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Self-driving vehicles generate enthusiasm, concerns worldwide

Despite safety concerns about equipment failure, a majority of drivers on three continents have high expectations for autonomous vehicles.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nanomaterial Promises to Reduce Shutdowns of Concentrating Solar Power Plants

Nanomaterial can withstand the high temperatures of concentrating power plants, keeping them online longer

16 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Ampy Wearable Battery Juices Itself Up Via Kinetic Energy

I suppose it is just a matter of time before someone would come up with the idea of actually riding the wearable technology wave, and to work on a battery that will be able to recharge ...

13 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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European grid prepares for massive integration of renewables

Today, the ancient city of Rome welcomed an important new initiative for the large-scale integration of grids and of renewables sources into Europe's energy mix, with nearly 40 leading organisations ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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LED lighting can significantly reduce greenhouse horticulture energy consumption

With the exception of energy consumption, where there is still much to be done, the Dutch are global leaders in greenhouse horticulture. The quality is high, and nowhere else is the use of water ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Uranium-extracting technology for seawater earns research award for grad student

Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago's ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Shipping containers offer safe, affordable housing in Brighton

Britain has a housing problem. According to homeless charity Crisis, the recession, deep cuts to the benefits system, and a comparative lack of new homes being built have all contributed to ...

9 hours ago from Gizmag

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Patents for humanity: Special edition of Technology and Innovation

The current special issue of Technology and Innovation, is devoted to patents that benefit people around the world who live with limited resources, in challenging environments, and are in need ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories

Switching to LED lights in factories not only saves energy, it boosts productivity and increases profits, a new study shows.

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers testing filters to contain radioactive materials

If released in significant quantities, radioactive materials pose a potential threat to people and the environment. Now, new research at Mississippi State University is helping the nuclear industry ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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