The Associated Press spent the day on the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans with the US Army Corps of Engineers and was granted exclusive access to the only "mat sinking unit" in the world.
Deutsche Welle (June 3, 2013) The Mekong River is the lifeblood of some 60 million people. It provides the conditions necessary for rice cultivation and a rich supply of freshwater fish. But Laos has identified its potential as a ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (June 24, 2013) Egypt is casting worried looks towards the south. Ethiopia is currently building the biggest dam in Africa on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan. The plan is to use the river's vast ... watch video
Reuters (Nov. 5, 2013) A new way of laying paths developed by a New Zealander living in the British countryside allows walkways to absorb lite during the day and emit it at night, which could lite streets all over the ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 8, 2014) Two Americans and a German win the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for laying the foundations of an ultra-powerful microscope that has exposed life at the molecular level. Duration: ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 14, 2015) Bioengineers in California have developed a system that mimics the physiology of the human heart outside the body. Dubbed a heart-on-a-chip, the device promises to be a powerful new tool in testing ... watch video
AFP (June 8, 2012) A massive dam on the Omo river in Ethiopia will provide clean, green electricity for countries across East Africa, but at what cost? There are fears disrupting the flow of the river will have a huge ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Sep. 7, 2012) China's 4th largest hydropower station has gone into operation.
The station is on the Lancang River in southwestern Yunnan Province, also known as the Mekong River in southeast Asia.
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Deutsche Welle (June 17, 2013) A third of all Indonesians have no access to electricity. Agricultural engineer Tri Mumpuni refused to accept this state of affairs. Her non-profit organization IBEKA, which she founded in 1993 with ... watch video
Oct. 6, 2015 If you've ever waited on an airport runway for your plane to be de-iced, had to remove all your food so the freezer could defrost, or arrived late to work because you had to ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 New findings have overturned a scientific dogma that stood for decades, by showing that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery -- a discovery that could ... read more
Oct. 9, 2015 Materials scientist have just discovered a way to give the workhorse transistor a big boost, using a new technique to incorporate vanadium oxide, one of a family of materials called functional ... read more
Oct. 5, 2015 New research offers clues that could help scientists design more effective catalysts for transforming carbon dioxide to useful products. The study reveals how a simple rearrangement of molecular ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, ... read more
July 24, 2013 Less may mean more when it comes to the levee systems designed to protect New Orleans from hurricanes. That's the conclusion of a new study led by the co-developer of the authoritative computer ... read more
May 22, 2013 Large-river specialist fishes -- from giant species like paddlefish and blue catfish, to tiny crystal darters and silver chub -- are in danger, but researchers say there is greater hope to save them ... read more
July 25, 2012 Researchers could have a new method to rebuild wetlands of the Louisiana delta, thanks to a chance finding during severe flooding of the Mississippi River. Civil engineers and geologists found that ... read more
June 16, 2011 In a Landsat 5 satellite image captured June 11, 2011, flooding is still evident both east and west of the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss. Standing water is most apparent, however, in the ... read more