University of Bonn researchers’ idea suggests that if ship hulls were coated with special high-tech air trapping materials ships could save up to 20 percent of fuel as a result of reduced drag. If antifouling effects are also considered the reduction can even be doubled. Of note in the total transport fuel consumption the saving […]

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg researcher’s new method finds defects in power transistors more accurately, quickly and simply. Transistors are needed wherever current flows, and they are an indispensable component of virtually all electronic switches. In the field of power electronics, transistors are used to switch large currents. However, one side-effect is that the components heat up […]

A pair of new Ohio State University studies offers a possible solution to water scarcity, inspired by nature. Humans can get by in the most basic of shelters, can scratch together a meal from the most humble of ingredients. But we can’t survive without clean water. And in places where water is scarce – the […]

National University of Singapore researchers have pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low as 18º C (64.4º F) without using energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants. This disruptive type of technology could potentially replace the century-old air-cooling principle that is still being used in our modern-day air-conditioners. Suitable for […]

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) researchers have designed a new system that reduces the energy gains and losses of buildings through their façade, managing to reduce the energy consumption due to air flow. Two researchers from School of Building Engineering at UPM have developed a ventilated façade with a double chamber and flow control device […]

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