News tagged with energy efficiency

Putting a price tag on the 2 deg climate target

Addressing climate change will require substantial new investment in low-carbon energy and energy efficiency – but no more than what is currently spent on today's fossil-dominated energy system, according to new research ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Environment
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Graphene provides efficient electronics cooling

A layer of graphene can reduce the working temperature in hotspots inside a processor by up to 25 percent – which can significantly extend the working life of computers and other electronics. An international group of researchers, ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Nanophysics
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A designer enzyme for alternative energy

(Phys.org) —Imagine pulling energy out of thin air. Yi Lu and his colleagues are on that path, in a quest to find alternatives to fossil fuels. The team has designed an enzyme that can harvest the energy of atmospheric ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Smoothly moving industrial robots save energy

Siemens wants to further reduce the power consumption of manufacturing robots in the automotive industry. One approach to this problems deals with movement patterns that require less acceleration energy, as was reported in ...

dateJun 05, 2014 in Robotics
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Watching solar cells grow

(Phys.org) —For the first time, a team of researchers at the HZB led by Dr. Roland Mainz and Dr. Christian Kaufmann has managed to observe growth of high-efficiency chalcopyrite thin film solar cells in real time and to ...

dateJun 27, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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