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Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways

This is probably the biggest acquisquishin’ candidate we’ve ever seen. Just think about the number of J.P Morgan wannabe’s that would like to see this initiative die a premature and speedy death. The inquest report would likely mention the usual suspects such as public utilities, the energy monopolies, even the pollution remediation industry. Talk about making …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2014/05/26/solar-freakin-roadways/

House Optimized for Ideal Solar Gain

This house on Barcelona’s waterfront, uses time-tested passive solar techniques, but it takes a high-tech leap forward using digital design and digital fabrication techniques to make it completely optimized for ideal solar gain. With its jagged cantilevers jutting out at odd angles across most of the facade (except the North corner), Solar House 2.0 looks, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2014/05/23/house-optimized-ideal-solar-gain/

Biomass Conversion to Jet Fuel

Biomass Conversion

Lignocellulose, a raw material in biomass, can be converted to biofuels and is often considered a long-term alternative to the diminishing supply of fossil fuels. The conversion process involves biomass pretreatment, hydrolysis of constituent carbohydrates and catalytic conversion of platform chemicals. Proposed strategies to convert lignocellulose to aviation fuels have underused components, preventing their commercialization. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2014/03/25/biomass-conversion-jet-fuel/

3d Printing with Carbon Fiber

Material scientists are now using the technology to create new super strong materials that may be used one day in building lightweight, yet powerful, structures. MarkForged announced that it had created a carbon fiber 3D printer. Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology revealed that is has invented a new material that’s lighter than water, yet stronger …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2014/02/04/3d-printing-carbon-fiber/

3d Printing Threatens Retail

A report from Gartner says that 3D printing will create debate on ethics and regulation. Furthermore, analysts expect that rapid development of 3D Bioprinters will spark calls to ban the technology for human and non-human use by 2016. 3D bioprinting is the medical application of 3D printing to produce living tissue and organs. It is …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ascensioncafe.org/blog/2014/02/02/3d-printing-threatens-retail/