Energy & Green Tech

A self-learning algorithm that helps save heating energy

A thermostat that predictively controls the indoor climate and thereby improves energy efficiency and comfort—Empa researchers Felix Bünning and Benjamin Huber came up with this idea while working in Empa's Urban Energy ...

Business

What day is it? UAE works on Friday for first time

Employees and schoolchildren juggled work and studies with weekly Muslim prayers on the first ever working Friday in the United Arab Emirates as the Gulf country formally switched to a Saturday-Sunday weekend.

Security

Energy chief cites risk of cyberattacks crippling power grid

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Sunday called for more public-private cooperation on cyber defenses and said U.S. adversaries already are capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the U.S. power grid.

Security

As COVID cases rose, so did hospital hacks in France

At 2:00 a.m. on a day in early February, the deputy director of the main hospital in the southwestern French town of Dax took an urgent call from a normally unflappable colleague in the IT department.

Business

Deliveroo skids on stock market debut

Deliveroo skidded on its stock market launch Wednesday, with its share price slumping by almost a third in value after the app-driven meals delivery company faced criticism from institutional investors over its treatment ...

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