Winter 2009

Liquid Gold: Good to the Last Drop

Liquid Gold: Good to the Last Drop






“The economy runs on oil,” said Paul Nadeau, Ph.D. and industry geologist, “and oil may be running out” (1) Understanding oil’s importance, efficiency, predictions about peak oil production and the inherent risks in finding oil is necessary to secure sufficient energy resources needed to meet growing world demands. Head Honcho […]

 
 

Thayer School of Engineering & Biofuels: The Future of Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

Thayer School of Engineering & Biofuels: The Future of Cellulosic Ethanol Technology






In 1908, Henry Ford labeled ethanol the fuel of the future.  Ford designed his model-T to run on a combination of gasoline and alcohol, but cars soon traversed the nation on gasoline alone (1).  A hundred years later, environmentally-conscious scientists and policy-makers are turning back to ethanol and other biofuels […]

 
 

Sustainability at Dartmouth: Environmentalism in Deserto

Sustainability at Dartmouth: Environmentalism in Deserto






Increasing awareness of the effect of greenhouse gases on the world climate, the depletion of resources, and the declining state of our overall environment have made sustainability a major focus of many academic institutions. The Green Report Card, provided by an independent group, assesses the sustainability efforts of hundreds of […]

 
 

Turning to Nanotechnology for Pollution Control: Applications of Nanoparticles

Turning to Nanotechnology for Pollution Control: Applications of Nanoparticles






During the last twenty years, scientists have been looking towards nanotechnology for the answer to problems in medicine, computer science, ecology and even sports. In particular, new and better techniques for pollution control are emerging as nanoparticles push the limits and capabilities of technology. Nanoparticles, defined as particles 1-100 nanometers […]

 
 

A Cacophony in the Deep Blue Sea: How Ocean Acidification May Be Deafening Whales

A Cacophony in the Deep Blue Sea: How Ocean Acidification May Be Deafening Whales






Rising atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide caused by increasing human activities has posed a threat to the balance of the natural carbon cycle. It is well known that the increasing atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases endangers our living environment through global warming.  Inevitably, as the atmospheric CO2 rises, more is […]

 
 
 
 
 

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