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The George Washington University
This week, our WEBISODE focuses on “GreenStreets,” a project from Drexel University Professor and NSF funded scientist, Franco Montalto. Got storm water? He's working on a solution!
The George Washington University
Planet Forward checks in with Innovator of the Year, Jamie Hestekin of the University of Arkansas. We ask him about his plan for the next year, his goals, and challenges he faces in building an automated machine that converts algae to butanol.
Countryside Montessori Charter School
This was the 2nd place winning idea in the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards 2011. Catie, a 2nd grader, and Achyudhan and Eyra (3rd graders) developed this idea for future green residential energy.
National Science Foundation
Renewable energy sources that power residences and small businesses are usually integrated into small networks known as microgrids. Microgrids operate as a unit and traditionally use alternating current (AC) oscillating at 60 cycles per second (... Read More
Is nuclear power safe? Could tornadoes be linked to climate change? Do you prefer the freedom of boxers or the security of briefs? Bill Nye answered two of those questions when we sat down with The Science Guy on Friday, plus more submitted by the... Read More
Planet Forward
Planet Forward met up with Bill Nye at the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards last week. See the first item on his #EnergyToDo list. Tell us yours on twitter. (@Planet_Forward)
energyNOW
EnergyNOW! special correspondent Josh Zepps looks at how Ecovative Design is replacing materials made from synthetics with eco-friendly packaging made from mushrooms and agricultural byproducts.
National Science Foundation
In urban areas that receive a lot of rain, researchers from Drexel University have transformed small green spaces, such as medians and traffic circles, into "greenstreets" that can help manage a city's excess storm water. The areas also help... Read More
Colonial Beach High School
Oyster mushrooms have a high rate of reproduction. If the substrate is ground up finely and ideal conditions are provided the mushroom will be able to eat the substrate in just a few hours. The oyster mushroom can be eaten by humans and farm animals... Read More
The George Washington University
On June 2, 2011 Earth Force hosted an event at the Jack Morton Auditorium at The School of Media and Public Affairs on GWU's campus. 6th graders from across the District presented their creative ideas on how to restore the Anacostia River to a... Read More

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