IBM 2nm chip breakthrough claims more power with less energy

Next-gen processor tech gives more performance with less energy use, IBM claims......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcMay 6th, 2021

Eco-friendly technology to produce energy from textile waste

A team of scientists from Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Energy Institute proposed a method to convert lint-microfibers found in clothes dryers into energy. They not only constructed a pilot pyrolysis plant but also developed a mathem.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 10 min. ago

French Companies Admit Problems at Nuclear Plant in China

Unusual activity at a nuclear power reactor in China has drawn international attention, as two French companies involved in the plant acknowledged problems on Monday but said they could be handled safely. From a report: The companies were responding.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 43 min. ago

The evolution of good taste

Does evolution explain why we can't resist a salty chip? Researchers at NC State University found that differences between the elemental composition of foods and the elemental needs of animals can explain the development of pleasing tastes like salty.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

When sharks need a power nap, they go surfing

Surf's up! Gray reef sharks can't hang ten, but they're still pretty rad surfers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

Near-field routing of hyperbolic metamaterials

Near-field light is invisible light at the subwavelength scale. Harnessed for a variety of practical applications, such as wireless power transfer, near-field light has an increasingly significant role in the development of miniature on-chip photonic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 10 min. ago

Generark HomePower 2 emergency backup generator can charge EVs and much more

Don't settle for backup power that can't handle most of life's appliances and devices. This power tower can recharge anything......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 11 min. ago

Chip shortages lead to more counterfeit chips and devices

Industry analysts recommend businesses take extra care with the supply chain. Enlarge / This pair of FT232RL USB to serial UARTs looks quite similar—but the one on the right is a counterfeit based on a mask-programmable microcontroller and onl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 43 min. ago

Durable goods drive two-thirds of global households" final energy footprints

Everyone knows that disposable products are bad for the environment. But are durable goods that much better?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 10 min. ago

How is the Western U.S. drought impacting the power grid?

The western United States is currently experiencing severe drought, particularly in California and the Southwest. As of June 10, 88.5% of the West was in moderate to exceptional drought, compared to 42.17% at the same time last year......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 10 min. ago

Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station review: Almost unlimited power

Who needs a gas powered generator when the Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station uses sun power......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 11 min. ago

Are Transcontinental, Submarine Supergrids the Future of Energy?

Bloomberg Businessweek reports on "renewed interest in cables that can power consumers in one country with electricity generated hundreds, even thousands, of miles away in another" and possibly even transcontinental, submarine electricity superhighwa.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Potential Sites For UK"s First Prototype Fusion Power Plant Identified

A total of 15 potential sites are in the running to host the UK's first prototype fusion power plant. The BBC reports: Fusion is seen as a potential source of almost limitless clean energy but is currently only used in experiments. An open call for s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Amazon Will Pay $62 Million Over Deceptive Delivery Tips Claims

Amazon will pay almost $62 million to settle allegations by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it avoided handing over the full pay and tips it promised to delivery drivers, according to the agency. From a report: The company is giving back the a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Citizen scientists discover two gaseous planets around a bright, sun-like star

At night, seven-year-old Miguel likes talking to his father Cesar Rubio about planets and stars. "I try to nurture that," says Rubio, a machinist in Pomona, California, who makes parts for mining and power generation equipment......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

New ion-conducting membrane improves alkaline-zinc iron flow batteries

Alkaline zinc-iron flow batteries (AZIFB) are suitable for stationary energy storage applications due to advantages of high open-cell voltage, low cost, and environmental friendliness. However, they suffer from zinc dendrite accumulation and relative.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Machine learning aids in materials design

A long-held goal by chemists across many industries, including energy, pharmaceuticals, energetics, food additives and organic semiconductors, is to imagine the chemical structure of a new molecule and be able to predict how it will function for a de.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

GaAs IC firms gearing up for smartphone PA shipment pick-up

GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are gearing up for a seasonal pick-up in shipments for power amplifiers and other RF componen.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Highlights of the day: Tight supply for Intel new CPUs

Intel has announced two new Tiger Lake-U Refresh processors at Computex 2021, but tight supply of the latest CPUs is undermining notebook vendors' plans of launching devices using the new offersings from the US chip giant. In China, LCD panel maker B.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

OtterBox"s new battery pack keeps your Xbox controller synced while you hot-swap dead cells

The problem is that when your juice is depleted or you remove the Xbox controller's batteries (AA or rechargeable third-party power pack), the controller loses connection with the console. It's unavoidable—or is it?.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Machine learning model doubles accuracy of global landslide "nowcasts"

Every year, landslides—the movement of rock, soil, and debris down a slope—cause thousands of deaths, billions of dollars in damages, and disruptions to roads and power lines. Because terrain, characteristics of the rocks and soil, weather, and c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021