Category Archives: Industrial Ecosystems

New materials, “Cradle to Cradle” designs, recycling, and systems that enable closed loop sustainable cities and manufacturing.

Lunar city to save us from climate change?

What about solving climate change by building an industrial city on the moon? A good lunar city could use solar power to launch PowerSats via maglev railgun into orbit around the Earth to power the world from abundant RELIABLE solar … Continue reading

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Canada’s dead trees to build ‘plyscrapers’

Climate change warmed up Canada’s winters for so long that pine beetles destroyed billions of trees across Canada’s vast forests. Those trees are dead or dying. They will release billions of tons of CO2 when they rot. What to do with … Continue reading

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Elon Musk becomes even more like Iron Man

Elon Musk designs a hand-gesture 3D Cad interface similar to, you guessed it, Tony Stark (Iron Man).

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Can we do better than Sweden?

Sweden is so efficient at burning their rubbish for waste that they’ve run out of their own and are importing other nation’s waste to help meet their energy needs. It’s a good story, but we can do better!   1. … Continue reading

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Giant council waste compost

Gardening Australia recently *so* challenged my approach to waste management I’m thinking of taking the kids on a weekend excursion out to Western Sydney to see this beast. It challenges my ideal of just taking all household rubbish and throwing … Continue reading

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