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.

Content by Kristin Landry

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When is the last time you ordered 25 items in

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Researchers have found ways to make trees sequester more carbon.  There’s a whole section in the October edition of BioScience about these

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After five months of continuous effort, the Macondo well is finally "sealed," thanks to operation "bottom kill."  Now, to clean up

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Well, maybe not the whisky itself, that would be a waste.  However, researchers at Edinburgh Napier University are developing a process to use the byproducts that are usually considered waste to ma

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Stanford has done it again, this time with a process that is rather unexpected.  Their syst

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MIT has developed an autonomous robot that uses a conveyor belt of a nano-fabric to soak up surface oil. These self-navigating robots could operate 24/7 for weeks without human intervention.

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Scientists at University of California, Irvine have discovered that an enzyme known to live

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Porsche’s concept car from the Geneva Motor Show is

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Not all countries have their own carbon-fuel sources to rely on, but some European countries are finding ways to become less reliant on importing oil and gas by tapping into their own renewable res

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Current solar technologies are split between using the light or heat from the sun’s rays to produce electricity.