High-Efficiency Personal Vehicles

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Designs from my earlier energy efficiencies and energy recovery systems for personal vehicles. Continue reading

Space Exploration Merit Badges

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The Texas A&M University Students Serving Scouting group coordinated a weekend of learning and fun for young learners attempting the BSA’s Space Exploration Merit Badge! Continue reading

Repair Teaches Many Things

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Repairing instead of replacing gives opportunities to teach many things from engineering to electronics to sustainability. Kids learn that they can repair and recover items that would otherwise fill our landfills and consume more resources to fabricate replacements. Continue reading

Solar Seaweed

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Solar Seaweed is a combination of flexible photovoltaic solar panels and piezoelectric films that will be anchored to the seabed or configured to float atop the water’s surface. Solar Seaweed moves with the ocean’s waves and harvests sunlight just as its plant cousins do – producing power without any harmful emissions or byproducts. Continue reading