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D695   Category: Environment     Status: Pending

Our idea is to use proven technology such as GIS, GPS and similar tools to manage site specific natural resources related data associated with sustainable agricultural best management practices and to design a replicable toolkit which will help farmers around the world ensure a sustainable supply of food while minimizing environmental impact and assuring sufficient  and equitable social returns in their respective communities.Food security factors,anthropogenic and environmental impacts, weather conditions, socio economic impacts and increase in residual income to farmers will be among the key parameters to be tracked.

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D671   Category: Environment     Status: Pending

Bioluminescence is a proven molecular bio-technology involving modifying genes of various plants. There is well-documented research on this topic, from a variety of respected educational institutions. The technology behind my idea involves taking genes from organisms that naturally produce light, such as fireflies, and adding them to plant DNA to make the plant cells produce the same protein. I plan on taking the same research technology and using it in a novel way for commercial purposes.  Products would take the form of bioluminescent trees, shrubs, and flowers.  These would be used as sustainable carbon negative light sources.

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D668   Category: Environment     Status: Pending
Rare earth elements are a group of seventeen chemical elements that occur together in the periodic table. The group consists of yttrium and the 15 lanthanide elements (lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, and lutetium). Scandium is found in most rare earth element deposits and is sometimes classified as a rare earth element.

The rare earth elements are all metals and the group is often referred to as the "rare earth metals". These metals have many similar properties and that often causes them to be found together in geologic deposits.

Some researchers do not consider scandium to be a rare earth element, however the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, includes scandium in their rare earth element definition.

Rare earth metals and alloys that contain them are used in many devices that people use every day such as: computer memory, DVD's, rechargeable batteries, cell
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D650   Category: Environment     Status: Pending

Overpopulation is potentially the most dangerous and least known problem facing the world at this time. 

This problem can be solved by terraforming Mars and Venus. 

This sounds crazy at first, and is incredibly risky. Yet it is the most civilized and humane way to deal with this problem. 
Mars has already shown that it could hold life with its deposits of ice. Yet at the moment it lacks an atmosphere. obviously, without an atmosphere, one cannot breathe and thus no life can exist at the moment. But, the main reason why Mars lacks an atmosphere, logically based upon theories pertaining to physics, is because it lacks a large enough mass to have a gravitational pull on that quanitity of gaseous matter (mass of mars is about a tenth of Earth's). However, Mars does have two moons, and we have one. 

The difficulty of this idea is the apparent complexity to the minimum requirement of mass to sustain a survivable atmosphere. However, historically speaking, Mars appears to have been able t

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D647   Category: Environment     Status: Pending
The human can dig up to 12 KM as this record was reached at 2008, at where we can have a temperature near 180 degree Celsius , what can happened if we have dig a hole till the temperature raised to 120 degree Celsius, it is above the water boiling point.
If we can imagine that we made such dig beside the sea shores then we dropped a big quantities of sea water continuously into this hot hole, the results is that we will convert this amount of water into steam in no time , that is the concept we can also gather the upcoming steam before it condensed along the hole sides to generate electricity and to have a pure fresh water from such 0 cost desalination technique.

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D637   Category: Environment     Status: Pending

Nevertheless, current statistical data have shown that our global CO2 generation is approximately 8 billion tons/year, while our ecosystems can only handle 3 billion tons/year.  However, approximate 5 billion tons of CO2 are annually added into the system. This will eventually lead to the collapse of the entire system. We need a dramatic reduction in pollution, as well as to enhance our ecosystem in the near future to successfully enter the era where the reverse environmental degradation process starts.

 

Suggestion: Environmental Damage Recovery Principle

 

I would like to introduce a framework under which entrepreneurs and industrialists step-up to pay for environmental damage created by their industries or businesses. What we need is to calculate environmental damage in terms of the value/currency that their business is responsible for. The money should be allocated to a separate account run by the governmental agencies. This fund may be used to improve our ecosystem, regenerate reso

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Reinforced Mangrove Protective Infrastructure is a strategy to couple engineered structures with mangrove trees and oysters to reduce coastal community exposure to storm surge or tsunami, while simultaneously using the biological systems to filter pollutants from urban and agricultural runoff.  Mangroves and oysters have been shown to have a high uptake capacity for heavy metals and nutrients, using the latter primarily for growth.  In addition, mangrove forests have been shown to be capable of reducing storm wave energy or tsunami flow by up to 90%.  This project integrates these features within a hybrid bio-mechanical landscape that capitalizes on the structural root networks of the trees to control erosion and protect property, while simultaneously cleansing runoff of heavy metals and nutrients prior to it reaching the coastal environment.
 

The critical technical innovation of this project is the unique design of an artificial tidal substrate that intercepts waterborne mangrove s

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I´m working in the development of a modular system for desalination of sea water.

The system developped, is collapsible and very easy to use in coastal deserts areas with great solar radiation or high ambient temperatures for to produce clean water (free of salt, microbes and microorganisms, contaminants, etc.).
This water may be used for human consumption, for agriculture, also in humanitarian crisis or ambiental disasters (earthquakes). 

This innovation is based in the natural water cycle, the energy fount used is available around the world and is free: heat from the sun rays, and 75% of the Earth surface is seawater...the most important fount of potable water.
   

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The objective of this proposal is to build and experiment with a low cost prototype smart quad-rotor helicopter (quadrocopter) which is equipped with a Microner nozzle (CDA), digital camera and a container to spray water and presticide on detected rows of plants with regular, small, and very small droplets for agricultural proposes.
In summary, this project involves constructing a vehicle out-door autonomous control system in presence of disturbances, as well as evaluating various design features, such as varying mass, high payload and image processing.

 

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D594   Category: Environment     Status: Pending



SUN BLACK Collapsible WASHING MACHINE


The main part of the energy used in modern washing machines is spent on warming the water. The higher the temperature - the better the washing. If the drum of the washing machine is turned into a large, big, flat, plastic collapsible drum with wavy surfaces on all sides, and roll it abruptly(!) forwards and backwards, we get a simple washing machine.

The large black drum with a small amount of water and clothes to be washed can heat up to 80 degrees Celsius in 15 minutes. The drum has a large opening for easy filling, cleaning, and washing. The steel handle can have a plastic cap to reduce friction and wear and prolong the life of the pivot cavities in the drum.

On the opposite side of the large opening there is a small opening with a lid. Part of the washing machine's kit is a small showerhead and a small water tap.

1. The black drum can also be used as a summer shower, as it can easily warm large amounts of water in the sun. The showerhead(nozzle)
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