News tagged with energy

Oil taking on green sheen

The companies that drill black gold are going a little bit green: taking stakes in renewable energies that are growing rapidly, enabling oil firms to diversify revenue and show commitment to fighting climate change.

dateNov 13, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Energy storage system of tomorrow

Invention by Horst Schmidt-Böcking and Gerhard Luther basis for a novel marine pumped storage system developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) / Tested for the first time in ...

dateNov 11, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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What the 'cold fusion' debacle has revealed

"Cold fusion" has a serious legacy problem. Back in 1989, researchers announced that they had demonstrated the phenomenon—a nuclear reaction producing excess heat at room temperature—that promised to revolutionize clean ...

dateNov 09, 2016 in Other
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Nano-scale electronics score laboratory victory

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have pioneered a method for growing an atomic scale electronic material at the highest quality ever reported. In a paper published in Applied Physics Letters, Assistant ...

dateNov 09, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Dyke inspection robot with an innovative powertrain

Future robots that continuously inspect our dykes, don't come across an electrical charging station every few hours. Using a smart gear box for the robot, UT researcher Douwe Dresscher manages to drastically reduce the energy ...

dateNov 09, 2016 in Robotics
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