Monthly Archives: June 2012
The government must resist a second "dash for gas" if it wants to tackle climate change and rising energy costs.
Fracking for shale gas could be managed effectively in the UK as long as it is well regulated, a review says.
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair received the 2012 Rooke Medal at the Royal Academy of Engineering’s annual awards dinner last night.
The government's green energy plans will not be enough to ensure the UK has a secure, clean, affordable power sector.
Shareholders of Kansai Electric Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) have voted to stick with nuclear power.
Professor Sir Tony Hoare has proposed an alternative Turing Test that could yield more effective tools for software developers at a prestige conference dedicated to the developer of arguably the famous method for assessing the quality of artificial intelligence.
Households are wasting up to £86 a year on electricity bills by leaving gadgets on standby or plugged in but not in use, a study suggests.
Techniques similar to those used by Intel to debug the floating-point unit in its processors are now being applied to models of human cells in an attempt to better understand how they work. The approach has already led to the development of a safer heart defibrillation technique that slashes the energy needed by a factor of ten.
Some aspects of robotics are proving so difficult to achieve that it is time to stop trying to make them self-contained and reassess how the machines could fit into society, a leading researcher has claimed.