News tagged with electric grid

Training the next generation of power engineers

Most people only think about the electricity that powers our homes and gadgets when it isn't there. When the power is humming, we tend to take it for granted. The trouble is, the network that delivers the ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Privacy group gets NSA files on utility research

(Phys.org)—Files obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and provided to CNET show that the National Security Agency (NSA) under its secret Perfect Citizen program is looking at the ...

Dec 26, 2012 weblog
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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 ...

Jul 09, 2012
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