Keyword: Remediation Technologies

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Blog: Power
The Communities Taking Charge funding opportunity extends access to electrification opportunities beyond existing Joint Office–supported programs to more communities across America. Funding is available to academic, non-profit, for-profit, and government entities for planning, demonstration, and/or deployment projects that drive innovation in equitable clean transportation.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Inspired by a small and slow snail, scientists have developed a robot prototype that may one day scoop up microplastics from the surfaces of oceans, seas, and lakes.
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Quiz: Green Design & Manufacturing
With the increasing threat of climate change, efforts must be stepped up to ensure development today does not negatively affect future generations. How much do you know about sustainability? Find out with this quiz.
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Technology & Society: Green Design & Manufacturing
Penn State researchers are exploring green stormwater infrastructure to manage severe urban flooding and pollution. They are studying ways to improve the existing green stormwater infrastructure in Lancaster, PA, as a pilot project for other cities as well.
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INSIDER: Aerospace

Aerospace engineers designed a 1-megawatt electrical motor that is a stepping stone toward electrifying the largest aircraft.

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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Researchers have moved a step closer to finding a use for the hundreds of millions of tons of plastic waste produced every year that often winds up clogging streams and rivers and polluting our oceans.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
If a chemical spill in a river goes unnoticed for 20 minutes, it might be too late to remediate. Living bioelectronic sensors developed at Rice University can help.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Aluminum formate (ALF) has a talent for separating carbon dioxide from the other gases that commonly fly out of the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants.
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INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A collaborative effort has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size — smaller than an ant’s head — so that they can walk autonomously...

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INSIDER: Green Design & Manufacturing

The largest ever simulation of its kind, modeled on the Texas power grid, concluded that consumers stand to save about 15 percent on their annual electric bills by partnering with...

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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The aerogels safely remove contaminants from water without releasing any problematic chemical residue.
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Briefs: Materials
Activated carbon made from corn stover filters 98 percent of a pollutant from water.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
This approach could result in developing chemical sensors that are sensitive at a very low level to a specific chemical in the environment.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

The aging energy grid is being pushed to the breaking point. Power outages from extreme weather alone cost anywhere from $2 billion to $77 billion per year. And some isolated communities still rely...

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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The eco-friendly process removes heavy metals, dyes, and other pollutants.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
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Question of the Week: Green Design & Manufacturing
Will Coatings Reduce Food Waste?

Today’s lead story highlighted an egg-based coating that extends the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.

Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
A micron-thick coating, made largely from leftover eggs, can extend the shelf life of the fruits and vegetables in your refrigerator.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The method could be applied to carbon waste streams.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The chemical process turns plastic into biodegradable chemicals for surfactants and detergents.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The solution increases water recovery, prevents mineral scaling, and cuts the volume of brines in half.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
The desalination method produces clean water while, at the same time, potentially capturing valuable metals such as gold.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The high-quality bioplastics can be molded into a film that can be used in plastic bags and packaging.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Prototypes show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.
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Briefs: Energy

Due to the chemical stability and durability of industrial polymers, plastic waste does not easily degrade in landfills and is often burned, which produces carbon dioxide and other hazardous gases. In...

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Articles: Wearables
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This invention achieves sustainable freshwater production in a variety of climates at minimal energy cost.
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Briefs: Energy
A new electrocatalyst efficiently converts carbon dioxide into ethanol.
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