French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use
France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.
Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots
What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed and ...
Preventing hydropower turbine failure
The Francis turbine is the most common type of water turbine used in Norwegian hydropower plants, and has been for many years. About half of the world's Francis turbines are found in Norwegian plants.
Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells
Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could become a ...
Apple design star Jony Ive rises to higher role
The designer behind Apple's world-changing devices is rising to a new role that frees him to put his creative vision to work across the breadth of the company.
How nuclear power-generating reactors have evolved since their birth in the 1950s
There is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power.
Semiliquid battery competitive with both Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors
New methods to study sound generated by wind power plants
A new two-year research project on sound produced by wind power plants was launched at Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT in May. In the study, the formation and dissemination of sound from wind power generators, ...
Hycopter stores energy in form of hydrogen, not air
DNA tests, technology and justice: A brave and uncertain new world
The power of DNA evidence to put someone behind bars or keep an individual free is a staple of television shows like "Law & Order" and "CSI." But not all DNA evidence is so straightforward.
Vortex Bladeless aims for lower-cost wind energy approach
US West's power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change
Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be "climate-proofed" to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University ...
Wireless power transfer enhanced by metamaterials
Artificial muscles get graphene boost
Researchers in South Korea have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles.