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Harnessing Ocean Wave Energy: The Crest Wing Wave Energy Converter
This report presents the results of an experimental study of the wave energy converting abilities of the Crest Wing wave energy converter (WEC). The Crest Wing is a WEC that uses its movement in matching the shape of an ...
Engineering the Modern Golf Club
One of the most fascinating aspects of golf is the distance to which the golf ball t ravels and the precision professional players can demonstrate while negotiating the world's toughest courses. The game of golf includes ...
The Recycled Solar Oven
In the design process of the oven, I will emphasize improvements in price, mobility and simplicity to the design. I will have access to a shop, including several tools in which I will build the oven. The design will ...
A Guide to Green Building
Some time around 1881, Simon Newcomb (1) was flipping through logarithmic tables and was struck at how much more quickly the first tables wear out than the subsequent ones. After some investigation, he found that the reason ...
Nikola Tesla: The Man and His Coil
Throughout history there have been many people who have made their mark by contributing to humanity’s advancement. Many of these people have been largely forgotten, while some went on to become legends. Scientists such ...
Using the Cosmic Microwave Background to Explore the Composition of the Universe
The cosmic microwave background has provided information on the history of the universe that can be used to make constraints on the cosmological parameters. This project’s aim is to explore some possible constraints, ...
Environmentally Friendly Practices at Kalamazoo College
With the rising importance of sustainability due to an increasing scientific understanding of the impact of humanity on the planet, Kalamazoo College has a very large task at hand to successfully become more environmentally ...
Biofuels: Renewable Energy?
In an effort to become more environmentally conscious, there has been a worldwide effort to use products that are more carbon neutral. Two different renewable energy biofuels that have attracted recent attention are corn ...