Energy & Green Tech

Wind, solar could replace coal power in Texas

Texas can be a model for the nation on how to effectively replace coal with wind and solar for the state's energy needs while meeting environmental goals, according to new research by Rice University engineers. 

Electronics & Semiconductors

New coating is a breakthrough for hydrogen fuel

Photocatalysis using particles in water is a promising technology for generating fuels from sunlight. One major obstacle to producing these solar fuels cheaply and abundantly, though, is that it requires semiconductors that ...

Engineering

World's first 3D-printed steel footbridge unveiled by robot

The bridge, which is over four years in the making and is led by Dutch company MX3D, will be a "living laboratory" in Amsterdam's city center. Using its vast network of installed sensors, Imperial College London researchers ...

Software

Mixed reality gets a machine learning upgrade

Scientists from the Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering at Osaka University employed deep learning artificial intelligence to improve mobile mixed reality generation. They found that occluding objects ...

Engineering

Transistor-integrated cooling for a more powerful chip

Managing the heat generated in electronics is a huge problem, especially with the constant push to reduce the size and pack as many transistors as possible in the same chip. The whole problem is how to manage such high heat ...

Engineering

Software enables 3D printing on space station

If deep space exploration is to become a reality, humans will need to be as self-sufficient as possible. Since ordering supplies from Earth won't be practical, the astronauts will have to fabricate their own components for ...

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