‘Game changing’ graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

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Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter’s Center for Graphene Science developed a new technique to incorporate graphene in concrete production with the help of nanoengineering technology — and the resulting material was not only over twice as strong as concretes we have today, but “drastically reduced the carbon footprint of conventional concrete production methods.”

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The world’s first 3D-printed steel bridge looks like it came from another planet

Four robots, nearly 10,000 pounds of stainless steel, and six months later, Dutch robotic 3D-printing technology company MX3D finished 3D-printing a stainless steel bridge. Gizmodo said it’s the first 3D-printed steel bridge in the world — and looks like it’s straight out of a science fiction movie.

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World’s largest solar energy project will be 100 times bigger than any other on the planet

200 gigawatts of solar power. $200 billion. 100,000 jobs. Those are the numbers attached to what could be the biggest solar energy project in the world, under a deal signed by Saudi Arabia and Japanese conglomerate company SoftBank, Bloomberg and Reuters reported. The move could help Saudi Arabia, the largest oil exporter in the world, progress from oil to renewables.

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Macron offers 18 scientists the chance to “Make Our Planet Great Again”

France’s president Emmanuel Macron had an answer to President Donald Trump’s decision to tug America out of the Paris Agreement: invite scientists to research climate change solutions in France. The Make Our Planet Great Again initiative now has its first class: 18 scientists from around the world. They’ll move from institutions like Princeton University, Stanford University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to France.

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Stephen Hawking says humans only have 1,000 years left on planet Earth

 

According to Steven Hawking, it looks like Planet B might be our only option, as the eminent theoretical scientist says humans will be extinct on earth within the next 1,000 years. According to USA Today, Hawking says the only way for humanity to avoid a mass extinction within the next millennium is to find another planet to inhabit.

“We must continue to go into space for the future of humanity,” Hawking said in speect at Oxford University in Britain last Tuesday. “I don’t… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This massive wind-powered skyscraper would cool the entire planet

Italian architects Paolo Venturella and Cosimo Scotucci of Paolo Venturella Architecture designed a fantastical Global Cooling Skyscraper that’s designed to attack global warming by cooling the entire planet.

The architects cited the challenges of climate change as an inspiration; they said the strategies we have to combat global warming are not enough, and only a “global strategy” could halt the nature disasters resulting from climate change. So they designed an imaginative… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building