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Swiss scientists to create smart power-consuming building

Swiss scientists have developed a system for an all-encompassing smart building to collect data on people's energy usage, and then send the data to a smart electric grid to allocate resources optimally, according to Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 7:59:03

Aussie university inks landmark solar energy deal to become fully solar powered

Australia's University of New South Wales (UNSW) has signed an unprecedented tripartite deal, involving Australian-Chinese solar company Maoneng Australia and Sydney-based energy supplier Origin Energy, to become fully solar powered, the educational institution announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 9:57:38

Internet of Energy to boost electricity use efficiency, benefit world economy: Italian expert

The Internet of Energy could be the key to decarbonizing the world's economy, boosting electricity use efficiency and delivering power to the billions of people worldwide with little or no access to electricity, according to Italy's energy expert Corrado Clini.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/1 12:08:39

China's solar expressway meets light of day

China on Thursday opened a 1-km section solar expressway for testing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/29 8:38:07

Better use of natural resources urged to advance human well-being

Better use of natural resources is likely to be effective in reducing pollution and advancing human well-being, says a new report released in Nairobi on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/4 9:47:21

Solar-powered planes could become reality, scientists say

Swiss scientists have discovered a way to produce jet fuel out of air, sunlight and water, which means solar-powered jets could one day seize the sky.
Source: | 2017/12/1 11:28:46

Chinese sat detects mysterious signals

China's Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) has detected unexpected and mysterious signals in its measurement of high-energy cosmic rays.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/30 23:18:40

China's marine nuclear power platform to start by 2020 in S.China Sea

The primary focus of China's offshore nuclear platforms - reportedly to be commissioned before 2020 - will be for civil use on islands in waters such as the South China Sea, and as the technology matures, it could be applied to military nuclear vessels, Chinese analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 20:13:40

Electric aircraft might be "possible" in future

Though airplanes have facilitated long-distance travel, there is a growing need to lower emissions from flights, which the European Commission claimed have become "one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/25 15:06:16

China's nuclear reactor design enters phase 2 assessment in UK

British regulators said Thursday that a new nuclear reactor design from China has completed the first phase of assessment and are progressing to the next phase, as the whole process of assessment will ultimately determine whether the design is fit for use in Britain.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 10:52:08