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
Sep. 26, 2016 A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 A low-temperature process has been developed that has opened a window on the ability to combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into new, useful compound ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Researchers have measured the twisting force, or torque, generated by light on a silicon chip. Their work holds promise for applications such as miniaturized gyroscopes and torsional sensors to ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 Multiferroics -- materials that exhibit both magnetic and electric order -- are of interest for next-generation computing but difficult to create because the conditions conducive to each of those ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 Short chains and rings of gold nanoparticles have now been produced with unprecedented precision. They used a special kind of nanoparticles with a well-defined structure and linked them together with ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles. But what if single north and south poles exist, just ... read more
Apr. 21, 2014 The wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta are slowly sinking and rapidly eroding, but new research has found the river's supply of sand -- the material engineers most need to rebuild the delta ... 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