Interesting bits: starving to stay awake, and an LCA on Li-Ion

I have seen many interesting sciencey things this week.  Which makes sense, given that a large part of my job is to track new research.  Sadly, and for the sake of brevity, I’ve had to pick but two for this post. Starving to stay awake? Another interesting factoid related to, well, taking in less calories than one might need.  It’s already been shown that calorie restriction lengthens lives.  Admittedly, this has yet to be proven [...]

Smart agents for smart grids: an application of game theory

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 it… Firstly, what is a smart grid?  Well, it’s not like a smart meter.  Smart meters, the subject of much discussion in the [...]