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 ...
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. ...
Magnetic-field detector is 1,000 times more efficient than its predecessors
MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. It could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical ...
Universe may be on the brink of collapse (on the cosmological timescale)
No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning
Big data technology finds ideal river locations to generate hydro-power
A technology in development with the University of Leicester has the potential to revolutionise the sourcing of renewable energy from rivers.
New material could boost batteries' power, help power plants
You're going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big.
Assuring solar modules will last for decades
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is co-leading an international push to assure the reliability of solar panels—an assurance demanded by customers, manufacturers, lenders, ...
X-ray study images structural damage in lithium-ion batteries
Charging lithium-ion batteries too quickly can permanently reduce the battery capacity. Portions of the energy storage structure are thereby destroyed and deactivated. These structural changes have been visualized ...
New data shows cosmic rays are more complex than expected
During the American Physical Society's 2015 April Meeting, to be held April 11-14 in Baltimore, Maryland, Eun Joo Ahn from Fermilab will present data from the most extensive study yet on the composition of ...
Detection of mini black holes at the LHC could indicate parallel universes in extra dimensions
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.
Scientists building next-generation dark energy probe
University of Michigan scientists and students will build components of a giant camera that will map 30 million galaxies' worth of the universe in three dimensions.
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.