A green data center with an autonomous power supply
A new data center in the United States is generating electricity for its servers entirely from renewable sources, converting biogas from a sewage treatment plant into electricity and water. Siemens implemented ...
Can we create an energy efficient Internet?
With the number of Internet connected devices rapidly increasing, researchers from Melbourne are starting a new research program to reduce energy consumption of such devices.
Electric vehicles could stabilize large disturbances in power grid
Lazard's numbers show cost-competitive gains for wind, solar
Building a better battery
Imagine an electric car with the range of a Tesla Model S - 265 miles - but at one-fifth the $70,000 price of the luxury sedan. Or a battery able to provide many times more energy than today's technology ...
Better forecasts for sea ice under climate change
University of Adelaide-led research will help pinpoint the impact of waves on sea ice, which is vulnerable to climate change, particularly in the Arctic where it is rapidly retreating.
Telescopes hint at neutrino beacon at the heart of the Milky Way
(Phys.org) —Identifying the sources of high-energy neutrinos—ghostly but potentially information-rich particles believed to be generated by some of the most violent objects in the sky—is near the top ...
Berkeley algorithms help researchers understand dark energy
Scientists believe that dark energy—the mysterious force that is accelerating cosmic expansion—makes up about 70 percent of the mass and energy of the universe. But because they don't know what it is, ...
Research shows how householders could stay warm for less simply by storing heat better
Research by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) shows how householders could stay warm for less simply by storing heat better.
Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay
In the race to find materials of ever increasing thinness, surface area and conductivity to make better performing battery electrodes, a lump of clay might have just taken the lead. Materials scientists from ...
Matched 'hybrid' systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy
The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to "match" different forms of alternative energy systems that provide ...
Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix (Update)
Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.
Heat-conducting plastic developed
The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional ...