Engineering

Climate change creates complications for concrete

Pennsylvania drivers know the effects that weather can have on paved roads—potholes, cracks and other pavement woes are a common occurrence. Climate change is accelerating the process, with devastating consequences for ...

Engineering

Why UK railways can't deal with heatwaves—and what might help

The UK's rail service has been hit with widespread train delays and high levels of cancelations during the heatwave. The whole of the east coast line between Edinburgh and London was closed for hours on July 20 because of ...

Engineering

Cooling clay to counter heatwaves without the use of fossil fuels

Air conditioning already accounts for a huge share of the total energy consumption in warm climate countries. It is not just a burden to the environment, but also a financial blow to the pocket. It is an issue which prompted ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers create new zinc-air pouch cells

Zinc-air batteries (ZABs) are among the most promising next-generation battery technologies due to their many advantageous characteristics. Most notably, these batteries have unique half-open structures, a significant theoretical ...

Energy & Green Tech

A cooling system that works without electricity

It looks like a regular roof, but the top of the Packard Electrical Engineering Building at Stanford University has been the setting of many milestones in the development of an innovative cooling technology that could someday ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Panasonic finds comfort paths to drowsiness control

(Tech Xplore)—Panasonic has developed technology to help keep drivers safer from risks of drowsiness at the wheel. Cool air and louder music are engineered as remedies, for example, to keep the driver not only awake but ...

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