Archive: 19/05/2010

Explained: The Carnot Limit

Anytime engineers try to design a new kind of heat-based engine or improve on an existing design, they bump up against a fundamental efficiency limit: the Carnot Limit.

dateMay 19, 2010 in General Physics
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Electric vehicles given thumbs up

The first trial of electric vehicles in North East England has been a major success, leaving hundreds of drivers ready to make the switch to low carbon transport. Newcastle University in conjunction with Cenex, the UK's Centre ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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Aqua satellite sees sunglint on Gulf oil slick

At 3 p.m. EDT on May 18, NASA's Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument captured sunglints in a visible image ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Google sets Wave free

Google on Wednesday opened to the world an innovative Wave communications platform that liberates people from the constraints of traditional email.

dateMay 19, 2010 in Internet
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