According to a recent study by the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), the U.S. economy will experience robust growth of about 70 percent through 2030 even as it adopts policies to lower greenhouse gas emissions. The study concludes that U.S. GDP will grow 70 to 71 percent through 2030, assuming the adoption of climate legislation similar to the Blueprint for Legislative Action, USCAP's set of recommendations for climate policy. In the absence of climate policy, U.S. GDP would grow at virtually the same rate — 71 to 72 percent - through 2030. The USCAP analysis was conducted using two economic models similar to those employed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Information Agency in their review of climate legislation. Read the full report.
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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