Excess heat from air conditioners causes higher nighttime temperatures
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the ...
Which has a more efficient 'engine': A tuna or a whale?
A large gray whale and a much smaller skipjack tuna each propels itself through water. Which is the more efficient swimmer? It has been difficult to compare propulsion efficiencies of animals of different ...
Flexible carbon nanotube circuits made more reliable, power efficient
Engineers would love to create flexible electronic devices, such as e-readers that could be folded to fit into a pocket. One approach they are trying involves designing circuits based on electronic fibers, ...
Cutting electric vehicle energy use 51 percent
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have shown that a vehicle navigation tool they created can cut electric vehicle energy use up to 51 percent.
How innovations can drive better transportation system
Ineda developing low power companion processors to increase battery life for wearables
Physicists 'freeze time' to manipulate spin information in graphene
Researchers from the FOM Foundation and University of Groningen have found a way to preserve spin information for much longer than previously possible. They isolated the spin information from the influence ...
Keystone carbon pollution more than figured, study finds (Update)
The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.
Worldwide water shortage by 2040
Two new reports that focus on the global electricity water nexus have just been published. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population ...
Designing exascale computers
"Imagine a heart surgeon operating to repair a blocked coronary artery. Someday soon, the surgeon might run a detailed computer simulation of blood flowing through the patient's arteries, showing how millions ...
Germany most energy efficient nation
Germany is the world's most energy efficient nation with strong codes on buildings while China is quickly stepping up its own efforts, an environmental group said Thursday.
Team at Raspberry Pi advance with Model B+
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 ...
'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.