Dressing the power lines to bring more renewables into cities

A higher volume of electricity delivered to the grid requires adaptation of existing transmission lines and improvement of the system's security. To this end, innovative materials and geometries of components are being designed ...

Nothing bugs these NASA aeronautical researchers

(Phys.org) —NASA's gutsiest scientists say they don't get bugged no matter what kind of sticky situation they find themselves smashed into. The preceding dose of hyperbole is brought to you by a team of folks at NASA's ...

Luxembourg shows 'bigger is not always better'

Sometimes good things come in small packages and this is indeed true of Luxembourg when it comes to information and communication technologies (ICT). Take the example of broadband rollout. Being a small country means there ...

The superpower behind iron oxyfluoride battery electrodes

(Phys.org) —Innovative materials chemistries continue to drive advances in lithium-ion batteries-the state-of-the-art in rechargeable energy storage. While many different battery components contribute to their performance, ...

Plastic film is future of 3-D on-the-go

Ditch the 3D glasses. Thanks to a simple plastic filter, mobile device users can now view unprecedented, distortion-free, brilliant 3D content with the naked eye. This latest innovation from Temasek Polytechnic and A*STAR's ...

Seismic fabric coming to the market

In the case of earthquakes, only seconds may remain for a safe escape from buildings. Debris falling down and obstructing the escape routes may even aggravate the situation. A product developed at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ...

Novel ways of substituting critical raw materials

How to be more resourceful is a dilemma facing us all as we strive to reduce, reuse, recycle and substitute. Now an EU project is focusing on the latter with the substitution of critical raw materials.

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