Computers that mimic the function of the brain
Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless ...
Researchers improve efficiency of human walking (w/ video) (Update)
Humans have evolved to be incredibly efficient at walking. In fact, simulations of human locomotion show that walking on level ground and at a steady speed should theoretically require no power input at all.
Report claims consumers are uninformed regarding magnitude of livestock contribution to carbon emissions
Groundwater from aquifers important factor in food security
Thirsty cities, fields and livestock drink deeply from aquifers, natural sources of groundwater. But a study of three of the most-tapped aquifers in the United States shows that overdrawing from these resources ...
Jury sends BMW i8 powertrain to head of class in engine awards
Subway riders' smartphones could carry tracking malware
Climate change: How Brits feel about 'smart' energy
Reluctance to share data about personal energy use is likely to be a major obstacle when implementing 'smart' technologies designed to monitor use and support energy efficient behaviours, according to new ...
Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), gave bumblebees the option to choose between a sugar solution with nicotine in it and one without. ...
Supermarkets welcome cold-comfort edge of F1 aerofoils
Hey, watch where you're flicking. That's a computer
Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?
A study published today in the journal Science found that government biofuel policies rely on reductions in food consumption to generate greenhouse gas savings.
WaterNest 100: A pod-shaped vision of floating household
Researchers test radiation-resistant spintronic material
A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh environments.
New smart grid control decentralizes electricity supply
To improve the management of fluctuations in the electricity supplied by solar and wind installations, the electricity network needs to work more intelligently in the future. Electricity suppliers aim to ...