Energy & Green Tech

Electrifying homes to slow climate change: 4 essential reads

The latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that to avoid massive losses and damage from global warming, nations must act quickly to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is that ...

Other

New approach to scanning objects of illumination

Scientists from Nara Institute of Science and Technology created a new approach to compensate for variations in illumination while scanning cathedral stained-glass windows. This work may be applied to other objects of cultural ...

Energy & Green Tech

Our next renewable energy source could be an artificial leaf

LSU researchers are exploring new ways to use the oldest energy source on our planet—sunlight—to create truly green energy on demand. You've already heard of solar cells and solar panels, but David Vinyard, assistant ...

Energy & Green Tech

Passive solar could furnish a third of home heating needs

Skylights are an aesthetically pleasing design choice, but they're also an underappreciated source of sustainable heat energy for buildings, according to a new study from UO researchers.

Software

A new dataset for better augmented and mixed reality

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have released OpenRooms, an new, open source dataset with tools that will help users manipulate objects, materials, lighting and other properties in indoor 3D ...

Energy & Green Tech

Invention lets rotting veggies make a greener world

For generations, kids have been coaxed into finishing their vegetables after their parents sternly advised them that it is not nice to waste food when people are starving elsewhere in the world. But someday soon, kids may ...

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