News tagged with power

Image: Eye of the storm

This image from Copernicus Sentinel-3A shows the temperature at the top of Hurricane Matthew at 03:13 GMT (05:13 CEST) today, as it approached Florida in the USA.

dateOct 10, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers build first tetherless hopping robot

One-legged hopping robots have long been used to study balance issues, but their dependence on off-board power has kept them tethered, literally, to the lab. Now, Disney Research has figured out how to build a hopper that ...

dateOct 06, 2016 in Robotics
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Optimizing sludge treatment

Wine harvesting season is a challenge for wastewater treatment plants. When the grapes are being processed, the effluent load rises steeply – by a factor of 17 in the Palatinate town of Edenkoben. High-load anaerobic digestion ...

dateOct 04, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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Toward 'greener,' inexpensive solar cells

Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists are reporting in the Journal of the American ...

dateSep 28, 2016 in Materials Science
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Beware the air we breathe

Health-damaging atmospheric pollutants, which the World Health Organization warned Tuesday affected nine out of every 10 people, originate mainly from industry, heating and transport.

dateSep 27, 2016 in Environment
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