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The Rise of 3D Printed Zero-Waste Clothing
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The Rise of 3D Printed Zero-Waste Clothing

Forget costly prototypes, traditional textile manufacturing, product recalls, and the like. 3D printing is about to turn the entire retail industry on its head. A precise form of additive manufacturing, 3D printing can create a product from almost any material at mass scale, generating large quantities while individually tailoring each product to consumers. The Rise of 3D Printed Clothing - Ministry of Supply kickstarts Apollo In 2010, Kevin Rustagi was frustrated. So were his friends Aman Advano, Kit Hickey, and Gihan Amarasiriwardena. These four recent MIT grads had been thrust into the working world, where they discovered they hated their outfits. Business clothes sucked. And it didn’t make sense—athletes got to perform in all sorts of high-tech gear, but accountants had...
How extraction of Oxygen from lunar regolith makes Moon and Mars Bases possible
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How extraction of Oxygen from lunar regolith makes Moon and Mars Bases possible

Oxygen is a powdery substance is formed via impacts of micrometeorites and can be found covering the whole surface of the moon. Scientists from the University of Glasgow have figured out a way to efficiently extract oxygen from lunar regolith. According to their study published in the science journal Planetary and Space Science entitled “Proving the viability of an electrochemical process for the simultaneous extraction of oxygen and production of metal alloys from lunar regolith”, the scientists worked with the fact that specimens returned from the lunar surface were known to be made up of regolith, which just happens to be 40-45% percent oxygen by mass. The main problem with regolith is that the oxygen is chemically bound in the substance as oxides in the form of glass or minerals....
Jamaica’s EPC not a real solution for the Poor to go Renewable Energy
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Jamaica’s EPC not a real solution for the Poor to go Renewable Energy

The EPC (Energy performance contracting) mechanism is finally coming to Jamaica. The EPC model will develop a sustainable financing mechanism for renewable energy by removing the upfront cost. The aim of the EPC is to stimulate Public sector investment in renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies via providing: Financing Expertise Greater accessibility and Transparency   Support will be provided via partnerships with: PCJ (Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica ), under the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) PCJ-implemented Deployment of Renewable Energy and Improvement in Energy Efficiency Project   The Energy Efficiency Project is funded by the following bodies: The GEF (Global Environmental Facility) PCJ DBJ (Develop...
Disruptive Technology
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Disruptive Technology

With this series I don't set out to be the bearer of novel solutions or brilliant ideas but just to spark conversations and thinking that could potentially lead to solutions, ideas and ways forward to potentially get these issues addressed. We have to be Progressive and Adaptive vs Conservative and Responsive. In a society where mechanical/lack of innovative ways are looked for in solving basic issues, we have to start some discourse among the population which then will permeate through the economy, organizations or the country. The Apple’s or Google’s of this world are continuing to push the edges of what is reality and what we deemed as fiction. Things 5 - 10 years ago which we would laugh at as fiction or fairy tail has in some way has become reality. Drones “Artificial...
How Jamaican Writers can write visually for Visual Learners
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How Jamaican Writers can write visually for Visual Learners

I’m sure you've read my blog and always wondered if you could also be a blogger or even a writer of books. Good writing is often looked at as an art. It can be intimidating, but not to worry, there are rules. Actually more of a science really to writing well. So today I'm about to reveal to you the rules e need to know to write the way the brain best understands. According to a book I recent read, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker there are indeed rules to writing well so that anyone can understand. Here's the video though in case you don't want to buy the book. But here are the tips in the book summarized. Visual and Conversational Learners are the Majority Humans are visual creatures.  We are primates, wi...
Gartner recognizes Schneider Electric’s leadership in ADMS
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Gartner recognizes Schneider Electric’s leadership in ADMS

“I’m exceedingly proud of the talented professionals whose expertise, dedication, and ceaseless commitment to innovation has again made Gartner’s recognition possible. We believe being named a leader in ADMS once again is a tangible reflection of our constant pursuit of what digitization can really accomplish, in this case with respect to grid efficiency and asset optimization for distribution utilities.” Vice President of Schneider Electric’s Energy Business, Frédéric Abbal, Executive, commenting on Schneider Electric’s ADMS in the Gartner Critical Capabilities report For the fourth consecutive year, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, was recognized as a Leader in ADMS systems by Gartner, Inc. in their Magic Quadrant for Advanced Distribut...
Wattway Solar Road in Tourouvre to make France Energy Independent by 2020
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Wattway Solar Road in Tourouvre to make France Energy Independent by 2020

“This new use of solar energy takes advantage of large swathes of road infrastructure already in use... to produce electricity without taking up new real estate” French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Segolene Royal commenting on the launch of the Wattway France has done it again. This time they've lead the way with an innovative concept that being the world’s first highway with solar panels built into the roadway. The project began with four pilot sites around France, in parking lots or in front of public buildings, surfaces of between 50 and 100 square metres each. Measuring only 1 km (0.5 mile), this small strip of innovation, built by French civil engineering firm Colas, a subsidiary of construction giant Bouygues, costs the French some €5 million (£4....
How the Adaptation Fund AF Photo Contest helps Jamaica’s Coastal Resources
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How the Adaptation Fund AF Photo Contest helps Jamaica’s Coastal Resources

“The contest is aimed at involving all Adaptation Fund stakeholders, countries and projects, implementing entities, project staff and beneficiaries, executing entities, governments, non-governmental organisations and the general public to raise awareness of Climate Change issues affecting vital resources around the globe and the importance of developing adaptation solutions” Press Release from Adaptation Fund announcing their AF Photo Contest on Friday April 22 2016 Photography buffs, more competitions are coming this summer of 2016. The Adaptation Fund had launched an AF Photo Contest on Friday April 22nd 2016. This day was recognized the world over as Earth Day; 2016 saw the first ever successful ratification of a Climate Change accord, the Paris Agreement. Thus it would seem fi...