Energy & Green Tech

Scientists develop energy-saving 'liquid window'

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a liquid window panel that can simultaneously block the sun to regulate solar transmission, while trapping thermal heat that can ...

Energy & Green Tech

The influence of social norms and behaviour on energy use

People tend to conform to what others do and what others regard as right. Do these two social norms influence electric energy consumption? In the prestigious journal Nature Energy, a team of Italian scientists have identified, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Powering toward a zero-carbon energy system

Can tomorrow's energy supply be freed of CO2 Fraunhofer researchers want to answer that question with a consortium of partners in ZO.RRO, a joint project underway in the German state of Thuringia. They are developing a complex ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Radiative cooler that cools down even under sunlight

Now that autumn is upon us, there is a large temperature gap between day and night. This is due to the temperature inversion caused by radiative cooling on the Earth's surface. Heat from the sun during the day causes its ...

Energy & Green Tech

Open source for a global 'energiewende'

Computer models are essential for achieving energy turnaround also known as "Energiewende". Simulations can help in the planning of capacities for generating, transporting, and storing energy, taking into account dynamic ...

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