"research" tag

ALTERNATIVE FUELS

How solar energy can be transformed into fuel

The sun is a clean and inexhaustible source of energy, with the potential to provide a sustainable answer to all future energy supply demands. The sun’s energy is already being harnessed in various…

WIND ENERGY

A new low-cost offshore wind turbine

Researchers at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have designed and patented a floating platform for offshore wind turbines that can reduce energy costs to…

"Bestianera", between design, innovation and research

A new concept of (also hybrid) bike is born

Everyone has their “Black Beast”. The most difficult rise, an unbeatable rival, an irrational fear, are feelings that often leave no room for any possible reaction. There is only one way to deal…

ALTERNATIVE FUELS

Enhancing Biofuel Yields from Biomass with Novel New Method

A team of researchers, at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed a versatile, relatively non-toxic, and efficient way to convert raw agricultural and forestry residues and other plant…

Research & Development

Unknown mechanism for wear in metals

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals: a swirling, fluid-like microscopic behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another. Wear is a major cause of…

WIND ENERGY

A relationship between the movement of wind turbines and the electrical discharges by lightning

Researchers from the Lightning, Atmospheric Electricity and High Voltage Research Group on the Terrassa Campus of the UPC have found a direct relationship between the movement of wind turbines on wind farms and…

R&D IN AUTOMOTIVE

New Approach Advances Wireless Power Transfer for Vehicles

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to their goal of creating…

Research&Development

Fretting wear damage in crowned splined couplings: a theoretical and experimental analysis

Object of this research, developped by the Politecnico di Torino (Italy), is a theoretical and experimental analysis about fretting wear damage in crowned splined couplings working in misaligned conditions. Damage entity has been…

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