Energy & Green Tech

Study provides keys to managing influx of EV batteries

As electric vehicle production revs up across the globe, an inherent consequence will be the mutually growing number of retired lithium-ion batteries that, unlike traditional lead-acid car batteries, are difficult to dispose ...

Energy & Green Tech

Nuclear option: Earth's climate panacea or poison?

For its supporters, nuclear energy is the world's best—perhaps only—hope to avoid catastrophic climate change. Opponents say it is too expensive, too risky and totally unnecessary.

Telecom

Using optical beaming to power a portable 5G base station

Telecommunications company Ericsson has teamed up with a company called PowerLight Technologies to send power through the air to run a 5G base station. Both companies have posted the details on their respective websites.

Energy & Green Tech

Britain runs coal power stations amid energy crisis

Britain, which faces soaring natural gas prices, has been forced to run coal-fired power stations in order to secure energy supplies, electricity generation company Drax said on Thursday.

Automotive

Nuclear-powered submarines explained by a nuclear scientist

The Australian government has just declared an historic defense agreement with the United States and United Kingdom that will see a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines patrol our shores and surrounding waters.

Energy & Green Tech

China blames minor fuel rod damage for nuclear plant issues

A handful of damaged fuel rods is behind a build-up of radioactive gases at a nuclear power station in southern China, authorities said Wednesday, describing the problem as "common" with no need for concern.

Energy & Green Tech

Mini-fuel cell delivers maximum performance

EPFL startup INERGIO has just unveiled a prototype for a lightweight, eco-friendly, high-performance fuel cell that can supply energy in situations where there's no power grid. Its system can be used to run delivery drones, ...

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