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Energy & Green Tech

Europe to boost battery production as electric shift accelerates

As electric car sales take off and petrol engines face being phased out by 2035, Europe is looking to develop its own battery production base.

Energy & Green Tech

Meeting global climate targets will lead to 8 million more energy jobs worldwide by 2050

Researchers created a global dataset of job footprints in 50 countries and used a model to investigate how trying to meet the Paris Agreement global climate target of staying well below 2°C would affect energy sector jobs. ...

Energy & Green Tech

Mineral alchemy taps into key ingredients for green energy revolution: Salt and potassium

Sodium, the main constituent in salt, and potassium alteration are associated with some of the world's most valuable ore deposits.

Robotics

Better behaving bots: Researcher helps robots problem solve and care

ANU researcher Hanna Kurniawati is helping robots problem solve and care. Her work has not just shaped how AI works every day; it's been recognized with a major global prize.

Energy & Green Tech

Sales of electric cars charge ahead in Europe

Electric cars—key to reducing emissions and meeting climate change goals—have boosted their market share in Europe, data showed Friday, as the region prepares to abandon petrol and diesel.

Energy & Green Tech

Global approach is needed on battery regulation

New European Union regulations on batteries could offer a huge boost to the global decarbonisation mission—but only if it leverages its political and economic weight to ensure a fairer global marketplace.

Energy & Green Tech

Smog tower to help Delhi breathe but experts sceptical

A new attempt at purifying New Delhi's notoriously polluted air will see forty giant fans push out filtered air in the heart of the Indian capital's posh downtown shopping district.

Computer Sciences

New simulator helps robots sharpen their cutting skills

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Department of Computer Science and NVIDIA have unveiled a new simulator for robotic cutting that can accurately reproduce the forces acting on a knife as it slices ...