To demonstrate the ability of the Constrained Cyber Communication device to block a cyberattack on the power grid, researchers constructed a 36-foot long mobile substation and connected it to INL’s full-scale Power Grid Test Bed. Credit: Chris Morgan, Idaho National Laboratory Researchers from Idaho National Laboratory and New Mexico-based Visgence […]

Researchers have found a way to reduce earthquakes triggered by wastewater injection following oil and gas processes such as drilling and fracking. Credit: MIT Applied in the field, a new model reduced quakes from oil and gas processes; could help manage seismic events from carbon sequestration. When humans pump large […]

Researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute (Somerville and Seattle, USA) and Earth Track, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, USA) examined 16 subsidies and environmental regulatory exemptions, providing one of the first estimates of how government subsidies will affect investment decisions for new gas fields in the coming decade. Their results are published today […]

A new study led by A&S professor Tao Wen used a novel method of machine learning to explore the environmental impact of oil and gas drilling. A study led by EES professor Tao Wen is one of the first to use machine learning techniques to holistically assess general water quality […]

Shutterstock Solar power is already the cheapest form of electricity generation, and its cost will continue to fall as more improvements emerge in the technology and its global production. Now, new research is exploring what could be another major turning point in solar cell manufacturing. In Australia, more than two million rooftops have solar […]

A recent study from Penn Engineering researchers provides new insights into why silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries rapidly degrade and fail. Using advanced imaging techniques and high-contrast gold to stand in for silicon, they’ve shown how pieces of the anode are trapped in the chemical layer that forms in each […]

Can you imagine a world powered by 100% renewable electricity and fuels? It may seem fantasy, but a collaborative team of scientists has just shown this dream is theoretically possible – if we can garner global buy-in. The newly published research, led by Professor James Ward from the University of […]

An artist’s impression of what the new demonstration plant might look like GENERAL FUSION A company backed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is set to build a large-scale nuclear fusion demonstration plant in Oxfordshire. Canada’s General Fusion is one of the leading private firms aiming to turn the promise of fusion into a […]

Dr Greg Brittles, Tokamak Energy TOKAMAK ENERGY Dr Greg Brittles’ eyes gleam with excitement when he explains the project he is working on. “It’s every engineer’s dream really, to have a project that’s technically challenging, which requires you to develop new technology and solutions to hard problems, but that are […]