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Turning Ordinary Glass Surfaces into Solar by MSU. A Michigan State University research team has developed a transparent solar panel capable of capturing solar energy. Professor Richard Lunt, MSU assistant professor who headed the research, believes that the panel can be employed in a wide variety of settings.
River Powered Water Pump, water from flowing streams, creeks, or rivers without electricity of fuel. it can lift water up to 82 feet vertically
The first robot, Foundation Robot, shuffles around the footprint of the building on caterpillar-style tracks, following a pre-defined route and using a sensor to steer itself around the shape. Like your standard 3D printer, it squirts out building material, which is made up of 50 percent marble powder and 50 percent polymer for a lightweight but strong substance, in layers.
Some brilliant Ideas to Capture the Ocean's Energy
The world's ocean waves hold as much as 10 trillion watts, and engineers and scientists trying to find the best ways to get the incredible resource that's washing up on our shores every day.
ATLAS robot is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs about 330 pounds. The ATLAS is made out of aircraft-grade titanium and aluminum with blue LED lights mounted inside its chest. The humanoid owes its agility and balance to an onboard computer that receives information from a laser rangefinder and stereo cameras that survey and gauge the robot’s immediate surroundings.
See successful flight of a human-powered helicopter
A human-powered helicopter (HPH) is a helicopter powered solely by one or more persons carried on board. As in other human-powered aircraft, the power is usually generated by pedalling. It remains a considerable engineering challenge to obtain both the power-to-weight ratio and rotor efficiency required to sustain a helicopter in flight.
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Pedal powered vehicle: filters and stores water
The Aquaduct is pedal powered vehicle that transports, filters, and stores water for the developing world. A peristaltic pump attached to the pedal crank draws water from a large tank, through a filter, to a smaller clean tank.