Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests
May 22, 2017
An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on ...
Bacteria used to fight antimicrobial contamination of soil and water
Apr 20, 2017
We all like to keep things clean, and disinfectants help that happen. Unfortunately, one of the most widely used antimicrobial products in use since 1964, triclosan, is also one of the top 10 environmental contaminants in ...
Innovations in building intelligent cities
Mar 14, 2017
Cities. They sprawl and tangle, juxtaposing ancient public squares and glistening skyscrapers. They provide homes for half of humanity, and economic and cultural centers for the rest.
Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events
Feb 21, 2017
Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding.
Advanced drought and flood risk monitoring program for environmentally vulnerable regions
Feb 01, 2017
At a vegetable farm in West Africa, where the planting is done by hand, questions about weather boil down to the most urgent question of all: Will the rains be good or bad?
UNIST researchers get green light to commercialize metal-air batteries
Jan 23, 2017
A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently announced that they have successfully developed a new way to increase energy efficiency of metal-air batteries which are next-generation energy devices by using a ...
US gov't accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions
Jan 12, 2017
The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.
Mobile phone app delivers precision rainfall information to public
Jan 09, 2017
Climate researchers and weather forecasters get their rain data from a network of precipitation-sensing satellites that orbit Earth. iRain, a new mobile phone app developed by engineers at the University of California, Irvine ...
How to generate resources from urban wastewater
Dec 15, 2016
The Environmental Engineering and Microbiology Group (GEMMA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is investigating how to produce new energy resources and high-value products from wastewater of urban, industrial ...
This flying robot is the newest expert inspecting your city's bridges
Dec 14, 2016
Imagine strapping on a harness and dangling yourself over the side of a bridge, 100 feet in the air—the wind whipping past you, the earth far below. It might sound like a scene from a spy movie, or a fun idea for a vacation ...