Keyword: Waste materials

Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Making one kilometer of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A new catalyst and microchannel reactors improve efficiency and cost of the process.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Activated carbon made from corn stover filters 98 percent of a pollutant from water.
Briefs: Materials
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
Briefs: Motion Control
A low-cost, dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers reduces waste and saves time.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Potential applications include lightweight building materials and growing cells for biomedical purposes.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
A team has introduced a new method for taking high-res images of fast-moving and rotating objects in space, such as satellites or debris in low-Earth orbit.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This green process produces pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic, and other materials.
Q&A: Green Design & Manufacturing
A new process will reduce the cost of manufacturing graphene by a factor of more than 100.
Articles: Materials

The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. In the past 16 years, the annual contest has drawn more than 13,000...