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Engineer required for Living Earth Foundation \'gas to power\' project in Nigeria      23rd Dec 2012

LEF is seeking the services of an engineer with a suitable background and experience to advise on \'gas to power\' project. The scope of work could be extended into the construction phase.

New volunteers check your junk mail      21st May 2011

Reminder to all new volunteers to check your junk mail box for the registration email you will be sent upon signing up

EngineerAid Chief Executive wins "Young Engineer" Award!      29th Nov 2009

EA Chief Exec Graeme Towers wins the IChemE Young Engineer of the Year Award

Free Father's Day E-cards      9th Jun 2009

New E-card designs for Father's Day

May Newsletter      4th May 2009

Scrapyard Scramble Photos and Video      7th Apr 2009

Photos of the Scrapyard Scramble are now online

April Newsletter      2nd Apr 2009

Current Projects, Scrapyard Scramble, New Board Member, and Improvement Plans

EngineerAid in the Press      27th Mar 2009

Links to Scrapyard Scramble in the press, and Scotland-Malawi Partnership feature

Solar Operations: Can Engineers Make a Difference      13th Jan 2009

EEWB presents Yvonne Baginsky and Dr. Tom Grassie

EngineerAid Launch: Ask The Expert forum      21st Dec 2008

EngineerAid launches a new forum-based system for helping the developing world!

New E-Cards Available      18th Dec 2008

Four new E-cards are now available to send

Free EngineerAid Xmas E-Cards      12th Dec 2008

Once again, EngineerAid offers its free E-Card service as an environmentally friendly alternative to paper based cards

Scheme to 'share environmentally-friendly patents'      21st Jan 2008

A new 'open innovation' project, supported by major corporations, will allow public access to patents with environmental benefits.

Newsletter: January, 2008      18th Jan 2008

Happy New Year From EngineerAid!

How ecofriendly are biofuels?      18th Jan 2008

New study warns biofuel comes with a lot of its own environmental problems, such as destruction of farmland.

Internet 'necessary' to Africa's growth      25th Dec 2007

A top Ghanaian professor hits out at critics who say Africa should focus on basics like water and sanitation rather than the internet.

'Renewable' nuclear energy a misleading term      25th Dec 2007

It is wrong to consider nuclear energy as 'renewable', says F. Spite.

Newsletter: December, 2007      21st Dec 2007

Biodiesel from algae      12th Dec 2007

Algae are the most promising route to low-cost fossil fuel replacements. Yields per acre will eventually be a multiple of other sources of liquid fuels, such as maize, wheat and palm oil.

EngineerAid Wins 2007 Award of Merit in New Communications      12th Dec 2007

EngineerAid is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a 2007 Award of Merit in the Nonprofit Communications Innovation

Energy initiative proposes desert power plan      11th Dec 2007

A desert solar power plan, to meet Europe and North Africa's energy needs and tackle climate change, has been presented.

The Internet Will Save Billions of Tons of Carbon      10th Dec 2007

It turns out that the Internet is doing a lot more than just helping get the word out about environmental problems and solutions. It is, itself, an environmental solution.

One Little Nuke Plant for Every 25,000 People?      10th Dec 2007

A small, self-contained power plant that does not produce any emissions and needs to be refueled only once every five years might sound pertty perfect. But then we have to utter the forbidden word: N

Friendlier cabins      23rd Nov 2007

Energy Group awarded a £146,561 grant to develop an environmentally friendly cabin for the construction sector.

Turning Water into Fuel      16th Nov 2007

A cancer researcher stumbles upon a way to set saltwater aflame.

Web site promotes literacy, rice donations to WFP      16th Nov 2007

A new Web site called lets users take vocabulary tests, and the better they fare the more rice is donated to the United Nations' World Food Programme.

Newsletter: November, 2007      16th Nov 2007

Mobile Phones and Social Activism: Why Cell Phones May Be the Most Important Technical Innovation      15th Nov 2007

This article traces trends in the use of the mobile phone around the world as an activist technology, "the anonymity of mobile phones is one of the key reasons they've been so useful to activists".

On Collaboration: How Do We Communicate with Thee?      15th Nov 2007

This article discusses 3 primary kinds of communication tools - voice, text, and video

Dew-harvesting 'web' conjures water out of thin air      15th Nov 2007

An award winning way of collecting morning dew could give people in arid regions better access to safe drinking water

Asian countries learn flood defence      15th Nov 2007

The United Nations has launched a training programme to help Asian countries plan for and manage floods.

Named and shamed      15th Nov 2007

For the first time, the CO2 emissions of 50,000 power plants worldwide have been compiled into a massive new database.

UN launches natural resources advisory panel      15th Nov 2007

The UN Environment Programme has launched a panel that will advise governments on the sustainable use of natural resources.

Go virtual with your flying      15th Nov 2007

A video on has a go at explaining why it is a good idea to swap carbon-heavy real world flying for Second Life meet-ups

China, India 'must adopt sustainable energy plans'      12th Nov 2007

China and India — along with all countries — should adopt sustainable energy policies to control emissions and save energy, says a report.

Africa turns to mobile phones      30th Oct 2007

Whether it's South African students using mobile phones to do homework or Tanzanian fishermen dialing in for weather reports, Africans are increasingly turning to cell phones to spur economic developm

Carbon-wise construction      24th Oct 2007

A new online tool can help construction companies plan "carbon-wise" projects.

Newsletter: October, 2007      19th Oct 2007

Talking Braille: A new tool to teach blind children      15th Oct 2007

Learning Braille can be a formidable challenge in developing countries. Supriya Kumar profiles a new device that's addressing the task.

Scientists create flood-resistant rice      15th Oct 2007

Scientists in the Philippines have developed a variety of rice that can survive prolonged periods of submergence.

DRC pygmies use modern technology to preserve forest areas      12th Oct 2007

Pygmies in northern Democratic Republic of Congo will be carrying hand-held satellite tracking gear on their trips to the forests, part of an unusual partnership between local residents and the countr

Bottle makes dirty water drinkable      11th Oct 2007

The way fresh water is supplied to disaster-hit regions could be revolutionised after an Ipswich-based businessman invented a £190 bottle that makes foul-smelling water drinkable in seconds.

Nanotube sieve      11th Oct 2007

A novel technology to trap large-scale greenhouse gas emissions caused by coal mining and power generation is being developed by a University of Queensland researcher.

Unhealthy situation      11th Oct 2007

'A sticking plaster won't do' - raises unanswered questions for engineers about their contribution to our long-term health.

Scotland wants ‘active’ international role      11th Oct 2007

Scotland wants ‘active’ international role

Landslide victory: Bioengineering in Nepal      11th Oct 2007

Nepal is using plants and modern engineering to combat the landslides that regularly plague the nation. Badri Paudyal reports.

ICT 'promises improved healthcare'      11th Oct 2007

[NAIROBI] Applying information and communication technology (ICT) to healthcare will result in improved, efficient, quality and timely medical care in the developing world.

Space technology to speed up TB detection      11th Oct 2007

Technology developed to reveal the secrets of space is being tested as a method of detecting tuberculosis (TB)

Building plastic solar cells      11th Oct 2007

Environmentally friendly solar panels may be an affordable alternative to conventional power sources within the next ten years, as a result of a new project launched this week.

Simple and cheap: Nepal's application of science      25th Sep 2007

Almost unnoticed, Nepal is developing simple and cheap technologies that make the best of local resources and don't damage the environment.

Lighting up Africa: Why today''s residents are still making do with wax and wicks      25th Sep 2007

The shortage of power in Africa means that, when the sun goes down, there is no relief from the darkness. But now the World Bank has plans to brighten up the gloom

Lighting Africa      25th Sep 2007

World Bank launched the ''Lighting Africa'' initiative, to provide modern lighting to the 250-million people in Sub-Saharan Africa who have no access to electricity.

Energy efficiency easiest path to aid climate      25th Sep 2007

A recent U.N. report about climate investments (Aug 28, 2007) said energy efficiency for power plants, cars or homes is the easiest way to slow global warming. The study foresees a shift to renewable

African database will ''tap global knowledge''      25th Sep 2007

African researchers are developing a database of where to find scientific information on the Internet. Preparatory work has begun on the online information source, known as Access to Scientific Knowle

Myanmmar government to implement cyber village project      25th Sep 2007

Myanmar government is planning to implement a cyber village project to enable every village in the country to have access to Internet link like what is provided in urban cities and introduce 400 publi

Nepali teacher wins 'Asian Nobel Prize'      24th Sep 2007

A Nepali teacher has been honoured with a prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, regardedas the Asian Nobel Prize, in recognition of his innovative application of wireless computer technology in Nepal.

Newsletter: September, 2007      21st Sep 2007