Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies new article provides insights into the factors that underpin the effectiveness of peer influence. They then show how it might be used to promote more sustainable energy choices. A growing body of research shows that the behavior of peers can significantly influence an individual’s energy-related decisions, but why […]

A University of Cologne team of researchers has presented proposals for the traffic management of the future, offering a dynamic and fair toll for road use that could reduce congestion. This is something urban folks might or might not look forward to. In the current issue of Nature, the economists Peter Cramton, Axel Ockenfels (both […]

University of California – Irvine researchers assert that the United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation. The ideas are about immense amounts of money and very likely, deeply understated. According to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and […]

University of California Berkeley researchers in the College of Environmental Design working in Singapore show that slightly raising indoor temperatures and equipping office workers with smart fans saves significantly on overall office building energy costs while maintaining employee comfort. The research was conducted by a consortium of engineering specialists in the U.S. and Asia led […]

Most, some 97% of patents, do not generate royalty payments to inventors. That may come as quite a surprise to the average American who may still think that an invention could be a path to wealth and prosperity. It will also serve to explain to so many readers who wonder what happened to the great […]

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