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Planet Express, Starflights, Suborbital Starflights -

TED2018 | April 2018 What's up at SpaceX? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was employee number seven at Elon Musk's pioneering aerospace company and is now its president. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, she discusses SpaceX's race to put people into orbit and the organization's next big project, the BFR (ask her what it stands for). The new giant rocket is designed to take humanity to Mars -- but it has another potential use: space travel for earthlings.       This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.  Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/gwynne_shotwell_spacex_s_plan_to_fly_you_across_the_globe_in_30_minutes  ...

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The Singapore Pavilion, one of the most inspirational stops at Expo 2020 Dubai, is a green thumb’s paradise   This article originally appeared on AD Middle East. If you enter (or exit) Expo 2020 Dubai from the Sustainability district portals, you can’t help but be mesmerized by a mirage-like oasis teeming with a thousand shades of green, where a glistening canopy and reflection pool create a magical first impression. This is the Singapore Pavilion, designed by WOHA Architects and embodying the theme of Nature.Nurture.Future, courtesy of the Singaporean landscape design studio Salad Dressing.  The Singapore Pavilion. Join AD PRO and save 20% on an...

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ammonia, non-carbon fuels -

Ammonia (NH3) is a major component in fertilizer and a promising carbon-free energy carrier. However, ammonia production consumes around 2 percent of the world's total energy production and releases 500 Mt of carbon dioxide annually. A research team led by scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) developed a new kind of photocatalyst that can produce ammonia from atmospheric nitrogen at room temperature using sunlight. This new method outperformed the conventional way which causes massive carbon emissions. The research team believed that such technology of sustainable ammonia production would advance the development of the future nitrogen economy. This research...

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Planetary Energy -

Video transcript   Energy developments Primary energy consumption fell by 4.5% in 2020 – the largest decline since 1945. The drop in energy consumption was driven mainly by oil, which contributed almost three-quarters of the net decline, although natural gas and coal also saw significant declines. Wind, solar and hydroelectricity all grew despite the fall in overall energy demand. By country, the US, India and Russia contributed the largest declines in energy consumption. China posted the largest increase (2.1%), one of only a handful of countries where energy demand grew last year. Carbon emissions Carbon emissions from energy use fell by 6.3%, to their lowest level...

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