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Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have designed a new chip that they claim could be up to 10 times more energy-efficient than the current…
Scientists, engineers, and architects at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)  are working on the "City Car," a rechargeable, two-passenger vehicle that promotes socially responsible transportation…
Saturday, 08 March 2008 20:29

Does extended daylight saving time help?

According to a California study conducted in Indiana, extended daylight-savings time (eDST) was supposed to save energy in the United States, but it doesn’t.        
Australia and China have signed a formal international agreement for clean coal research which could result in a massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from…
Thursday, 28 February 2008 20:01

March 1, 1896: Radioactivity discovered by Becquerel

On February 26, 1896, Henri Becquerel stored a photographic plate with uranium salts lying on top of it. He intended to later perform an experiment on…
A committee selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced on February 15, 2008, a list of the most important engineering projects for the…
Monday, 11 February 2008 21:26

U.S. company launches motor-less submarine

interior interior Massachusetts-based Webb Research has successfully tested an unmanned mini-submarine that uses temperature differences in the ocean to power itself.       
Australia's Commonwealth and Industrial research Organization (CSIRO) and Monash University in Melbourne have developed a chemical process that turns common green waste into a stable…
Thursday, 17 January 2008 09:01

CSIRO's UltraBattery to power hybrid cars

The CSIRO has developed a revolutionary 'UltraBattery' for use in hybrid petrol/electrical vehicles that combines supercapacitor and conventional lead acid battery technology into a single…
Wednesday, 16 January 2008 01:45

Apple's green thumb

Having taken some stick for allegedly poor environmental practices (though that was as much about communication as actual performance), Apple has played up the green…



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