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.

Deutsche Welle
Brazil is a solar energy pioneer in Latin America. The country's biggest photovoltaic facility is a unique one: it generates 600 MWh, but unlike other solar plants, it's located on top of the Estádio de Pituaçu, a football stadium in Salvador de... Read More
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El Salvador is well-known for its majestic, powerful volcanoes. The hot, steaming lava that bubbles just under the earth's surface serves the country well. Water is pumped 1,200 meters into the hot earth to power steam water turbines in geothermal... Read More
Description of storm water management around the United States.
Air is blown up into a tower and meets a mist of a sodium hydroxide solution. The carbon dioxide in the air is absorbed by reaction with some of the sodium hydroxide to form sodium carbonate. Whilst there are advances in CO2 capture technology,... Read More
Green infrastructure is defined as “the interconnected network of open spaces and natural areas, such as greenways, wetlands, parks, forest preserves and native plant vegetation, that naturally manages stormwater, reduces flooding risk and improves... Read More
Austin Jones and Randall Haley interview Anne McCauley, Assistant Director of Campus Sustainability at Ole Miss, on their new Smart Grid Technology.
At the University of Mississippi, solar panels are generating energy on the roof of the Center for Manufacturing Excellence.
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Air conditioners represent a troubling paradox: they cool indoor spaces, but they heat up the climate. Most air conditioning systems operate via coolants, which often emit greenhouse gases -- but not always. Indian manufacturing company Godrej is... Read More
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Floating Into the Future You know houseboats, you know cars that are build to swim or tanks. But can you image to live on water in a real house? That is reality for example in Nigeria, where the people of Makoko build their houses on stilts above... Read More
The George Washington University
As infrastructure ages and disasters become more common public grids start to become unreliable. Local microgrids may be one solution.

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