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 ...
No reason to be sheepish about paternity
A new, low-cost DNA test to verify sheep parentage could soon help breeders worldwide to record accurate pedigrees and maximise the genetic potential of their flock.
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.
A way to reduce the Internet's energy drain
(Phys.org) -- Swiss researchers at EPFL have developed a device intended for monitoring and saving the energy consumed by large data centers. It was developed in collaboration with Credit Suisse, which has ...
Scientists track your carbon footprint, step by step
If you're driving your SUV to the farmers market to buy local asparagus and thinking you're making a difference for the planet, - not so fast. You're focused on a detail and ignoring the gas-hogging elephant in the room.
Saving the planet, one microwave at a time
Making simple repairs could save the UK could save millions of pounds by replacing fuses or plugs rather than throwing away perfectly reusable microwaves with brand new ones.
Light bulb with 20-year life unveiled in US on Earth Day
A prize-winning, super energy saving LED bulb from Dutch electronics giant Philips, said to last over 20 years, went on sale online and in stores Sunday to coincide with Earth Day.
A free product to measure carbon footprint
MiserWare, a spin-off company of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, is launching a free product that allows companies or individuals to measure their carbon footprint in terms of total power usage.
Fujitsu develops a 2.3kW high-capacity power supply unit for servers, conversion efficiency rate of 94.8%
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of a power supply unit for servers that features a 2.3 kW power output and achieves a world-leading conversion efficiency rate of 98.4%.
Novel filter metal-organic framework material could cut natural gas refining costs
A new type of hybrid material developed at the University of California, Berkeley, could help oil and chemical companies save energy and money and lower their environmental impacts by eliminating ...