Energy & Green Tech

DC smart grids for production plants

Most production plants today are still powered by alternating current. In the long term, however, research teams from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA and Integrated Systems and Device ...

Other

Lawmakers: FAA certification of new planes needs an overhaul

The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps to change how it approves new passenger planes, but lawmakers said they will push ahead with legislation to change the current system that lets aircraft makers including ...

Telecom

System to locate rescue forces in distress

In the event of fires, earthquakes, or in other emergency situations, rescue forces are often called to free persons caught in buildings. These rescue missions are very risky: Dangers are difficult to assess in advance and ...

Energy & Green Tech

Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems

Extreme weather events—such as severe drought, storms, and heat waves—have been forecast to become more commonplace and are already starting to occur. What has been less studied is the impact on energy systems and how ...

Security

How vulnerable is your car to cyberattacks?

The emergence of smart cars has opened the door to limitless possibilities for technology and innovation—but also to threats beyond the car itself. New research from Michigan State University is the first to apply criminal ...

Energy & Green Tech

How do solar panels work?

How do solar panels work? – Nathan, age 5, Melbourne, Australia.