News tagged with electricity consumption

Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips

Graphene—which consists of atom-thick sheets of carbon atoms arranged hexagonally—is the new wonder material: Flexible, lightweight and incredibly conductive electrically, it's also the strongest material known to man.

dateSep 16, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Electric hybrid drives for aircraft

In cooperation with several partners, Siemens has created its second aircraft powered by an electric series hybrid drive system. The two-seat DA36 E-Star 2 plane recently made its one-hour maiden flight and was then presented ...

dateJul 09, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Getting the most out of home electricity

Large household appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines, account for a huge amount of daily electricity consumption. An EU-funded project has developed a system to help you and your neighbours optimise energy ...

dateJul 05, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Controlling magnetic clouds in graphene

( —Wonder material graphene can be made magnetic and its magnetism switched on and off at the press of a button, opening a new avenue towards electronics with very low energy consumption.

dateJun 12, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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The long road to the 2000-watt society

The vision of a society in which each inhabitant of the earth manages to consume only 2000 watts (48 kilowatt-hours per day) has already been around for 15 years. During this time, there has been a steady increase in environmental ...

dateMay 24, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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