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Engineering new vehicle powertrains

Car engines – whether driven by gasoline, diesel, or electricity – waste an abundance of energy. Researchers are working on ways to stem this wastefulness. Ultramodern test facilities are helping them ...

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Saving energy in social housing

Landlords should be helping their social-housing tenants improve the energy efficiency of their homes, according to research published in the International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development. Given that w ...

Sep 26, 2014
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Solutions for an Internet of energy

In the EU-funded Artemis research project, Siemens has developed solutions for a future "Internet of Energy." This Internet of Energy is defined as the networking of relatively autonomous electricity producers ...

Sep 25, 2014
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New solar cells serve free lunch

One of the most common complaints about solar power is solar panels are still too expensive to be worth the investment. Many researchers have responded by making solar cells, the tile-like components of solar ...

Sep 24, 2014
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Soft design for a sustainable world

"Around the world at unprecedented rates, people are moving from the country to the city," says Sheila Kennedy, professor of the practice at MIT's Department of Architecture. "But this rapid urbanization is not a one-way ...

New Zealanders warming to solar power

Dr Rebecca Ford, a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Engineering and Computer Science, is the lead researcher on the report which looks into the uptake of Photovoltaic (PV) to generate ...

Samsung China supplier sues US labor watchdog

The origins of handedness in life

New frontier in error-correcting codes

Hide and seek: Sterile neutrinos remain elusive

Rubber technology important in reducing CO2 emissions

Despite numerous measures taken by manufacturers, the worldwide level of CO2 car emissions is still increasing at an alarming rate. The automotive sector is working hard to develop lightweight constructions, ...

Paraffins to cut energy consumption in homes

Thermal energy storage is a common strategy in energy production systems in which the period of production does not coincide with that of consumption. This happens with the production of hot water by means ...

Fracking's environmental impacts scrutinised

(Phys.org) —Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental ...

Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

Genetic secrets of the monarch butterfly revealed

Study shows sharks have personalities

Australia lifts Ebola donation to $16 million

Power can corrupt even the honest

Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff

Yale engineer to build 'hot' solar cells

Associate professor of electrical engineering Minjoo Larry Lee has been awarded $2,540,000 to develop dual-junction solar cells that can operate efficiently at extreme temperatures above 750 degrees Fahrenheit. ...

Team improves solar-cell efficiency

New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to a collaboration between scientists in the University of Chicago's chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular ...

The origins of local planetary orbits

Cyanide ice in Titan's atmosphere

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