Searching for signs of alien technologies

Physics World

In this episode of the Physics World Stories podcast astronomers discuss the search for signs of extraterrestrial technologies. The post Searching for signs of alien technologies appeared first on Physics World.

Siemens Tests LOHC Technology For Hydrogen Trains

Environmental Leader

In its latest move to advance hydrogen trains, Siemens Mobility will begin testing liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology (LOHC) technology in partnership with Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy.

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Scanning the cosmos for signs of alien technology

Physics World

While neither idea was ever implemented, both were examples of a “technosignature” or a “technomarker” – a tell-tale indication of past or present technological activity, pointing out the existence of an advanced planetary civilization.

Las Vegas to use Digital Twin Technology to Fight Emissions

Environmental Leader

Las Vegas will begin using digital twin technology to help the city reduce its carbon footprint. The post Las Vegas to use Digital Twin Technology to Fight Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Apple's New Child Safety Technology Might Harm More Kids Than It Helps

Scientific American

Behavior TechnologyFeatures designed to guard against sexual abuse carry the potential for unintended consequences. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

The Technology to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emissions Isn't Ready for Prime Time, but.

Scientific American

Climate Change Technology…It’s already under development in research labs. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Surmounting supercooling to improve heat storage technologies

Physics World

If achieved, these systems could be applied to technologies including solar energy and heat recovery systems for buildings. The post Surmounting supercooling to improve heat storage technologies appeared first on Physics World.

Nth Cycle receives grant for electro-extraction technology commercialization

Environmental News Bits

Nth Cycle, a metal processing and recycling technology company based in Boston, has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) through its InnovateMass program. Read the full story at Recycling Today.

Las Vegas to use Digital Twin Technology to Fight Emissions

Environmental Leader

Las Vegas will begin using digital twin technology to help the city reduce its carbon footprint. The post Las Vegas to use Digital Twin Technology to Fight Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Magic smartphone trees: technology for a circular economy

Physics World

The authors draw on the full spectrum of fields within science and engineering to explore how current and future technologies could transform all aspects of production. The post Magic smartphone trees: technology for a circular economy appeared first on Physics World.

Artificial intelligence technologies can reinforce inequalities

Physics World

Computer technologies are often viewed as inanimate tools for improving our lives. But the technology itself has always been considered to be free from human biases. The post Artificial intelligence technologies can reinforce inequalities appeared first on Physics World.

Can low-income countries leapfrog to clean energy technologies?

New Scientist

As energy access improves in low-income countries, there is an opportunity to go straight to clean technologies, says Jim Watson

An Interview about Row Crop Machinery Technology

JANZEN AG

Our focus here will be technology commonly found in row crop machinery, such as combines, tractors, and planters. Do you have a sense for whether this trend has been driven more top-down by OEMs introducing new technology, or bottom-up by user demand?

Dow Commits to Develop Cracking Technology Powered by Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

Dow’s ESG report states that, in 2020, the company initiated a joint development agreement with Shell to develop electrified cracking technology that could be powered by clean energy.

The mRNA technology behind covid-19 vaccines can transform medicine

New Scientist

The success of coronavirus vaccines has been a rare bright spot in the devastation of the pandemic, and the mRNA technology behind some of them offers a way to revolutionise how we treat many illnesses

Ambri Gets $144M Funding For Long Duration Battery Technology

Environmental Leader

The post Ambri Gets $144M Funding For Long Duration Battery Technology appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Ambri Inc.,

High-power wireless vehicle charging technology licensed by HEVO

Environmental News Bits

Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its wireless charging technology for electric vehicles to Brooklyn-based HEVO. Read the full story from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The U.S. The system provides the world’s highest power levels in the smallest package and could one day enable electric vehicles to be charged as they are… Read more → EVs

Siemens Tests LOHC Technology For Hydrogen Trains

Environmental Leader

In its latest move to advance hydrogen trains, Siemens Mobility will begin testing liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology (LOHC) technology in partnership with Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy.

Ford, VW, Tesla Lean In To LFP Battery Technology For EVs

Environmental Leader

The post Ford, VW, Tesla Lean In To LFP Battery Technology For EVs appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

DOE announces $54 million to increase energy efficiency in microelectronics technologies

Environmental News Bits

Microelectronics are critical to nearly all modern technology, including smartphones, medical equipment, power plant and electricity grids, and automobiles. The U.S.

Nomura To Identify Sustainability Bonds Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) Technology

Environmental Leader

Nomura, a global financial services group, has begun research to determine sustainability bonds — based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — using natural language processing (NLP) technology in collaboration with Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

California Energy Commission Awards $3 Million Toward Solar Technology for Commercial Buildings

Environmental Leader

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $3 million grant toward a technology that transforms commercial windows into solar panels. .

Ultra-magnetostrictive material shows promise for beyond-CMOS technologies

Physics World

Researchers are thus looking for alternative technologies. Unlike conventional CMOS technology, these switching devices wouldn’t require a steady supply of electricity, so they should require much less energy to operate.

DNV Report: 10 Technologies Shaping The Energy Transition Next 5 Years

Environmental Leader

The 72-page DNV Technology Progress Report, a supplement to DNV’s ongoing Energy Transition Outlook, covers ten key technologies seen as critical to decarbonization goals during the next five years.

Dow Commits to Develop Cracking Technology Powered by Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

Dow’s ESG report states that, in 2020, the company initiated a joint development agreement with Shell to develop electrified cracking technology that could be powered by clean energy.

New technology identifies sources of ocean plastic

Successful Green

A Norwegian app will soon be able to identify where the... The post New technology identifies sources of ocean plastic appeared first on successful GREEN.

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A comprehensive compendium of bioimaging and microscopy technologies

Physics World

Imaging technologies play a vital role in the advancement of life sciences. The book is divided into two volumes: volume 1 focuses on ex vivo biological imaging and microscopy, while volume 2 examines in vivo imaging, multimodality techniques and emerging technologies.

Technology Keeps Conservation Going Amid the Pandemic

HumanNature

While the pandemic has impacted my own research and those of my colleagues, the conservation community has been able to adapt quickly with new technologies to keep long-term monitoring and conservation activities alive.

Chief Editor of Nanodevices receives 2021 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists for pioneering memristive technology

Frontier Sin

The award recognizes Prof Prodomakis’ contribution to memristive technology and viable applications in the electronics industry. His technology is based on electronic components that can ‘remember’ the amount of charge that has passed through it.

The Science Behind BreezoMeter’s Advanced Pollen Forecasting Technology

Breezometer

If you like our unique approach to air quality, I think you’ll also find our AI-driven daily pollen forecasting technology interesting!

Inside the race to scale up CO2 capture technology and hit net zero

New Scientist

“Negative emissions” technologies involve sucking CO? out of the atmosphere. They are essential to net-zero climate plans – but does anyone know how to make them work

Paddle board is made from old wind turbine blades, quantum technology for sustainability

Physics World

Staying on the theme of sustainability, the folks at The Quantum Daily and Oxford Instruments have put together a nice video (see below) that looks at how quantum technologies could help in the fight against climate change.

The technology to reach net zero carbon emissions isn’t ready for prime time, but …

Environmental News Bits

climate envoy John Kerry recently stated that in order to reach net zero emission goals by 2045, we’ll “need technologies we don’t yet have.” It’s true that battling climate change requires innovative, technologically driven ideas that can be tested, replicated and scaled, at warp speed.… Read the full story in Scientific American. Well, he’s half right.

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

Environmental News Bits

by Kerry Rippy (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050.

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

Environmental News Bits

by Kerry Rippy (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050.

Quantum science and technology careers beckon, sneak preview of Physics World’s Quantum Week

Physics World

Quantum science and technology is growing by leaps and bounds as more physicists choose careers in quantum physics and new companies spring up to develop quantum processors and other devices.

New technology for artisanal gold miners and the pros and cons of blockchain

Physics World

He explains how the Canada-based organization is developing and promoting technologies designed to improve the lives of subsistence gold miners, who are responsible for at least 20% of annual gold production worldwide.

Scientists Create Open Source Technology to Track Plastic Pollution

Yale E360

Using GPS and satellite tags inside plastic bottles, scientists have found that plastic pollution can travel thousands of miles in just a few months. Their project, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE , tracked one bottle over 1,768 miles in 94 days. Read more on E360

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Beware of disease-carrying aerosols in toilets, ‘technology-packed tank top’ launched into space

Physics World

How about a “technology-packed tank top” – which the Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques models in this photo? The Bio-Monitor shirt was created for the Canadian Space Agency by Montreal-based Carré Technologies , which produces wearable sensors.

Solar Trees Marketplace honors nature, technology and Chinese culture

Inhabitant

Architecture takes all forms, representing culture, history, function and innovation. Some structures incorporate them all, like the in-process Solar Trees Marketplace currently under construction in the Minhang district, not far from Shanghai, China