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.

Thermoceramix was one of eight finalists in Saint-Gobain's NOVA Competition at the Green Build Expo in San Francisco. On November 15, the eight finalists pitched their products to Saint-Gobain for a chance at a $50,000 grand prize.
This week on Bloomberg West we featured an innovative new toilet. Yes, you read that correctly. This toilet, designed at Cal Tech, is intended for use in the developing world and hopes to make the water there cleaner and healthier.
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More energy from the sun hits Earth in one hour than all the energy consumed on our planet in an entire year. Water covers approximately 70 percent of our world's surface. The greatest opportunity to harness the sun’s renewable energy exists with... Read More
There is a critical need for new energy-efficient solutions to separate oil-water mixtures, especially those stabilized by surfactants as both the production of oil and oil-transport engender a severe environmental risk in sensitive ecosystems. In... Read More
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have created a prototype for a solar-powered sanitation system that can be used in remote parts of the planet that are not currently served by municipal sewage systems. Caltech's prototype,... Read More
For those energy-generating sites that create electricity but are far from areas that need it: If they have plentiful access to water, they could use the generated electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, as well as to compress those two... Read More
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What if every child had access to a sheltered, inspiring learning space? What if this learning space didn't harm the site on which it sits and could sustain itself by only the sunlight and water that fell on its roof. What if the space also educated... Read More
The National Water System would produce infrastructure and operate services to enable universal irrigation. This would enable conversion of vast underused land area into productive farms. It would also end the effects of drought and flood. The... Read More

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