Navigation Links
Tufts students host Earth Day with groundbreaking ceremony for solar house
Date:4/20/2009

BOSTON and MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- A collaborative team of student designers, engineers and planners from the Boston Architectural College and Tufts University will use Earth Day as an occasion to unveil their vision of innovative sustainable living, a house that will be solar powered, attractive and affordable. The Earth Day ceremony will begin on Wednesday, April 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Sophia Gordon Hall at 15 Talbot Avenue on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus.

The 800 square foot sustainable house being built on the grounds of Tufts University is a joint effort between the BAC and Tufts. Their groupnamed Team Bostonis competing against 19 other teams from the United States, Canada and Germany in the 2009 Solar Decathlon sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Team Boston, the only entry from New England, formed last winter after a rigorous selection process by the DOE, which has provided each team competing in the bi-annual event with $100,000 in grant money. Project costs will be significantly greater than the DOE grant and Team Boston is actively fundraising to makeup the difference.

Labeled as Curio House, Team Boston's design is both innovative and affordable. The project draws upon the strengths and expertise of both institutions. Students from the BAC contribute expertise and training as designers with a focus on sustainable building concepts. Tufts' students are able to draw on the university's ongoing research into sustainability and green technology through the Tufts Institute of the Environment and the School of Engineering.

Solar Power and Innovation

Curio House's technical innovations include a new way to harness energy from the sun. In conventional systems, solar energy flows from several photovoltaic panels to a single, centralized inverter that converts the DC power into usable electricity. Team Boston will attach micro-inverters to each individual panel and use them to track energy output th
'/>"/>

Contact: Alex Reid
alexander.reid@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Tufts University professor receives IADR Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Award
2. Tufts University Prof. Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos named as AAAS Fellow
3. Tufts to develop morphing chemical robots
4. Tufts University biologists link Huntingtons disease to health benefits in young
5. K-State using Second Life island to help high school students learn earth science
6. Bioscience institutions come together to launch Microlife Discovery Center for area students
7. Science internships attract students to research careers
8. At WPI, some students are learning its OK to peek
9. High school students paper published in prestigious college math journal
10. Web-based case studies help students develop career skills
11. College students find comfort in their pets during hard times
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... channels are implicated in many serious conditions such as ... potential target for drug therapies. Unfortunately, there is still ... Cambridge research provides fresh and unexpected insight into the ... components - β-subunit molecules - which are responsible for ... published in the most recent edition of the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... whereby the genetic information of DNA is used ... have numerous different functions in living organisms. Messenger ... gene expression, by relating the genetic information of ... proteins. , By examining the different types ... organism at a given time, researchers can determine ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... researchers, led by the Australian National University (ANU), ... changes and deep-sea temperature variability over the past ... better understand the climate surrounding ice ages over ... determine the relationship between carbon dioxide levels, global ... the University of Southampton (UoS) and the National ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed 2Rapid and accurate mRNA detection in plant tissues 2Ancient sea-levels give new clues on ice ages 2
... team of scientists led by Dr Kate Sanders from the ... South Australian Museum, has uncovered how some sea snakes have ... related species. Their research is published today in ... large head "all the better to eat you with" ...
... Ohio An obesity intervention taught by teen mentors ... blood pressure and healthy lifestyle changes among the younger ... In contrast, children taught the same lessons by ... their health outcomes. The results of the eight-week ...
... March 20, 2013 - Philanthropist, businessman and community leader ... approximately $2 million to fund the development of a ... parasitic infection that affects tens of millions of people ... "We are grateful for John,s generosity and foresight," said ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists discover reasons behind snakes' 'shrinking heads' 2Teen mentors inspire healthier choices in younger children 2Teen mentors inspire healthier choices in younger children 3Teen mentors inspire healthier choices in younger children 4John Moores gives $2 million to Scripps Research to develop river blindness field test 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Histogen, Inc., ... products of cells grown under simulated embryonic conditions, today ... agreement with Suneva Medical, Inc. for physician-dispensed aesthetic products ... , This agreement is an amendment to the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua is an emerging ... to serve the wound care market. , Free report ... was restructured with a seasoned management team and Board, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 iLab Solutions, the leader in ... new Director of Product Strategy. In this role, Michelle will ... sub-teams to guide in the development of iLab products. Her ... maximum possible benefit to the scientific community by offering the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 Global Record Systems, ... information technology solutions for patients, physicians, the biopharmaceutical ... announced today the signing of a three-year Research ... Drug Administration (FDA). This initiative is designed ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 2Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 3EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2
... protects cellular RNA , within specimens ... Whether you are in the lab, in the OR, or out in the field, , ... Stabilization Solution from ambient temperatures down to , ... Characterization of disease mechanisms using , ...
... RNAs (siRNAs) are , short, double-stranded ... mRNAs for degradation via a cellular process termed RNA interference , ... the use of vectors expressing functional siRNAs ... (for a review, see Tuschl, 2002). Two different , ...
... Now it's easy to make your RNA free of genomic DNA , ... & Removal Reagents contain RNase-free DNase, and an optimized ... complete removal of , contaminating DNA from ... DNase Removal Reagent which, after digestion, eliminates DNase in , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Preserve Samples for RNA Expression Microarrays RNAlater Around the World 2Preserve Samples for RNA Expression Microarrays RNAlater Around the World 3Preserve Samples for RNA Expression Microarrays RNAlater Around the World 4Preserve Samples for RNA Expression Microarrays RNAlater Around the World 5More siRNA Vectors for RNA Interference 2More siRNA Vectors for RNA Interference 3More siRNA Vectors for RNA Interference 4More siRNA Vectors for RNA Interference 5More siRNA Vectors for RNA Interference 6More siRNA Vectors for RNA Interference 7DNA-free A NEW Method to Remove DNA 2DNA-free A NEW Method to Remove DNA 3DNA-free A NEW Method to Remove DNA 4DNA-free A NEW Method to Remove DNA 5DNA-free A NEW Method to Remove DNA 6DNA-free A NEW Method to Remove DNA 7DNA-free A NEW Method to Remove DNA 8
... Exonuclease III digests duplex DNA in ... end, 5'-overhang or nick, producing stretches of ... degradation by Exonuclease III proceeds at a ... Because the rate of exonucleolytic excision of ...
... Klenow fragment is a proteolytic ... DNA Polymerase I which ... 5 exonuclease activity, but has ... Klenow retains the polymerization fidelity ...
... RNase H degrades, as an endoribonuclease, ... DNA hybrids of natural origin, e.g. ... synthetic complexes, e.g. poly(A) x poly(dT). ... and 3-OH termini. Nearly no activity ...
... Source: E. coli strain containing an overproducing ... Ligase catalyzes the formation of a phosphodiester bond ... in duplex DNA or RNA. It repairs single-stranded ... and will join both blunt-end and cohesive-end fragments ...
Biology Products: