Parker Hannifin Corp. is sponsoring a contest that encourages college engineering students to develop a hydraulically powered bicycle. The fluid power giant is working with five-student teams at Cleveland State University, the University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, Purdue University, California Polytechnic University, the University of California-Irvine, Western Michigan University and Murray State University. Winning entries may earn $2,000 grants for each team member. To learn more, go to www.parker.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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