News tagged with electric grid

Tiny bubbles snap carbon nanotubes like twigs

What's 100 times stronger than steel, weighs one-sixth as much and can be snapped like a twig by a tiny air bubble? The answer is a carbon nanotube -- and a new study by Rice University scientists details exactly how the ...

dateJul 09, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Grid stability thanks to precise forecasts

A self-learning software system from Siemens can stabilize power grids. The program, which is based on neural networks, can forecast the electrical output of renewable energy sources over a 72-hour period with more than 90 ...

dateJun 11, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Clean energy becomes a selling point

As somewhat bewildered Apple shoppers in San Francisco, New York and Toronto learned firsthand this month, Greenpeace has a new enemy: dirty data. To attract attention to its report, "How Clean Is My Cloud?" - which draws ...

dateMay 16, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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