2013
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Currently, industrialized cities are implementing programs for waste separation. Although high costs are estimated for the selection process, the prisons have the possibility to become rehabilitation centers, intended to transform these institutions into clusters of production and selection of these materiales and stop being a burden on society.

The change must be radical. A shocking development program and really a transformer, which allows clean seas, rivers, sewers, and landfills, for processing different polymers, and turn them into "paper."

Paper secure, waterproof, weather resistant, unlike books, no fungi accumulate, and may even be flame retardant.

A product like this requires a truly visionary and progressive concept that can guide business and social leaders worldwide, with the aim of creating ...

This entry explores the possible use of cloud computing within various aviation systems. An aviation services cloud infrastructure is proposed in order to provide Cloud Computing (CC) to the aviation end user. Such short term applications of CC are reviewed as for real-time flight data and cockpit data storage and analysis. A long term application of CC for an artificial intelligence based robotic autonomous aircraft is reviewed. CC technology has the potential to greatly benefit aviation missions due to scalability, customizability, and outreach. There are a myriad of possible applications also within the aerospace defence community in terms of long range intelligence gathering and data processing in much less time than the current technology requires and at a significantly ...

How it works:

When smoke is detected by a smoke detector, similar to those located in the lavatories, and now located in the cockpit, power is applied to the Relief Valve Assembly/solenoid which opens a pathway to the outside atmosphere. As the cockpit is pressurized as well as the passenger compartment, the smoke in the cockpit will be pushed out into the atmosphere. This, along with the air flow over the surface of the fuselage, will aid in creating a vacuum and further draw smoke out of the cockpit. Once the smoke clears and the detector is reset, the Relief Valve Assembly/solenoid will close, sealing the opening in the cockpit allowing pressurization to resume.

The opening does not have ...

COLLAPSO-TRANSFORM
Bicycles have capitalized an important place in the transportation industry since its inception. They are the cheapest, light weight and the most eco-friendly mode of transport till date using only manpower for the transit. But still the “Portability” and “Carry-Anywhere” characteristics of the bicycles has not been catered to the fullest extent. Cyclists still relies upon an SUV or a truck to carry their Bicycles for a trekking trip.

A bicycle which is so portable enough to be carried in your backpack would be a boon for all who dream of portable personnel transportation. “COLLAPSO-TRANSFORM “ checks all the down points of a conventional Bicycle and acts a backpack Bicycle, by collapsing in a 4-step fold, and becomes ...

This design provides a large amount of aperture in a package that is well suited for transport into space. Instead of the large disc of a conventional telescope, the Compact Space Telescope's primary mirror assembly is an array of thin mirrors and baffles forming a long parabolic trough making it a great match for a cargo hold. Also, much of the telescope's work has been offloaded to the electronics and software increasing the efficiency of captured light.

The telescope is made to be in motion with the field of study moving somewhat perpendicular to the length of the array. In a terrestrial application, the array would be mounted in a North-South orientation using the Earth’s rotation to move the ...

1. Purpose of the compensator
Low efficiency of existing electrical grid consists in too big energy losses and low power quality at all levels of the grid. It is estimated that 90% of grid disturbances are provoked by voltage sags and interruptions of duration less than one second. Such interruptions of power supply cause significant losses at manufacturing processes and disturb operations of information systems. The efficiency can be improved by providing for optimal energy flows at the grid and compensation of voltage sags and interruptions.

An efficient way to improve the energy flows at the grid and to reduce losses caused by the voltage sags and interruptions is to use a compensator developed as energy/power flow controllers including ...

In many areas of the world, the lack of readily available electrical energy, clean water, and employment opportunities are an interlocking problem that causes social strife, political conflicts, and limits the potential of millions of people. In a vicious circle, the lack of basic infrastructure limits the ability of an area to improve their economic condition, which impairs their ability to improve that supporting system.

This application is an attempt to address all three of these issues with not just a product, but with an entire production, fabrication, and deployment system. Physically, this is a design for a commercial off the shelf (COTS) wind turbine of effective size and power, mounted upon a tapered cylindrical tower that is enclosed ...

The large numbers of wheeled Mine Protected, Ambush Resistant (MRAP) vehicles being fielded around the world are excellent at protecting their occupants from blast, fragments, and small arms fire. These rapidly fielded vehicles share one critical problem: very high centers of gravity (CG) that makes them prone to rolling over.

Rollover accidents have caused a large percentage of the injuries and vehicle damage suffered by MRAPs while in service. One of the contributing factors is the armored gunner's protection systems, or turrets, that are located on top of the vehicle. These steel and aluminum assemblies often weigh many hundreds of pounds, exacerbating the CG problem.

This idea is for a gunner's protection system revised to be as minimal as ...

A Compressed-air engine is a pneumatic actuator that creates useful work by expanding compressed air. A compressed-air vehicle is powered by an air engine, using compressed air, which is stored in a tank. Instead of mixing fuel with air and burning it in the engine to drive pistons with hot expanding gases,compressed air vehicles (CAV) use the expansion of compressed air to drive their pistons.They have existed in many forms over the past two centuries, ranging in size from hand held turbines up to several hundred horsepower. For example, the first mechanically-powered submarine, the 1863 Plongeur, used a compressed air engine.

The laws of physics dictate that unconstrained gases will fill any given space.The easiest way to see ...

Is a fact that Earth is entering in a space where the asteroid activity is increasing, and some meteorites that were not detected at the  time have passed very close to Earth (luckily), or in the worst case hit the planet causing more than 1000 deaths (Russia incident). For that reason I’m proposing the idea of building a Railgun on the International Space Station. It won’t be easy, cheap or safe but I think it's worth the effort.

First we have to consider how we are going to harvest the huge amount of energy. One option could be a nuclear reactor. Considering that in space there is a lot more gamma radiation, produced by the sun, than ...

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