Tagged: electricity

The new wizard of the west - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft May 06, 2011

I have discovered, to my enormous sadness, that many people are unaware of the existence or work of Nikola Tesla, the ‘electric Jesus’ who pioneered the modern system of AC (alternating current) we now use*. the man himself And, in an effort to help rectify this situation, I’d like to present the following article, taken from an 1899 … Read More

Smart agents for smart grids: an application of game theory - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft May 12, 2010

No, it’s not a reference to spies who can park well.  Or something. It’s about electrical smart grids.  And how we might get the best out of them.  But I think some explanation is in order first – hell, I know I had to do some research before being able to explain … Read More

Energy creep…more energy efficient homes don’t necessarily mean people use less energy - The Science of Architecture

Ken Collins Apr 23, 2010

New Scientist magazine ran a brief report on research into energy use in houses after they were made more energy efficient. Conducted in the UK, it highlights that after insulation, double glazing and energy efficient heating is installed the amount of energy used is still close to the old levels, prior to the improvements. The … Read More