Energy & Green Tech

Turning hazelnut shells into potential renewable energy source

Biomass is attracting growing interest from researchers as a source of renewable, sustainable, and clean energy. It can be converted into bio-oil by thermochemical methods, such as gasification, liquefaction, and pyrolysis, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Thermal storage units that repair themselves

In the future, paraffin wax could help to make underground thermal storage units more durable. Such systems are used, for example, to store solar energy over a longer period of time. In a new study, geologists from Martin ...

Consumer & Gadgets

When a watch transforms into full-scale phone

When smartwatches first made their debut as wearables, some tech watchers were not sure of the smartwatch as a viable form factor. Witness Alex Dobie's assessment back in 2016 in Android Central:

Engineering

Tougher, safer bicycle helmets using a new plastic material

As cities worldwide expand their networks of cycling paths and more cyclists take to the streets, the chances of cycling accidents and potential collisions increase as well, underscoring the need for proper cycling safety ...

Energy & Green Tech

Shell unveils green strategy after oil output peak

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell declared Thursday that its oil output is locked in decline after peaking in 2019 as it outlined green plans to switch away from fossil fuels.

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