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New Shock Wave Engines Have the Potential to Triple Fuel Efficiency in Hybrid Vehicles

New Shock Wave Engines Have the Potential to Triple Fuel Efficiency in Hybrid Vehicles

We've seen a number of innovations focused on improving the efficiency of hybrid cars. But while most of these new ideas have focused on optimizing battery capacity, here is one new piece of technology

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University of Waterloo’s New Prismatic Engineering Building is a ‘Daylight Factory’

University of Waterloo’s New Prismatic Engineering Building is a ‘Daylight Factory’

The six story building consolidates a number of departments that were previously spread out in other buildings and includes four stories of departmental labs, classrooms and offices above the two story

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UK Engineers Search for Geothermal Reservoirs Under Newcastle

UK Engineers Search for Geothermal Reservoirs Under Newcastle

The U.S. is not the only country heavily investing in geothermal energy -- the United Kingdom is also looking for alternative methods to generate electricity and heat homes, and engineers believe they

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Cyclone-Williams Steam Engine Gets Closer to Breaking World Speed Record

Cyclone-Williams Steam Engine Gets Closer to Breaking World Speed Record

Can you imagine a steam engine running your car? Well, this old school innovation just might be making a comeback very soon. Designed by Chuk Williams' U.S. Land Steam Record Team, a streamliner vehicle

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Old Rail Engine Repurposed as Giant Trash Inhaling Machine

Old Rail Engine Repurposed as Giant Trash Inhaling Machine

This old rail engine was assigned to be scrap until Indian Rail engineers decided to use it to clean up the tracks instead. It's been fitted with a massive suction pipe that sucks up all of the garbage in

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New Car Engine Generates Electricity From Exhaust Heat

New Car Engine Generates Electricity From Exhaust Heat

Even hybrid vehicle engines create emissions, many of which are harmful to the environment. However researchers at Purdue University have created a system that harvests heat from a car's exhaust in order

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Harvard Engineering Team Working On Biogas-Powered Laptop

Harvard Engineering Team Working On Biogas-Powered Laptop

Biogas is rapidly becoming a popular source of renewable energy, and now a team at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is investigating a method to use methane in laptop fuel cells and

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Engineers Are Designing Underwater Turbines Inspired by Whales

Engineers Are Designing Underwater Turbines Inspired by Whales

Harnessing underwater tidal currents has been embraced as a brilliant way to generate green energy, and as a result numerous underwater turbines are being installed around the world to extract power from

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GE Unveils LED Bulb With Jet Engine Cooling Technology

GE Unveils LED Bulb With Jet Engine Cooling Technology

In another win for energy-efficient lighting, GE has just unveiled an experimental LED bulb that is part light fixture and part jet plane. Developed in collaboration with professors at the University of

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French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

First there was the bicycle, then the pedalo boat, then the pedal-powered aircraft -- and now, thanks to a team of French engineers, the world has the pedal-powered submarine. The mini-sub, nicknamed the

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Spider Silk Produced from Metabolically Engineered Bacteria

Spider Silk Produced from Metabolically Engineered Bacteria

Stronger than steel, yet thinner than a human hair, spider silk is an incredible material created by nature that has amazing potential in real-world application. Unfortunately, accumulating enough of this

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Cessna Engineering a 100% Electric Aircraft

Cessna Engineering a 100% Electric Aircraft

Cessna is flying into the future of aviation ahead of their competitors with plans to build and release a 100% electric aircraft. They've coupled with Bye Energy, Inc., a company that specializes in

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Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

Rocket Engine Technology Being Used to Capture Carbon

We all know that rocket science is cool - but did you know that it may also be a way to improve carbon capture technology? Under an innovative research project being run by the Department of Energy's

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IBM’s Traffic Lights Can Remotely Halt Your Car Engine

IBM’s Traffic Lights Can Remotely Halt Your Car Engine

Thinking about zipping through that red light? Well, you won't physically be able to if IBM has anything to say about it. The technology giant's recent patent application for  "A System and Method for

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Google Funds Ultra Efficient Jet Engine-Inspired Geothermal Drill

Google Funds Ultra Efficient Jet Engine-Inspired Geothermal Drill

Geothermal energy is one of the most promising alternative energy technologies -- it's a clean, virtually unlimited resource, and unlike wind and solar it doesn't require specific weather conditions. But

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Villa Bio: House With a Cantilevered Living Roof is a Feat of Engineering

Villa Bio: House With a Cantilevered Living Roof is a Feat of Engineering

One first notices this striking home because of its lush living roof, modern facade and floor-to-ceiling window that cap the end. Upon further study, the home is completely composed of concrete in what

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Could Genetically Engineered Pigs Reduce Water Pollution?

Could Genetically Engineered Pigs Reduce Water Pollution?

This story might sound like an April Fool's joke, but we assure you, it's totally real. Canadian researchers have developed Enviropig, a line of genetically engineered Yorkshire pigs that can digest

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Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

It may seem too good to be true, but engineers from the University of Cincinnati have devised a way to capture and remove CO2 out of the air and then convert it into biofuel building blocks. The engineers

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Transonic Combustion’s Super-Efficient Gas Engine Gets 98 MPG

Transonic Combustion’s Super-Efficient Gas Engine Gets 98 MPG

Eventually, we'd like to think that everyone will be driving around in all-electric cars. But in the meantime, it's important to develop efficient gas engine technology. That's where a new system from

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Genetically Engineered Mosquitos Could Prevent Dengue Fever

Genetically Engineered Mosquitos Could Prevent Dengue Fever

In addition to being incredibly annoying, mosquitoes have the uncanny ability to spread nasty diseases like malaria and dengue fever--a disease that affects nearly 100 million people annually. Now

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India’s Barefoot Solar Engineers Are Building a Brighter Future

India’s Barefoot Solar Engineers Are Building a Brighter Future

Throughout India there are many rural villages that are completely removed from the grid. With no source of power for cooking, light, and heating they currently must rely on firewood, kerosene or diesel

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GM’s Next-Gen Engine Boosts Fuel Efficiency by 15%

GM’s Next-Gen Engine Boosts Fuel Efficiency by 15%

There's little good news coming out of the American auto industry these days, but here and there we're seeing glimmers of hope from major car manufacturers. GM has announced that it is developing a more

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Lotus Announces the Flex-Fuel Omnivore Engine!

Lotus Announces the Flex-Fuel Omnivore Engine!

Luxury auto powerhouse Lotus recently announced plans to develop a new kind of engine that will be able to run on virtually any type of fuel. Aptly named the OMNIVORE, the innovative engine will utilize a

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SWISS-ENGINEERED SIGG WATER BOTTLES

SWISS-ENGINEERED SIGG WATER BOTTLES

Last week we announced Sigg's "What's your Eco-Style" bottle design competition- a post that was met with comments and questions from intrigued readers wanting to know more about the company, their

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Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a big screen TV

Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a big screen TV

Imagine a device the size of large, flat-screen TV that uses sunlight to produce fresh drinking water. Then imagine what you could do with that device. Would you reduce your own dependence on the grid?

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Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast

Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast

The America's Wetland Foundation is calling for a plan that will make restoration of the coast attractive to business, particularly along the Gulf Coast. A meeting held at the Tabasco headquarters on

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Green Car Reports: Audi Unveils Q7 e-tron quattro, Nissan Leaf with laser beams, and the Passion of the Tesla

Green Car Reports: Audi Unveils Q7 e-tron quattro, Nissan Leaf with laser beams, and the Passion of the Tesla

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of

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Edag’s Light Cocoon is a 3D-printed car inspired by leaves

Edag’s Light Cocoon is a 3D-printed car inspired by leaves

Last spring, EDAG unveiled a 3D-printed car that was inspired by a turtle - and the German engineering firm just unveiled its latest car inspired by nature. The EDAG Light Cocoon has a skeletal, organic

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3D-printed prosthetic legs allow Derby the dog to run for the first time

3D-printed prosthetic legs allow Derby the dog to run for the first time

The popularity of 3D printing has exploded in recent years, and one of the most innovative uses for this technology has been that of prosthetics—for people and animals alike. We've seen prosthetic

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Remote Alaskan town is the canary in the US climate change coal mine

Remote Alaskan town is the canary in the US climate change coal mine

The town of Shishmaref, Alaska lies on an island 30 miles south of the Arctic Circle and next to the Chukchi Sea. Its residents, Native Alaskan Inupiaq people, can really see Russia from their house!

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