China’s heat wave is wreaking havoc on electric vehicle drivers

China’s record heat wave that began in June has wiped out more than half of the hydropower generation capacity in Sichuan, a southwestern province that typically gets 81 percent of its electricity from hydropower. This reduced energy supply, at a time when the need for cooling has increased demand, is putting industrial production and daily … Read more

The Texas development uses geothermal technology for air conditioning

TRAVIS CANTY, Texas (KXAN) — After nearly an entire summer without rain, storm clouds finally rolled over Texas this week. The rain brought with it cold temperatures that had been absent for months. While many looked to the sky for relief, the residents of Whisper Valley looked underground. “It’s literally underfoot … the ground you’re … Read more

How hot is too hot for the human body? It’s probably less than you think

Heat waves are intensifying as the climate changes – lasting longer, becoming more frequent and just plain hotter. One question many people ask is, “When will it become too hot for normal daily activity as we know it, even for young, healthy adults?” The answer goes beyond the temperature you see on the thermometer. It’s … Read more

New technology can revive bactericidal effects of conventional antibiotics in E. coli MDR infections

A research team led by Professor Kelvin Yeung Wai-kwok of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, LKS School of Medicine, Hong Kong University (HKUMed) has designed a non-invasive technology to revitalize bactericidal anti-bacterial antidote. ) Escherichia coli (E. coli)-related deep tissue infections, such as urinary tract and peritoneal infections. The study … Read more

It’s hot outside – and that’s bad news for children’s health

Heat waves are getting hotter and more frequent due to rising levels of air pollution, which puts children’s health at risk, according to a new broad report. A June 15 article in the New England Journal of Medicine reviews current research to provide an in-depth inventory of how air pollution and climate change interact to … Read more