Photovoltaics could cool our homes with the power of the sun

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The International Energy Agency has dubbed increased global cooling demand as one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate. A new study titled “Meeting Increased Global Cooling Demand with Photovoltaics during the 21st Century” yields critical new insight to a fundamental question: What is the required photovoltaic […]

Big Tech's 'nemesis' in EU gets new term—and more power

[ad_1] European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager talks to journalists outside of the EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. The incoming president of the European Union’s powerful executive arm nominated Denmark’s Margrethe Vestager to the position of EU Commissioner for a Europe Fit For the Digital Age. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) The European Union’s […]

China data centres set to consume more power than Australia: report

[ad_1] While China leads the world in renewable energy capacity, data centres in the country remain dependent on coal China’s data centres –- the backbone of the country’s fast-growing digital economy—are on track to guzzle more electricity by 2023 than all of Australia last year, said a Greenpeace report published Monday. While China leads the […]

Deal: The Linux Power User bundle is just $19 today

[ad_1] Linux is the most widely used open-source operating system in the world, especially in the tech industry. If you’d like to become one of the gurus in this platform, today’s deal is your launchpad. The popular Linux Power User Bundle is on offer today for only $19. If you’ve got the will to learn, it […]

Microsoft releases its first preview of Power Toys for Windows 10

[ad_1] The original set of utilities was useful for classic tasks like making CDs autoplay or bringing registry settings to the Control Panel via TweakUI. In its initial release, the Windows 10 Power Toys set includes a Windows key shortcut guide, as well as “FancyZones,” which lets you set up predetermined targets to drag applications […]

Researcher studies power consumption of cloud infrastructures

[ad_1] Credit: Victorgrigas/Wikideia/ CC BY-SA 3.0 In his doctoral dissertation at Umeå University, Jakub Krzywda has developed models and algorithms to control tradeoffs between the power consumption of cloud infrastructures and performance of hosted applications to enable safe and efficient operation under a limited power budget. Cloud computing infrastructure, which keeps the majority of internet […]

Creating batteries to power air travel

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research have created new computer models to predict the life and performance of batteries that could power some passenger airplanes—a step forward for cleaner, more efficient air travel. The models show that adding lithium-ion batteries to a regional airplane could reduce […]

The 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid delivers towing power and 500 miles per tank

[ad_1] With rear-wheel drive, the Hybrid Explorer will deliver 27 miles per gallon in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg combined. All-wheel drive will fetch you 23 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg combined. For long road trips, the Hybrid Explorer definitely delivers. The rear-wheel […]

Moto G8 or G8 Plus tipped to offer solid power boost, triple cameras

[ad_1] The Motorola Moto G7 and G7 Plus are two of the better budget phones in the U.S. right now, offering a dual-camera setup and solid if unspectacular chipsets. Now, XDA-Developers may have obtained key specs for a Moto G8 series device via a source. The outlet isn’t sure if the specs are related to […]

Gallium oxide power transistors with record values

[ad_1] Gallium oxide chip with transistor structures and for measurement purposes, processed at FBH via projection lithography. Credit: FBH/ The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) has achieved a breakthrough with transistors based on gallium oxide (ß-Ga2O3). The newly developed ß-Ga2O3-MOSFETs (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor) provide a high breakdown voltage combined with high current conductivity. Powerful electronic components are indispensable […]