Stockholm University scientists have created crystals with micropores that capture carbon dioxide much more efficiently than previously known materials, even in the presence of water. The new mater is sure to cheer up the global warming crowd while the rest of us are pleased to see another resource to harvest CO2 . The Stockholm University […]

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology minimize the acceleration of industrial robots reducing energy consumption by up to 40 percent – while retaining the given production time. The Chalmers team developed a new optimization algorithm that optimizes the robot’s movements reducing acceleration and deceleration, as well as the time the robot is at a standstill […]

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car tire’s rolling friction. Xudong Wang, the Harvey D. Spangler fellow and an associate professor of materials science and engineering at UW-Madison, and his PhD student Yanchao Mao have been working on this device for about a […]

University of Arkansas (UA) engineering researchers have invented a novel electrical power converter system that simultaneously accepts power from a variety of energy sources and converts it for use on the electric grid system. With the U.S. moving toward integration of renewable energy sources to the national power grid innovations in the field are critical. […]

Researchers at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) have patented a passive cooling system for computer processors using 3M’s Fluorinert FC-72. The press release calculation has it that the passive cooler could save U.S. consumers more than $6.3 billion per year in energy costs associated with running their computer’s cooling fans. The system, while clever, […]

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