Energy & Green Tech

Model for solar awnings to recharge vehicles

The number of people who own electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing, but they face a conundrum: Unlike those who own gasoline-burning cars, EV owners can't just pop down to the corner gas station for a fill-up. Particularly ...

Engineering

Reducing embodied carbon in steel-framed buildings

Over the last ten years, global demand for concrete has grown three-fold and for steel two-fold. Both are responsible for approximately 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), 75% of which is associated with buildings ...

Security

Why untraceable cryptocurrencies are here to stay

According to a new study from Copenhagen Business School, on the role of privacy and decentralization in the cryptocurrency community, developers are creating cryptocurrencies in such a way that regulatory oversight will ...

Engineering

New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants

Thanks to a new system developed at EPFL, building owners can detect the number of occupants and track their movement using sensors installed on floor slabs. This novel approach could be particularly useful for enhancing ...

Energy & Green Tech

Hydrogen and nanomaterials may transform energy industry

Hydrogen as a zero-carbon energy carrier has the potential to fundamentally transform the global energy landscape—but the production must benefit the environment, according to experts at Rice University's Baker Institute ...

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