News tagged with vehicle technology

Clean energy could lead to scarce materials

As the world moves toward greater use of low-carbon and zero-carbon energy sources, a possible bottleneck looms, according to a new MIT study: the supply of certain metals needed for key clean-energy technologies.

Apr 09, 2012
3.9 / 5 (8) 25 | with audio podcast

With changes, the grid can take it

Over the next two decades, the U.S. electric grid will face unprecedented technological challenges stemming from the growth of distributed and intermittent new energy sources such as solar and wind power, ...

Dec 05, 2011
4.5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

Glove-friendly touchscreen goes on exhibit

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new screen has been designed that can work with gloved hands, and it comes from Japan-based SMK. The target application will be car-navigation systems which drivers can operate while wearing ...

Oct 26, 2011 report
4.8 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast