This Sunday, Discovery Network’s Shark Week lunges and thrashes into your living room, leaving a predictably satisfying body count. This ritual promises to get a parched, drought-ridden nation through the long, dog-days of summer—and delivers.Read the rest of this entry »
Scientists have successfully flown the world’s first 3D printed plane. Created entirely with printing technology, the plane went from design to completion in one week. Thanks to its novel manufacturing process, it has no fasteners and even its moving parts were printed all at once.Read the rest of this entry »
Tonight, Professor Brian Cox, boyish, charming, and accessible, is hosting a new four-part show called Wonders of the Universe on The Discovery Science Channel (see a short segment from show two in the right-hand window). What makes Cox so special? He’s what you get when you cross a former British […]Read the rest of this entry »
Skeptics once dismissed EnviroMission’s desert Solar Tower as a visionary mirage, but now the huge energy project is on the verge of becoming reality, and, someday a world-class tourist magnet. Once completed, construction will begin on the project’s 2,625-foot tower—just 390 feet shy of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Delivering power by 2015, its 200-megawatt capacity will feed the grid with enough energy for 150,000 US homes.Read the rest of this entry »
Are you a student member of AIChE?
Regardless of whether you’re attending the 2011 AIChE Annual Student Conference in Minneapolis, you can be a part of the annual event.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities & Iowa State University (the hosts of this year’s student conference) invite you to submit your creative designs […]Read the rest of this entry »
Spanish designer Manel Torres worked closely with Professor Paul Luckham, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College in London to create the world’s first Spray-on clothes.
Watch chemicals become haute couture in the video panel on the right, or watch a more technical video on Imperial College’s site. So what do these […]Read the rest of this entry »
The second annual International Congress on Energy commences October 16 the the Minneapolis Convention Center. It’s organized by the Center of Energy Initiatives (CEI), the Institute for Sustainability (IFS), the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) and AIChE.
The congress feature more than 100 sessions related to technology, markets, business strategies and […]Read the rest of this entry »
In the race to develop greener energy, no self-respecting global oil company wants to be left behind. They’re already bulking up on natural gas. Recently, French oil major Total has invested in solar cell maker SunPower; meanwhile Shell, Exxon, and Chevron have invested hundreds of millions in biofuel technology, and BP has added biofuels to wind.Read the rest of this entry »
The 2011 AIChE Annual Student Conference will be hosted by the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Iowa State University. Registration is OPEN!
Students from across the world and more than 100 schools come together to celebrate the Chemical Engineering profession. The event consists of four days of education, career information and […]Read the rest of this entry »
The early-morning landing at Cape Kennedy today marked the last space shuttle mission. As a tribute to this 30-year program that came to an end today, Nature created a short video that encapsulates all 135 space shuttle missions in just 8 minutes. You can view it in the video panel […]Read the rest of this entry »