News tagged with electric power

A spark of new energy in Africa

Grace Wu and Ranjit Deshmukh grow vegetables in their garden, bicycle to school each day, and are rarely seen in clothes more formal than blue jeans and t-shirts. Though they seem to live a quiet life, these ...

dateJun 25, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Electricity storage how-to guide available

(Phys.org) —Sandia National Laboratories has released an updated handbook on energy storage, an internationally known resource for utilities, regulators and others interested in electricity storage and power generation.

dateSep 23, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Cybersecurity: Plugging smart grid weaknesses

Power companies are increasingly upgrading to smart grids—national or state-based intelligent computer systems that collect information from consumers and suppliers in order to automatically improve the ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Internet
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When energy-saving becomes a game

(Phys.org) —A smartphone application bringing gaming dimensions to energy awareness has helped householders in Finland, Sweden and Italy reduce their electricity consumption by up to 19%.

dateMar 22, 2013 in Software
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New capacitors to improve electric vehicles

Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a new lead-free, high temperature ceramic capacitor that could improve the efficiency and reliability of electric and hybrid vehicles.

dateAug 02, 2013 in Semiconductors
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