The Sundance Channel will begin running The Green, a new series focusing on environmental topics, on Tuesday, April 17, at 9 p.m. The Green will present original programming as well as documentaries that will present information and practical advice on the environment. The series will be presented by Sundance founder, Robert Redford, and will be hosted by journalist Simran Sethi and community advocate Majora Carter. The two have distinguished themselves with their green ideas for civic planning and global business practices.
Leading off each edition of The Green will be the original program, Big Ideas for a Small Planet, a documentary series that presents forward-thinking designers, products and processes that are on the leading edge of green developments. Each episode revolves around a different green theme as it looks at innovations that have the potential to transform our lives.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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