When the summer sun burns in the sky, phase change materials (PCM) integrated in building envelopes absorb the heat – it remains cool inside. When it is getting colder outside, the materials give off heat. Several grams ...
According to current estimates, dozens of zettabytes of information will be stored electronically by 2020, which will rely on physical principles that facilitate the use of single atoms or molecules as basic memory cells. ...
Engineering researchers develop a process that could make big data and cloud storage more energy efficient
As big data and cloud applications flourish, one of the grand challenges for future computing is finding energy-efficient methods for data storage.
Environmentalists are displaying hundreds of colorful origami birds outside the Spanish Parliament to demand greater government action to protect a national park that provides habitat for migrating birds.
EPFL scientists have developed a new perovskite material with unique properties that can be used to build next-generation hard drives.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are being credited with creating the first intermetallic double salt with platinum.
When divers laid a grid of 225 markers on the seabed it started one of the longest marine disturbance experiments anywhere in the world.
What will intelligent, decentralized energy management look like in the future? Using its own Micro Smart Grid and control systems developed in-house, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO is exploring how ...
Could a glow-in-the-dark dye be the next advancement in energy storage technology?
Forest management policies that aim to store more carbon in the Pacific Northwest may benefit some wildlife species more than others.