Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers believe we are “running towards a cliff with no fence” from the current plans to retire U.S. power plants. The team found that power plant retirement trends will complicate achieving long-term carbon dioxide emission reduction targets and require a significant increase in capital investments. In their paper now published in […]






Imperial College London engineers have overturned a 100-year-old scientific law used to describe how fluid flows through rocks. Scientists from the College have used the Diamond Light Source facility in the UK to make 3D videos that show in more detail than ever before how fluids move through rock. For over one hundred years, engineers […]






University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI) researchers have invented a new kind of LED that can both emit and detect ambient light. The possibility then becomes that cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light. This would be a major design attribute for the future. Made […]






University of Michigan researchers prepared a new study purporting climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century. The suggestion is it will cost billions of dollars more than economists have previously forecast. The study shows how higher temperatures will raise not just the average annual electricity demand, but more importantly, […]






Stanford University scientists are another step toward building a better battery doing long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope recording chemical reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. The researchers are camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably small reaction in the Dionne lab 18 feet […]






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