04/01/2011

solar city

Last year we reported on the sustainability efforts of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which made the games the greenest yet. Vancouver was outfitted with solar panels, green roofs, and mechanisms to collect and recycle rainwater. Award medals were made from re-purposed electronic waste.

 

Now, Rio de Janeiro is aiming to create the first games with a zero-carbon footprint when it hosts the Summer Olympics in 2016.


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It is common knowledge that electricity can cause fires, but can electricity help fight fires as well?

 

Harvard scientists have created a unique device that can shoot beams of electricity and instantly extinguish flames.

 

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2011 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

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