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.

National Science Foundation
University of Alaska researchers developed a numerical model of the ice-covered Arctic ocean that includes tides. They used a highly innovative approach that embeds the sea ice directly into the ocean model. The results of the model compare... Read More
Individual Inventor/Self Taught
Thermodynamic Technology Development - Atypical InFlow Device GEARTURBINE PROJECT Atypical InFlow Thermodynamic Technology Proposal Submission Innovative [TURBO-ROTARY] Novel Fueled Motor Engine Type
George Washington University
This week, we take you into the classroom and look at how some organizations are hoping that kids will be "sustainability natives."
National Science Foundation
Most of today's power plants--from some of the largest solar arrays to nuclear energy facilities--rely on the boiling and condensing of water to produce energy. The process of turning heated water into energy was essentially understood by James Watt... Read More
Paul Bertram of Kingspan discusses their work in the area of insulation and how it can improve the energy efficiency of our buildings. Bertram says "insulation is the cheapest thing you can do to make your home more energy efficient."
Saint Gobain Gyproc, Abu Dhabi
My idea is about more energy efficient bicycle. From the 18th century, we are following the same structure and principles in bicycle. I am proposing a simple change in bicycle; it runs almost 40 percent more efficiently than old models. It... Read More
George Washington University
THIS WEEK: Our rapidly increasing consumption of water is creating concerns about what the world would be like without any! One team, however, created an innovative solution to the planet's quickly disappearing water. Check it out in this week's... Read More
Tornadoes and hurricanes are dangerous, but they also inspire new innovations in the renewable energy field. New turbines mimic those storms’ spiral rotations, hoping to generate energy cleanly and inexpensively!
Clean Economy Network
Tim Greeff, Policy Director at the Clean Economy Network, tells us why Verizon may hold the key to green communities and why EnergyStar is a model we should replicate to promote clean energy.
The George Washington University
Team First Light from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand travelled thousands of miles to present their solar house, based on a traditional Kiwi holiday home. Bede Robertson and Nick Officer, two of the 26 students involved in the... Read More

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