Smart grid could reduce emissions by 12 percent

(PhysOrg.com) -- A smart electrical power grid could decrease annual electric energy use and utility sector carbon emissions at least 12 percent by 2030, according to a new report from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest ...

Dreams? There's apps for them, too

The handiwork of a cast of code monkeys could soon have your new phone doing tricks your old cell would never have imagined.

Virtual USA

Natural disasters -- like toddlers with crayons -- leave a mess all over the map, spilling across federal, state, and local lines. To clean up, different agencies and jurisdictions must come together and share what they know.

Europe seeks alternatives to natural latex from Asia

Some natural latexes are the main ingredient in the extraction of natural rubber, an indispensable raw material for all kinds of industries and essential for the manufacture of surgical gloves, condoms or tyres. All the latex ...

Auspicious orbit marks run-up to Phobos flyby

(PhysOrg.com) -- On 26 January, Mars Express completed its 7777th orbit around the Red Planet, an auspicious milestone as the satellite is readied for the closest-ever flyby of Phobos, scheduled for just a few weeks from ...

German chip maker Infineon raises full-year outlook

German semi-conductor maker Infineon raised on Friday the outlook for its current fiscal year after booking better than expected first quarter results thanks to the economic recovery.

Nonlinear thinker: Making sense of previously insoluble problems

If an airplane is cruising along and raises the flaps on its wings a degree or two, it will tilt upward. If it raises the flaps twice as much, it will tilt upward about twice as much. But if it tilts upward too far — generally ...

Natural gas supplies could be augmented with methane hydrate

Naturally occurring methane hydrate may represent an enormous source of methane, the main component of natural gas, and could ultimately augment conventional natural gas supplies, says a new congressionally mandated report ...

Hospital scanner could curb nuclear waste threat

Medical equipment used for diagnosis of patients with heart disease and cancer could be a key weapon in stopping nuclear waste seeping into the environment, according to new research.

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