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.

KARLAN TOOL CO.
Here's an engine I designed and built with the following specifications: four cylinder, four cycle, gasoline engine, barrel engine, cylinders parallel to the shaft, with three moving parts. A major cause of air pollution is the burning of dirty... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Recent federal policy proposals could seriously impact wildness areas around the nation, including Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Environment Minnesota has released a new report detailing impacts that could result from expanding... Read More
Anonymous (not verified)
By simply adding a rain water cistern catch system with sides and the bottom using rain gutters, homeowners can funnel the rain into large underground or above-ground tanks/barrels, depending on need. This innovation could work for residential and... Read More
Kooltree Productions
Trucks are a vital part of any economy, but their costs and environmental impact are less than desirable. Fortunately, fuel-saving innovations such as TrailerTail, which reduces aerodynamic drag, can cut expenses and emissions (as well as the drag... Read More
Natural disasters can evoke detrimental damage to infrastructure with untold human casualties. According to the Asian Disaster Reduction Center, the frequency and relative ferocity of natural disasters on a global scale has increased, leading to... Read More
This week we feature Planet Forward innovators who are working to make our energy grid more efficient, modern, and sustainable.  Believe it or not, many aspects of our energy grid are based off of models created 100 years ago.  Can you imagine if... Read More
Today, even the most efficient systems for harnessing energy are becoming smarter and more sustainable. This includes batteries, which are capable of lasting longer than ever while using fewer resources in order to do so. This new idea is an... Read More
All living cells, virtually from the beginning of life on Earth, have used what is referred to as a Proton-Pump to move nutrients, elements and molecules within and between them. Fuel-cell engineers have developed their fuel-cells with components... Read More
Minnesota 2020
The sun was bright, the wind steady at the 20th annual Solar Boat Regatta put on by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society. The event challenged teams of teens to design, engineer, and race motorized boats using photovoltaic power. Courses... Read More
I have an idea for a new kind of hybrid car that uses the same parts but eliminates low gears (first and second shifts) in any transmissions found in today's hybrid cars. I noticed that hybrid cars still use first and second gears, something which... Read More

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