Wednesday Series: Important Innovations Addresing World Needs - Climate Change
There is no magic bullet to solving global warming. But there are a series of innovations and emerging technologies across industries that individually reduce climate change. They are the building blocks that together start to provide a solution through innovation to save the planet. We choose to start with Green Transportation - Electric Planes, Electric Cars and NASA's futuristic electric orbiting carpets. Electric powered vehicles are a big component part of reducing emissions.
|e-Genius Artist Rendering|
e-Genius is a 2-seater but experts believe by 2035 electric planes will be routinely carrying 100 plus passengers. The impact of electric planes on climate change will be huge. They operate on clean, battery powered electric engines with no emissions. By contrast, current aircraft spew 500 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. They are a big contributor to CO2/Climate Change. And, CO2 in the atmosphere is expected to triple by 2050.
Electric Cars on Wired Roads
Electric cars wirelessly charged as they drive along "hard wired" roads. That concept, turned reality, could make electric cars practical for longer distances, much more widespread and substantially cut the carbon footprint. It's an innovation that could cut deeply into climate change.
Researchers at Stanford University have the project on the road. They're working on a wireless power system that would be embedded right beneath the road surface. The wireless system would charge electric cars as they drive along to their destinations. For more details, https://www.importantinnovations.com/2018/05/hard-wired-roads.html
|NASA's Electric Carpet Artist Rendering|
NASA's Electric Carpet Ride
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and Caltech experts have an extraordinary vision. Launching into space 2500 "magic carpets" that fly tightly side-by-side over a 3.5 sq. mile area . The carpets are an inch thick, absorb and then beam the sun's energy back to earth. A means of generating electricity back on earth that's clean and beneficial to reducing climate change. The plan is to also target the energy to global locations in need. Caltech, Northrup and NASA experts are developing this "magic carpet ride".
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