Global warming is a serious problem, and it's getting worse every day. While a lot of us are doing our best to fight it, temperatures are still at record highs.
Seeker recently reported on a new process developed by Texas A&M University that will enable the use of an organic material that will replace plastics and synthetics. The process will recycle organic waste from paper and pulp processing plants to create cheap carbon fiber material.
There are dozens of different green energy solutions growing in the market. Solar and wind are some of the most noticeable, but hydro-electricity has been a faithful standby, and tidal energy is becoming more common as a solution.
We all know that air pollution is a growing problem, particularly when it comes to our vehicle exhausts. With more drivers on the roads than ever before, there is a colossal amount of pollution being pumped into the air every day as our internal combustion engines burn up more and more fossil fuel.
We all know how photosynthesis works. Chances are when you were in science class you had to build a model or draw a diagram laying it all out.
Solar energy is growing every day. What was seen as a pipe dream as little as a decade ago has now become a booming industry, and thanks to both investments and developments in technology solar panels have become a common sight.
We all recognize that recycling is important, but the sheer amount of human energy it takes to sort recycling is downright Sisyphean. As with so many challenges, though, this one is being met by technology, and the ever more intelligent systems we design to mechanize our workforce.
Infrastructure repair has been a vexing problem in the United States for decades. Presidents and Congresses of both political parties have wrestled with the expense of repairing roads and bridges.
We rarely think about the way we build things. However, the same bricks, mortar, concrete and steel we use today remain largely unchanged from decades past.
California's drought has been going on for years, and things are starting to get serious. The state's governor has even contemplated charging residents who use the most water as a way to get people to cut down on usage.