A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) theoretical study suggests that small changes in roadway paving practices could reduce efficiency loss, potentially eliminating a half-percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, at little to no cost.  (One suspects that would also mean a half percent reduction in fuel use.) Every time you […]

A University of Michigan researcher group has developed a solution that could provide more efficient, more personalized comfort, completely doing away with the wall-mounted thermostats we’re accustomed to. The study paper describes a Human Embodied Autonomous Thermostat, or “HEAT,” that is detailed in the study published in Building and Environment. As lockdown requirements ease, COVID-19 […]

Researchers led by M. M. Bou-Ali from the Fluid Mechanics group at Mondragon University and Tecnalia in Spain, have found that the absorption of water vapor within industrial heat recycling devices is directly tied to a physical process known as the thermodiffusion effect. Absorption heat transformers can effectively reuse the waste heat generated in various […]

UK’s Lancaster University scientists have invented and patented a new type of computer memory to solve the digital technology “energy crisis”. The device is the realization of the decades long search for a ‘Universal Memory’ to replace the $100 billion market for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) and flash drives. It promises to transform daily […]

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 […]

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