The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has recently announced an initiative that will work toward eliminating single-use plastics at its Miles River campus in St. Michaels, Md. The initiative is being implemented in collaboration with Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Ct., with a goal to provide a…
IBM has developed a new battery that’s free of cobalt, nickel and other heavy metals, avoiding the environmental issues related to lithium-ion technology.
What exactly is happening with the oceans? And what can we do to reduce the ever-growing pile of waste created by human activity? These questions are at the center of the two projects that won this year’s STARTS Prize for innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art. Every year the European Commission awards the STARTS Prize to projects that combine artistic expression, technology and scientific research. This year’s shortlisted projects touched on topics ranging from surveillance technology to DNA data storage, but the final two Grand Prize winners both focused on environment and sustainability.
Corrosion Failures features thought leaders from government, oil & gas, and pipeline industries. Unique to this seminar, subject matter experts will present a holistic view of how their organizations address corrosion failures from a high-level standpoint, before drilling down to how their…
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When he was 16, Eric Lundgren saw a landfill near his small hometown in northwest Washington, filled with brand-new products. Ever since, he’s been building businesses that try to stand between people and their most wasteful instincts. He started an electronics recycling company at 16. He went to prison trying to restore Windows on refurbished computers. He loaded up a junked BMW with used batteries to win a Guinness record for the longest single-charge electric vehicle drive, to make a point. Now Lundgren is converting big, still-usable batteries from electric vehicles (EV) into backups for solar grids and other uses. If people aren’t going to use what’s right in front of them, he and his more than 100 employees will just have to do it for them. After our CEO Kyle Wiens toured the BigBattery plant in Chatsworth, Calif., and I talked to Lundgren about battery recovery, we came away with a whole new perspective on what you can do with a “used” EV battery.