Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have developed a novel method that could yield lower-cost, higher-efficiency systems for water heating in residential buildings. Described in a new report the newly termed “semi-open” natural gas-fired design reduces the cost and complexity of traditional closed gas-fired systems by streamlining, and even eliminating, certain components. The team of scientists […]

Researchers at Aarhus University have found how consumers can save money for heating using about 10 percent more energy for heating. Its an idea electric utilities are sure to work on. On the other hand the new study shows that it is possible to save money and reduce carbon dioxide emission by using more energy. […]

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 […]

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