Engineering

Wireless system can power devices inside the body

MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Warming world will fry power plant production in coming years

There's no doubt the Earth's temperatures are going up. According to a December report by the World Meteorological Organization, 2020 is on track to be one of the three hottest years on record, already within the warmest ...

Energy & Green Tech

Q&A: California's new electricity-blackout challenge

As if the pandemic and economic recession weren't bad enough, millions of Californians now face recurring threats of abrupt blackouts during a heat wave in the nation's most populous state.

Energy & Green Tech

Plugging into ocean waves with a flexible, seaweed-like generator

Ocean waves can be powerful, containing enough energy to push around sand, pebbles and even boulders during storms. These waves, as well as smaller, more gentle ones, could be tapped as a source of renewable energy. Now, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers scale up ocean wave energy harvester

The world's oceans contain an enormous amount of energy in the form of waves, and researchers are trying to harness that energy for human use. However, most wave power stations today are still in the early stages of development, ...

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