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Feb 15, 2023

A new method converts seawater straight into green hydrogen

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability


The 2021 IPCC report, however, urged scientists and engineers to double down on renewable energy efforts and consider all options.

Feb 15, 2023

Musk donated around $1.95 billion in Tesla shares last year

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Feb 14 (Reuters) — Tesla chief executive Elon Musk donated shares worth $1.95 billion in the world’s most valuable automaker to charity last year, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) showed on Tuesday.

Musk donated about 11.6 million shares between August and December last year, according to the filing, which did not say which organization or organizations were the recipients.

The world’s second-richest person now owns around 13% of Tesla.

Feb 15, 2023

The #BenZion #Futurism #Podcast is back!

Posted by in categories: economics, life extension, robotics/AI, sustainability

So please for Tech news and views from the perspective of building a humane and sustainable economic system, check them all out!
And share them with your friends!

Episode 24 discusses:
Ben Zion and Dr. Hale discuss the two most exceptional 21st century projects (beyond those to do with building a humane and sustainable economic system, which should have rightly been achieved in the 20th century) namely Universal Superlongevity and Human-Centered-Artificial-Superintelligence, and the noble work of Ageless Partners in the life extension arena.(continued in ep. 25)

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Feb 14, 2023

Traders lost $7.6 billion betting against Tesla over the past month as stock surged

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, finance, sustainability, transportation

The losses for short-sellers betting against Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company have ballooned to $7.6 billion over the past month, making it the least profitable short position for hedge funds, according to data from S3 Partners.

The swift one-month surge in Tesla stock has wiped out about half of the gains short-sellers made last year betting against the company. At the end of December, short-sellers had made a $15 billion profit in 2022, making Tesla the most profitable short of the year.

Shares of Tesla have been on a rollercoaster following vehicle price cuts and a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter delivery number. But on the company’s most recent earnings call, Musk reaffirmed the company’s long-term growth target of 50%.

Feb 14, 2023

The ocean science community must put science before stigma with anomalous phenomena

Posted by in categories: climatology, government, military, science, sustainability

Even more extraordinary, during a 2021 interview on CBS 60 Minutes, former Navy pilots David Fravor and Alex Dietrich provided a detailed description of their encounter with a UAP while conducting pre-deployment training with the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier strike group in 2004. While flying their F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft, they initially observed an area of roiling whitewater on the ocean surface below them. Hovering just above that was a “white Tic Tac looking” UAP. The whitewater may have indicated the presence of a larger UAP below, or that the UAP they were observing had recently emerged from the sea below it, indicating the occurrence of unidentified undersea phenomena (UUP).

The implications of these observations are profound. Society may be on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions regarding our existence — are we alone? Yet, the vast majority of established scientists across the globe have shown little interest, and this remains the case with the ocean science community.

How is it that these anomalous observations have not risen to the level of other science priorities, such as climate change? Simply put, stigma. The attention given by many non-scientific, fringe enthusiasts to the UAP arena has tainted the topic, repulsing those who rightly seek to maintain their scientific integrity and professional reputation. Additionally, the U.S. government thwarted objective analysis of UAPs out of a concern that adversaries would use them as a psychological warfare tool to sow mass hysteria and panic.

Feb 14, 2023

Blue Origin made solar cells

Posted by in categories: chemistry, solar power, space travel, sustainability

Whether or not Blue Origin puts a lander on the Moon, it might play a key role in sustaining lunar operations. Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company has revealed that it can produce solar cells and transmission wire using simulated Moon regolith. The firm’s Blue Alchemist technique uses molten electrolysis to separate the lunar soil’s aluminum, iron and silicon from bound oxygen to extract key materials. The process can build solar cells, cover glass and aluminum wire using only sunlight and the reactor’s silicon.

This approach would not only save explorers the trouble of importing material, but would be kinder to both the Moon and Earth. There are no carbon-based emissions, no chemicals and no need for water. The resulting solar cells can operate on the Moon for over a decade despite a “harsh” environment, Blue Origin claims.

As Ars Technica explains, Blue Origin is pitching this as a solution for NASA’s Artemis program and missions to Mars. The space agency could establish bases or other long-term installations while minimizing the environmental impact. While the concept of using regolith to build outposts isn’t new, earlier efforts have largely focused on habitats rather than the power supplying those off-world facilities.

Feb 14, 2023

This pod farm in an Amazon fulfillment center is a nightmare inducing labyrinth

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

5,006 votes and so far on Reddit.

Feb 14, 2023

New solar device can pull hydrogen straight from the air

Posted by in category: sustainability

Researchers have created a solar-powered device that can pull water from the air to create hydrogen.

Feb 14, 2023

Using Recycled Paper to Cool the Air

Posted by in categories: business, engineering, sustainability

That’s the premise of Yi Zheng’s new invention. The associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern has created a sustainable material that can be used to make buildings or other objects able to keep cool without relying on conventional cooling systems.

Circa: 2021

MIE Associate Professor Yi Zheng developed a “cooling paper” that could help cool the air in homes and businesses without the use of electricity.

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Feb 13, 2023

Coral reefs in the Eastern Pacific could survive into the 2060s, new study finds

Posted by in categories: education, sustainability

Scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science found that some reefs in the tropical Pacific Ocean could maintain high coral cover into the second half of this century by shuffling the symbiotic algae they host. The findings offer a ray of hope in an often-dire picture of the future of coral reefs worldwide.

While is causing the loss of globally, scientists believe that some corals are increasing their tolerance to heat by changing the symbiotic algae communities they host, which through photosynthesis provide them with the energy they need to live.

“Our results suggest that some reefs in the eastern tropical Pacific, which includes the Pacific coasts of Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Colombia, might be able to maintain high coral cover through the 2060s,” said coral biologist Ana Palacio-Castro, lead author of the study, alumna of the Rosenstiel School, and a postdoctoral associate at the school’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies. “However, while this may be seen as good news for these reefs, their survival may not continue past that date unless we reduce and curtail global warming on a larger scale.”

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