Energy & Green Tech

Increased spacing of solar panels comes with benefits

Moving rows of solar panels farther apart can increase efficiency and improve economics in certain instances by allowing greater airflow to whisk away some heat, according to a new analysis.

Business

Is the shine coming off Japan's bullet trains?

Just 10 days before the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan opened its Tōkaidō Shinkansen, a high-speed rail line connecting Tokyo with Osaka. Shinkansen bullet trains showcased the high quality of Japanese railway technology ...

Energy & Green Tech

Solar cells as part of the house façades of the future

Solar panels with different colors can be integrated in the façades of buildings and become an aesthetically exciting part of the architecture. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is collaborating with façade contractor ...

Engineering

Sandblasting with light

Sandblasting—that was yesterday. Laser beams can now clean and structure surfaces more precisely and cost-effectively and in more environmentally friendly ways than conventional systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Material ...

Energy & Green Tech

Could cargo bike deliveries help green e-commerce?

As the world moves toward decarbonization, every option for slashing humanity's carbon footprint must be on the table. As it stands, transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with the ...

Business

US regulators clear Boeing to resume 787 deliveries

After more than a year, aviation giant Boeing will be allowed to resume deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft "in the coming days," after the company made changes to its manufacturing process, US air safety regulators ...

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