Nano Liquid Batteries

Nano Liquid Batteries

John Katsoudas [ Climate Adaptation ] We all know that burning gasoline for transportation contributes significantly to an oncoming global calamity – climate change. We also know that switching to electric vehicles – or EVs – can improve the situation. I bet all of you, like me, care about the environment and most of you, like me, don’t own an electric vehicle. I’m

Nature’s Solutions

Nature’s Solutions

Janine Benyns [ Biomimicry ] Life’s been on earth for 3.8 billion years and, in that time, life has learned what works – what’s appropriate here and what lasts here. The idea is that perhaps we should be looking at these mentors — at these biological elders. They have figured out how to create a sustainable world so, rather than inventing it from

Graphene

Graphene

Shou-En Zhu [ Climate Adaptation ] Nano materials and nanostructures exist everywhere in our natural world. Take a look at the wing of a dragonfly. If we zoom in 100,000 times and look at the transparent membrane, we can see the nanostructures which are invisible to the naked eye. Graphene is transparent. This is a molecular model of graphene. To make it visible,

Thin Air Fertilizer

Thin Air Fertilizer

Jessica Davis [ Food Security ] A CSU professor in the Soil and Crop Sciences College since 1995, Davis’ research team focuses on developing a biological nitrogen fertilizer to reduce fossil fuel usage in agriculture. See also ThinAirFertilizer.com FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: ILO in the Pacific

Understanding Drought

Understanding Drought

Alan Savory [ Climate Adaptation ] The most massive tsunami perfect storm is bearing down upon us. This perfect storm is mounting a grim reality, increasingly grim reality, and we are facing that reality with the full belief that we can solve our problems with technology, and that’s very understandable. Now, this perfect storm that we are facing is the result of our

Habits of Nature

Habits of Nature

Rupert Sheldrake [ WEB 3.0 ] The Science Delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle, leaving only the details to be filled in. This is a very widespread belief in our society. It’s the kind of belief system of people who say “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science.” It’s a belief system which

Better Biofuels

Better Biofuels

Jonathan Trent [ Climate Adaptation ] Some years ago, I set out to try to understand if there was a possibility to develop biofuels on a scale that would actually compete with fossil fuels but not compete with agriculture for water, fertilizer or land. So here’s what I came up with. Imagine that we build an enclosure where we put it just underwater,