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It's the Humidity: the Power of Evaporation

07/30/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
With a boost from bacterial spores, engineers from Columbia University, NY, demonstrated several versions of small-scale engines powered by evaporatio...
Views: 155, Comments: 4
Last comment 08/03/2015 by Rixter

British Bus Hound Speeds on Biomethane

06/24/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Buses in Reading, UK, typically travel at 56 mph (90 km/h), but not so the cow manure-powered Bus Hound. Fueled with biomethane compressed natural gas...
Views: 96, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/25/2015 by Unredundant

Smart Microgrid Showcases Solar, Storage, and Dispatch

06/17/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
A demonstration of how renewables and microgrids can improve distribution reliability at low cost is underway in a remote area near Lancaster, TX. The...
Views: 88, Comments: 0
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Environmental Technology

117 blog entries, 1418 comments (0 Viewing)

Engineering the Self-destruction of Electronic Waste

07/23/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Here's an idea for reducing electronic waste streams: have the electronics self-destruct when no longer needed instead of lingering in landfills....
Views: 182, Comments: 9
Last comment 07/26/2015 by jack of all trades

You Waste, You Pay

07/14/2015 by Jonathan Fuller
I grew up with two brothers, one of whom carried a toddler-esque pickiness into adulthood. It's probably no surprise, then, that the word "wasteful...
Pathfinder Tags: california drought food waste food waste zero
Views: 273, Comments: 7
Last comment 07/18/2015 by tonyhemet

El Niño Vuelve (The Niño Returns)

04/15/2015 by HUSH
I am not one to go on and on about weather. I try to avoid typical small talk, especially if it concerns the weather. I do not watch the Weather Cha...
Pathfinder Tags: climate El Nino NOAA The Blob
Views: 269, Comments: 6
Last comment 05/11/2015 by StandardsGuy
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E&E Exchange

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Tesla's New Vision

07/17/2015 by cheme_wordsmithy
Nikola Tesla was a visionary - he believed in, pioneered, and advanced a number of foundational technologies which we take for granted today; such as...
Views: 328, Comments: 4
Last comment 07/17/2015 by Anonymous Hero

Convenience in Green Tech

05/27/2015 by HUSH
So I can't really speak for other cities' transit authorities, but the Metropolitan Transit Authority that serves the New York City area is absolute...
Pathfinder Tags: convenience green sustainability technology
Views: 212, Comments: 3
Last comment 05/29/2015 by BestInShow

The New Downside of GMO Crops

02/04/2015 by HUSH
Opponents of GMOs have found a new argument for halting the further proliferation of genetically-modified crops. According to new research, the heav...
Pathfinder Tags: agriculture glyphosate GMO toxin
Views: 418, Comments: 20
Last comment 06/01/2015 by Gavilan
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Water & Wastewater Systems

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A Water Tech Breakthrough in California?

06/11/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
California's drought is four years old now, but for some reason this tech-loving state has been slow to embrace water technology, reports SFGate. The...
Views: 281, Comments: 11
Last comment 07/10/2015 by 129CBRider

Less Energy, Cleaner Water

02/24/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
All water, prior to being treated, contains some amount of waste in suspension. The removal of said waste, whether it be natural (as in water coming...
Views: 236, Comments: 2
Last comment 02/25/2015 by James Stewart

Desalination Today and Tomorrow

02/06/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
To understand why desalination is such a promising solution to the world's water-supply problems, consider this: about 70% of the earth's surface...
Views: 285, Comments: 13
Last comment 07/12/2015 by 129CBRider
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IHS Introduces New PEV Index

07/27/2015 posted in Automotive Technology
by joekroog
The sails of electric vehicles have caught a warm breeze. The accelerating growth of this segment from special tax incentives, stricter regulations,...
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Views: 134, Comments: 2
Last comment 07/30/2015 by Unredundant

Shale Gas, Tight Oil, Carbon Emissions and You

06/29/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
Methinks, yet again, there is change blowing in the wind. US President Barack Obama presented his plan for reducing carbon emissions to thwart clim...
Pathfinder Tags: carbon emissions Coal Fired Power Plants Economics Shale Gas Tight Oil
Views: 836, Comments: 20
Last comment 04/29/2014 by russ1

Getting the Lead OUT!

05/05/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
There is U.S. federal legislation slated to take effect on January 4, 2014 that will improve drinking water quality once again. Such changes may happe...
Pathfinder Tags: ANSI 61 lead free lead in drinking water NSF 372 NSF 61
Views: 730, Comments: 40
Last comment 05/12/2013 by Anonymous Hero

And the Ground Beneath Our Feet, It Shifted

04/07/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
"Game On" is the title; "all in" is the message. The article is a LinkedIn posting made by Jeff Immelt, the now long-tenured chairman of venerable Gen...
Pathfinder Tags: Immelt industrial revolution Maker Movement Oklahoma Shale Gas ...
Views: 733, Comments: 7
Last comment 03/16/2014 by 129CBRider

Do Soy-Based Foams Put Ford in the Driver’s Seat?

03/07/2011 posted in Plastics & Resins Blog
by Steve Melito
In the summer of 1941, Henry Ford unveiled a plastic-bodied car that connected industry to agriculture. According to Lowell E. Overly, the former too...
Pathfinder Tags: car seats Henry Ford soy foam soy-based foams soybean car ...
Views: 327, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/15/2012 by lyn

Good Riddance, White Pages

11/18/2010 posted in TeknologikL
by Kaplin
Verizon has finally received the permission they have been asking for -- to halt production of the iconic White Pages in New York, Florida, and Penn...
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Last comment 11/23/2011 by 129CBRider

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