Engineering

Can we store the energy from lightning?

Every second of the day, Mother Nature puts on a spectacular show with an average of around 100 lightning bolts striking the Earth's surface.

Software

Creating a long-lasting platform to map the future of energy

As energy costs sky-rocket and industries struggle to survive, EMB3Rs can make a difference. Austria-based researchers reveal how the platform is set to help companies cost-effectively convert waste heat to a valuable revenue ...

Energy & Green Tech

EXPLAINER: Bikes, batteries and blazes spark concern in NYC

A weekend fire that injured over three dozen people—and forced firefighters to use ropes to pluck people from a 20th-story window—is drawing attention to a rising concern in New York City: battery fires that can arise ...

Energy & Green Tech

Clear window coating could cool buildings without using energy

As climate change intensifies summer heat, demand is growing for technologies to cool buildings. Now, researchers report in ACS Energy Letters that they have used advanced computing technology and artificial intelligence ...

Energy & Green Tech

Experts discuss future surplus power storage technologies

If the transition to renewables is to succeed, we will need a viable means of storing surplus heat and electricity. Globe spoke to experts from ETH Zurich about the promising technologies that could help us reach net zero.

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