Obama signs controversial asteroid mining bill into law

December 1, 2015 by  
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Proving that we are definitely living in the future that science fiction imagined, President Obama signed asteroid mining rights into law last week. Called the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA), the law gives companies the rights to the natural resources that they mine from outer space. The law is controversial because it basically gives private US companies free rein in space, which goes against the policy of international cooperation that has been in place since space exploration became a thing. Read the rest of Obama signs controversial asteroid mining bill into law

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NASA Seeks Congressional Support for Near-Earth Asteroid Mining Initiative

July 30, 2013 by  
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Asteroid mining has long been proposed as a way to source and extract precious metals and rare minerals that are rapidly running out here on Earth. Although the concept seems like science fiction, past proposals have received support from Google and James Cameron – and now NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is seeking public and congressional support to green light the idea. Read the rest of NASA Seeks Congressional Support for Near-Earth Asteroid Mining Initiative Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: asteroid mining , Asteroid Redirect Mission , Google , james cameron , lori garver , nasa , near Earth mining , Orion mining , Space Frontier Foundation , space mining        

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Jakob + MacFarlane-Designed Prefab Tubular Art Center Opens in France

July 30, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Jakob + MacFarlane-Designed Prefab Tubular Art Center Opens in France Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminium envelope , aluminium facade , Archilab FRAC , art exhibition Orleans , biomimetic architecture , biomimicry , cultural center France , Electronic Shadow , exterior lighting diodes , FRAC Centre , hybrid architecture , jakob + macfarlane , Paris architects , prefab architecture , prefabricated structure , research facility , tubular architecture        

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Stanford Researchers Develop Record-Breaking Thinner Solar Cells That Absorb More Light

July 30, 2013 by  
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Solar power  research is a big deal. Scientists have been searching for a way to improve photovoltaic efficacy for years by developing new technologies – from  giant solar concentrator arrays  to  satellites that beam power back to Earth . Now, Stanford University researchers have developed what they call the  thinnest, most efficient photovoltaic wafers ever . Instead of increasing the size of the solar arrays, the researchers created solar wafers with a nano-sized structure that is 1,000 times thinner than any other commercially available thin-film solar cell absorbers. Read the rest of Stanford Researchers Develop Record-Breaking Thinner Solar Cells That Absorb More Light Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean tech , green design , green technology , photovoltaic , renewable energy , Solar Power , solar wafers , stanford university , sustainable design , thinnest photovoltaic wafer        

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Phyto Kinetic Green-Roofed Buses Could Add a Breath of Fresh Air to the Urban Jungle

July 30, 2013 by  
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How would you like to be transported to work in a moving garden? If Marc Granen has anything to do with it, you may be able to. The landscape artist, who is based in Bescano, Spain has developed a green roof for buses called Phyto Kinetic . Since green spaces are so valuable for human environments, and since cities just don’t have a lot of open space, Granen came up with the idea of using areas that already exist to create that green space, even if they are on four wheels. In a city like New York that has thousands of buses, adding the Phyto Kinetic system to each one would create over a 100,000 square meters of air-purifying green space in the city. Read the rest of Phyto Kinetic Green-Roofed Buses Could Add a Breath of Fresh Air to the Urban Jungle Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bescano , girona , green bus roof , green roof on bus , green space as air purifier , green space in cities , lightweight hydroponic foam , marc granen , phyto kinetic , Spain        

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