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Submissions are open for the Dreampipe Challenge

High levels of non-revenue water (NRW) – the difference between water entering the distribution system of the water utility company and water billed to customers – are considered to be one of the major problems plaguing water companies in developing countries. The main causes are leakage, bursts, water theft, and faulty metering and billing. Reducing leakage and bursts enables the company to...

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Students: Enter the Geothermal Design Challenge 2016

Geothermal energy is a renewable energy, used for thousands of years.  It is simply power derived from Earth’s internal heat, extracted from shallow ground to several miles below the surface. This heat can be used to generate electricity or heat and cool buildings directly. Geothermal energy is poised for huge growth. It is estimated that the amount of heat within six miles of the Earth’s...

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Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge Chooses 61 Top Proposals

The Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge is open to individuals or organizations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors from all countries. Projects can be in any field of Green or Sustainable Chemistry so long as they are applicable for use in developing countries.

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Competition Spotlight: Service Year and Higher Ed Challenge

Americans from all sectors are uniting behind a big idea -- that a "service year" becomes a common expectation and opportunity for 18-28 year olds as a path to completing college and finding employment. Programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps, as well as nonprofit organizations, provide several thousand service opportunities annually.

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Generation Nano Challenge asks students to design nanotechnology gear for superheroes

The idea of the superhero armed with their fantastical powers has served to mesmerize the world for nearly a century. The ability to fly, cling to walls with bare hands, and see with X-ray vision is popularly interpreted as a supposition based on no solid foundation. Often, superhero abilities appear magical rather than being grounded in science and technology. As we make advances in...

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Winners Revealed in Collegiate Inventors Competition

Founded in 1990, the Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes and rewards the nation’s top collegiate inventors. In partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Collegiate Inventors Competition is the nation’s foremost competition encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and...

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