The walls have ears: Princeton researchers develop walls that can listen, and talk
(Phys.org) —Using a modern twist on a technology developed in the 1920s, researchers at Princeton University have embedded ultrathin radios directly on plastic sheets, which can be applied to walls and ...
Scientists Track Heat in Tiny Rolls of Carbon Atoms
(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM Research scientists today announced a landmark study in the field of nanoelectronics; the development and demonstration of novel techniques to measure the distribution of energy and heat in powered carbon ...
Business academics suggest world follow China's lead to boost markets for renewable resource technology
Clay key to high-temperature supercapacitors
Clay, an abundant and cheap natural material, is a key ingredient in a supercapacitor that can operate at very high temperatures, according to Rice University researchers who have developed such a device.
Intel's Haswell to extend battery life, set for Taipei launch
U.S. announces desert 'solar energy zones'
The Obama administration on Thursday announced its plan for solar energy development, directing large-scale industrial projects to 285,000 acres of desert in the Western U.S. while opening 20 million acres of the Mojave for ...
Emissions from energy use in the water sector are poorly understood
Greater understanding is needed of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy use in the water sector if it is to meet sustainability goals, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Slight change in wind turbine speed significantly reduces bat mortality
While wind energy has shown strong potential as a large-scale, emission-free energy source, bat and bird collisions at wind turbines result in thousands of fatalities annually. Migratory bats, such as the ...
Restaurant and packaged foods can have more calories than nutrition labeling indicates
With obesity rising markedly, reliance on the accuracy of food labeling is an important weight management strategy. Since people who are trying to reduce their weight are encouraged to choose meals labeled as "lower in calories" ...
Free PC widgets save energy
I shaved 0.86 pounds of emissions from my carbon footprint and saved 0.646 kilowatt hours yesterday, and if the little widget on my PC can be believed, more than 22,000 people in 128 countries did roughly the same.
$57-million pay cut for lab contractor
The contractor managing the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, N.M., was slapped with a $57-million reduction in its fees for 2014, largely because of a costly nuclear waste accident last year.
Western Australian company perfecting biochar for farms
A local bio energy company are refining their prototype for turning farming waste products into high value biochar and electricity generation.
Privacy determines whether new technology is accepted in the home
Three values determine most whether end users and other parties involved accept a smart electricity meter in their home: privacy, active consent for passing on data and the correctness of that data – in this order. For ...
Managing renewables intelligently
Although more and more of our electrical energy is coming from sources where supply is variable – whether from wind turbines, solar parks or biomass facilities – grid structures, industry and private ...