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Researchers at Columbia Engineering and the Fashion Institute of Technology team up to create a non-toxic bioleather, inspired by the power of microbes and indigenous science.
The collaborative nature of open source projects brings together people across the world to work towards improving and monitoring our natural resources.
If devices lasted longer and were easier to fix, they could provide many years of good service before recycling. That saves precious materials and the energy needed to manufacture new products.
Article #6 Altair Startup Series. Startups play a key role in moving towards innovative circular and sustainable engineering practices.
In this episode, we talk about how a shift in perspective regarding wind farm power production led to a model that can increase global output by 5% and a much overdue redesign of turbine blades for hydroelectric power dams that’ll enable sustainable power production.
Engineers can further their sustainability focus during design and development
The transformative potential of Digital Twins could have a profound influence on how society addresses global sustainability challenges, but more inclusive, reliable and responsive computer simulations are needed to support these efforts, say researchers in a study published in Nature Sustainability
The simplest way to do this is to use an IoT-based sensor solution. Installing temperature sensors exactly where they are needed, in offices, communal areas, by windows, and so on, will give a facilities manager a complete view of the temperature spread throughout their real estate.
Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources.
A future-proof plastics industry will include biobased products and a closed loop of production and product recycling.
Protolabs helps sustainable plastic innovators Lyfecycle join the race for climate awareness at Extreme E
Polymateria are British innovators and inventors of the world’s first self-destructing plastic technology. The company approached Protolabs for digital manufacturing support in raising awareness of the issue and their ground-breaking technology that could ultimately help solve it.
Natel Energy, founded by sibling MIT alumni, is deploying hydropower systems with fish-safe turbines and other features that mimic natural river conditions.
The new Space Sustainability Rating hosted at eSpace, the EPFL Space Center, encourages space actors to design and implement sustainable and responsible space missions – trailblazing the path to ensure the long-term sustainability of the space environment.
In this episode, we talk about how researchers are bringing affordable space technology to the masses via additive manufacturing along with a manufacturing approach that could serve as the keystone for wide scale use of affordable, semitransparent organic solar cells.