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
May 21, 2015 Scientists for the first time have precisely measured a protein's natural "knee-jerk" reaction to the breaking of a chemical bond -- a quaking motion that propagated through ... read more
May 21, 2015 A new chemical technology uses cancer cells' own protein-degrading machinery to destroy, rather than merely inhibit, cancer proteins. Researchers developed the strategy as a ... read more
May 21, 2015 Extremely small batteries built inside nanopores show that properly scaled structures can use the full theoretical capacity of the charge storage material. The batteries are ... read more
May 21, 2015 Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components ... 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