News tagged with electrification

Hydrogen could save regional railways

There is increasing talk of electrification of the UK's railway network. But electrification is an expensive business, requiring much new hardware including masts, wiring, substations and so on. Such an investment ...

Nov 29, 2013
4.8 / 5 (10) 16 | with audio podcast

Blackening copper opens new applications

(Phys.org)—Copper is one of the world's most widely used metals. Now researchers at the University of Dundee have found that blackening copper using industry-standard lasers could make it even more adaptable and efficient.

Jan 16, 2013
4.5 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast

Sparks Fly over Electric Car Funding

As the Senate struggles with energy legislation this week, one of the few fixes with bipartisan support is a bill that would invest billions in putting electric-powered cars and trucks on the road. But it’s ...

Jul 30, 2010
4.3 / 5 (12) 50 | with audio podcast