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I2M WP covers 3D printing (and graphite, graphene, etc) because of their application to off-world activities and needs. One company, Nano Dimension, is leading the transformation of 3D printed electronics with a focus on the multi-billion-dollar market for professional printed circuit boards (PCBs), the circuits that make electronics work.

Their DragonFly 2020 3D Printer brings together an extremely precise inkjet 3D printer, advanced nanoparticle inks and sophisticated software to enable ultra-rapid prototyping of complex, multilayer PCBs. This allows designers and engineers to pr... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2017/02/16  |  28 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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The Carbonfund.org seeks a cleaner & healthier environment & protects against the adverse effects of climate change by educating the public about the issues & facts of climate change, promoting a market-based, cost-effective carbon trading system.
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2009/08/13  |  406 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Morag McGreevey presents a collection of articles from 3D Printing Investing News to help new investors in this market. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, came about in the 1980s. At that time, it was mostly used for industrial manufacturing, but it has since evolved and spread into different areas ... even the medical industry. A variety of materials can now be used in 3D printing, including plastic, wood, metal, nylon, graphene, and hundreds of other materials like human cells. And while there are many different 3D printer types, all create 3D objects by building layer by lay... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2015/11/18  |  172 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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The U.S. has recently ratified its climate agreement to lower carbon emissions regulations, and other countries around the world are doing the same. With that in mind a number of companies have been focusing on improving the value of low-rank brown coal or lignite coal.

These companies take varying approaches, but in general, the main goal is to remove moisture and pollutants, raising the coal calorific value to be more in line with that of high-grade coal. That potential change in calorific value is in itself a strong incentive to upgrade coal, but there are environmental considera... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2016/09/14  |  94 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Charlotte McLeod reports that graphite has a layered, planar structure, with carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice. It is because of this unique structure that graphite has such a stellar combination of properties, for example, it is flexible, highly refractory, chemically alert and has high thermal and electrical conductivity.

Those characteristics allow graphite to be used in a variety of places, including brake linings, foundry operations, lubricants, refractory applications and steelmaking. However, not all graphite is suitable for all applications. Indeed, there are thre... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2016/04/19  |  97 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Kate Kelland reports that in a discovery that experts say could revolutionize fuel cell technology, scientists in Britain have found that graphene, the thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.The researchers, led by the Nobel prize winner and discoverer of graphene Andre Geim of Manchester University, said their finding also raised the possibility that, in future, graphene membranes could be used to sieve hydrogen gas from the atmosphere to then generate electricity.

Graphene, the thinnest material on earth at just one atom thick, and ... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2014/12/24  |  103 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Title: Preliminary Geochemical, Microbiological, and Epidemiological Investigations into Possible Linkages between Lignite Aquifers, Pathogenic Microbes, and Kidney Disease in NW Louisiana, by Bunnell, J.E., et al., Open-File Report 03-374.
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2009/08/13  |  299 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Charlotte McLeod reports that despite its exciting applications, graphene is not currently widely used, and cost is a key reason why. Researchers are understandably excited about the many desirable and unique properties of graphene, and believe it has the potential to spur advances in a variety of sectors - from transport to medicine to electronics.

While the price of graphene has come down since 2010, when it reportedly cost tens of thousands of dollars to make a piece of graphene the size of a postage stamp, it remains expensive (though specific pricing data is hard to come by). <... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2015/11/04  |  158 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Katherine Bourzac reports that graphene, a form of carbon that is just one atom thick, does have truly superlative electronic, optical, and mechanical properties. But some applications envisioned for graphene, such as in computers, are appearing to be unrealistic. Nonetheless, the material may become a key component in flexible electronic displays, high-energy batteries, and other products.

Some of the graphene best properties are mechanical. It is flexible and stretchy.
In 2008, researchers at Columbia University showed that graphene was the strongest material ever tested. Re... More →
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David Biello reports that fire ranks among humanity oldest and most powerful tools. Now the residue from all the oil and coal burned to power modern civilization may provide the best marker for the start of a new geologic epoch that highlights Homo sapiens world-changing impact, known as the Anthropocene, or new age of humans.

Soot is not the only potential marker. Other proposals include the radionuclide spike in the wake of the first atom bomb explosion in 1945 to a dip in CO2 levels around 1610 occasioned by the mass deaths that followed European arrival in North and South Americ... More →
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June Javelosa opines that for Elon Musk, the Australian energy crisis is nothing that can not be sorted by installing 100 to 300 megawatts of battery storage. Granted, he does not have the storage set up just yet, but since he has been given the go signal to start building it, Musk is confident that his team can complete it in just 100 days.

Storms across Australia cause serious damage to infrastructure and a series of blackouts throughout the continent. This prompted energy companies to raise their rates to meet demand for electricity in the region. After Musk cousin, Lyndon Rive, ... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2017/03/20  |  8 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. has discovered the largest and very rare ultra high-purity Albany Graphite Deposit in Northern Ontario. The deposit contains the largest and only high purity hydrothermal (volcanic in nature) graphite mineralization being developed in the world.

High purity graphite is gaining prominence at a time when Zenyatta discovered a very rare hydrothermal graphite deposit, which can be upgraded with very good crystallinity without the use of aggressive acids and high temperature thermal treatment. Zenyatta has discovered an easy and environmentally friendly process t... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2015/12/11  |  129 Report Broken   Tell A Friend
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