Energy & Green Tech

Inexpensive, carbon-neutral biofuels are finally possible

When it comes to making fuel from plants, the first step has always been the hardest—breaking down the plant matter. A new study finds that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make ...

Robotics

Robots to take 20 mn jobs, worsening inequality: study

Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic output, a new study shows.

Engineering

Exploring tidal range electricity generation for the UK

Tidal range schemes are financially viable and could lower energy bills, say researchers from Lancaster University's School of Engineering and the UK Center for Ecology and Hydrology. They combined a tidal range power generation ...

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