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What impact does your lawn have on our Earth?

Engineering Professor Steven Skerlos analyzes elements of lawn care, and explains the impact they have on the environment.| Short Read

It’s summertime, and the sound of lawnmowers can be heard in neighborhoods across America as homeowners work outside to take care of their lawns. That lawn care requires resources such as electricity, gasoline, water and, often, chemicals. Engineering Professor Steven Skerlos analyzes those elements of lawn care, and explains the impact they have on the environment.

About the Professor

Steven Skerlos is is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. His research interests include His research interests include environmental and sustainable technology systems; life cycle product design optimization; pollution prevention technologies for manufacturing; metalworking fluid formulation and performance; membrane filtration; supercritical fluid delivery of lubricants; biological detection and control in aqueous systems; technology policy analysis.

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Origami sonic barrier could reduce traffic noise

The ancient paper folding art was combined with wave propagation physics to create a new traffic noise barrier. | Medium Read