Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution

January 17, 2013 by  
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When it comes to swimming through the water with efficiency and ease, gliding is the best way to get around. A team of engineers led by Xiaobo Tan from Michigan State University have refined their “Gliding Robot ACE” or Grace, a mechanical fish that conserves energy and maneuvers by both gliding and swimming. The device is also outfitted with an array of sensors that allows it to operate on its own as well as measure water temperature, quality, and determine the presence of toxins. Read the rest of Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fish , gliding , gliding robot ace , grace , kalamazoo river , mantabot , Michigan State University , msu , oil spill , Pollution , robofish , sensors , university of virginia , xiaobo tan

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Beautiful Tapestry of Tin and Mirrors Appears on NYC’s High Line

January 17, 2013 by  
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Ghanian artist El Anatsui recently brought his distinctive style to New York’s High Line park with a striking tapestry of tin and mirrors that seems to shatter the side of the building it adorns. Called Broken Bridge II , the temporary installation uses recycled tin that has the ability to be reused again after the the work is dismantled. If you’re in the NY area, we encourage you to stop by the High Line to experience this contemplative piece for yourself, but if you’re not, feel free to check out a photo gallery of it here . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , art nyc , broken bridge , broken bridge ii , eco-art , El Anatsui , Friends of the High Line , green art , green design , high line , high line art , olson kundig , olson kundig architects , Recycled Materials

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Glass Farm: MVRDV’s Modern Glass Building is Printed With a Traditional Farmhouse Facade

January 17, 2013 by  
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Study: Wind Farms Can Change Local Climates

October 5, 2010 by  
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Unhindered by Talent via Flickr. You’ve probably heard the spin on wind: It doesn’t create greenhouse gases when creating electricity, won’t spill into a waterway like the Gulf of Mexico or Kalamazoo River , and doesn’t require wars in far-off lands to secure supplies.

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The Week in Pictures: Solar Plane Sets New World Record, Pipeline Leak Pollutes Michigan River with Oil, and More (Slideshow)

July 31, 2010 by  
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Here we go again… a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners has leaked 800,000-840,000 gallons of oil into a creek flowing into the Kalamazoo River near Battle Creek, Michigan. On a more positive note, the Zephyr solar plane finally landed this week at the US Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona after 14 days and 24 minutes, setting a new record

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