All articles by Robert Scammell

  1. Bitcoin mining to use 0.5% of world’s electricity

    Mining for cyryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin is estimated to use 0.5% of the world’s electric energy by the end of…
    Read More…

    16 May
  2. Study suggests fracking chemicals weaken immune system

    A study conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that chemicals found in groundwater near fracking sites can…
    Read More…

    1 May
  3. Flexible operation of nuclear power plants lowers operating costs

    Researchers have used a mathematical model and simulations to show that adjusting the output of nuclear power plants to accommodate…
    Read More…

    27 Apr
  4. Study shows energy providers are slow to adopt AI

    A survey by consultancy firm Roland Berger has found that less than a quarter of utility companies have a plan…
    Read More…

    24 Apr
  5. Computer game technology offers affordable offshore wave simulation

    A University of Manchester PhD student has developed software that can generate complex scientific and engineering simulations using computer game…
    Read More…

    12 Apr
  6. Study increases capacity of cobalt-free battery

    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered a method that could see other metals used in place of…
    Read More…

    11 Apr
  7. Net addition of solar power outpaced fossil fuel in 2017

    The world added more solar power than any other form of energy technology in 2017, according to the Global Trends…
    Read More…

    6 Apr
  8. Papermaking by-product stabilises lithium-sulphur batteries

    Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a method that uses lignosulphonate, a major by-product of the papermaking industry,…
    Read More…

    3 Apr
  9. Lithium-sulphur development extends battery life

    A lithium-sulphur substitute for lithium-ion batteries could drastically extend battery life, according to researchers at the University of Texas at…
    Read More…

    28 Mar
  10. Autonomous robots to aid decommissioning of nuclear facility

    A pair of autonomous robots are set to identify uranium deposits on pipe walls at the US Department of Energy’s…
    Read More…

    21 Mar