Big-data approach to estimate range of electric vehicles

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. The new technique requires drivers to plug in their destination and automatically pulls in data on a host of variables to predict energy use for the vehicle. “Electric cars already have range-estimation […]

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Round-the-Clock Solar Power

A Promising Step Toward Round-the-Clock Solar Power A simple, cheap device turns sunlight into hydrogen fuel Solar power’s intermittency makes it problematic. Two electrodes submerged in water Solar power delivered to these electrodes allows them to produce hydrogen and oxygen from water. If solar power is to become a primary source of electricity around the […]

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