Smart D Home Blog: Smart Buildings are simply generating Smart Cities

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In order for a city to provide access to its intelligence behind the knowledge and become a Smart City, the development of the Intelligence System that connects the central nervous system to a brain is required– enter smart buildings. Sourced through Scoop.it from: smartdhome.blogspot.co.uk See on Scoop.it – Green Living

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This amazing solar cell is light and so thin, it’ll happily rest on a soap bubble

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Solar Cell at Soap Bubble

Scientists have made a solar cell that’s light and so thin, it can happily rest on a soap bubble without popping it. The solar cells, which have been made using flexible parylene, have a much improved power-to-weight ration of 6-watts per gram, which is about 400 times greater. Imagine the potential of tiny solar cells… Read more »

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A Fracking Massive Methane Leak is Brewing in Texas

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The Aliso Canyon Oil Field, a natural gas storage facility in southern California, spewed an estimated 96,000 metric tons of methane into the air over the last four months, before it was temporarily capped this week. At its worst, the leak, which has been likened to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, was responsible for… Read more »

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A satellite due to be launched into orbit Tuesday will boost Europe’s ability to monitor environmental changes and provide early warning of possible migrant flows

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BERLIN (AP) — A satellite due to be launched into orbit Tuesday will boost Europe’s ability to monitor environmental changes and provide early warning of possible migrant flows. The European Space Agency says Sentinel-3A is one of more than a dozen satellites that will make up the most sophisticated Earth observation system ever launched. Two… Read more »

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The Strategic Sourceror: Balancing supply chain sustainability and risk management

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Improving sustainable practices In its effort to reduce risks of disruptions while still managing to be sustainable and efficient in operations, some supply chain leaders are at a crossroads. This predicament is understandable since, as Ian Lefshitz, a contributor to Supply Chain Executive, worded it, “While there are obvious long-term benefits to more sustainable practices,… Read more »

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Community Composting Grows from a Seed into a Movement

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Three years ago, Dustin Fedako attended the US Composting Council’s annual conference. As founder of Compost Pedallers, a bike-powered compost recycling program in Austin, Texas, Fedako didn’t know what to expect from the conference, which is geared toward the industrial composting model. He just wanted to “sponge up as much as he could.” He learned… Read more »

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