Technology and Energy

Sponges hold the key to the batteries of the future     – CNET
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A new energy storage device developed by MIT researchers that uses sponge-like structures could outstrip the current carbon-based tech.

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What’s Your Ideal Running Speed to Conserve Energy?
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Clearly running faster uses more energy. But at what speed does a human use the least amount of energy? Here is a model with estimates. The post What’s Your Ideal Running Speed to Conserve Energy? appeared first on WIRED.

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NASA peers through its SpeX: Aha! Jupiter’s globe-warming hotspot
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You can’t get internet there, but Giant Red Spot is clue to ‘energy crisis’ Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may be responsible for stirring an atmospheric hotspot into a frenzy, causing it to be hundreds of degrees warmer than anywhere else on the planet.…

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Tesla’s Done Being an Automaker—It’s Now an Energy Company
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Forget “well to wheels.” Tesla’s talking generation to acceleration. The post Tesla’s Done Being an Automaker—It’s Now an Energy Company appeared first on WIRED.

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Forget Elon’s Batteries—Fix the Grid With a Rock-Filled Train on a Hill
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The Advanced Rail Energy Storage is a 19th century solution for a 21st century problem. The post Forget Elon’s Batteries—Fix the Grid With a Rock-Filled Train on a Hill appeared first on WIRED.

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NIST set to shake up temperature with quantum thermometer
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‘Zero point’ could help tie temperature to fundamental physics A moment with Google will reveal all kinds of cranks offering “free” energy from quantum “zero-point” phenomena, but it’s a real thing with real effects.…

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Intelligent Energy secures $7.5m to develop smartphone fuel cell
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Will coexist with device’s existing battery Fuel cell specialist Intelligent Energy has announced that it has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with “an emerging smartphone OEM” to develop an embedded hydrogen fuel cell for powering smartphones for up to a week.…

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Samsung denies fudging TV energy efficiency tests
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Hot on the heels of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, Samsung faces accusations it makes its products seem more energy efficient under test conditions.

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What big eyes you have! The better to waste energy with, says new study
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A study from Sweden finds that blind cave fish may have lost their eyes as a way to use less energy. Do they make energy drinks for nonhumans?

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