Category Archives: NGSS High School Engineering

PlanetSolar Boat

Reference: PlanetSolar A solar powered boat, called the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, is a boat the runs completely on solar energy. It has sailed around the world using the power of the sun. The swiss team that built the boat designed … Continue reading

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Heating Homes With Computer Servers

A company in the Netherlands called Nerdalize is using the heat generated by computers to heat homes. Typically, computer server systems are placed in large buildings which must then be kept cool to keep the computers from overheating, which occurs … Continue reading

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Biofuel Production From Municipal Wastewater

Reference: CleanTechnica Researchers from Rice University are studying the potential for biofuel production using wastewater from wastewater treatment plants. They have shown that biodiesel-producing algae can thrive in municipal wastewater. This algae feeds on the organic matter in the wastewater … Continue reading

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