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Companies have understood the advantage of recycling and most companies in the world are investing to recycle their products. There are many factors why a company is interested or not interested in recycling their product. But the most critical factor is cost. Is the cost of recycling is low, equal or more than manufacturing the product? Since most companies value everything with profit which they have full rights to, they are not too open-minded about recycling if the cost is equal or more than manufacturing a new product. This makes perfect sense because you will not help the environment if you are also losing money. What we should work on is a means that will reduce the cost of ...

A novel Flexible Anti-Theft Window Guard (FATWIG) is designed to provide a breakthrough window guarding approach to preventing burglars from entering your home. FATWIG can be applied to windows with any dimensions and is installed behind the glass window. A single hexagon screw driver will complete the entire job for FATWIG assembly and installation. Key innovation of the FATWIG is the unique design of the mounting adaptor which allows incorporating both vertical and horizontal steel bars for window guarding. Fastening screws are tightened to secure the steel bars from sliding. Four long securing screws will be tightened to kiss the window walls, preventing FATWIG from being taken away by force. Four fastening screws will be tightened to secure the ...

The proposed “Urban fly and ride taxi system” is composed by:

Flying modules, that are multicopters having propulsion pods, each with one or two (in tandem configuration) electric motors, each motor driving a single or multibladed rotor. They are equipped with battery and or fuel cell power packs, and a control unity being capable of flying in autonomous, programmable or fly by wire control modes.

Riding modules, that are multi wheeled ground vehicles with electric or hybrid propulsion, having central or inside wheels electric motors. They are equipped with battery and or a fuel cell power packs, and a control unity being capable of driving in road and cities, in autonomous, programmable, or in drive by wire control modes.

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Plastic waste pollution is an increasingly prevalent environmental issue around the world. Many companies produce plastic waste through their manufacturing processes, and remote or resource-limited environments - isolated island populations, natural disaster locations, theaters of war, and more - continuously bring in plastic products that end up as waste.. Individuals in these remote environments also face the challenge of acquiring manufactured tools and resources. Although additive manufacturing technologies unlock the potential for users to solve complex problems and create insular supply chains, they continue to suffer from barriers such as cost, accessibility, and sustainability.

Gigabot X is an industrial scale, Cartesian-style 3D printer manufactured in Houston, Texas that prints using polymer pellets, flakes, or recycled regrind, allowing it to ...

We combine a novel solar-concentrator with a novel clothes dryer.

1) Thin mirrors in our solar concentrator panel (1.5 X 3.5 meters) track the sun from dawn to dusk, focusing the sunlight onto a black absorber pipe that discharges heat-transfer fluid @ 400°F. "Sunfunnel", like a glass pup-tent, is novel in low cost, self-cleaning, needs no maintenance, and offers an operating life of 4 decades. Each panel supplies some 3 kW of heat; one may use dozens of such panels, depending on the power need... and roof area.

2) Our clothes dryer is powered by the solar-heated fluid through an air heat exchanger. It is unique in two ways: 1) uses little power: being the first dryer to receive ...

The concept is based around septage waste but can utilize other wastes such as manure, grease, crop waste, etc. The system would utilize existing technologies in a way to treat waste with three core objectives: the system would be self-sustaining requiring no external power or water supply, removing recyclable or reusable material from the waste stream for reuse, and sustain a profit. The system and processes are based around a typical anaerobic digestion waste treatment process, utilizing sustainability practices and further refining technologies to process the waste into reusable materials, such as; biogas, biofuel, biosolids (sludge), clean effluent water. All of these byproducts could be utilized on-site and/or sold for profit.

This innovation of this idea is not the ...

This device uses GPS and a terrain/obstacle database to create a predicted flight path. When the predicted flight path detects an approaching CFIT threat, the device changes from a passive flight following mode, gives the pilot an aural warning and a visual threat display. The pilot gets a 3D visual picture of where the predicted flight path will hit the terrain/obstacle. By maneuvering the airplane, the pilot can alter the predicted flight path away from the terrain/obstacle. When the predicted flight path no longer detects a CFIT threat, the system returns to the passive mode.

What makes this system novel is that when a CFIT threat occurs, it shows the pilot a visual picture of the predicted flight path ...

Electric cars are limited as to the distance that they can be driven before complete battery failure; the average range is only about 100 miles. When the battery runs out of power the car is forced to stop and it is very hard to connect to a power supply for charging if the driver is in a remote area. This project is about building a mechanism that can charge an out of power battery electric vehicle while it is moving. This can be done when the electric vehicles run out of battery, the driver calls to the nearest electric car battery supply shops and another car will come to the location of the electric car. The car can be ...

Abstract: The proposed project concerns about a failure analysis of an electric aluminum alloy conductors damaged and broken for fretting fatigue phenomena induced by aeolian vibrations. Life of electric conductors is often reduced by various degradation mechanisms such as repeated bending, fluctuating tension, distortion, fatigue, wear and corrosion phenomena. However the main limiting factor of the electrical conductors is related to aeolian vibrations in the high frequency range (between 5 to 50 Hz). Conductor oscillations may lead to fretting fatigue problems caused by wind excitation, mainly in the suspension clamp regions, spacers or other fittings. The induced aluminium wire fracture imply a drastic reduction in the transmission line service. Vibration dampers are considered the most effective method to extend ...

Currently, the bags don't have the best design for our back, because the design of those bags was made a long time ago and until now they were keeping the same parameters about where they had been sewn and its points of tension, I mean: the forces are converging and match with our body, directly with our back, shoulders, and neck. The design of the current bags is not the most accurate for our backs and they are very uncomfortable when you have to carry books, some electronics, or very heavy things, especially the mountain bag; or for long periods of time, as school backpacks! My solution is to make a new bag with a new design to help ...

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