Shuttle Atlantis landed Sunday, after a two-day weather delay. The mission to overhaul the Hubble Space Telescope was successful.
Three of the astronauts on-board are Tau Bates: commander Scott Altman, IL A ’81, pilot Gregory C. Johnson, WA A ’77, and spacewalker Michael J. Massimino, NY A ’84. Read mission review
Zero Pollution Motors is attempting to market a car, powered by a combination of compressed air and a small conventional engine, to the U.S. by 2011.
However, the new technology has its skeptics. Including James Van de Ven, SD A ’01, who points out that “air compressors allow you to recover only 25 to 30 percent of the energy used to compress the air.”
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The winning team at the 2009 Big Bang! Business Plan Competition at UC Davis, UltraV, has a plan for cleaning wastewater with ultraviolet light.
The technology for the plan was developed by Bassam Younis, a professor at UC Davis. There were 19 plans submitted and five finalists.
Read more about UltraV and the Big Bang! Competition.