Which energy strategy to employ in order to reach the 2050 goal

Researchers from Aarhus University have modelled the decarbonisation of the sector-coupled European energy system using very high-resolution data. The results are clear: To reach climate-neutrality by 2050 we need solar energy. And lots of it. What’s the cheapest, easiest way to honour the Paris Agreement of limiting the global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius? A Read more about Which energy strategy to employ in order to reach the 2050 goal[…]

A new approach to hydrogen production

Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air. The findings of the international research team based at the University of Bristol and Harbin Institute of Technology in China, are published today in Nature Communications. Normally, algal cells fix carbon dioxide and produce oxygen by photosynthesis. Read more about A new approach to hydrogen production[…]

Microrobots will one day revolutionise the field of medicine

Robots so tiny that they can manoeuvre through our blood vessels and deliver medications to certain points in the body – researchers have been pursuing this goal for years. Now, scientists at ETH Zurich have succeeded for the first time in building such “micromachines” out of metal and plastic, in which these two materials are Read more about Microrobots will one day revolutionise the field of medicine[…]

Quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence

To just solve a puzzle or play a game, artificial intelligence can require software running on thousands of computers. That could be the energy that three nuclear plants produce in one hour. A team of engineers has created hardware that can learn skills using a type of AI that currently runs on software platforms. Sharing intelligence features Read more about Quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence[…]