Report: Without New Investment, Internet Will Face 'Rush Hour Traffic' Jam
August 9, 2007 04:48 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN
New traffic from YouTube, and other social media may overload Internet without major expansion of capability.
Aerospace Industry to Consume $57 Billion Worth of Composite Materials Between 2007-2026
August 9, 2007 04:23 PM - Source?
On an annual basis, the aerospace industry consumes an estimated 700 million lbs. of raw materials including aluminum, composites, glare, steel, titanium and other materials, according to a new study.
Shoppers Grab Up Green Teflon Replacement
August 7, 2007 06:33 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN
The first environmentally-friendly, PTFE-free non-stick cookware sold out in out 4 hours during its live TV shopping debut. 24,000 pieces sold.
Eco-Friendlier Rail Engine
August 7, 2007 04:22 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN
The railroads are getting greener too. Diesel rail engine manufacturer MTU Detroit Diesel received EPA certification today for a new, eco-friendlier high-speed rail engine. The low-emission 2250 horsepower engine is optimized for the rail industry and meets EPA's Tier 2 emission standard.
New Poll: Nine Of 10 Americans Favor Ban On Texting While Driving
August 7, 2007 12:02 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
Driving While Texting (DWT) is as dangerous as driving after a couple of drinks, say 91 percent of people in a new survey.
The Dawn of Advanced Green Composites
August 6, 2007 03:49 PM - Anil N. Netravali, PhD., Cornell University
Significant amounts of research is being conducted to develop environment-friendly and fully sustainable 'Green' polymers, resins and composites that do not use petroleum as the feedstock but are based on sustainable sources such as plants.
Zero Emission Electric Vechicle Meets American Roads on Two Wheels
August 1, 2007 06:14 PM - By Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy News, Private Landowner Network
It may be a few more years before a high-performance all-electric vehicle like the Tesla sports car is available for Joe (or Josephine) Average consumer. At the better part of $100,000 the Tesla is intended for the green-minded well-to-do, not the rest of us. But if a four wheeled electric vehicle is out of reach, what about one with two?
Five Chlorine Plants Refuse Mercury-Free Technology
July 25, 2007 12:00 AM - Oceana
Five chlorine plants that are among the top mercury polluters in the United States would reap economic benefits if they eliminated mercury in chlorine production, Oceana (www.oceana.org) said today in a new report. The report analyzed over 115 chlorine plants that are shifting or have successfully shifted from mercury-based technology.
Astronauts Toss Space Junk
July 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
Two astronauts ventured outside the international space station Monday to rid it of some large pieces of junk. NASA spacewalker Clayton Anderson, a sportsman who enjoys officiating basketball back on Earth, had the chore of heaving a 1,400-pound, refrigerator-size ammonia tank overboard.
Space Station Crew Prepare to Dump Space Junk
July 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Irene Klotz, Reuters
Two crewmen aboard the International Space Station Thursday prepared for a spacewalk during which more than 1,600 pounds of obsolete gear will be tossed overboard and left to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.