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  • Putting the A in STEM largely ignored in universities

    Feb 23, 2018 | 03:55 am

    Putting the A in STEM largely ignored in universities The United Kingdom is between a rock and a hard place in the lead up to exiting the European Union. One of the concerns is that with a hard Brexit, EU students may not form part of the makeup of engineering professionals in the country’s future. Thus, more British-born students are being encouraged to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) qualifications.The Prime Minister of the UK, Theresa May, has used reverse-psychology to encourage more students to invest in STEM qualifications[…]

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  • Snow removal, an engineering challenge in Japan

    Feb 22, 2018 | 06:37 am

    Snow removal, an engineering challenge in Japan One of the islands in the Japanese archipelago is Hokkaido. Sapporo, a city on the island, is burdened by snow; it costs 20.4 billion yen (US$190 million) on snow removal every winter.Local government removes snow on state owned properties and streets, but private property owners are on their own. Alarmingly, it is not uncommon for a meter of snow to fall overnight in Sapporo.From time to time the air force is required to perform rescue operations on houses that have[…]

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  • A solar wind and hydrogen-powered boat faces years at sea

    Feb 22, 2018 | 06:04 am

    A solar wind and hydrogen-powered boat faces years at sea Victorien Erussard, an offshore racer and Merchant Navy officer has taken to the seas aboard the latest marvel of engineering. He has set aside six years of his life to travel around the world in a boat that will not generate any carbon.Source: http://www.energy-observer.org50 engineers, designers and naval architects worked on the interdisciplinary, multifaceted ‘Energy Observer’ boat. The racing boat is powered by an assortment of renewable sources such as: a hydrogen fuel cell system, solar panels, and wind turbines.The[…]

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