Changing diets favour meat and milk producers: FAO
The UN food agency FAO on Friday predicted that global farming will move increasingly towards meat and milk production and away from traditional rice and grain agriculture in line with changing consumer tastes.
Agile aperture antenna tested on aircraft to survey ground emitters, maintain satellite connection
(Phys.org) —The Georgia Tech Research Institute's software-defined, electronically-reconfigurable Agile Aperture Antenna (A3) has now been tested on the land, sea and air.
Monitoring neighbourhood electricity consumption
With more and more households owning one or even two electric cars requiring charging overnight, how will we manage without sacrificing our hot morning shower and fresh bread for breakfast?
Power consumption of robot joints could be 40 percent less, according to study
Unai Ugalde-Olea, lecturer in the Department of Electronics Technology of the UPV/EHU, has analysed a way of propelling robots in a more energy-efficient way and has shown, on a laboratory level, that in ...
New technology helps find happy middle between low temps and high bills
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Arizona, with the support of Tech Launch Arizona, are one step closer to giving consumers something they've never had before: a way to easily and instantly make ...
Insects as the food of the future
As the human population grows, it is critical that the drain on the planet's resources be lessened by decreasing consumption of animal protein. According to two panel discussions on June 23 and 24 at the 2014 Institute of ...
'Smart glass' micro-iris for smartphone cameras
A small, low-powered camera component made from a "smart glass" material has been created by a group of researchers in Germany with the hope of inspiring the next generation of smartphone cameras.
Cable TV boxes become second biggest energy users in many homes
In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television ...
Seeking reality in the future of aeronautical simulation
(Phys.org) —The right tool for the job. It's a platitude that is as true for garage tinkerers as it is for the NASA aeronautical innovators who are helping to design future airliners that will cut fuel ...
Fuel cells utilised to produce electricity from process industry by-product hydrogen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a pilot-scale power plant based on fuel cells that utilises by-product hydrogen from the process industry. The power plant has been in operation at Kemira Chemicals Oy's ...
Improving the health of Europe's fruit and veg industry
Fruit and vegetables are not just good for your health; they also form the basis of a strong and sustainable European economic sector. Some 10 000 businesses - about 90 % of which are SMEs - are involved ...
Energy efficiency experts are helping farmers save money
Iowa farmers can save a chunk of change simply by making sure their tractors are in the right gear, according to personnel at Iowa State University working to make agricultural operations run more efficiently.
Smoothly moving industrial robots save energy
Siemens wants to further reduce the power consumption of manufacturing robots in the automotive industry. One approach to this problems deals with movement patterns that require less acceleration energy, ...
Knoxville startup Fiveworx licenses ORNL energy analysis tool
Knoxville-based Fiveworx has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that will help consumers reduce their utility bills by analyzing their home energy usage.