Tag Archives: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Brad Sinkaus

Energy production requires significant amounts of water; and pumping, treating, and transporting water is energy intensive. This interdependency affects almost every facet of our lives, and yet initiatives to protect its future are primarily being pursued through isolated silos of activities. Recognizing the need for integration, the Department of Energy’s

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Lindsay Pack

Freshwater isn’t as prevalent as it used to be. Population growth, increasing industrialization, and climate change are straining water supplies at a rapid pace, and some of the worst drought conditions the United States has ever seen are costing the nation at least $35 billion in economic losses. The economic

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Nexight Group

Over the past summer, the United States experienced its most extensive drought since 1956, with more than 50% of the country experiencing moderate or worse conditions. Repercussions have involved damaged crops, drinking water shortages, and fish kills, among others. The continued threat of droughts like this one has sounded the

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Nexight Group

Some of the world’s biggest problems are currently being addressed by engineering at the smallest level. Nanoengineering, the practice of using the smallest possible material conformations and related technology, has had major impacts on a number of developments, including new approaches for energy conversion and storage, advanced materials and performance,

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Nexight Group

In pursuing its mission to ensure the availability of ultraclean near-zero emission, abundant, and low-cost domestic energy from coal, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Coal (OCC) conducts a series of independent Peer Reviews, led by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), for each of its Strategic

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Nexight Group

The recent disaster in the Gulf of Mexico heightened public awareness of the large-scale, complex systems that are vital to the U.S. economy—and the widespread social, economic, and environmental impacts that occur when these systems fail. Successful design and safe operation of complex systems have consequences beyond the businesses that

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