By using big brother style tracking technology, scientists have now resolved some of the mysteries of eel migration
Nobody knows the underlying biological mechanisms of the European eels migration. Thanks to an EU-funded research project called eeliad, now about toreach completion, biologists have revealed some of its ...
Water footprint could tip scale for sustainable, emission-reducing energy options
Green energy won't be sustainable if it uses too much blue. Low-carbon energy options that increase water consumption could be swapping one problem for another.
Wearable computers to monitor health
(Phys.org)—Dr. Roozbeh Jafari, assistant professor of electrical engineering at UT Dallas, is developing wearable wireless computers that are about the size of a button. At that size, the system can be ...
Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine
A system that uses ultrasound technology to look inside car engines could lead to more efficient engines – and huge fuel savings for motorists.
Putting more cores to work in server farms
(Phys.org)—EPFL scientists have found that reorganizing the inner architecture of the processors used in massive data processing centers can yield significant energy savings. Their work is part of the EcoCloud ...
Italian architect designs world's biggest vertical garden
A shopping centre near Milan is claiming an unusual record—the biggest vertical garden in the world, covering a surface of 1,263 square metres (13,600 square feet) with a total of 44,000 plants.
MASSIVE advances in aerodynamics
Engineers are closer to understanding, and therefore manipulating, invisible aerodynamic drag forces, that cause an estimated 50 per cent of transportation fuel to be lost before we can use it.
Panasonic hands control of home appliances to Android phones
Energy from microbes for drying sewage sludge
A new biodrying process from Siemens quickly converts sewage sludge into a usable form while saving energy. When dried with the new process, sludge from wastewater treatment can be used as fertilizer, dumped ...
Sustainability experts give tips on how to beat the heat and save energy
Heat waves and power outages have been plaguing the nation in recent weeks and temperatures are expected to rise higher than usual in San Diego County within a few days.
New technology reduces data center energy consumption by more than 20 percent
FIT4Green project concentrated in finding new solutions for saving energy in data centres. The project designed and implemented an energy-aware plug-in on top of the current data centres' management tools to orchestrate ...
Connected security systems tether homes to owners' smartphones
When Debbie Klava's daughters come home from school in Elk Grove, Calif., she knows the minute they walk in the front door. Even though she's working in an office 90 minutes away, she gets an email or cellphone text when ...
Ultrafast laser helps to better understand high-temperature superconductors
Superconductivity, in which electric current flows without resistance, promises huge energy savings from low-voltage electric grids with no transmission losses, superefficient motors and generators, ...
Company makes power bills more understandable, suggests how to save energy
It's often said that knowledge is power. Knowledge about power is what drives Opower, a 5-year-old online customer engagement platform.