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Exposure to diesel exhaust particles linked to pneumococcal disease susceptibility

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A new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, shows that exposure to diesel exhaust…
Zeroing in on decarbonization

January 17, 2020

To avoid the most destructive consequences of climate change, the world’s electric energy systems must stop producing carbon…
The new Volkswagen Golf listens to your complaints to make you feel more cosy

January 17, 2020

Cars are very smart nowadays. They keep you in your lane, they perform emergency braking, they tension the…
How Door-to-Departure Flow Management is Transforming Birmingham Airport

January 14, 2020

Birmingham Airport (BHX) has long been recognised as one of the UK’s most punctual and family-friendly travel hubs.…
Clearing the air (inside your car)

January 14, 2020

Did you know that your biggest daily exposure to air pollutants comes while driving your car to work?…
Ridesharing could be integrated in public transportation systems

January 14, 2020

Ridesharing is a relatively modern way of getting around. Various ridesharing companies offer their taxi-like services, helping some…
ORNL researchers have developed a system that stores electricity as thermal energy in underground tanks, allowing homeowners to reduce their electricity purchases during peak periods while helping balance the power grid. Credit: Andy Sproles, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Grid – Below-ground balancing

January 7, 2020

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers created a geothermal energy storage system that could reduce peak electricity demand up…
Why Oil and Gas Companies Rely on Cathodic Protection

December 18, 2019

Corrosion is perhaps the number one hazard associated with oil and gas production and transportation. Nearly every aqueous…
The uncertain role of natural gas in the transition to clean energy

December 17, 2019

MIT study finds that challenges in measuring and mitigating leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, prove pivotal.…
What will electric Volkswagen ID.3 sound like? Why does it make a sound in the first place?

December 13, 2019

One of the advantages of the electric cars is their silence. They are extremely quiet inside, which makes…
UK among countries threatening overseas species through renewable energy demand

December 9, 2019

A new study has shown that the UK is one of the main countries threatening biodiversity loss overseas…
Second act: Used electric vehicle batteries charge up the grid

December 7, 2019

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an innovative control system for repurposed electric vehicle battery packs…
How to safely bring a Christmas tree home without making a mess?

December 7, 2019

It is Christmas time again and it’s great. You can watch Christmas movies all day, shop for presents…
High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

December 6, 2019

Sandia engineers record high energy arcing faults vaporizing electrical equipment. High energy arcing faults are high-power electrical discharges…
New study shows that there are 36,750 different ways to drive

December 5, 2019

Everyone drives differently. There are many driving styles. Some people are very calm and composed on the road,…
Daimler starts offering 3D-printed spare part for their buses

December 4, 2019

If you looked at a bus, you would see that each and every one of them is constructed…
Grid reliability under climate change may require more power generation capacity

December 3, 2019

NSF-funded researchers are using a new modeling approach for infrastructure planning of a long-term electricity grid that considers future…
Breakthrough to Double the Density and Improve the Safety of Lithium-Ion Batteries

December 2, 2019

In a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Joule, Australia’s Deakin University researchers claim to have successfully…
FAA Challenge – Smart Airport Student Competition

November 29, 2019

The FAA is sponsoring the FAA Challenge – Smart Airport Student Competition to recognize students with the ability…
Exposure to air pollutants from power plants varies by race, income and geography

November 28, 2019

Many people take electricity for granted — the power to turn on light with the flip of a…
Understanding how raptors hear may help prevent future wind turbine deaths

November 26, 2019

While wind turbines provide sustainable energy solutions, they also pose a threat — raptors that hunt by day,…
Atmospheric CO2 Levels Reach a New All-Time High yet Again

November 25, 2019

On Monday, 25 November 2019, less than a week before the UN Climate Change Conference, the World Meteorological…
New technology can produce sustainable fuel

November 20, 2019

The Synfuel research project brings together electrolysis and pre-gasification, and can transform biomass and wind energy into ‘green’…
Audi is starting to use an overspray-free painting process – how is it going to help the environment?

November 18, 2019

Painting is a very important part of  car manufacturing process. A poor paint job will leave customers unsatisfied…
Researchers Inspired by How Plants, Bacteria Can Harvest Sunlight Energy

November 14, 2019

Plants and bacteria use antennae and other physical structures to capture sunlight. But how is that sunlight energy…
Biofuel producers make significant gains in efficiency, productivity and conservation, Argonne survey shows

November 11, 2019

Survey results showed that the biofuel industry has made marked efforts to conserve resources, diversify product portfolio, recycle…
New wireless charging coil designs, created and tested by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include a three-phase system that features rotating magnetic fields between layers of coils. The layered coils transfer power in a more uniform way, allowing for an increase in power density. Credit: Jason Pries/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Wireless charging—More power, smaller package

November 6, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers created and tested new wireless charging designs that may double the power density,…
Will lithium-air batteries ever take flight?

November 4, 2019

Amid growing climate concerns, many governments and scientists worldwide are trying to reduce air travel’s environmental impact. Electric…
The World’s Energy Storage Powerhouse

November 1, 2019

Study finds that pumped-storage hydropower offers a low-cost, high-efficiency option for shifting high volumes of energy. Today, nearly…
Researchers have Developed a Proof-of-Concept for a Loss-Free Quantum Battery

October 29, 2019

Researchers from the University of Alberta, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Toronto, have developed a…
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