Posted: 21 Aug 2014 09:00 AM PDT
Silvija Grade?ak has big intentions for small ingredients. The associate professor of materials science and engineering focuses on energy-conversion and light-harvesting through the use of nanomaterials. It’s at these microscopic scales that she can customize components, meld parts, and create new materials.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 08:00 AM PDT
Combined Heat and Power, also called cogeneration, generates both electricity and useful heat from the same fuel source. CHP typically involves dedicated equipment to generate electricity, followed by recovery of exhaust/waste heat for use in industrial processes, space heating, or water heating.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 07:00 AM PDT
Regulators in New York are about to make one of the most important changes to the modern electric grid. But is it enough? As part of the state Public Service Commission’s ongoing effort to reform the electricity system, distribution utilities may soon be turned into Distribution System Platform Providers.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 06:00 AM PDT
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 05:00 AM PDT
A new ‘zeitgeist’ is increasingly taking hold in growing pockets of society, politics and the business world. All indications point to one direction – towards the concept of ‘sustainability’ dominating human behavior and thinking in the twenty-first century.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 01:00 AM PDT
Most of us are concerned about how climate change will affect our corners of the world, but we need to be thinking about our most vital natural resources: tropical forests. Tropical and subtropical forests are the most biodiverse areas on the planet, and they even give us most of the oxygen we breathe.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 09:00 AM PDT
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