Small biomass power plants could help rural economies, stabilize national power grid, study finds
As energy costs rise, more Americans are turning to bioenergy to provide power to their homes and workplaces. Bioenergy is renewable energy made from organic sources, such as biomass. Technology has advanced enough that biomass ...
A new material for solar panels could make them cheaper, more efficient
A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less manufacturing time. It also reaches a four-decade-old ...
German energy giants pull plug on conventional power
German power company RWE is shutting six domestic plants and rival E.ON is threatening to relocate to Turkey as the sector tots up the cost of the government's energy policy turnaround.
Video game hacks straight into US surveillance storm
A video game with a protagonist who controls the world around him by hacking into systems is generating growing buzz, for its eerie parallels with the current storm about US surveillance.
Satellite instrument package to assess space weather ready for delivery
A multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package to study space weather has passed its pre-installation testing and is ready to be incorporated onto a National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
Growing cyber threat to US infrastructure: spy chief
The United States faces a mounting danger from cyber attacks on its infrastructure while digital espionage threatens to undercut the military's technological edge, the intelligence chief said Tuesday.
Privacy group gets NSA files on utility research
UN offers prize to illuminate 3,000 Bosnian homes
(AP)—Challenge prizes have inspired inventions like margarine or canned food or achievements like the Lindbergh flight over the Atlantic.
Hackers shifting to 'destruction': US cyber chief
Hackers are stepping up the intensity of their attacks, moving from "disruption" to "destruction" of key computer systems, the top US cyber-defense official said Monday.
Improved solar variability software in high demand
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have released a new, more accurate version of a software program that allows power grid managers and solar power plant developers to easily model fluctuations ...
'Civilian cyber-warriors' not driven by patriotism
People who commit cyber-attacks against the government also tend to download music illegally and participate in physical protests. Surprisingly, however, they don't appear to be acting out of some sense of national pride ...
US spy master courts top hackers at Def Con
US spy master Keith Alexander on Friday courted hackers at an infamous Def Con gathering rife with software tricksters wary of police and ferociously protective of privacy.
Computer hackers and defenders mix in Las Vegas
Rival factions from the Internet security world will mix warily this week at a pair of Las Vegas conferences gathering computer security experts and software savants who make sport of hacking them.
Biggest solar storm in years races toward Earth (Update 2)
The largest solar storm in five years was due to arrive on Earth early Thursday, promising to shake the globe's magnetic field while expanding the Northern Lights.