Arrival of the drones: 20 uses for unmanned aircraft
Most people think of drones as instruments of warfare, but as the Federal Aviation Administration slowly opens U.S. airspace to commercial use of unmanned aircraft, they are going to become more commonplace.
Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain
The drones are coming. Not as flying deliverymen that bring diapers, books or soup cans to your home, a vision put forth by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to much fanfare a little more than a year ago.
Solar chip monitors windows
A new kind of radio chip is intended to warn when windows are left open. This way, you can avoid having the heat go out the window on cold days. The sensor also detects break-in attempts early on. The key: ...
Regulators weigh proposal to close part of New Mexico plant
New Mexico regulators began taking testimony Monday on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the Southwest.
Weather service to boost its computer power for forecasting
The National Weather Service is about to boost its computing power by more than tenfold, which officials hope will translate to better forecasts.
Bamboo bike recharges mobile devices and external batteries by pedaling
Bambootec, a consortium from Yucatán, has designed a bamboo bicycle that transforms the kinetic energy generated by pedaling into a source of electricity that has the ability to simultaneously recharge mobile ...
Time to reactivate nuclear energy
The energy sector has been one of the strategic infrastructural areas for Mexico, not only as a revenue generator for the nation but as a lever of industrial development. However, Mexico has a deficit in ...
Wakati solution aims to extend produce shelf life
New technologies harvest energy from movements, sound and more
Fed up with constantly having to recharge or replace batteries in your ever-expanding trove of electronic gadgets? The solution may be just a few steps away.
Ukraine shuts down faulty nuclear power plant reactor
Ukraine on Sunday shut down one of the six reactors in its most powerful nuclear power plant for the second time in a month due to an apparent electrical malfunction.
America's place in the sun: Energy report sets goal
S. Korea hacking suspect used China IP addresses: investigators
A suspect in the hacking attack on South Korean nuclear reactors has used multiple Internet protocol (IP) addresses based in China, investigators said Wednesday.
If South Korea's nuclear plant staff are vulnerable, then so are the reactors
Claude Shannon, who many consider the father of modern information theory, wrote a paper in 1949 in which he pointed out that security should never be based upon your enemy's ignorance of how your system is built. This is known today as the mantra: ...