Could the cryptocurrency's huge electricity consumption also sink it?
today • ~7 min
Reducing internal losses could pave the way to low-cost perovskite-based photovoltaics that match silicon cells’ output.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~9 min
Some Texans are receiving eye-popping electric bills after power providers passed on volatile costs to some of their customers – legally.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~7 min
The advance could improve energy efficiency of data centers and lighten the load for electronics-rich vehicles.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~5 min
New research suggests tiny sparks are possible on Mars, and that "future colonists may find a world modified by static electricity in subtle ways."
Feb. 22, 2021 • ~8 min
The Texas electric power market is designed to give energy companies incentive to sell electricity at the lowest possible cost. That focus helps explain why it collapsed during a historic cold wave.
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~9 min
Fabricaide, developed at MIT CSAIL, provides live design feedback to help users reduce leftover material.
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~4 min
Heat waves, droughts and deep freezes can all strain the electric grid, leading utilities to impose rolling blackouts. Climate change is likely to make these events more common.
Feb. 16, 2021 • ~9 min
Unconventional form of ferroelectricity could impact next-generation computing.
Feb. 8, 2021 • ~8 min
Analysis reveals genetic control elements that are linked to hundreds of human traits.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~8 min