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20 April 2018
14 March 2018
Industry leaders from organizations like Softbank, Rigetti Computing, CapitalOne, Google, Lyft, Samsung, GE, Bayer, World Economic Forum, Accenture and many more will be presenting at Applied Artificial Intelligence by Bootstrap Labs April 2018. Use the code AAIBSLcom18 to register for a 30% discount.
24 February 2018
A table made of dust. Hair turned into ink. Cow dung made into tiles. Rejecting old assumptions and revitalizing the principles of sustainable production, RADICAL MATTER (Thames & Hudson, ) reimagines material and process to provide the manifesto for a revolution in material innovation.
“Up to now, we have relied on a supply of natural raw materials that we transport to large factories and turn into products. We are running out of raw materials and creating enormous quantities of waste,” write authors and co-founders of FranklinTill Studio Kate Franklin and Caroline Till. “We are potentially on the brink of a materials revolution that could help rebalance our relationship with our planet … Thanks to a raft of exciting designers and makers who are fostering disruptive approaches, we are beginning to see that alternative systems of production are possible—and we are recognizing that material innovation will be crucial to achieving this.”
RADICAL MATTER celebrates the designer and maker as an agent for radical change, disrupting the way we design, make, and consume through material innovation. Framed by eight “Big Ideas”—from living materials to digital fabrication and domestic waste—with more than sixty fully illustrated case studies, and featuring testimonies from global industry experts, this is an essential introduction to the cutting edge of design for a sustainable future.
17 January 2018
09 January 2018
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03 August 2017
In a joint research project, NREL, NextEra Energy and venture capital firm Ystrategies are currently testing new control strategies for the yaw systems which orientate turbine rotors towards the wind. Coordinated yaw adjustments on upstream turbines can steer low-energy wind away from downstream units while tactical output reductions can support grid reliability. I'm happy to be a Science and Technology Advisory Board Member of YStrategies. Read the Full Article Here.
08 July 2017
New Book: Climate of Hope - How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens CAN SAVE THE PLANET by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope show how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous, aiming to begin a new type of conversation on the issue that will spur bolder action by cities, businesses, and citizens―and even, someday, by Washington.
In Climate of Hope, Bloomberg and Pope offer an optimistic look at the challenge of climate change, the solutions they believe hold the greatest promise, and the practical steps that are necessary to achieve them. Writing from their own experiences, and sharing their own stories from government, business, and advocacy, Bloomberg and Pope provide a road map for tackling the most complicated challenge the world has ever faced. Along the way, they turn the usual way of thinking about climate change on its head: from top down to bottom up, from partisan to pragmatic, from costs to benefits, from tomorrow to today, and from fear to hope.
"Thanks in no small part to Michael Bloomberg, mayors around the world are proving day after day that cities can tackle climate change. There are three things we need to do: act, act, and act again. This is the first book that explains how." ―Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris
"Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope show that cities demonstrate how a bottom-up approach to climate action is not only possible, but also necessary -- and how all of us have a role to play." ―Carol Browner, Former EPA Administrator and White House Climate Advisor
"Climate of Hope is an inspiring must read." ―Former Vice President Al Gore, Chairman of The Climate Reality Project
“Meeting our world’s growing energy demands will require contributions from science, business and government. As Climate of Hope shows, Michael Bloomberg has a unique understanding of the importance of this collaborative approach. Michael’s leadership and optimism remind us that by working together, we can develop breakthrough innovations to reduce the cost and increase the reliability of clean energy technology.” ―Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & and Melinda Gates Foundation
“Climate change threatens to reshape the future of our world's population centers. Bloomberg and Pope have been leaders on fortifying our cities against this threat, and their book proves that victory is possible―and imperative.” ―Leonardo DiCaprio