Do We Really Need New Technology to Fight Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists

I was invited to speak at a panel discussion last Wednesday as part of The Economist ’s annual Sustainability Week, titled “What technologies are needed to avert a climate disaster?” True to the theme, I was asked about which technological innovations would be necessary to save our planet.

Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

Dell Technologies committed to reducing emissions from assets it owned and controlled by 40% by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. The post Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions

Environmental Leader

Dell Technologies committed to reducing emissions from assets it owned and controlled by 40% by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. The post Dell Technology’s Path to Reducing Energy Intensity and Carbon Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

The laser physicist unlocking navigation technology

Physics World

We owe this convenient technology to global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) – such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), Galileo and BeiDou – which regularly broadcast radio-waves from their orbits around the Earth.

Clean technology in manufacturing

Environmental News Bits

Recently, PLANT held a roundtable looking at the adoption of clean technology in the manufacturing space, focusing on how manufacturers can be more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. This included a look at using renewable energy, how plants are becoming carbon neutral, and what companies are doing to … Continue reading Clean technology in manufacturing. Read the full story at PLANT.

Bridging the knowledge gap on AI and machine-learning technologies

Physics World

Robert’s position acknowledges that AI and machine-learning technologies are already pervasive within today’s radiotherapy workflow, with applications spanning synthetic image generation, autocontouring, accelerated dosimetry, automated patient QA and real-time plan adjustment, among others.

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.

'Momentum Computing' Pushes Technology's Thermodynamic Limits

Scientific American

Space & Physics Technology ComputingOverheating is a major problem for today’s computers, but those of tomorrow might stay cool by circumventing a canonical boundary on information processing. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Supply Chain Technology Platforms Receive Financial Investments

Environmental Leader

Investment in supply chain technology companies is increasing and two businesses with artificial intelligence platforms announced this week they received funding to help grow their products.

Technology Industry Playing a Bigger Role in ESG Advances

Environment + Energy Leader

As ESG concerns prevail across industries, Jefferies takes a look specifically at what is seen as important across technology fields. The post Technology Industry Playing a Bigger Role in ESG Advances appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Quantum science & technology: Highlights of 2021

Physics World

Last month, Physics World reported on a campaign to make 2025 the official UN International Year of Quantum Science and Technology. The post Quantum science & technology: Highlights of 2021 appeared first on Physics World.

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GM Ventures Earmarks $10 Million for Wind Energy Technology

Environment + Energy Leader

GM Ventures (GMV) is helping fund the development and commercialization of wind catching technology with a $10 million Series A investment into Wind Catching Systems AS (WCS), the developer of floating offshore wind technology.

Researchers exploit astronomy technology for biomedical imaging

Physics World

To achieve this, biomedical researchers in Japan have teamed up with their colleagues in astronomy to adapt technology used in space observations for biomedical research. The post Researchers exploit astronomy technology for biomedical imaging appeared first on Physics World.

New technology harnesses atmospheric water in deserts

Inhabitant

New technology in development by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin could help harvest drinking water from the atmosphere even in the driest climates. A low-cost gel film that can pull sufficient water for drinking from the atmosphere within a short time is in development

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.

Optical–ultrasound technology boosts thyroid cancer screening

Physics World

This innovative technology, developed by scientists in the LUCA consortium and coordinated by the Institute of Photonic Sciences ( ICFO ) in Barcelona, aims to provide enhanced information during thyroid screening, resulting in better diagnosis and improved patient care.

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.

New 3D printing technology uses soundwaves

Inhabitant

In the mind-blowing science department, a new 3D printing technology will use soundwaves to produce new objects. Scientists at Concordia University in Montreal describe what they’re calling direct sound printing (DSP) in a paper published in April in Nature Communications

Technology to absorb CO? at power plants is promising

Environmental News Bits

by Lisa Sheppard, Prairie Research Institute Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) researchers have given the thumbs up to an innovative biphasic solvent system for its efficiency and effectiveness in absorbing CO? Department of … Continue reading Technology to absorb CO?

2022 Emerging Water Technology Symposium

Environmental News Bits

May 10-11, 2022, San Antonio, TXVisit the conference website for more information The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC), will convene the seventh biennial Emerging Water Technology… Read more → Calls for Papers/Presentations Events Wastewater Water

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2021

Scientific American

Features Technology EngineeringInnovations to help tackle societal challenges—especially climate change. -- 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.

Why quantum sensors are the ‘stepchild’ of quantum technologies

Physics World

If you want to look savvy and intelligent during a discussion about commercializing quantum technologies, here’s a tip: mention quantum sensors. Plenty, says Henning Soller , a partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and the leader of the firm’s Technology Institute. “It

Vacuum technology for mimicking cosmic-dust formation in dying stars

Physics World

Albeit its importance, much remains unknown on the cosmic-dust formation processes, and high- and ultra-high-vacuum technologies may provide an excellent workbench for these studies. The post Vacuum technology for mimicking cosmic-dust formation in dying stars appeared first on Physics World.

How the technology we create changes us

Physics World

Science and technology do not exist in a vacuum, and Ramirez fully explores this. The post How the technology we create changes us appeared first on Physics World.

Elena Ibanez – From chemical engineering to food science and technology 

Frontier Sin

Her work focuses on food engineering and food technology of new functional foods for human health. For Elena, her motivation came from working in a food and technology institute. Food technology – are we at a turning point? Author: Leticia Nani Silva.

New technology to make edible cement from food waste

Inhabitant

Researchers at Tokyo University have developed a new technology that can turn any type of food waste into edible cement for construction use, with a tensile strength quadruple that of ordinary concrete

Quantum 2.0: the cusp of a technology revolution

Physics World

technology – things like lasers and the transistors inside microchips. technology revolution, which taps into phenomena such as superposition and entanglement. the cusp of a technology revolution appeared first on Physics World. For several decades we have lived with “quantum 1.0”

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.

How a shadow price on water could prime innovative technologies

Environmental News Bits

How can stakeholders, in particular the private sector, contribute to scaling innovative water technologies and catalyze other stakeholders to accelerate changes in public policy to adapt to 21st-century water realities? We propose the increased adoption of shadow pricing (the price of water plus consideration of risks, costs for energy … Continue reading How a shadow price on water could prime innovative technologies. Read the full story in GreenBiz.

Technology Industry Playing a Bigger Role in ESG Advances

Environment + Energy Leader

As ESG concerns prevail across industries, Jefferies takes a look specifically at what is seen as important across technology fields. The post Technology Industry Playing a Bigger Role in ESG Advances appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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.

What you need to know before investing in quantum technology

Physics World

Quantum science and technology is a hot ticket today, with governments, major tech companies and financiers around the world pouring money into research and development. Instead, he quotes a quantum researcher at Google who says, “It’s our technology against nature.”.

Organizations Need to Invest in IoT Technologies to Remain Competitive, Study Shows

Environment + Energy Leader

But while the vast majority (92%) agree that they need to invest in IoT technologies in order to remain competitive, IT complexity and proven ROI are creating challenges. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a top IT priority for global organizations for the next 12 months.

mRNA vaccine technology has helped repair broken hearts in mice

New Scientist

The mRNA technology used in some coronavirus vaccines is expected to have many other uses, including temporarily reprogramming heart cells to remove scarring

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.

DHL Is Adopting This Innovative Technology To Reduce Its Carbon Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

The technology is expected to reduce each vehicle’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,000 pounds annually and lower both fuel and maintenance costs. The post DHL Is Adopting This Innovative Technology To Reduce Its Carbon Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

How the Netherlands is forging ahead in quantum technologies

Physics World

In 2013 – as head of strategy at the ministry – I visited the University of Technology in Delft to hear about their plans to start a quantum institute. That’s why we think the Netherlands can have a world-leading role in quantum technology over the next decade.

Electric Vehicles Increasingly Beneficial to Commercial Buildings as Technology Advances, Use Grows

Environmental Leader

While technology advancing and electric vehicles increasingly being adapted, there is growing opportunity for them to benefit the electrical grid in vehicle-to-grid services.

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.

Solar Energy Technologies Office Photovoltaics End-of-Life Action Plan

Environmental News Bits

Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) aims to reduce the environmental impacts of solar energy. Actions taken now will improve the likelihood that supporting technologies will be developed to handle … Continue reading Solar Energy Technologies Office Photovoltaics End-of-Life Action Plan. Download the document. The U.S.

Montreal building melds design with sustainable technology

Inhabitant

The Ilot Balmoral is a 13-story mixed-use office building commissioned by the Societe d’Habitation de Montreal (SHDM). It lights up the Quartier des Spectacles in Downtown Montreal's creative district as one of the final major developments in the area

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.