Water-based Air Conditioner cools without harmful Chemicals

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius without the use of energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants. This game-changing technology could potentially replace the century-old air-cooling principle that is still being used in … Continue reading “Water-based Air Conditioner cools without harmful Chemicals”

Turning heat into electricity using “topological” materials

With advancements in thermoelectric technology, in future, you could run your air conditioner using sun’s heat instead of conventional electricity. Thermoelectric devices are made from materials that can convert a temperature difference into electricity, without requiring any moving parts — a quality that makes thermoelectrics a potentially appealing source of electricity. The phenomenon is reversible: … Continue reading “Turning heat into electricity using “topological” materials”

Google tightens the rules for YouTube Monetization

Google has introduced tough criteria for youtube monetization. Previously, YouTube channels had to reach 10,000 total views to be eligible for the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). Instead of basing acceptance purely on views, Google wants to take channel size, audience engagement, and creator behavior into consideration to determine eligibility for ads. That’s why starting today, … Continue reading “Google tightens the rules for YouTube Monetization”

Drones let researchers monitor changes in volcanoes, plan virtual field trip

Penn State geosciences researchers are investigating an active volcano that could pose a hazard to millions of people in Nicaragua. Masaya volcano is located in an active volcanic and seismic zone and is nearby Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. The researchers are using many methods, including drones, to study how the volcano and surrounding earth are changing … Continue reading “Drones let researchers monitor changes in volcanoes, plan virtual field trip”

Scientists use underwater robot created by Northeastern researcher to spy on zooplankton at night

Zooplankton are the foundation of the marine food chain. These tiny organisms provide food and energy to fish, sea birds, and other marine mammals—including the bowhead whale, which feeds exclusively on zooplankton. What do zooplankton eat? They feed on phytoplankton, which rely on sunlight. But in the Arctic Ocean during winter months, there is little to … Continue reading “Scientists use underwater robot created by Northeastern researcher to spy on zooplankton at night”