Using Soot to Make Printer Ink

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Printer ink is what companies selling printers make the majority of their profits on. Now MIT graduate Anirudh Sharma has come up with a way to make this ink by “repurposing” pollution. Right now, ink that we buy in printer cartridges is basically just carbon black color mixed with a variety of chemicals, and Sharma has come up with a way to replace the carbon with the soot that pollutes the air in many developed and developing cities.

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By |November 5th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

New and Super Efficient 3D Printer

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Using 3D printers to construct concrete houses is eco-friendly and very efficient, so it’s a real shame it is not yet used more widely. However, there are a few people making real breakthroughs in this field. One such is Nikita Chen-yun-tai, an engineer from Russia, who has recently built a 3D printer called Apis-Cor. (more…)

By |November 2nd, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Sustainable Rooftop Living

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Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. Especially when it comes to urban living, and lack of adequate and affordable living space there. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.

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By |October 30th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Hybrid Solar System That’s Very Efficient

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A team of scientists from Brunel University London, UK has come up with a solar panel/heat pipe hybrid system, which basically turns the whole roof into a solar power generator. This makes the panels a lot more efficient, since this system is able to harvest more solar energy than just solar panels alone.

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By |October 28th, 2015|Green Tech|1 Comment

Wind Turbine That Stores Power

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The main problem with using renewable energy sources is that they are not as reliable or consistent as traditional sources. This is especially true of wind energy, since wind turbines work at generating power until the wind is blowing, but stop once the wind stops. (more…)

By |October 26th, 2015|Green Tech|1 Comment

Safer and Better Roof Alternative for Low Income Families

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Families from the poorest regions of the world more often than not cover their already lacking homes with corrugated metal roofs. It’s a low cost solution, but in most cases doesn’t prevent leaks, and certainly has very little insulation value. (more…)

By |October 12th, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments