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In Mexico the average cost of electricity is around 10 cents a kWh (1) and they are installing a huge, unsubsidized solar installation. In the US the average cost per kWh is roughly the same. With the trends in solar, this will likely become a money saving meme for US companies very soon.

http://cleantechnica.com/2013/09/30/average-electricity-prices-around-world/
First of all, let me put out a side note that I think is very important: every major energy source in the world has been tremendously subsidized by governments. In fact, oil, gas, coal, and nuclear continue to receive insane subsidies. Many of those subsidies are typical government subsidies. However, we also subsidies these energy
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One of my favorite sayings is Correlation does not imply causation. here is the Wikipedia page, enjoy
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Tich Nhat Han says "mutually Dependant co-arising".
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Maker Geek Time ....

Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is used as a method of coating material by depositing particles of various substances onto the surfaces of various manufactured items. It has been an extant technology for a century. EPD has been used to deposit a wide range of materials onto surfaces since its earliest use: including ceramics, metals, polymers and even living cells. This is a process that works well, but it is limited as EPD can only deposit material across a whole surface, not in specific locations. Until now.

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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201304953/abstract/
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Solar’s Insane Cost Drop That line dropping almost straight down, is the price of solar energy. Forecast it out 10 years and realize fossil fuels are pretty much doomed.

http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/16/solars-dramatic-cost-fall-may-herald-energy-price-deflation/
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I'm not on the grid, complete stand alone system, currently running 1000w array onto 700ah lead acid battery bank, also have 22kva 3phase gen set ( 415v) to run workshop , and boost charge. I like the idea of lithium ion batteries because they have better charge , discharge capabilities, also less maintainance.
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This Open Source Graffiti Drone Will Give Cops Nightmares

MAWHAHAHAHA, the fun we could have, and the havoc we could reap with a couple dozen of these swarm bot'd together. Lets set a date time and place to meet with them for a political protest. April 1st 2020, 2:30 AM EST, 800 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC.  ;-)

KATSU's Drone Paintings

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/a-nightmare-for-cops-a-drone-that-paints-graffiti/
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I bet police wouldn't think twice about shooting these things down.
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I will just drop this here .... enjoy
It's easy to sneer at the idea of artists piggybacking on the GIF craze, but Google is taking the whole thing pretty seriously, especially now that
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i love the Life Style and night ones
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Robots as Co-workers: The Future of Collaborative Robots

In celebration of National Robotics Week recently, Rodney Brooks presented on the stage at Purdue University with two of his company's Baxter Robots.  In the talk, Brooks discusses how robotics will increasingly be part of our lives.

Rodney Brooks has been a professor of robotics at MIT, was co-founder of iRobot, is an international scholar, and is now chief evangelist (aka founder, chairman and chief technology officer) at Rethink Robotics where he is, again, revolutionizing robotics.

He revolutionized mobile robots with a little crawler called Genghis and transformed our living rooms with the Roomba at iRobot. Now, he wants to revolutionize manufacturing with Baxter.

With most of our manufacturing being done in small- and medium-sized companies and a national emphasis on re-shoring manufacturing jobs, how can robotics help, Brooks asks.

Traditional industrial robots have been difficult to integrate into factories, especially small factories. They need to be caged for safety and need to have long production runs in order to be economically viable. Rethink Robotics has tackled these problems and developed a new low-cost robot that is being adopted in a variety of production environments. Baxter is a two-armed robot -- with seven degrees of freedom on each arm -- available to researchers. Rethink Robotics believes that once there are thousands of people with access to open source manipulators, they will invent all sorts of new applications for robots, in health care and in elder care.

There are two Baxter robots on campus now: one in the College of Technology and one in the School of Industrial Engineering. They will be used in research and classes starting Fall 2014.

Brooks's presentation was presented on April 8, 2014 as part of National Robotics Week by the Purdue Robotics Accelerator.

http://www.33rdsquare.com/2014/04/rodney-brooks-on-robots-as-co-workers.html
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Open-Source CT Scanner

"By far the most interesting class I’ve ever taken was advanced brain imaging in graduate school, which introduced me to what I believe are some of the most amazing machines humans have ever built: the magnetic resonance imager (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanner. These are volumetric 3D scanners that allow you to scan not only the surface of an object, but also see inside that object. And I really wanted to build one."

http://makezine.com/magazine/make-38-cameras-and-av/open-source-ct-scanner/
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That's amazing and completely cool. Good work.
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Ten ways 3D printing could change space

Items impossible to make any other way - This titanium-lattice ball is a good example of additive manufacturing capabilities. These hollow balls have a complex external geometry,  making them incredibly light while remaining stiff and opening up possibilities for future space applications. They could not have been manufactured as a single part using a conventional manufacturing process.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/ten-ways-3d-printing-could-change-space
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Neither can the Voronoi Yoda by Dizinghof
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WayFounder, which operates under a hybrid venture fund/incubator model, is offering their first quarterly competition for great business ideas, especially those that come from what they call “nontreprenuers,” and it is offering cash prizes of $10,000 to the winners to develop their idea.
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Geek and builder of things ...
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Classically trained Engineer and Programmer. Involved in open source, software, and hardware. Current interests: 3d printing and nanotechnology, predicting the future of technology, and low cost power production in 3rd world nations using material at hand. 

A simple addendum or thought - Recently I have noticed, there is an accelerating rate of change in science and technology, that seems to be just outside of peoples range of perception. Perhaps they are ignoring it because they do not understand it, or maybe they are paying to much attention to Snooki and the like to even notice. 

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Current Project - Uncompromisingly solving the world energy issues.
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  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • State University of New York at Farmingdale