Engineering

New wind field models accurately describe wind gusts

Researchers at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, have developed a new statistical model with which they can describe wind turbulence with considerably greater accuracy than ever before. The team of scientists from the ...

Robotics

Using small drones to measure wind speeds in the polar regions

Drones and similar small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs) have seen a massive surge in popularity over the past few years due to their innovative applications, such as crop monitoring, search and rescue operations, and coast ...

Telecom

USDA announces $759M for high-speed internet in rural areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $759 million in grants and loans to enable rural communities to access high-speed internet, part of the broader $65 billion push for high-speed connectivity from last ...

Energy & Green Tech

Increased spacing of solar panels comes with benefits

Moving rows of solar panels farther apart can increase efficiency and improve economics in certain instances by allowing greater airflow to whisk away some heat, according to a new analysis.

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