahrzehnts an Bedeutung.

Blockchain Technologie

Ins Rollen gebracht wurde diese Entwicklung durch die Veröffentlichung eines White Papers unter dem Pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto im Jahre 2008, in dem Bitcoin zum ersten Mal definiert wurde. 2008 war auch das Jahr, in dem der Zusammenbruch der US-amerikanischen Investmentbank Lehman Brothers einen Absturz der Aktienmärkte und eine über mehr Jahre andauernde globale Finanzkrise auslöste. Diese Krise führte der Welt vor Augen, welche systemimmanenten Risiken das globale Finanzsystem vor allem durch die Zentralisierung der Finanzinstitutionen birgt. Crowdfunding. Invest Online In Startups Via Equity Crowdfunding. RegenVillages. Flat House review – a home made from hemp that will blow your mind. Here’s today’s fun fact: the word “canvas” is derived from “cannabis”.

Flat House review – a home made from hemp that will blow your mind

(And imagine if the two words had still been identical this past century or so: literature would speak of cannabis-covered deck shoes, of boy scouts enjoying their life under cannabis, of going cannabissing for your parliamentary candidate.) There is a simple reason for this etymology. Among the many uses of hemp, the plant from which the drug comes – uses that include ropes, clothes, food and medicine – was the fabric for the sails of ships. TEXAS MODULAR HOME WILL RUN ON RAINWATER AND SUNSHINE ALONE. Posted Categories: Homes / Dwellings Although the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition is focused on renewable energy, one of the teams chosen to build a house for this fall's event will take resource conservation a step further.


The Battery Powered Home: A Global Transformation Is Under Way! (video) Posted Categories: Energy In spite of the fact that millions of people around the world are looking to Solar Power as a solution to their utility expenses, different communities, cities, and counties have different rules about how to apply the power you produce to the local grid system, and at what cost they buy it back from you.

The Battery Powered Home: A Global Transformation Is Under Way! (video)

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy. Robert David Steele, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission.

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy

But it's a mission that frightens the US intelligence establishment to its core.With 18 years experience working across the US intelligence community, followed by 20 more years in commercial intelligence and training, Steele's exemplary career has spanned almost all areas of both the clandestine world. Steele started off as a Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer. After four years on active duty, he joined the CIA for about a decade before co-founding the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, where he was deputy director. Widely recognised as the leader of the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) paradigm, Steele went on to write the handbooks on OSINT for NATO, the US Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Special Operations Forces. Barcelona's Decidim: An Open-Source Platform for Participatory Democracy Projects - Resilience.

Produktion ǀ In 100 Jahren wird man sich wundern. Produktion Linux war nur der Anfang: In Kiez-Werkstätten basteln wir uns Handys, aus Abfällen entstehen neue Maschinen.

Produktion ǀ In 100 Jahren wird man sich wundern

Das ist weit mehr als digitales Kunsthandwerk Karl Marx hat angesichts der dramatischen Ereignisse in Paris 1871 geschrieben: Die Arbeiterklasse habe „nur die Elemente der neuen Gesellschaft in Freiheit zu setzen, die sich bereits im Schoß der zusammenbrechenden Bourgeoisgesellschaft entwickelt haben“. Nun wissen wir, dass der Kapitalismus weder durch die Pariser Kommune noch durch die Krisen nach 1929 und 2008 zusammengebrochen ist. Kombucha: Growing your own fashion (Video) Posted Categories: Education, Green, Food. Highly efficient solar vapour generation via hierarchically nanostructured gels. First Water Treatment Plant in the World to Generate 50% Electricity Surplus. A large number of water-treatment plants, both in Denmark and abroad, must be transformed from energy guzzlers to energy producers.

This will be through entirely new technologies that exploit the green energy-production potentials in wastewater. Total energy renovation of the treatment plant at Egå, just outside Aarhus, means that Aarhus Vand (a Danish water utility) is setting new standards for developing treatment plants into energy producers. The topping-out is a milestone in the technological development of treatment plants towards becoming energy producers. Bondi water treatment plant now 100% renewable – powered by Sydney waste - One Step Off The Grid. A waste water treatment plant in the Sydney suburb of Bondi is being powered by 100 per cent, self-generated renewable energy, after the installation of a cogeneration plant at the facility that captures waste biogas and uses it as a fuel to produce electricity. The owner of the Bondi Treatment Plant, Sydney Water, said last week that the cogeneration system installed at the plant meant that the energy intensive waster water facility now generated 13 per cent more electricity than it consumed.

In 2015, the total energy produced at the plant was 10,500MWh, while total energy consumed was 9,300MWh, a statement said. The net energy provided back to the grid by the biogas fuelled cogeneration was 1,200MWh – enough to power about 150 households each year.