Topic: Innovation

- Advertisement -

Exploring effective means for handling food waste

A new paper in the "Journal of Environmental Engineering," “Optimization of Thermal Pretreatment of Food Waste for Maximal Solubilization,” explores pretreatment techniques.

New paper maps spatial and temporal evolution of ditch networks

A new paper in the "Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering" uses aerial images to provide new insight into temporal and special distribution of catchment-scale peatland drainage.

ASCE partners with new NSF research alliance

The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering this week launched the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance, the first engineering research visioning organization of its kind.

Slideshow: Elevated ‘floating’ garden structure proposed for German city

The bowl-shaped, rooftop-height circular garden would be elevated above an intersection and contain walking paths, flowers, trees, and shrubs. It would also host a hotel.

Singapore’s newest desalination facility treats seawater and freshwater

Singapore's new underground Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant can treat freshwater and seawater, facilitating the efforts of the water-limited nation to diversify its water supplies.

Pressurized sand damper proposed for earthquake engineering

Earthquake shaking has resulted in severe damage of structures built in the past 40 years, despite being designed according to building codes valid at the time of construction. Seismic displacement has been identified as the cause, and over the past four decades many seismic and wind engineering design and retrofit strategies have been employed. One such strategy is the addition of fluid dampers to...

Nonprofit works to print 3D schools in hard-to-reach rural areas

Started six years ago by Colorado teen Maggie Grout, the nonprofit is now on the cusp of printing its first 3D school in Madagascar.

Now is (finally) the time to future-proof our infrastructure

Constantine Samaras and Mikhail Chester write of the unique opportunity afforded by the upcoming infrastructure bill in Congress, presenting it as a chance to finally address the country’s need for climate-resilient infrastructure.

SEI Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program takes aim at embodied carbon

The SEI Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program provides structural engineers with the tools and resources necessary to contribute and track projects toward the vision of net-zero embodied carbon structures by 2050.

Why are Alexa and Siri designed to be so nice?

Author Carla Diana explores the thinking behind why your smart devices — such as Alexa, Siri, and even exercise equipment — are intentionally designed to include social qualities.