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 ...
Sand absorbs high-speed ballistic impact better than steel
Dec 09, 2016
A study led by Assistant Professor Darren Chian Siau Chen from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has found that when a projectile is fired ...
Engineers developing cleanup method for stubborn contaminants
Nov 14, 2016
They're in stain-resistant carpet, paint, permanent markers, food packaging and firefighting foam. Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), a broad class of manufactured chemicals, touch every corner of the industrialized world. ...
Cheaper, more effective cleanup of abandoned oil and gas wells
Nov 14, 2016
Abandoned oil and gas wells are a significant source of greenhouse gases but there are so many scattered across the United States that stopping the leaks presents a huge cost for states. Now, a research team including scientists ...
Geologists find key indicator of carbon sources in Earth's mantle
Nov 09, 2016
Scientists have found a key indicator in determining whether the presence of carbon, found in the Earth's mantle, is derived from continental crust - a step toward better understanding the history of crustal formation on ...
Making new functional polymers for 3-D printers
Oct 19, 2016
Chemical engineers at the University of Melbourne have found a way to 3-D print smart polymers (or plastics) that can perform a function, in a way that is cheaper, cleaner and more accessible than ever before.
VW fix for some cheating diesels could be approved soon
Oct 14, 2016
Repairs that would fix about 15 percent of Volkswagen's cheating 2-liter diesel engines could be approved by regulators in the next few weeks.