When it comes to helping the global community
recover from natural disasters, engineers are at a distinct advantage.
Not only can they build survivor-seeking robots and provide food
and clean water for those affected, but they also have the ability to
analyze the aftermath of a storm or a quake and help communities be
better prepared for such events. Engineering students and professionals
across the country are now using their skills to help rebuild the
countries of Haiti and Chile after their recent devastating earthquakes.
It's rare that the launch of a new product
feels like a red carpet event, but people are truly excited about the
Bloom Box - a power source that is inexpensive, clean, and completely
emission-free. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Colin Powell attended the
product's launch as well as top executives from Google, eBay, Wal-Mart,
FedEx, and Coca-Cola.