Collaboration between NASA and other international space agencies could drive up the overall cost of a mission to the moon, but the cost "per agency, per taxpayer, per citizen of the world would go down," says Bill Nye the Science Guy, a licensed mechanical engineer.
A microfluidic device developed at the Rochester Institute of Technology can detect ribonucleic acid markers that indicate the Ebola virus within five minutes. Crucial to the process was the engineering of a micropump that helps patient blood samples and CRISPR reagents react.
Companies can improve turbine monitoring, performance and maintenance by using a combination of human workers, artificial intelligence and robots, write David Flynn and Valentin Robu of Heriot-Watt University. "AI and robotics have advanced significantly in recent years and in collaboration with human operators they can enable us to be more responsive so that we can adapt to rare events such as extreme weather conditions or the threat of sabotage or interference to subsea cables," they write.
The levelized cost of wind is lower than ever in the US, and the industry accounted for 21% of all capacity added in the US in 2018, according to the Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Wind projects across the country have been enhanced by increasing rotor diameters and a diverse domestic supply chain, among other factors.
The Idaho National Laboratory was established in 1949 as the "atom plant" and grew into a facility where the "best of nuclear technology was developed," according to Idaho Gov. Brad Little. Sixty percent of clean energy comes from nuclear facilities, said Dr. Rita Baranwal, the Energy Department's assistant secretary for nuclear energy.
Blue IoT's smart building management platform has been used to reduce energy consumption at a Melbourne, Australia, office building while providing unprecedented access to the building's multiple HVAC systems. The system is contained in a small translator box and uses small sensors located throughout the building to communicate wirelessly with the facility's HVAC equipment.
University of Pennsylvania chemical and biomolecular engineering major Angelica Padilla recently completed her second summer semester of research at the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter under fluid mechanics professor Paulo Arratia. Padilla studied the dynamics of active fluids that contain living cells during her time in the lab.
There is still time to register for ASME's upcoming event in Las Vegas. From Sept. 23-27, ASME will offer programs like "Selection of Pumps and Valves for Optimum System Performance," "Water Hammer, Piping Design, and Failure Analysis," and much more. Save your seat and register today.