Five weeks after the terrible earthquake in Nepal which literally shook the Himalayas, researchers from the US claim that they have found the missing pieces of the puzzle on the formation of the highest mountain on Earth. As they mentioned, this creation is the result of a rare geological phenomenon.
Denisa Buzatu, a student at Princeton University, has a vision for a shape-shifting façade that would increase the environmental sustainability of buildings. For her senior thesis, Buzatu is designing and prototyping a structure that shades the façade of a building by folding and adapting its shape in response to sunlight.
A new study from Dartmouth College suggests that the fate of the climate during the summer growing season in the U.S. Midwest remains uncertain as a potential consequence of climate change. The study was published in the journal Water Resources Research with collaboration from scientists at Columbia University, National University of Singapore, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The results are particularly alarming for the agricultural industry which is a critical component to the U.S. Economy and global food security.
A new study published by scientists at the University of Oregon and University of CIncinnati concludes that people living and working proximate to fracking actively may well be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than considered safe for lifetime exposure according to the EPA. These pollutants, PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), which are released as a byproduct of fracking are linked to increased risk of cancer and respiratory illness.