Computer simulations help predict blast scenarios, also have crossover appeal in animation
Simulation-based engineering science (SBES) allows researchers to predict the effects of building explosions and analyze the response of building materials to those threats. Using a $400,000, five-year CAREER grant from the ...
Driving down fuel usage: MIT spinout fits gas-guzzlers with electric powertrains, cutting gas consumption
Despite their potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption, electric and hybrid cars and trucks struggled for years to find a solid customer base. Much of the reason came down to ...
Supercomputer exposes enzyme's secrets
Thanks to newer and faster supercomputers, today's computer simulations are opening hidden vistas to researchers in all areas of science. These powerful machines are used for everything from understanding ...
Alternative energy patent issued to Kansas State University
Kansas State University was recently granted a U.S. patent for a material that helps convert straw and other grasses into a cleaner substance for alternative energy and fuel.
Invention lets companies choose greener cloud options
IBM inventors have patented a technique that enables cloud computing data center operators to dynamically redistribute workloads to lower-powered or underutilized systems, thereby minimizing the environmental footprint and ...
The ultimate molecular chess match
For the last two decades, it's been said that carbon nanotubes hold the promise to transform a range of fields, from alternative energy to drug delivery. But making that happen has proved difficult, according to Hicham Fenniri, ...
SustainX builds 1.5 MW isotherm compressed air energy storage system
Climate science alarming, irrefutable: Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the evidence for climate change was beyond dispute but it was not too late for international action to prevent its worst impacts.
Australian wine industry tackling climate change
Wine businesses around the country are taking steps to offset the potential effects of climate change, a study has found.
Cuba's first solar farm a step toward renewables
It's like a vision of the space age, carved out of the jungle: Thousands of glassy panels surrounded by a lush canopy of green stretch as far as the eye can see, reflecting the few clouds that dot the sky ...
Stanford researchers say 'peak oil' concerns should ease
Fears of depleting the Earth's supply of oil are unwarranted, according to new research, which concludes that the demand for oil – as opposed to the supply – will reach its own peak and then decline.
Britain's London Array is world's biggest offshore wind farm
Researchers recreate photosynthesis to power devices
Nature has perfected the art of using the Sun to fuel growth. A team of international researchers looked into what is needed to recreate the process artificially. The results could have various uses, from ...