Creating a coating of water-repellent microscopic particles to keep ice off airplanes
To help planes fly safely through cold, wet, and icy conditions, a team of Japanese scientists has developed a new super water-repellent surface that can prevent ice from forming in these harsh atmospheric conditions. Unlike ...
Competing to create a more energy-efficient air conditioner
A University of California, Davis, challenge to build more energy efficient air conditioning has spurred a major global manufacturer to build a rooftop air conditioner that is 40 percent more energy-efficient ...
From lake to land, in a land of lakes
(Phys.org) -- What animal can see only a limited distance, has no top front teeth, and prefers shady, wet areas such as bogs and marshes?
Bringing power to the people -- and heat as well
In some isolated clinics in parts of Africa, the electricity needed to power lights and medical devices is generated by expensive imported diesel fuel; the water supply can be so cold in winter that health ...
Recyclable printed circuit boards
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), along with partners In2Tec Ltd (UK) and Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd, have developed a printed circuit board (PCB) whose components can be easily separated by immersion in hot water. ...
District Energy Systems can reduce carbon, save money - but only if well-regulated
Is centralized heating an effective way for BC communities to reduce greenhouse gases?
Green homes use 80 per cent less energy
Clever, inexpensive design can cut the energy used in new homes by up to 80 per cent, says a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher.
Health uncertainties torment Japanese in nuke zone
(AP) -- Yoshiko Ota keeps her windows shut. She never hangs her laundry outdoors. Fearful of birth defects, she warns her daughters: Never have children.
Contamination of La Selva geothermal system in Girona, Spain
Monitoring the construction of wells, avoid over-exploiting cold groundwater close to hot groundwater, and controlling mineral water extraction. These are the recommendations from the Polytechnic University ...
Thermotherapy rids azaleas of deadly fungal disease
Azalea web blight, caused by a species of the plant pathogen Rhizoctonia, occurs each year on some containerized azalea cultivars during nursery production, particularly in the southern and eastern United ...
New approach to solar power with hybrid solar-thermoelectric systems
Systems to harness the sun's energy typically generate either electricity or heat in the form of steam or hot water. But a new analysis by researchers at MIT shows that there could be significant advantages ...
Pretreatment, proper harvest time boost ethanol from switchgrass
Adding a pretreatment step would allow producers to get more ethanol from switchgrass harvested in the fall, according to a Purdue University study.
Dozens of boars found dead on French beach
Dozens of wild boars have turned up dead this month around a beach in western France, officials say, as they suspect poisonous blue-green algae for the deaths.
Borehole hits the jackpot
Hot water from Newcastles geothermal borehole finally gushed to the surface this morning.