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Retail and the Utility

Retail spaces are energy hogs – more specifically electricity hogs. These spaces, on average, consume approximately 65% more electricity than a typical office building and thus have a significant demand on the electrical…

Smart food packaging

In the last blog I spoke about food waste, and though it is not likely that it will ever be completely eliminated, there do exist plenty of possibilities to reduce it. For example,…

Solar Power in California

The overall energy needs for each state are growing on a regular basis due to the increasing amount of electricity dependency in the lives of the population and the rapid growth of the…

Medical Technology

For 1000 of years, medicine was a hit or miss proposition confined to mystical treatments, folk cures, and educated guesswork [5]. The healing process lacks durational or systematic approach and was regarded as…

Food Waste: from Farm to Fork

According to data compiled in an NRDC report by Dana Gunders, about 40% of the food produced in the United States goes to waste, costing businesses and consumers $165 billion every year. This…

New Program: ENERpreneurship

BIG Weekends are intense, fun, hands-on introductions to entrepreneurship. You will meet others – students, faculty, staff, and alumni – interested in startups and solving interesting challengesthrough new business ventures. This weekend covers…

New Issue of MRS Bulletin Available

New Special Issue of MRS Bulletin Available on Cambridge Journals Online: Celebrating 40 years. Find it online at: http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=280882

The Sustainable Cocoa Initiative

CHOCOLATE SEASON IS HERE! With the holidays in full swing, chocolate will be found everywhere. To celebrate the warm winter nights, I decided to take a look at how chocolate companies attempt to create…