Despite targeting a similar market, electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors seems to be on the verge of real success, while its competitor Fisker Automotive sits just on the edge of collapse. MIT's Technology Review reports that one of the biggest causes for the different outcomes was Tesla's emphasis on engineering innovation over pure aesthetics.
As much as the attention since the Fukushima accident has focused on the potentially devastating effects of nuclear power, a new study has attempted to highlight the potential of the energy source to save lives as well.
As much as each side has hyped up the antagonism between renewable energy and the oil and gas industry, a new analysis from Citigroup suggests that the two could end up helping each other in the coming years.
Energy efficiency and sustainability emerged as a major theme in the engineering world particularly over the past decade, as concerns about rising global carbon emissions have raised the prospect of global climate change. But the perception of what it means to be sustainable has not necessarily always reflected reality.
The debate over U.S. gun laws has raged almost unabated since the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. But there may be an engineering solution to this difficult situation, however, as researchers at the University of Michigan are working on a system that could help detect weapons in public areas where they are not allowed.