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US Geoengineers Want to Make Artificial Clouds to Cool Planet

US Geoengineers Want to Make Artificial Clouds to Cool Planet

Scientists have discussed many bizarre geoengineering methods to reverse the effects of climate change, but this is one of the oddest; American geoengineers believe that by dispersing sulphate

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Ex-Google Engineering Chief Joins Lunar Freight Company Moon Express

Ex-Google Engineering Chief Joins Lunar Freight Company Moon Express

Half Moon Image by Shutterstock Transferring from online books to interplanetary space travel is quite the career change, but that is exactly what Google Books alum Jimi Crawford is doing. Crawford

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Artist John O’Shea to Create a Bioengineered Pig’s Bladder Soccer Ball

Artist John O’Shea to Create a Bioengineered Pig’s Bladder Soccer Ball

John O'Shea, a British artist currently in residence at Liverpool University's Clinical Engineering department, has designed a fairly stomach-churning soccer ball: he plans to bioengineer a pig's bladder

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Rolls-Royce Unveils World’s First LEGO Jet Engine Made from 152,455 Bricks!

Rolls-Royce Unveils World’s First LEGO Jet Engine Made from 152,455 Bricks!

Rolls-Royce debuted the world’s first ever LEGO Jet Engine at the Farnborough International Airshow this week in England. The model is a half-size replica of the enormous Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 that

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Stuart McMillen’s Insightful Green Cartoon Uncovers the Engineering Secrets Hidden in Trees

Stuart McMillen’s Insightful Green Cartoon Uncovers the Engineering Secrets Hidden in Trees

Trees essentially build themselves from thin air -- their trunks are made almost entirely from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen - materials which drift past them in the breeze. Can we learn from them

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UNStudio Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) Earns Gold Sustainability Certification

UNStudio Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) Earns Gold Sustainability Certification

An experiment in constructing offices to promote communication, experimentation and creativity, ZVE is comprised of a main curved structure with rows of horizontal windows that open to permit natural

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Study Finds That Large-Scale Geoengineering Projects Could Disrupt Global Rainfall

Study Finds That Large-Scale Geoengineering Projects Could Disrupt Global Rainfall

Geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale engineering and manipulation of the environment to combat or counteract anthropogenic changes in atmospheric chemistry. It has long been touted as a way to

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Rayfish Footwear Pioneers Genetically Engineered Stingray-Leather Sneakers

Rayfish Footwear Pioneers Genetically Engineered Stingray-Leather Sneakers

Think wearing leather is inhumane? Then try this on for size: Thailand-based shoe company Rayfish Footwear actually breeds live bespoke stingrays, harvesting them for their leather to make each pair

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Geoengineering Experiment in UK Canceled Over Patent Dispute

Geoengineering Experiment in UK Canceled Over Patent Dispute

A controversial geoengineering experiment that would have simulated the cooling effect of a volcanic eruption was canceled this week over a patent dispute. A team of scientists in the United Kingdom had

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Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

Volta Volaré Is an Electric Plane with a Backup Gas Engine

"Range anxiety" is an emotion that's common to people who own electric cars. It's a term that describes the fear that EVs won't have a strong enough charge to get you to your destination or back home

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Tom Dixon’s New Fin LED Pendant Lamp Is Equal Parts Elegance and Engineering

Tom Dixon’s New Fin LED Pendant Lamp Is Equal Parts Elegance and Engineering

Tom Dixon's new Fin Light is a beautiful, new collection of lamps that reveal the British designer's admiration for designer-engineers like Buckminster Fuller. As the feature of his ‘Luminosity’

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Cambridge Engineers Use LEGO Bricks to Grow Synthetic Bone

Cambridge Engineers Use LEGO Bricks to Grow Synthetic Bone

Designers everywhere continue to wow us with LEGO creations like robotic arms and fully functional printers, and now a group of engineers is even working on using the bright stacking blocks to grow

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Can Scientists Combat Climate Change by Bioengineering the Human Body?

Can Scientists Combat Climate Change by Bioengineering the Human Body?

Climate talks have stalled, and many countries view geoengineering -- like cloud whitening or constructing a space-based sun shade -- to be too risky. Could the genetic engineering of the human body to

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Aerospace Engineers Design Pacemaker That’s Powered by the Human Heart

Aerospace Engineers Design Pacemaker That’s Powered by the Human Heart

When Amin Karami and Daniel Inman, aerospace engineering researchers at the University of Michigan, began to work with materials which generate power from physical stress, they weren't looking for a

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Bill Gates Endorses Large Scale Geo-Engineering Projects

Bill Gates Endorses Large Scale Geo-Engineering Projects

Geo-engineering (the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment to combat anthropogenic changes in atmospheric chemistry) has long been touted as a way to counteract the catastrophic effects

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Engineer David Forbes Creates a LED Television You Can Wear as a Shirt

Engineer David Forbes Creates a LED Television You Can Wear as a Shirt

Have you ever imagined that one day you'd be able to watch TV shows on your t-shirt? Engineer David Forbes didn't see any reason why not. In 2009 he created his first prototype for a wearable LED

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World’s Smallest Working Heat Engine is the Size of a Hair Follicle!

World’s Smallest Working Heat Engine is the Size of a Hair Follicle!

German physicists have just announced the creation of the world's smallest heat engine! Research teams from the University of Stuttgart and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have joined

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The 2013 Nissan Altima Will Have a Hybrid Engine as Powerful as the Current V6 Option

The 2013 Nissan Altima Will Have a Hybrid Engine as Powerful as the Current V6 Option

Today in Japan, Nissan announced it will put a new hybrid system in its upcoming cars that is as powerful as its current V6 engine. The system manages this feat even while improving fuel economy by 10

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Minho University’s Engineering Research Institute to Feature a Solar Nanotube-Inspired Facade

Minho University’s Engineering Research Institute to Feature a Solar Nanotube-Inspired Facade

The Engineering Research Institute is a new facility planned for Portugal's Minho University which has been designed to break the monotony of the surrounding grey buildings. Covered in a skin inspired by

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University of California Riverside Gets an Olympic Pool-Sized Battery to Power Its Engineering Building

University of California Riverside Gets an Olympic Pool-Sized Battery to Power Its Engineering Building

The University of California Riverside has one very dedicated alum who puts our measly $50 annual donations to our alma maters to shame. Winston Chung, founder and CEO of Chinese energy heavyweight

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Team New Zealand’s First Light House Wins the Engineering Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Team New Zealand’s First Light House Wins the Engineering Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

We've been sitting on the edges of our seats all day, anxiously awaiting today's Engineering Contest results at the 2011 Solar Decathlon. The results were just announced, and we're happy to report that

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Engineers in Africa Are Building A Space Shuttle In Their Garden

Engineers in Africa Are Building A Space Shuttle In Their Garden

For a nice inspirational story in the midst of all of this hurricane madness, let's travel to Africa. While most of the world (including the US) is downgrading their space fleets - opting to either

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Oliver VTOL’s Hexplane Proves Six Engines Are Better Than Two

Oliver VTOL’s Hexplane Proves Six Engines Are Better Than Two

Would you believe that six engines on a plane are not only more efficient than two, but also safer? It sounds a little crazy, but that's the claim made by Oliver VTOL. This new VTOL "Hexplane" concept

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Frankenkindle: Engineer Hacks a Kindle to Make an E-Reader for His Sister with Cerebral Palsy

Frankenkindle: Engineer Hacks a Kindle to Make an E-Reader for His Sister with Cerebral Palsy

We were inspired today to hear news about one very clever engineer who hacked his Amazon Kindle so that his sister, who has cerebral palsy, would be able to use it. The applications engineer calls his new

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Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

Siemens Study: Electric Cars More Convenient To Refuel Than Engined Cars

German electronics giant Siemens just released the results of a study of Munich EV owners and the results show that drivers in this compact European city find EVs quite suitable for everyday use - not

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Virgin America’ New Fuel-Efficient LEAP Engines Will Save $1.6 Million Per Plane

Virgin America’ New Fuel-Efficient LEAP Engines Will Save $1.6 Million Per Plane

With the cost of air travel soaring this year due to the rising cost of fuel, many travelers have been cutting back, or not traveling at all. Today, Virgin America announced plans to switch to a new breed

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BMW i3 Electric Car To Revolutionize Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing

BMW i3 Electric Car To Revolutionize Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing

You wouldn't know it from the way BMW badmouths electric vehicles, but the company is hard at work producing several EVs. One of those, the i3 (formerly called the "Megacity Vehicle"), is expected to come

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Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Springs a Leak, Engineers Try to Plug with Sawdust

Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Springs a Leak, Engineers Try to Plug with Sawdust

Workers in Japan at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was damaged in the March 11th earthquake and ensuing tsunami, recently discovered an eight inch crack in a maintenance pit that is

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Next Generation Fisker Hybrids to Have Lighter Engines

Next Generation Fisker Hybrids to Have Lighter Engines

Fisker's next generation of hot hybrid cars are likely to have lighter, dedicated three- or four-cylinder engines, according to Autoblog. The company is seriously looking into the Lotus Engineering

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Japanese Engineers Unbelievably Repair Earthquake Ravaged Road in Only 6 Days

Japanese Engineers Unbelievably Repair Earthquake Ravaged Road in Only 6 Days

A Japanese highway demolished by the earthquake was as good as new after only six days of repair.

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