Google data center to rise in former power plant
Google on Wednesday announced it will convert a former coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a data center using renewable energy.
Distributed technique for power scheduling advances smart grid concept
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for "scheduling" energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing ...
US, Brazil ink renewables goal, vow 'ambitious' global climate deal
The United States and Brazil on Tuesday unveiled ambitious joint renewable energy targets, hoping to present a collective front ahead of crunch global climate talks later this year.
Reenergizing antibiotics in the war against infections
Antibiotics are the mainstay in the treatment of bacterial infections, and together with vaccines, have enabled the near eradication of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, at least in developed countries. ...
Amoeba-inspired computing system outperforms conventional optimization methods
Proposed synchrotron could store supersonic beams of hydrogen atoms
New formula expected to spur advances in clean energy generation
Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new formula for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials, the first new formula in more than a half-century, designed to speed ...
Researchers develop lower-cost, more efficient nanostructure for fuel cells
A team led by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed nanostructures made from a compound of three metals that increases the efficiency and durability ...
Two-dimensional material seems to disappear, but doesn't
California tackles water-energy interdependence by getting decision-makers to talk
Across the western U.S., water and power are linked. Hydropower provides about 21 percent of the region's electricity. Nearly 20 percent of California's electricity is used to move, treat and heat water.
A bright light for ultrafast snapshots of materials
If you want to understand how novel phases emerge in correlated materials, including high-temperature superconductivity and nanoscale electronic order, you can obtain completely new viewpoints by taking 'snapshots' ...
Engineers tending to Cameroon's power grid
EPFL has teamed up with Swiss and Cameroonian partners to address major issues like stabilizing the country's existing grid, improving energy efficiency and developing hydroelectric potential.
Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert US to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050
One potential way to combat ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs and stabilize energy prices involves converting the world's entire energy infrastructure to run on clean, ...
Ultrafast heat conduction can manipulate nanoscale magnets
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have uncovered physical mechanisms allowing the manipulation of magnetic information with heat. These new phenomena rely on the transport of thermal ...