Automotive

US opens probe of 4 automakers over California emissions pact

The US Department of Justice is probing California's agreement with four automakers on fuel efficiency standards, automakers said Friday, while the Trump administration called on the state to spike the mileage plan.

Energy & Green Tech

Energizing buildings

A solar façade developed at ETH Zurich combines electricity production with intelligent shading to achieve optimal energy balance.

Energy & Green Tech

Highly efficient solar cells thanks to solid foundation

The sun is an inexhaustible and sustainable source of energy. Hence, photovoltaics is gaining importance in German energy production. Among promising materials for solar cells—with a high efficiency and low production costs—are ...

Engineering

Fast, efficient and durable artificial synapse developed

The brain's capacity for simultaneously learning and memorizing large amounts of information while requiring little energy has inspired an entire field to pursue brain-like – or neuromorphic – computers. Researchers at ...

Engineering

Boosting the 'brains' of computers with less wasted energy

Many internal components used in today's computers reach temperatures that are hot enough to cook a Thanksgiving meal. The heat produced by the computations can easily burn human skin and tissue – and much of the heat is ...

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