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 […]

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 […]

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