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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with the Reverse Vending Machine

2021-04-21T21:00:16-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Lifestyle, Volume XXI|

Abstract The reverse vending machine offers an alternative way to recycle bottled containers in an efficient, convenient, and incentivizing way. This mechanism is easy to manage, conveniently placed, efficient, and resourceful at recycling. Due to its simplistic process and positive intention of helping the environment, the reverse vending machine is becoming popularized worldwide.   What Are [...]

Unorthodox and Recycled Materials – The Architecture of the Future

2021-04-21T20:58:45-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Building & Architecture, Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Volume XXI|

Abstract Waste from construction and demolition debris experienced a 420 percent spike between 2005 and 2017 [1]. To minimize the built environment’s negative impacts, architects and engineers can manipulate the rules of conventional construction to replace ordinary materials with recycled ones. Through the lens of conventional masonry construction, industry professionals can replace bricks with recycled [...]

Augmented Reality: The Sustainable Future of Cosmetic Sampling

2021-04-21T20:57:36-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Computer Science, Energy & Sustainability, Issue I, Lifestyle, Recycling, Volume XXI|

Abstract Innovations in technology are rapidly changing the face of the beauty industry. One such technology is Augmented Reality (AR) in the realm of beauty sampling. By harnessing AR technology in the beauty sector, we can minimize the cost and waste associated with physical samples and increase on-demand experimentation for a more environmentally sustainable future [...]

Biophilic Cities: Good for Both Environmental Health and Human Health

2021-04-21T20:56:26-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Recycling, Volume XXI|

Abstract Biophilic cities try to reconnect people with nature, which is something many urban cities currently lack. Singapore is actively implementing many features of biophilic design in order to bring its residents more in touch with nature, just as it has been doing since it gained independence. Through a variety of different design techniques, engineers [...]

Recycling: Breaking it Down

2021-04-21T20:55:13-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Material Science, Recycling, Volume XXI|

Abstract The blue recycling bins that we throw our cardboard and plastics away in have made recycling extremely convenient, but what actually happens to the materials we put in these bins? First, the mixture of materials must be sorted using a combination of manual and automated processes. Relying on the laws of physics, the machines [...]

Engineering Reef Resiliency with CRISPR Gene Editing to Counter Climate Change

2021-04-21T20:37:36-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Volume XXI|

Abstract Coral reef ecosystems have been suffering from the consequences of climate change. Coral bleaching, a result of warming ocean temperatures, has caused a mass die-off of coral reefs around the world, emphasizing the importance of protecting coral reefs to save marine ecosystems and coastal societies. Engineers have been experimenting with CRISPR/Cas9, gene-editing technology, in [...]