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20-Year-Old Designs System to Clean Up Plastic Ocean Trash

Boyan Slat, a 20-year-old Dutch national, believes he has invented a system that can help confront the growing crisis of plastic trash in the oceans. Slat’s idea suggests that, instead of deploying resources into the oceans to remove the trash, we simply use the ocean’s currents to clean them instead.

Biodegradable Computer Chip: E-Waste No More?

If wood-derived, inexpensive microchips are our first step in widely adopting environmentally friendly electronic materials, we could be on the road to removing the burden of e-waste.

How to Bridge the Gap Between Your Business and Engineering Teams

Engineers are always supposed to be right. Historically, that has made sense, but software is different. It fails. We don’t know all of the infinite possibilities of getting things wrong. However, people still look at it as being a traditional engineering discipline, where failure is unacceptable. This is driving business and tech culture apart.

Reverse Innovation Can Help Millions of Mothers Save Their Newborns

Around 15 million babies face the threat of hypothermia every year, and 3 million die during the first month of life, said Rahul Panicker, co-founder and president of Embrace Innovations. Panicker and his partner, Jane Chen, devised a solution that gives all the benefits of an incubator at a fraction of the price, and it’s helping women around the world save their newborns.

Waste Heat (Not Sweaty Bodies) Powering U.S. Sports Stadiums

Sporting facilities are finding innovative approaches to harness deeper savings beyond traditional energy efficiency initiatives. The University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Minnesota Twins have implemented methods to capture waste-heat that can be used as a valuable resource to power other components of their heating and cooling systems.

GE Introduces the ‘Smart’ Digital Wind Farm

GE’s new Digital Wind technology looks at the commercial wind farm from a whole new angle. But will its new brainstorm be able to sizably boost output? GE is betting on it.

More Than Just Talk: The Future of Vehicle Integration

Today, “vehicle connectivity” is more than a buzzword. Propelled forward by advancements in the amount of software a vehicle can process, the potential for connectivity has begun to capture the imagination of the largest automakers. In addition to making life more convenient, the connected car is also poised to make a larger positive impact. By communicating with the grid, interfacing with our homes and sending data to the cloud, our cars can help enable efficient energy use and address major mobility challenges.

Putting Solar on the Map: A Brief Overview of Solar Mapping

Solar maps may depict solar energy potential as well as existing and planned installations. Some maps contain historic information, allowing one to see solar advances over time. Sophisticated map tools allow users to test various solar configurations at a hypothetical installation site, determine cost savings/payback time periods, and even contact installers to “make it so.”