Energy & Green Tech

Radioactive fuel, contaminated water: the Fukushima clean-up

Eleven years after a devastating tsunami hit Japan's northeast, thousands of workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are involved in the complex and decades-long process of decommissioning the site.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Kirigami cools electronics

Scientists from SANKEN (The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research) at Osaka University, Oita National College of Technology, and Tokyo Polytechnic University demonstrated enhanced passive convective cooling using ...

Energy & Green Tech

Strong sunlight powers passive cooling device

A simple cooling system driven by the capture of passive solar energy could provide low-cost food refrigeration and living space cooling for impoverished communities with no access to the electricity grid. The system, which ...

Energy & Green Tech

How Europe could slash its cooling footprint with chilled water

As climate change warms the world, we increasingly need to find ways to efficiently cool our buildings—whilst also lowering our emissions to attempt to halt the temperature rise as much as possible. Traditional air conditioners ...

Engineering

Using heating systems to provide effective cooling

Climate change is causing a persistent increase in the number of hot summer days. Offices and homes are getting hotter, and the nights bring little respite from the heat. Against this backdrop, a significant increase in new ...

Engineering

Microfiber-based metafabric provides daytime radiative cooling

A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in China has developed a micro-fiber based metafabric that provides wearers with daytime radiative cooling. In their paper published in the journal Science, the ...

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