Many women in Africa walk two to three hours one way to obtain water.
e2e Materials, a clean technology spinoff of Cornell University that develops product made from its advanced biocomposite materials used for the furniture and cabinet industries has won the Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) for its Transform Worksurface product in the Composites Sustainability category. The award, announced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) at the Composites 2012 conference in Las Vegas is provided to companies whose composite-based products demonstrate significant innovation and commercial application.
Cell phones have become a necessary part of daily life, and with the advent of the smart phone they are only becoming more of a daily fixture. Every month or so a new model comes out that has faster processing speeds, updated features, and the coolest new applications that many feel they absolutely need. Because of this, the average shelf life of a cell phone is 18 months, which leads to 100 million phones being replaced each year and at least two million ending up in landfills each week.
Hardly more than two years ago in Sunnyvale, CA, Bloom Energy Corporation, founded in 2001, announced its commitment to changing the way people generate and consume energy. To accomplish this, it offered the Bloom Energy Server, a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology reputed to offer “a cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable alternative to both today’s electric grid as well as traditional renewable energy sources.”