University of California – Irvine researchers use design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures. The engineers have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket that gives users the ability to control their temperature. The innovation is detailed in a study published in Nature Communications. Co-author Alon Gorodetsky, UCI associate professor of chemical & biomolecular […]

You’ve probably been in the attic, over the ceiling and under the roof and marveled at the heat in the summer and cold in the winter.  The radiant energy bombarding the ceiling is a major input for the air conditioning system to cope with.  That attic poses the biggest ongoing costs for homeowners and is […]

ICF International a major consulting firm has let slip two news reports out of their research that should cause consumers to perk up and get on with conservation, energy saving and cost cutting measures. In the broad sense the two reports are showing a shortfall in generating capacity coming over the rest of the decade. […]