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Go Green for St. Patty’s Day

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’d like to bring you some of our favorite stories about engineers going green. Read up and don’t forget to wear the right color today!

– Engineers rebuild a whole eroded shoreline near Lake Michigan

– Vancouver hosts the most eco-friendly Olympics to date

– The Coke-powered cell phone

– South Korea plans to build a series of huge eco-domes

– The Shweeb: a fun, human-powered monorail

– William Kamkwamba harnesses the power of the wind for his African village

– Poo Power: using cow manure as biofuel

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The Rising Star of Clean Energy

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It’s rare that the launch of a new product feels like a red carpet event, especially when that product is another source of clean energy.

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.

With the Bloom Box, consumers will be able to generate their own electricity wirelessly.  The Box is hoping to replace big power plants and transmission line grids the same way laptops are alternatives to desktops and cell phones to landlines.

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Engineering Is: Making Cool Gadgets

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When Apple’s engineers created the iPhone (right) a few years ago, it was an immediate hit, despite a fat price tag. Not only was it a cell phone but an iPod-like music and video player, too. It could surf the Web, handle e-mails, and receive GPS signals. Plus, it looked great and had touch-screen control.

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What is Engineering?

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Engineers Are Problem Solvers

Whether it’s cell phones, digital cameras, DVD’s or facial recognition devices that can pick out a terrorist in a crowded football stadium, engineers are behind almost all of today’s exciting technology. Engineers are problem solvers who search for quicker, better, and less expensive ways to use the forces and materials of nature to meet today’s challenges.

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Power Walking

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Hot on the heels of our Human Chargers story (about using body motion to recharge electronics) we bring you this: power-generating sneakers.

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