Sensor cable monitors fences of all kinds and can even detect low-level drone fly-bys
Fenced-in areas, such as airports, nuclear power stations, industrial sites, or private plots of land, can now be monitored thanks to novel sensor technology that has been developed by a team of experimental ...
The world's most polluting coal plants are identified
New research from the Stranded Assets Programme at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment has identified the least efficient coal-fired power stations in the world.
Solar eclipse will test Germany's green power grid
Will next week's partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany?
Japan firm marks one small step for solar energy in space
A major Japanese machinery company said Friday that it has succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, marking a step toward making solar power generation in space a reality.
Japan space scientists make wireless energy breakthrough
Japanese scientists have succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, in a key step that could one day make solar power generation in space a possibility, an official said Thursday.
A model capable of simulating power fluctuations in large grids of photovoltaic power stations is patented
Iñigo de la Parra Laita, an industrial engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has focused his PhD thesis on the grid integration of large photovoltaic power stations. Among the contributions of his research, ...
European to capsule leaving space station, skipping test
A European cargo ship is set to depart the International Space Station this weekend. But it will re-enter the atmosphere and burn up the next day, skipping a special descent test because of a problem.
Russia sounds alarm as Lake Baikal's water levels drop
Russia sounded the alarm Tuesday as water levels in Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, dropped to record lows, with environmentalists blaming dry weather and overuse by local industry.
French energy minister calls for new generation of nuclear reactors
France should build a new generation of nuclear reactors to replace its ageing power stations that provide a majority of the country's electricity, the energy and environment minister said Tuesday.
How the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs
Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of "coarsening," in which larger bubbles grow at the expense ...
Japan CO2 emissions hit record yearly high
Japan's carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high in the year to March due to the nation's reliance on fossil fuels following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, an official said Monday.
Beating battery drain: Power-conserving chip may increase smartphone battery life
Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you'll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life ...
Researchers explore power of thorium for improved nuclear design
The UK is playing a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, compact, quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.
Neural network-based forecasting for renewable energy transmission
Everything was simpler in the past. Power plants were distributed throughout countries and their output was adjusted according to energy demand. Power plants used calendars and weather forecasts, among other ...