Rice University Students Create Energy-Generating PediPower Shoes

May 21, 2013 by  
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A group of Rice University mechanical engineering students recently created a pair of energy-generating shoes that are able to create and store electricity with every step. The team’s kinetic energy-harvesting PediPower shoes could be used to power portable electronics and medical devices. Read the rest of Rice University Students Create Energy-Generating PediPower Shoes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery , energy generating shoes , energy-generating-clothing , engineering students , kinetic , kinetic energy , mechanical engineering , PediPowers , rice university        

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Minnesota Lakes Are Contaminated with Cocaine and Antidepressants

May 21, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Lake Superior and other bodies of water around Minnesota have been found to contain a disturbing amount of chemicals , including prescription drugs and even cocaine. A recent study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has found that local lakes and rivers are chock full of DEET, BPA , prescription and even illegal drugs. The 10-year study examined surface waters from the Minnesota area, finding contaminants even along untouched shorelines. Read the rest of Minnesota Lakes Are Contaminated with Cocaine and Antidepressants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cocaine in Minnesota Lakes , eco design , green design , Minnesota Pollution Control Agency , sustainable design , water pollution USA        

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