Mirrors aren't just for making sure you look good! These innovators are using mirrors to concentrate sunlight in order to generate heat. Then, using a system based on molten salt, that heat can be converted in usable electricity!
Environmental Commission of Monterey Park
Have the local chamber of commerce sponsor an environmental high school film contest on the subject of carbon footprint. The event will bring together students, teachers, parents, school administrators, philanthropists, elected officials, promoters... Read More
Individual Inventor/Self Taught
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National Science Foundation
The University of Minnesota's Center for Distributed Robotics is developing an amphibious robotic system, the Aquapod, to monitor the impact of oil on swamps and marshland. Robust, highly mobile amphibious robots have the potential to assist... Read More
National Science Foundation
Electric vehicles are here to stay. With that being said, how will EVs engage more drivers while increasing efficiency? This study revealed that smaller battery packs in EVs are much more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than larger, more... Read More
Appalachian State University
Home has never felt quite like, well, home, as it does in Appalachian State's Solar Decathlon entry. The Solar Homestead melds Appalachian culture with modern technology for maximum use of the sun's energy, focusing on heat capture and bifacial... Read More
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The University of Tennessee’s Living Light house is engineered with an innovative design that maximizes visibility and natural light without sacrificing efficiency. Energy savings are realized by the owners as they interface with the Living Light... Read More
If you've ever seen a large factory, you'll have noticed the large amounts of exhaust emitted through smokestacks. This exhaust actually contains a lot of wasted energy, so these innovators are trying to use that waste to create a clean and... Read More
Agilyx is the first in the world to economically convert difficult-to-recycle waste plastics into crude oil through a patented system that is scalable, versatile, and environmentally beneficial. Steve Jobs once said, "Innovation distinguishes... Read More
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