Researchers closer to the ultimate green 'fridge magnet'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists are a step closer to making environmentally-friendly 'magnetic' refrigerators and air conditioning systems a reality, thanks to new research published today in Advanced Materials.
Quick-cooking nanomaterials in microwave to make tomorrow's air conditioners
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method for creating advanced nanomaterials that could lead to highly efficient refrigerators and cooling systems requiring no ...
Breaking the final barrier: Room-temperature electrically powered nanolasers
(Phys.org) —A breakthrough in nanolaser technology has been made by Arizona State University researchers.
People may welcome talking tissue boxes and other smart objects
Just as people have embraced computers and smart phones, they may also give their blessing to talking tissue boxes and other smart objects, according to Penn State researchers.
Troy Wolverton: Dreaming of a smarter home
I have a decidedly dumb house. Don't get me wrong, I love my home. It's well insulated, quiet and comfortable.
Researchers look to carbon dioxide as a more environmentally friendly refrigerant gas
Keeping food fresh is no easy feat. Trials of transporting ice over long distances and the hazards of systems that rely on toxic gases riddle the pages of refrigeration history. And although cooling science ...
Running a supermarket requires a lot of electricity. Long rows of refrigerators have to be kept cool and large areas have to be lit. A new concept enables supermarket operators to cut their energy use by ...