Solar cells take different route
Using a carbon nanotube instead of traditional silicon, there is now a way to create the basic elements of a solar cell that could lead to much more efficient ways of converting light to electricity. More...
Blade making process eyed at Iowa State wind energy lab
Wind turbine blades are truly under the gun. They are 40 to 50 meters long and 12,000 to 15,000 pounds. They need to be built within millimeters of specifications, and they have to be able to withstand 20 years of harsh field conditions. More...
Electronic nose can sense a battery of toxins
A polka-dotted postage stamp-sized sensor can sniff out some known poisonous gases and toxins and show the results simply by changing colors. More...
New tool can detect pollution impact on rivers
There is now a tool that can determine the long-term effects of pesticides on living organisms in rivers and on water quality. More...
Lasers can generate underwater sound
A new technology that uses flashes of laser light to remotely create underwater sound has the potential to improve Naval and commercial underwater acoustic applications, including undersea communications, navigation, and acoustic imaging. More...
Ford starts up at new Romanian plant
Ford has a new manufacturing plant in Craiova, Romania, and it started producing the Transit Connect light commercial vehicle. But that is not all the new plant will manufacture. More...
Global perspectives: Biogas plant in U.K.
German company Schmack Biogas AG won an order worth $5.84 million (€4 million) for engineering and key component supply for a biogas plant built by British water utility Severn Trent Water. More...
As population shifts to warmer climes, energy demand drops
Can it be possible, as Congress and the White House explore ways to encourage Americans to conserve energy, a new study shows the average individual energy demand for heating and cooling has actually decreased in the U.S. over the past 50 years? More...
People in Automation
MGB goes electric in South Carolina
Roger Dougal became a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1984, and he also purchased a 1972 MGB to drive to work at the University of South Carolina. What he did not know was 25 years later those two events would become even more intertwined. More...
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