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Kristin Landry

Kristin is in her fourth year of mechanical engineering at Northwestern University. Besides participating in the Walter P. Murphy Cooperative Education Program, she has also studied abroad at the University of Sydney and is pursuing the Segal Design Institute’s Certificate in Engineering Design. She enjoys many forms of writing, including poetry, and loves the outdoors. As part of her efforts to help others become more environmentally aware, Kristin is a member of the Northwestern solar car team.

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A new battery prototype has emerged in Japan that turns waste material into electricity.  Sony’s battery is paper-powered and still in the early stages of development, but it may be a new way to ch

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As much as ten watts of power is dissipated as heat every time someone takes a step.  Mobile devices like phones use between one and fifteen watts.  Sound promising?

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Extensive research has gone into figuring out how to harness hydrogen as a fuel source for cars and homes, and a new discovery has found a way that nature does it.  Nicole Dubilier of the Max Planc

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The mostly widely used substrate, or support material, for solar cells today is glass.  Now, a new technology developed by a team of researchers at MIT allows solar cells to be printed on inexpensi

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Monthly Energy Review (MER) has revealed that renewable energy sources now produce more of America’s e

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A team at the University of Michigan has published a study relate

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The goal is to deter companies from greenwashing - disingenuously promoting products or services as "green" -  while still promoting green product development, and it seems to be working.  Companie

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Cargill Ocean Transportation will soon have the largest kite-assisted ship in the world.  SkySails has been engineering and producing these giant kites for ten years.  The kite helps to catch the w

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has conceived of a new way to mount wind turbines a hundred miles out in the ocean.  Usually only allowed a few miles out because of depth restrictio