A software developed by aerospace engineers at the University of Buffalo (www.buffalo.edu) may help NASA detect air leaks at the International Space Station. Currently, locating a leak involves closing off modules individually. The software can correlate any disturbance with the geometric structure of the ISS, finding the location and size of the leak faster.
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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