Food

Eat better, smarter. Grow cleaner, more sustainable food. Great bumper stickers, but how do you do it? PF members offer their solutions on how use science and good practice to feed ourselves more sustainably.

University of Mississippi
Even before this week's floods engineers in Mississippi have been working on projects that would alleviate flood damage. Ole Miss' Diana Wier explains and you might be surprised who's holding up the construction. See more flood coverage on our blog... Read More
University of Mississippi
By using our commonsense in warmer climates by covering up ourselves with sunscreen,limiting our exposure to the sun, and heat. We could also wear hats and drink water throughout the day. Through research I found out a team in Colorado have even... Read More
Fulbright Organization
Researchers harvest oil from bocaiúva, a prominent Brazilian palm fruit, at Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (Dom Bosco Catholic University)
Planet Forward
Sapphire Energy is a company with quite a dream: to make algae-based fuel ready for commercial production by next year. There's a lot of advantages to algae-based fuels. It's carbon neutral, it uses salt water to grow, it doesn't compete with food... Read More
National Science Foundation
Ingenuity sprouting from the rooftops. The rooftops of Manhattan are as varied as the city itself. A glance at the city skyline reveals a myriad of shapes and colors. Look a little closer and the shapes reveal themselves to be the things we often... Read More
remineralize the earth, somma minerals, SIUC
This is idea if shared can make us all the hero/heroine for the world. The foundation from the ground up. 80% diversity occurs under ground. Every glacial period huge glaciers grind rock to a powder leaving thousands of pounds to enrich the soils... Read More
Engineers Without Borders-GT
The Sustainable Solar Sanitation Project is a collaboration of the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Emory University Center for Global Safe Water, and Sumaj Huasi, a Bolivian non-profit organization. This team is working to address the issue of... Read More
undergraduate student
Step-less transmission systems that can be incorporated into existing tractors and harvesters, eliminating the need for gears and gear boxes in the power train. A simple arrangement of two variable diameter pulleys connected by one angular contact... Read More
undergraduate student
Arjun is an undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at the Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Anna University Chennai. His idea could revolutionize tractors, windmills and water pumps--any device that requires an engine. Watch>>
Molly Jones Gray is working hard to make sure that her toddler Paxton has a safe and healthy home. This Seattle mother and her husband Zack are keenly aware of what's in the food, toys and cleaning products in their home. "You can't tell a baby what... Read More

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