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Old Dominion University and Hampton University
This is a digital walkthrough of our house, the Unit 6. Our team, Tidewater Virginia, is a part of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Composed of Old Dominion University Engineering students and Hampton University Architecture... Read More
National Science Foundation
By modeling designs after concepts found in nature, engineers hope to create stronger buildings and more efficient innovations. Something as simple as flapping wings provides researchers with new insight into energy sources and its use.
The Roofpod is designed to use underutilized rooftops, places where the sun exposure is greatest, to harness the vast potential of space and energy together.
National Science Foundation
Researchers have developed a new way to monitor organic aerosols (OA)--a sizable class of atmospheric aerosols, which exert a strong impact on climate as well as human health. Aerosols are tiny particles suspended in the air. The new measurement... Read More
We are exposed to hundreds of chemicals every day in household items that you might not expect to be potentially harmful, including non-stick cookware, plastic bags and bottles, and cleaning products. Under regulations that currently exist,... Read More
National Science Foundation
Recently, multiple NSF-funded researchers have documented genetic changes resulting from climate change. These studies suggest that extreme variation in temperature and rainfall are causing genetic shifts in organisms with short life spans.
energyNOW
The same chemicals we use in shampoo and conditioner could capture CO2 from power plant smokestacks and help limit climate change.
National Science Foundation
George Mason University researchers are investigating the resilience of Arctic peoples to changes in their local environments due to global climate change. In particular, they want to see what information the Viliui Sakha—native people in... Read More
Planet Forward
You've met innovator Jamie Hestekin, NOW meet the machine. The one that turns dried algae into butanol. In this innovator update, Jamie's team of students at the University of Arkansas put the machine back together and explain their steps.
Planet Forward
A rising tide may lift all boats, but what does it do to marshlands? In this week's WEBISODE we showcase NSF funded scientist's work on how marshes are affected by sea level rise. We also take you on a trip halfway around!

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