Engineering

If it gets built, there's an engineer involved somewhere. Check out some ideas on engineering the things we use everyday to be cleaner and more efficient.

Alaska mountain landscape with glacier in foreground

We will need innovative thinking to keep beautiful glaciers like this one around. (Ashley Gallagher/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
A team of engineers have big plans to prevent the collapse of the world's ice sheets — and it could be the largest civil engineering project ever attempted.
air pollution

(Pixabay)

Northwestern University
The University of Michigan is investing millions to create technologies that capture carbon dioxide and turn it into products, though experts say some may not help reduce greenhouse gas permanently. Roxanne Liu and Minghe Hu report.
The George Washington University
This info/text video explains how new drone technology can help researchers safely investigate endangered species in the arctic.
The George Washington University
Is there a balance between the reputation of the construction industry and the good it can promote?  
The George Washington University
Studying the fluid dynamics and hydrodynamic forces of the California sea lions fore flipper and learning to mimic this motion, could one day lead to a whole new type of aquatic vehicle.
Mobile Agricultural Power Solutions
Where's the PUP now? Here's the story of what's happened with the Practical Utility Platform and the team since we won the Storyfest 2015 prize.
DC Greens goal of changing people's lives
DC Greens goal of changing people's lives
GWU
The goals of DC Greens aims to make fresh and healthy food accessible and affordable to all!
GOES-R launch at Kennedy Space Center
GOES-R launch at Kennedy Space Center
Northwestern University
NOAA’s revolutionary weather satellite successfully launched Saturday from Florida. This means earlier warnings, expected to save lives from severe weather situations.

Cutterhead, shield and partial trailing gantries of the tunnel boring machine known as Lady Bird. (Photo courtesy DC Water)

School Without Walls Senior High School
When her husband took office in 1963, Claudia Alta Johnson, better known as Lady Bird, made it her mission to protect and preserve the environment. Now a giant machine, akin to a mechanical earthworm, denominated Lady Bird, has a similar mission.
School Without Walls Senior High School
A company has developed a cheaper way to capture carbon emissions and convert them to bioplastic — which could help us reduce our dependence on oil and fossil fuels.

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