future technologyThe analysis programme Future Know-how, Culture and Learning explores the ways during which expertise adjustments and is changed by people and societies. We take an extended-term imaginative and prescient of the longer term, looking forward to thirty, forty or fifty years from now, and mix detailed examine of specific technologies, akin to machine superintelligence, with broader analysis of others, together with human enhancement, artificial biology and biosecurity, and surveillance know-how.

Produced by a crew of experienced editors and contributors, this month-to-month magazine brings collectively in-depth analysis of key issues affecting the vitality trade – from vitality policy to market tendencies – and the newest technological developments from all areas of power generation and distribution, together with fossil fuels and nuclear energy, established and experimental renewable power sources, in addition to transmission, energy storage and good grids.

Greater interplay will increase productiveness however require totally different and sometimes larger skills, new technology interfaces, completely different wage fashions in some circumstances, and different types of investments by businesses and employees to amass expertise.

A group headed by Franz Georg Pikl, a Ph.D. pupil on the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Administration at TU Graz, has mixed the advantages of pumped storage expertise and heat storage using water as a medium to create a “scorching-water pumped storage hydropower plant.” The brand new system shops and provides electrical energy, warmth and cooling vitality as required.