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MIT Developing Ionic Wind Thrusters as Efficient Alternative to Jet Engines

MIT Developing Ionic Wind Thrusters as Efficient Alternative to Jet Engines

Ion thruster photo from NASA A team from MIT is working on developing ionic wind thrusters as an energy-efficient, low-emission alternative to conventional propulsion technologies like jet engines.

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Scientists Engineer Algae to Make Nanocellulose for Biofuel and Supermaterials

Scientists Engineer Algae to Make Nanocellulose for Biofuel and Supermaterials

If you like vinegar, kombucha, durable textiles, and also enjoy driving your car, then welcome to the future of biofuels and supermaterials! Dr. R. Malcom Brown Jr. has pioneered research that uses

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Style Is: A Search Engine for Sustainable Fashion, Vintage Goods, and Eco Accessories

Style Is: A Search Engine for Sustainable Fashion, Vintage Goods, and Eco Accessories

Style-is.co.uk is a recently launched search engine for sustainable fashion that makes it fast and easy for UK shoppers to find goods they want without compromising on ethics or style. The website brings

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Michael Moss Investigates How Junk Food is Engineered to Be Addictive

Michael Moss Investigates How Junk Food is Engineered to Be Addictive

When we consider the field of engineering, the images that come to mind run the gamut from airplanes to bridges to 3D printers. Yet we rarely think about how the processed food we consume has been

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The Designer Baby Debate: Should We Allow Genetic Engineering of Babies in the US?

The Designer Baby Debate: Should We Allow Genetic Engineering of Babies in the US?

Image via Shutterstock Genetic engineering is a sensitive and controversial topic, and nowhere more so than in the case of "designer babies." Last week Intelligence Squared hosted an Oxford-style

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MIT Scientists Engineer Yeast Cells to Produce More Efficient Biofuels

MIT Scientists Engineer Yeast Cells to Produce More Efficient Biofuels

In the hunt to replace petroleum, scientists are looking for more efficient ways to produce biofuels from organisms. A team of researchers at MIT have engineered yeast to manufacture the heavy alcohol

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RobotCar: UK Engineers Create an Affordable Autonomous Driving System

RobotCar: UK Engineers Create an Affordable Autonomous Driving System

The future of driving may not involve driving at all. As more auto manufacturers throw their hats in the autonomous vehicle ring, the self-driving cars of science fiction are beginning to look like a very

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MIT Turns Carbon Dioxide from Bioengineered Soil Bacteria into Clean Biofuel

MIT Turns Carbon Dioxide from Bioengineered Soil Bacteria into Clean Biofuel

Scientists at MIT have genetically engineered a soil bacteria that can create fuel for cars. The bioengineered Ralstonia eutropha converts carbon into isobutanol—an alcohol that can replace or blend

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Army Corps Of Engineers Races to Deepen Mississippi River as Drought Threatens to Close it to Shipping Traffic

Army Corps Of Engineers Races to Deepen Mississippi River as Drought Threatens to Close it to Shipping Traffic

Mississippi River photo from Shutterstock 2012 saw the United States hit by some of the most devastating droughts in recent memory. However it's not just America's farmers and agricultural developers

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Destino: Bob Lutz Unveils Fisker Karma with Gas-Chugging 698 Horsepower ZR1 Engine in Detroit

Destino: Bob Lutz Unveils Fisker Karma with Gas-Chugging 698 Horsepower ZR1 Engine in Detroit

We wondered what would make an automotive manufacturer take a step backwards like this, but it seems that Lutz was a fan of the Karma’s aerodynamic design.  The Destino is almost a replica of Karma’s

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UC Davis Researchers Engineer Blue-Green Algae to Make Fuel From Sunlight

UC Davis Researchers Engineer Blue-Green Algae to Make Fuel From Sunlight

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have engineered blue-green algae that could help replace fossil fuels as raw materials for the chemical industry. The researchers engineered algae, or

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FDA Nears Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

FDA Nears Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Production of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon that grow twice as fast as their naturally born counterparts was approved for consumption by US federal health regulators. The Food and Drug

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Atmospheric Vortex Engine Harnesses the Power of Tornadoes to Create Clean Energy

Atmospheric Vortex Engine Harnesses the Power of Tornadoes to Create Clean Energy

Photo via Shutterstock A tornado is rarely something to be seen in a positive light, but the creators of the Atmospheric Vortex Engine (AVE) hope to harness properties of the extreme weather phenomenon

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Engineers in Hong Kong Generate Electricity from Water Mains

Engineers in Hong Kong Generate Electricity from Water Mains

For decades in China, hydroelectricity has been used on a large scale to generate power. Now, engineers from the PolyU's Department of Building Services Engineering and the Water Supplies Department (WSD)

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Miller Hull’s New Cutting-Edge UCSD Engineering Building Seeks LEED Silver

Miller Hull’s New Cutting-Edge UCSD Engineering Building Seeks LEED Silver

The research facility, which is expected to earn  LEED Silver certification, provides UCSD with a space and capacity to research nano-tube technologies and new structural aerospace materials. The

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Dutch Engineer Uses CAD-Based Laser Program to Build Gingerbread House

Dutch Engineer Uses CAD-Based Laser Program to Build Gingerbread House

Dutch engineer Johan Von Konow has created a stunning gingerbread house - but instead of using traditional techniques he used a 50W laser engraver with a simple CAD program! Johan first created an

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UK Engineers Create World’s First Working 3D Printed Electronic Devices

UK Engineers Create World’s First Working 3D Printed Electronic Devices

Researchers at the University of Warwick's School of Engineering have discovered a way to manufacture working electronic devices using 3D printers. To date, the electronic inner workings of products have

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US Army Corps of Engineers Unveils New LEED Gold Headquarters in Seattle

US Army Corps of Engineers Unveils New LEED Gold Headquarters in Seattle

Already on its way to achieving an Energy Star Score of 100, the Federal Center South Building will use one-fifth of the energy used by other air-conditioned buildings in the region. This is partly due to

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HydroICE Solar-Powered Combustion Engine Could Cut Solar Costs By 75%

HydroICE Solar-Powered Combustion Engine Could Cut Solar Costs By 75%

While the idea of a solar powered car is attractive, the physical manifestation usually fails in both aesthetics and performance. Most of the solar-powered vehicles we've featured in the past are either

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5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change With Geoengineering

5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change With Geoengineering

1. Dam The Mediterranean German architect Herman Sörgel devised a massive plan, also known as Atlantropa, that would establish a gigantic hydroelectric dam built across the Strait of Gibraltar. This

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Engineering Students Successfully Build and Test Fly a 3D-Printed Airplane

Engineering Students Successfully Build and Test Fly a 3D-Printed Airplane

Last spring, two University of Virginia engineering students posted a YouTube video demonstrating their model of a 3D-printed plastic turbofan plane engine. Their novel application of the technology

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Rogue Geoengineering Experiment Creates Massive Algae Bloom in Pacific Ocean

Rogue Geoengineering Experiment Creates Massive Algae Bloom in Pacific Ocean

Photo via Shutterstock The Guardian is reporting that a July dump of 100 tonnes of iron sulphate in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, by California businessman Russ George

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Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

The days of waiting hours to recharge your electric vehicle may soon be behind you. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)—an international body which sets technical standards in the industry—has

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OMA Wins Competition With Daylight-Filled École Centrale School of Engineering in France

OMA Wins Competition With Daylight-Filled École Centrale School of Engineering in France

OMA's design for the new École Centrale School of Engineering in Saclay, France is based on the concept of a "lab city." The plan shows a collection of volumes collected under a low-level, ETFE-roofed

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Germany’s Hemp-insulated ECOLAR House Scoops the Solar Decathlon Engineering Prize!

Germany’s Hemp-insulated ECOLAR House Scoops the Solar Decathlon Engineering Prize!

ECOLAR's basic construction, comprised of beams and columns, essentially stays the same but can be configured differently based on the homeowner's preferences. In keeping with the mandates of genuine

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Scientists Genetically Engineer Goats To Produce Human Breast Milk

Scientists Genetically Engineer Goats To Produce Human Breast Milk

Pretty soon, all the animals on a dairy farm will be able to produce human breast milk. Last year, Argentine scientists cloned a cow to produce nutrient-rich 'human breast milk.' Now, scientists in

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Former NASA Engineer Develops mWater App to Test Water Quality

Former NASA Engineer Develops mWater App to Test Water Quality

Environmental engineer John Feighery always wanted to be an astronaut, but instead he ended up designing the bathroom for the International Space Station. That project gave him a unique perspective on

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Hawaii-Based Engineer Develops a Laser Powered by Tropical Fruit

Hawaii-Based Engineer Develops a Laser Powered by Tropical Fruit

Ryan K, a member of the Maui Makers hackerspace, has developed a laser powered by one of the strangest renewable power sources ever: tropical fruit! To be more specific, the power source is the Hawaiian

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NASA Engineer Makes Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Out Of LEGO Bricks!

NASA Engineer Makes Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Out Of LEGO Bricks!

The successful landing of the Mars Curiosity rover last week has inspired people around the world. A few enterprising geeks at BattleBricks decided to immortalize it in LEGO form, and now a NASA designer

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Mantabot: University of Virginia Engineers Build a Robot that Looks and Swims Like a Ray

Mantabot: University of Virginia Engineers Build a Robot that Looks and Swims Like a Ray

There are few more graceful swimmers in the ocean than the ray - "batiod" rays, such as mantas and stingrays, are quick, agile, and energy-efficient.  Engineers are using these fascinating creatures as

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