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futurist-foresight:

Marine drones to clean the seas.

a-skynet-future:

Marine Drone Concept Collects Plastic Waste To Clean The Ocean

Finally a robot doing something useful and not just singing and dancing…not that those things aren’t fun to watch!

From tuvie.com:

Plastic bag is a very useful item for consumers due to its durability and stability, however plastic also raises a problem in marine environments. If you take a walk along any beach anywhere in the world, you’ll notice there are many drifting plastic trash washed ashore. The growth of plastic waste in the ocean is already at alarming rate, this Marine Drone concept has been especially designed to provide an innovative way to collect plastic waste and clean the oceans.

Together with other drones this vehicle will catch plastic or any other waste using its special sensor to improve its ability to collect plastic waste. In order to keep fish away and accidentally trapped in the net, this Marine Drone is equipped with an infrasound system. The high powered batteries allow this drone to stay in the water for more than 2 weeks. These industrial designers have done extensive research in naval technology to come up with credible concept marine drone.

There is so much garbage to clean in the ocean, we better start now!

berlinfarmlab:

A very nice solar cooker design with inverted reflector (glass is in the bottom) from Pez Estudio. Very efficient for winter months, since it can also work with hot air from a suplementary wood burning compartment.

An ecologic cooker, I just wonder if the structure in wood is really a good idea 

berlinfarmlab:

A very nice solar cooker design with inverted reflector (glass is in the bottom) from Pez Estudio. Very efficient for winter months, since it can also work with hot air from a suplementary wood burning compartment.

An ecologic cooker, I just wonder if the structure in wood is really a good idea 

futurist-foresight:

Cleaning up the trash in space.
ralphewig:

Raising the Dead - Satellites that is: DARPA has selected a first spacecraft for its orbital recycling program. The idea makes a lot of sense, not only does it reduce dangerous space debris, but all objects in orbit have a very high intrinsic value based on the energy expended to put them there (it costs tens of thousands of dollars per kilogram to transport items into space).

Once fully realized, Darpa envisions the Phoenix program, which the agency wants to fully demonstrate by 2015, working something like this. First, a servicing satellite — complete with mechanical arms and other “unique tools” designed specifically for the program — would be launched into geosynchronous orbit (GEO). After that, the agency wants to launch an array of what they call “satlets” — wee, bare-bones satellites — to meet up with, and be stored by, the program’s primary satellite.

Aside from the direct benefits of making dated space hardware useable again, many aspects of working and manufacturing items in space demonstrated by the program will be of great benefit to future endeavors.


A road to a Green Space Program?

futurist-foresight:

Cleaning up the trash in space.

ralphewig:

Raising the Dead - Satellites that is: DARPA has selected a first spacecraft for its orbital recycling program. The idea makes a lot of sense, not only does it reduce dangerous space debris, but all objects in orbit have a very high intrinsic value based on the energy expended to put them there (it costs tens of thousands of dollars per kilogram to transport items into space).

Once fully realized, Darpa envisions the Phoenix program, which the agency wants to fully demonstrate by 2015, working something like this. First, a servicing satellite — complete with mechanical arms and other “unique tools” designed specifically for the program — would be launched into geosynchronous orbit (GEO). After that, the agency wants to launch an array of what they call “satlets” — wee, bare-bones satellites — to meet up with, and be stored by, the program’s primary satellite.

Aside from the direct benefits of making dated space hardware useable again, many aspects of working and manufacturing items in space demonstrated by the program will be of great benefit to future endeavors.

A road to a Green Space Program?