August 15, 2016 - Despite their limited driving range, could existing electric vehicles (EVs) bring about a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions? Researchers at MIT have just completed what they’re calling “the most comprehensive study yet” to address this question, and have reached a conclusion: YES.
August 11, 2016 * (updated November 9, 2016 with gallery) - “As you can imagine with such a challenging project, there were many moments where we were nervous, where we were tense and said ‘Will it really work?’,” admitted ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer upon the historic occasion of its alliance partner Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) completing the first ever round-the-world flight powered only by energy from the sun.
August 11, 2016 - The field of carbon capture—chemically trapping CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere—continues to advance, as Cornell University recently researchers disclosed a method for capturing the greenhouse gas and converting it into a useful product for industry... while producing electrical energy.
August 10, 2016 - York University’s Bergeron Centre rises up in the middle of the Toronto campus, its mathematical Penrose pattern of metal, dichromatic triangles and triangular windows glinting in the sun. It doesn’t follow any particular shape, seeming to hover above its geometrically groomed landscape, scoping out the nearby pond.
July 15, 2016 - Retailers, commercial facilities, manufacturing plants and virtually any large, open industrial facilities face unique environmental control challenges. During cold winter months, their inhabitants often shiver at floor level while heated air rises into the rafters. Conversely, balmy summer days can lead to a lot of uncomfortably hot and sticky people.
July 11, 2016 - Assuming Superman can fly for over eight (8) hours at constant altitude—and absorb energy from our yellow sun like a solar cell—the Man of Steel couldn’t possibly take in enough sunlight to power his flight while obeying the Law of Conservation of Energy, unless he were to have a “staggeringly impossible” solar cell efficiency of 656,000%.
July 11, 2016 - If you read our news Please pee on my socks... I need to make a call, then you already know urine can be transformed into electricity with the help of bacterial metabolism. Now researchers have upped the ante with a full-blown public urinal at the U.K.’s Glastonbury music festival.
July 8, 2016 - From a distance, it looks like someone used giant rainbow Lego blocks to erect the building on Decarie Boulevard in Montreal: Glen Site, the newest addition to the sweeping McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). From a pneumatic tube system behind the walls to robotic dispensing machines, this high-tech facility goes well beyond its simple Lego-like appearance.
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