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.

The past couple of years, one of the most significant changes that is happening to Thailand has been the flood problem. Sometimes the flood occurs in communities where there has been no history of flood.  Sometimes it occurs un-seasonally in flood... Read More
Planet Forward
Once called the "Venice of the East" because of its extensive canal system, Bangkok is a city that has been dealing with flooding for hundreds of years. It's built on water. In fact, the primary housing option in the city in the 18th century was... Read More
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington is the first team from the Southern hemisphere to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. They have made a series of video blogs which follow their progress in the lead up to the... Read More
The Roofpod is more than just a house, more than an energy source or a garden; it is a piece of urban infrastructure, part of an integrated system to simultaneously address the challenges of electrical energy production, heating and cooling,... Read More
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington is the first team from the Southern hemisphere to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. This animated fly-through shows what the house will look like and how it works. View... Read More
Eco-Auto Club at University of the South
So long as you have the power of innovation, there is no such thing as junk. The Eco-Auto Club, a student organization at Sewanee (The University of The South), has devised a method for reducing the miles per gallon of beat-up, old "clunkers." WATCH...
energyNOW
Check out this new technology that has the potential to save our environment and solve our energy problems. An artificial leaf removes excess carbon from the air, and researchers can then use that carbon to make gasoline.
Young University of Michigan engineers take technology to the remote and needy. Michigan Engineering M-HEAL student team travels to Guatemala to meet with doctors and nurses in rural areas and gather information for a remote stethoscope project they... Read More
energyNOW
The same chemicals we use in shampoo and conditioner could capture CO2 from power plant smokestacks and help limit climate change.
Planet Forward
Here is a new way to deliver energy to those who need it. The women in one small community in Guatemala have wind, they just need a way to harness it. Enter enthusiastic students from the University of Michigan College of Engineering. WATCH

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