Power to the people, by the people
European researchers are investigating 'smarter' solutions to meet growing demand for electricity and fundamental changes in the way power is produced and consumed.
Measuring the most complex system ever built
"Few people realize how dependent we have become in such a short time on the most complex technical system ever built by man, the internet. Without it there would be no more cashpoints, no water from the ...
Siemens makes US acquisition in smart grid sector
German engineering giant Siemens said Monday it has agreed to buy eMeter, a US-based data management specialist, in a bid to enhance its position in the field of so-called smart grids.
New Research Can Spot Cloud Computing Problems Before They Start
(PhysOrg.com) -- Large-scale computer hosting infrastructures offer a variety of services to computer users, including cloud computing - which offers users access to powerful computers and software applications hosted by ...
MP3 co-creator wants to smarten-up dumb devices
A German electrical engineer who helped make MP3 players a reality has turned his attention to making "dumb devices" act smart.
Scientists seek safe carbon dioxide storage for 'greener' power generation (w/ Video)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to fund research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering on technologies that would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the capture ...
For some, prominent power lines dim enthusiasm for green power
In the summer heat, Rockney Compton's spring-fed koi pond doubles as a swimming hole for his three kids, and in the spring it is a water bowl for his dogs.
IBM launches water-management services operation
(AP) -- IBM Corp. wants to get really deep into water.