GOCE gravity satellite produces maps for geothermal energy development
Going far above and beyond its original mission objectives, results from the GOCE gravity satellite are now being used to produce maps for geothermal energy development.
EU plots future energy security: official
The European Union is drawing up contingency plans to guarantee energy security for the 28-nation bloc under all circumstances, its top energy official said Thursday.
EU clears massive German wind farms investment
The EU on Thursday approved German government support for a massive investment of nearly 30 billion euros in new offshore wind farms, a key project as the country phases out nuclear energy.
Major advance in artificial photosynthesis poses win/win for the environment
A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere ...
Apple digs in on green with China solar, US forest projects
In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make environmentally friendly paper.
New software analyses the effect of climate change on buildings from the cloud
Large Spanish construction companies have begun to use a simulation software package, developed by two researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, which analyses for the first time the entire ...
Detector at the South Pole explores the mysterious neutrinos
Neutrinos are a type of particle that pass through just about everything in their path from even the most distant regions of the universe. The Earth is constantly bombarded by billions of neutrinos, which ...
Discovery of new plant switch could boost crops, biofuel production
A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis - the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.
Packing heat: New fluid makes untapped geothermal energy cleaner
More American homes could be powered by the earth's natural underground heat with a new, nontoxic and potentially recyclable liquid that is expected to use half as much water as other fluids used to tap into ...
Researchers test power network with pizza ovens
How much load can the electricity network really take? That was the key question during a special test in Lochem, The Netherlands, last week, in which researchers from the University of Twente participated. ...
LSST lays first stone
A new ground-based telescope promises unprecedented information about distant galaxies, nearby asteroids and even the mysterious dark energy that is accelerating the expansion of our universe.
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider smashes record for polarized proton luminosity
The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a powerful particle accelerator for nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, just shattered its own record for ...
Harvesting energy from electromagnetic waves
For our modern, technologically-advanced society, in which technology has become the solution to a myriad of challenges, energy is critical not only for growth but also, more importantly, survival. The sun ...
New technique could slash energy used to produce many plastics
A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests.