PV Windows Unlock Goal Of Increased Energy Efficiency Of Skyscrapers

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:00:07 +0000

According to a PV Windows study conducted by experts at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), skyscrapers dominate metropolitan skylines, yet even enormous glass-walled structures can be made more energy-efficient by the inclusion of thermally efficient photovoltaic (PV) windows. Their research, which was published in the journal One Earth, presents guidelines for building design that […]

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New Measurements Quantifying Qudits Provide Glimpse Of Quantum Future

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:00:53 +0000

Using existing experimental and computational resources, a multi-institutional team has developed an effective method for measuring high-dimensional qudits encoded in quantum frequency combs, which are a type of photon source, on a single optical chip. Although the word “qudit” might look like a typo, this lesser-known cousin of the qubit, or quantum bit, can carry […]

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Johns Hopkins: 1st Global Estimates for Road Transportation GHG Leveraging AI & Satellite Images

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 11:10:19 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the transportation sector accounts for approximately 27% of all greenhouse gas emissions annually in the United States, and emissions from road transportation — driven by carbon-creating internal combustion vehicles — account for a large majority of that. For years, researchers have tried to measure these emissions more closely, but […]

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Deep Learning Underlies Geographic Dataset Used in Hurricane Response

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 04:43:27 +0000

As Hurricane Fiona made landfall as a Category 1 storm in Puerto Rico on Sept. 18, 2022, some areas of the island were inundated with nearly 30 inches of rain, and power to hundreds of thousands of homes was knocked out. Only 10 days later, Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm and one of the […]

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Permanent Standard Time Could Save Lives, Explained By A Sleep Expert

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 04:17:10 +0000

Every year, it is spring forward in the spring and it is fall back in the fall in the U.S., which then starts the bi-annual debate over whether the U.S. should pick one time and stick to it. The transition from standard time to daylight saving time is not only annoying to some people, but […]

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Natel Energy “Restoration Hydro” Improves Aquatic Biodiversity

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 17:30:24 +0000

Restoration HydroOne of the world’s biggest sources of renewable energy is hydropower, which generates around 16% of the global electricity supply. As the world looks to meet net-zero targets, hydropower is slated to play a key role in combating climate change. Just 37% of the world’s 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing — without any human-made dams, […]

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Scientists Develop New Algorithm That May Provide Insights Into Battery Corrosion

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 04:23:31 +0000

Argonne researchers have created an automatic technique that can fill in gaps in X-ray data. Putting together a jigsaw puzzle is a great activity for a rainy Sunday afternoon. But the somewhat more difficult process of quickly assembling 3D scientific jigsaw puzzles — atomic structures of different materials — has recently gotten a lot easier, […]

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