Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment There have been 102 Space Shuttle missions hauling astronauts and machinery into outer space, and Alex McCool has led the propulsion-system design for all of them
Working outside the box
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment On their own time and with no funding, some creative engineers at Compaq came up with a design for a new server. The skunkworks project is now a multi-million dollar global business.
A visionary for better vision
Features 2/26/2001 Post a comment Charles R. Munnerlyn, voted the 14th Design News Engineer of the Year, married optics and lasers in a revolutionary machine that has dramatically improved the eyesight of millions
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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