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philo

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Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2013 - 10:09am PT
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locker

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Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 20, 2013 - 10:14am PT


"The future could be so awesome!"...



It COULD be...






































I suppose it depends on ones perspective...
































































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philo

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Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 04:18pm PT
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TREED

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Gunks
Jul 8, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Yeah.....but..........soldiers and war biz peeps can't eat solar.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:16am PT
what's will all the negative waves baby---donald sutherland "kelly's heroes"

TGT BOOKWORM RON RICK get behind progress PLEASE...like my dad used to say don't give me more reasons why you can't do something instead give me one reason why you CAN DO SOMETHING (go SOLAR, GEOTHERMAL, TIDAL, WIND, ALGEA---ANYTHING BUT FOSSIL FUEL----FOR OUR FUTURE!!!!)

Great thread PHILO!!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2013 - 10:34am PT
http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/10/smart-cement-tells-smog-hit-road


A smog-eating street in the Netherlands: Dirty air, beware! (Photo: Science Direct/Los Angeles Times)
The eco-makeover of urban surfaces continues. First came white roofs. Then so-called cool pavement. And now smog-eating concrete.

Yup, sidewalks with a taste for filthy air.

Eindhoven University of Technology scientists have installed air-purifying cement onto a city block in Hengelo, Netherlands, and published the results, which found that it reduced nitrogen oxide air pollution up to 45 percent in ideal weather conditions. This is an average reduction of 19 percent each day.

The concrete, dubbed “photocatalytic,” is made with run-of-the-mill cement sprayed with a chemical—titanium oxide—that neutralizes air pollutants, the researchers’ abstract states.

“[The concrete] could be a very feasible solution for inner city areas where they have a problem with air pollution,” said researcher Jos Brouwers in 2010 to CNN, when the pavement was in its early stages.

So, what’s the world waiting for? Why aren’t urban jungles with smog problems—we’re especially looking at you, Beijing—not jackhammering every piece of old-school pavement and pouring the new stuff?

Well, like most public work projects, it all comes down to cost. Titanium dioxide pavement is simply more expensive than your grandfather’s cement.

But, with further product tinkering and price–reduction, air-scrubbing pavement could be the stomping ground of the future.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 13, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Whatever Dude....


That made me laugh!



Great thread philo, excellent content...
rSin

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calif
Jul 13, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
better to say it like this ml...


"get thee behind me christian!"
philo

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Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 16, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
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philo

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Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2013 - 09:41am PT
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gonzo chemist

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Fort Collins, CO
Jul 22, 2013 - 09:55am PT
I think I've probably posted this video before. However, I really like it so I'm going to post it here as well. It provides a bit of perspective on energy use, as well as a one potential solution. Basically, using PVs to split water (for storage as molecular hydrogen and oxygen) so that it can be recombined later with a fuel cell.

His group has nearly solved one part of this overall "equation" to make this a viable option. More research needs to be done into safe, long term hydrogen storage, as well as more efficient fuel cells.

Discalimer: Don't be turned off by Professor Nocera's slightly condescending demeanor; its a little annoying. However, his message is pretty powerful.



philo

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Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Jay Leno gives his nod of approval for the awesome Tesla S.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoFVO31CbE0


And the "head in the tar sands" nay sayers said it would never be built.
Dr. Christ

Mountain climber
State of Mine
Aug 6, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
"Based on our findings, there are no technological or economic barriers to converting the entire world to clean, renewable energy sources," said Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering. "It is a question of whether we have the societal and political will."

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/january/jacobson-world-energy-012611.html
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