News tagged with energy

Training the next generation of power engineers

Most people only think about the electricity that powers our homes and gadgets when it isn't there. When the power is humming, we tend to take it for granted. The trouble is, the network that delivers the ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Research for the energy turnaround

Mandated by the Federal Council, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is launching two National Research Programmes (NRPs) to explore scientific and technological as well as social and economic aspects of implementing ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Toward nano-powered cars

How can electric cars increase their driving range before they need to stop and recharge? Traditional batteries cannot keep up with the high storage demand but the complete redesign of lithium ion batteries open up new possibilities

Jan 14, 2015
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Glass for battery electrodes

Today's lithium-ion batteries are good, but not good enough if our future energy system is to rely on electrical power. Chemists and materials scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a type of glass that ...

Jan 13, 2015
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