This is the world's first-ever cards set about the fourth industrial revolution. In this cards set, we've highlighted innovatie technologies that can save the planet earth. You can utilize these cards to learn about the future of the world, educate children, or raise awareness about environmental Issues. All of these cards were hand-drawn by the staff of the Anime Supply and thus are truly unique.
* Package: 63pcs/set
* The Front Card: Illustration
* The Back Card: Description
* Printed Side/Color: Full-Color Both Front and Back
* Size: 7* 10.8cm
* Depth: 250gsm
* Rounded Corners: No
*** These collectible cards are only available at the Anime Supply.
The Theme of the Illustration: Solar Tree
Korean designers Jun-Se Kim, Min-Goo Kim and Dong-Eon Kim have created a portable pole equipped with a solar panel on top. Simply stick the pole in the ground, and solar energy that is harnessed from the panel is transferred to onboard batteries. Electricity is then made available via multiple sockets mounted on the pole. 5G networks becomes available afterwards. Solar air purifier, which is powered by the sun's energy, also becomes available. Solar air purifier have no emissions and supply their own energy, so we can lessen our carbon footprints. The solar tree could be especially useful during emergencies, when one call is all you need.
The Theme of the Illustration: Solar Energy
To protect the climate, we must abate the most carbon at the least cost and in the least time. Fossil fuels are the dirtiest and most dangerous energy sources, while solar power energy is vastly safer and cleaner. Solar and wind power have potential to constitute 75% of electricity needs in 2035, 90% by 2050, the US Energy Dept. study says. The Biden administration rolled out an ambitious plan on Sep 8, 2021 to ensure that solar power constitutes nearly 50% of US energy by 2050 as it furthers efforts to combat climate change.
The Theme of the Illustration: Electric Car
Research has shown that electric cars are better for the environment. They emit fewer greenhouse gases and air pollutants than petrol or diesel cars. Many countries including India, France, the UK, and Norway are planning to ban sales of petrol/diesel cars, as these nations are going electric. The global car manufacturers like Ford expect 40% to 50% of its global vehicle volume to be fully electric by 2030. Volvo will eliminate combustion engines by 2030, including all hybrid models, and shift entirely to all-electric powertrain over the next decade. Since 2012, the average total cost of an EV battery fell more than 80% showing that electric cars are dawning ahead of schedule. Nontheless, we should be aware that electric vehicles are not completely eco-friendly; most of America’s electricity comes from fossil fuels and electric vehicles charged by that source of energy indirectly generate greenhouse gasses.
The Theme of the Illustration: Sulfur Dioxide Can Cool Earth's Climate
In 2007, Roger Angel (an astronomer from the University of Arizona), suggested creating a “cloud” of tiny sunshades to reduce global warming, each weighing about 1.2g and measuring 60cm in diameter. Roger’s solution, which proposed millions of micro-shades rather than one large, expensive structure, has various pros and cons. It’s estimated that his concept could be developed and deployed in 25 years at a cost of a few trillion dollars, <0.5 percent of the world’s GDP over that time.
The Theme of the Illustration: Plankton and Climate Change
What can we do to slow or stop global warming? Think about seeding our oceans with irons to increase the growth of plankton. Phytoplankton on the surface of the ocean absorb carbon dioxide, and are eaten by zooplankton, carrying the CO₂ deeper into the ocean. The levels of CO₂ in the atmosphere would be much higher if not for the biological carbon pump. However, there are cons to this idea: it is difficult to control and it is irreversible.
The Theme of the Illustration: Blocking the Sun to Control Global Warming
We may be able to hack our way out of climate change by implementing geoengineering. The method involves deliberately injecting sulphur compounds such as SO₂ into the stratosphere, i.e. the atmospheric layer at 15-20km height. Clearly, we can’t put forth this option without acknowledging that we can’t fully know the secondary effects of these efforts. As Jim Haywood, professor of Atmospheric Science at University of Exeter said in an interview, “…there’s a healthy fear surrounding a technique that, without being hyperbolic, would aim to hack the planet’s climate and block out the sun.”
The Theme of the Illustration: Food From Electricity
What it is: A team of scientists made food from electricity — and it could be the solution to world hunger. In a project called Food From Electricity, a research team in Finland has successfully produced a batch of nutritious, singlecell proteins — and the system they created is solely powered by renewable energy. As Futurism reports, the process simply requires “electricity, water, carbon dioxide and microbes,” which makes the system deployable in deserts and other environments lacking the conditions for traditional agriculture (e.g. soil, humidity, temperature).
Why it's important: This machine and others like it are a powerful weapon in the global fight against famine and food scarcity. As its core technologies continue to develop and improve, we’ll be able to feed the hungry no matter where they are — and simultaneously mitigate the environmental impact of food livestock by reducing demand.
The Theme of the Illustration: Rice That Grows in Salt Water
What it is: Chinese scientists have created several types of rice that can grow in saline-alkali soil and for the first time ever, these grains are commercially viable. Some wild rice can naturally grow in seawater, with a yield of 1.125 to 2.25 metric tons per hectare. In a recent test, four types of rice yielded 6.5 to 9.3 metric tons per hectare, outperforming the scientists’ expected output of 4.5 metric tons per hectare.
Why it's important: Another promising example of using technology to transform scarcity into abundance. China has 1 million square kilometers of saline-alkali soil, and up to 20 percent of this land is suitable for cultivation with this saline-tolerant rice — which would yield enough to feed over 80 million more people.
The Theme of the Illustration: Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water
What it is: Scientists from the University of Manchester recently created a graphene-based sieve that can filter salts from seawater. Typically, the ability to manufacture graphene-based barriers at scale is quite difficult. By using the chemical derivative graphene oxide, this material can now be produced by simple oxidation in the lab — what's more, it beats single-layered graphene in terms of scalability and cost. By removing salt from seawater, this material could potentially help millions of people without ready access to clean drinking water — at scale.
Why it's important: We've been able to use graphene over the last 10 years to make new kinds of electronics, high-performance transistors, new kinds of sensors, and new kinds of composites based on its unique properties. These new materials enable breakthroughs and new capabilities that would have seemed like science fiction just a few years ago.
The Theme of the Illustration: Device That Pulls Water From Dry Air, Powered By The Sun
What it is: A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently constructed a solar-powered harvester using a metal-organic framework (MOF) to suck water from dry air. When sunlight hits the water harvester, it heats up the MOF, driving water vapor toward the condenser, where it condenses into liquid water and falls into a collector for later use. Under conditions of 20% - 30% humidity, the prototype successfully pulled 2.8 liters (3 quarts) of water from the air over a 12-hour period, using just one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of MOF. This work provides a far more efficient way to harvest water from air at low humidity than current technologies.
Why it's important: This prototype generates water from thin air — more evidence that technology makes scarce resources abundant. Imagine how humanity would transform if every family on the planet had access to a solar-powered device like this one, giving them the ability to produce enough water to meet their entire household's needs.