Friday, May 9, 2008

Three cheers for engineers

Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit humanitarian organization that works with developing communities around the world to improve their quality of life. They design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.

Check out this article about EWB designing tiny wind turbines for use in Guatemalan villages. My favorite part (besides the fact that it’s engineers doing good deeds) is that the turbines can be assembled from inexpensive materials… it’s not quite as cool as MacGyver saving the day using only a Swiss Army knife, duct tape, and a stick of chewing gum, but still remarkable!

Inhabitat article

Wired article

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