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Final Report: User-friendly Solar Ovens for Outdoor and Indoor Use
In 2008, University of Arizona engineering Professor Li got a grant to work with students to create a user-friendly indoor/outdoor solar oven. The report on this project includes diagrams and photos of the prototype they created.
Solar Ovens: Humanitarian Aid
Solar oven technology can help stressed populations cook their food, even without having access to the power grid or to ready supplies of firewood. Read about how one organization helped some Darfur refugees obtain solar ovens. This freed them from the search for fuel (also cutting back on deforestation), and eliminated their exposure to cooking smoke.
"A technical report (also scientific report) is a document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem. It might also include recommendations and conclusions of the research. Unlike other scientific literature, such as scientific journals and the proceedings of some academic conferences, technical reports rarely undergo comprehensive independent peer review before publication. They may be considered grey literature. Where there is a review process, it is often limited to within the originating organization. Similarly, there are no formal publishing procedures for such reports, except where established locally." - from Wikipedia
Three categories of technical reports are:
Academic - reports are sometimes available on the departmental website
U.S. Government - received federal funding and are publicly available
Corporate - produced by corporate research and development. Are usually available on the organization/corporation webstie
Some examples of technical reports are NASA Technical Memorandum or Jet Propulsion Laboratory Technical Reports.
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Technical Reports - Tips
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The purpose of a technical report is to communicate information that an engineer has gained through a process of technical or experimental work.
Technical reports present facts and conclusions about designs, experiments, and other projects.
The basic style of the technical report is to convey information in an objective, fact-based manner. This style ensures technical information and processes are relayed from you to readers in a clear, efficient way. The most important information in technical reports is the steps you followed and/or the events that occurred. You do not include your opinions in a technical report.