Advanced technologies such as MRI scans and quantum computing are at risk of losing one of their most important elements: liquid helium. The unique properties of helium lend it to a wide array of scientific uses, but these properties also make helium difficult to capture and reuse. The ongoing shortage of helium has prompted researchers to find ways to recycle or replace helium to conserve this dwindling resource.View More Running Low on Gas: Technologies Affected by the Helium Shortage
The Ethical Implications of Climate Change and Future Inequality We Can’t Ignore
The impacts of climate change will disproportionately impact disadvantaged groups on regional, national, and international scales. The skewed vulnerabilities that arise from exposure to natural disasters, susceptibility to damage, and community ability to recover fuel the need to examine the ethical implications of producing greenhouse gas emissions in bulk for luxury purposes. As engineers are the creators of industrial processes, the responsibility an engineer holds towards themselves, the community they serve, and the future must be displayed through accountability for the cumulative impacts of each action.View More The Ethical Implications of Climate Change and Future Inequality We Can’t Ignore
A Bug’s Life: Insects as a Meat Alternative
Meat and dairy production are two of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption worldwide. The environmental impacts of meat products have led to a push to find meat alternatives that still provide the same nutritional value. Part of the solution may lie in the integration of more insects into our diet.View More A Bug’s Life: Insects as a Meat Alternative
Sacrificing the Innocent in the Battle Against Climate Change
President Biden is pushing for the implementation of CO2 pipelines to help decrease emissions, but if they come at the cost of the disadvantaged communities they travel through, are they worth it?View More Sacrificing the Innocent in the Battle Against Climate Change
Ocean plastics: who is the main contributor?
9/30/2019 “I can’t believe you’re even reaching for that plastic straw. How much do you hate sea turtles?” my friend says as I retract my…View More Ocean plastics: who is the main contributor?
How Airlines Could Set the Pace for Sustainable Travel
9/23/2019 Today, global aviation accounts for 2.4 percent of total carbon dioxide emissions and about 12 percent of greenhouse gases released by the transportation industry…View More How Airlines Could Set the Pace for Sustainable Travel