Wind energy takes a toll on birds, but now there's help

Wind energy takes a toll on birds, but now there’s help

With more than 50,000 wind turbines in place across the U.S., wind power now accounts for 8 percent of the nation’s energy-generating capacity — and experts predict that figure could rise to 20 percent by 2030. But all that clean, renewable energy comes with a high cost to the nation’s wildlife. Researchers estimate that 140,000 […]

New Research Helps Explain Mercury’s Magnetic Tail

New Research Helps Explain Mercury’s Magnetic Tail

Mercury’s Polar Region. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington Theoretical physicists used simulations to explain the unusual readings collected in 2009 by the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission. The origin of energetic electrons detected in Mercury’s magnetic tail has puzzled scientists. This new study, appearing in Physics of […]

How EV Range Is Affected By Quick Acceleration

How EV Range Is Affected By Quick Acceleration

Originally published on EVObsession . I was recently involved in a discussion about the effect of levels of acceleration an electric vehicle range. This was below one of the articles on CleanTechnica . I was arguing that heavy acceleration will reduce range, while another person was saying that it made no difference whatsoever. The Science […]

Tesla Model 3 just may be worth the wait

Tesla Model 3 just may be worth the wait

The Tesla Model 3 is the most hyped car since the days of the Model T. Since it was unveiled in June 2016, more than a half-million people have deposited $1,000 to reserve their Model 3 sight unseen, drive untested. But with deliveries to customers moving at horse and buggy pace, the hype has waned […]

Windows Servers Targeted for Cryptocurrency Mining via IIS Flaw

Windows Servers Targeted for Cryptocurrency Mining via IIS Flaw

Hackers are leveraging an IIS 6.0 vulnerability to take over Windows servers and install a malware strain that mines the Electroneum cryptocurrency. Attacks aren’t widespread, as they target a quite old IIS version, but they are happening at scale. Hackers using former IIS 6.0 zero-day Hackers are using CVE–2017–7269 to take over servers. This is […]