California Engineering Students Develop Device that Reduces Lawnmower Emissions

June 6, 2013 by  
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A team of students from the University of California’s Riverside Bourns College of Engineering recently developed a simple-yet-brilliant device that can make lawnmowers greener. The team’s NOx-Out system is an innovative device that reduces emissions, noise, and the smell of gasoline from lawnmowers. The 6-inch-long device includes a filter, a glass jar that holds two ounces of urea solution, and a lawnmower muffler, and it works by capturing particulate matter in a glass quartz filter and then spraying an ultra-fine solution into the exhaust system. The team recently won first place at the  WERC: A Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development Competition in Las Cruces for the device. + NOx-Out The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CO2 emissions , CO2 filter , greener lawnmowers , lawnmower , lawnmower engine , lawnmower filter , lawnmower muffler , NOx-Out , NOx-Out Device , reduced emissions , university of california        

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North Pole Could be a Viable Shipping Route by 2050

March 5, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Scientists from the University of California have announced that by 2050, ships will be able to travel across the north pole in summer months. This would slash costs of transporting goods between Europe and China, Laurence C. Smith and Scott R. Stephenson wrote in the journal PNAS, but opening the northern sea route will pose a host of new economic, environmental and political challenges. Read the rest of North Pole Could be a Viable Shipping Route by 2050 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic , cargo shipping , Climate Change , environmental destruction , global warming , melting ice , north pole , northern sea route , trans arctic passage , university of california , Wildlife

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