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.

Minnesota 2020
As new technology emerges for more efficient transportation, it's a bit of a chicken and egg story. Will consumers embrace new fuel efficiency upgrades in electric vehicles? Will the public sector invest in new infrastructure? What role should... Read More
Minnesota 2020
In more ways than one, Minnesota is leading the way to the new energy economy. Innovative technology is driving down the cost of photovoltaic systems and driving up the energy generation efficiency. Energy leaders and policy makers recently toured... Read More
Above: Animation describing a three-dimensional photovoltaic cell. Three-dimensional cells are essential in Solar3D's technology.
Nobody wants to be a hoarder, but when it comes to storing renewable energy, we need all the ideas we can get!  We know how to produce a lot of different types of renewable energy, so now we just need to figure out what to do with it before we use... Read More
A Compressed, Natural Alternative at the Gas Pump
A Compressed, Natural Alternative at the Gas Pump
Coming soon to a road near you: Natural Gas Vehicles! This company is working on creating a material that will replace the need for big, natural gas tanks in vehicles, making natural gas a more viable option when fueling up your car!
Planet Forward
By Chris Potter, Institute for Market Transportation Cross-posted from the Institute for Market Transportation In an ongoing series to highlight green buildings that go above and beyond in efficiency and innovation, this week we’re featuring a stand... Read More
This week on Bloomberg West, we featured NuMat Technologies. They’ve developed an innovative new method that uses tiny crystals to store alternative forms of energy. Check it out!
IFFC LLC
Water is pumped out of a pond or swimming pool, or from a fire truck tanker. It is pumped into a grid of hoses that are deployed, in a neighborhood, from reels on trucks. The hoses have two chambers. One chamber is used for moving the water and the... Read More
It's the heart of summer, your friends are off catching tans in the tropics, and yet you're stuck in a cold, dark office devoid of sunlight. Human beings are not adapted for such an injurious lighting dynamic. According to the U.S. Green Building... Read More
The Dragon Tractor is a farm vehicle that has many applications and intends to provide easier access to crops as well as more comfort for the operator. The Dragon can perform farming tasks including planting, cultivating, inspecting, pruning, and... Read More

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