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New global ‘wind atlas’ propels sustainable energy — ScienceDaily
Wind energy scientists have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds for all parts of the world – to help engineers select the turbines in…
Powerpaste packs clean hydrogen energy in a safe, convenient gray goop
In Powerpaste form, it’s completely stable at temperatures up to 250 °C (482 °F). It carries 10 times the energy of a similar weight in lithium batteries, and substantially more than a 700-ba…
A metalens for virtual and augmented reality: Researchers develop a millimeter-size flat lens for VR and AR platforms — ScienceDaily
Despite all the advances in consumer technology over the past decades, one component has remained frustratingly stagnant: the optical lens. Unlike electronic devices, which have gotten smaller and…
Machines | CK-12 Foundation
A machine is any device that makes work easier by changing a force. When you use a machine, you apply force to the machine. Explain how machines help us do work. Define efficiency, and state how it…
engineering.com
wealth of high-quality STEM/STEAM lessons and activities to inspire and inform the next generation of engineers and sustainability experts. Here’s a brief review of some noteworthy curricula.&quo…
CubeSat: Little Satellite, Big Deal : Short Wave
Meet the CubeSat: a miniaturized satellite that’s been growing in sophistication. In the last 20 years, over 1,000 CubeSats have been launched into space for research and exploration. We talk a…
Smart electrical outlets could save energy and reduce e-waste
Smart Electrical Outlet/Socket (SEOS) system, incorporates a network of “smart” faceplates that replace those presently on a building’s electrical outlets, along with NFC (near…
Fusion 2100 | Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
video 9:01 How will a fusion power plant work? Where does fusion research stand today? The film “Energy of the Future. Fusion 2100” gives an entertaining and informative nine-minutes acco…
Majik Water: A Magical Solution to Kenya’s Water Crisis – engineering.com
Majik Water—a machine that harvests clean, potable water directly from moisture in the air. There is six times more water in the air compared to all the rivers of the world combined and, by tappi…
Nanoscale 3D Model of Membrane Could Revolutionize Desalination – engineering.com
need to make density uniform throughout membranes to promote increased water flow without sacrificing salt removal. The researchers estimate that membrane efficiency can consequently be increased b…
Biodegradable electronic display designed to help minimize e-waste
an experimental new electronic display comes in, as it can be composted when no longer needed. the device is a type of electrochromic display. It utilizes an organic polymer known as PEDOT:PSS, in…
Low cost chlorine dispensing device improves tap water safety in low-resource regions: Engineers invent device that requires no electricity or moving parts, lets users collect water as they usually do
Engineers have developed an inexpensive chlorine dispensing device that improves the safety of drinking water in remote and low resource regions at the point of collection. It requires no electrici…
26 Robotics Companies You Should Know | Built In
Robots are taking over the world. OK, not really. Not yet. But they are becoming increasingly prevalent in almost every industry, from healthcare and manufacturing to defense and education. Whether…
Low-Tech Scientific Exploration for Elementary Students at Home | Edutopia
Kids enjoy science, but they don’t always remember that science is all around them. Get them out there searching and collecting scientific evidence, and remote or hybrid school will feel a lot mo…
72-ft autonomous Saildrone sets out on seafloor-mapping mission
The Saildrone Surveyor carries the sonar equipment necessary for seafloor mapping to depths of 7,000 m (23,000 ft), and will also collect DNA samples from the water column so researchers can invest…
New tool removes chemotherapy drugs from water systems — ScienceDaily
investigating methods to remove chemicals and pharmaceuticals from public water systems. Cleaning products, organic dyes and pharmaceuticals are finding their ways into water bodies with wide-rangi…
Bio-inspired: How lobsters can help make stronger 3D printed concrete — ScienceDaily
the natural strength of lobster shells to design special 3D printing patterns.The team tested the impact of printing the concrete in helicoidal patterns (inspired by the internal structure of lobst…
New biomaterials can be ‘fine-tuned’ for medical applications — ScienceDaily
new thermoplastic biomaterial to enable both the rate at which it degrades in the body and its mechanical properties to be controlled independently.The material, a type of polyester, has been desig…
Fastener with microscopic mushroom design holds promise: The design could be a quieter version of velcro with uses ranging from diapers to robotics — ScienceDaily
A fastener with a microscopic design that looks like tiny mushrooms could mean advances for everyday consumers and scientific fields. Currently available fasteners are called hook and loop fastener…
engineering.com
In the summer of 2020, General Motors released a series of videos that describe an engineering concept and lead 7- to 13-year-old learners through a hands-on activity related to the concept….