Maryland’s Solar Decathlon 2011 Architecture Audiovisual Presentation

The University of Maryland’s Solar Decathlon 2011 entry, entitled WaterShed, is inspired by the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The home interconnects architecture, engineering, and landscape features, creating a holistic design that responds to challenges of both energy and water consumption.WaterShed’s constructed wetlands are at the heart of the design. The constructed wetlands store storm water and […]

Saturn’s Mysterious Moons (V1)

Some 900 million miles from the Sun… in the outer regions of our Solar System… orbiting the planet Saturn…. …lies a mysterious world. Enceladus is enveloped in ice. Because nearly all of the sunlight that manages to hit its surface is reflected back into space, it’s one of the brightest objects in the solar system. […]