Three challenges to wind energy potential

Wind energy’s scientific grand challenges span vast scales both in terms of space and time. Mastering the physics and addressing the related research needs across these scales will position wind energy to serve as a primary source of future energy supply for the world. Credit: Josh Bauer and Besiki Kazaishvili, NREL Wind energy researchers from… read more »

Renault ousts CEO Thierry Bollore

Renault is trying to put the Carlos Ghosn scandal behind it French automaker Renault said Friday that it had dismissed its chief executive Thierry Bollore, just nine months after he was named in the wake of the arrest of the previous boss, Carlos Ghosn, on charges of financial misconduct. The company gave no reason for… read more »

How fake news spreads like a real virus

Can the rapid proliferation of false information be stemmed? Credit: Sarah Rieke When it comes to real fake news, the kind of disinformation that Russia deployed during the 2016 elections, “going viral” isn’t just a metaphor. Using the tools for modeling the spread of infectious disease, cyber-risk researchers at Stanford Engineering are analyzing the spread… read more »

Indonesia’s Lion air set to list shares

Lion Air could reportedly raise up to $1 billion from the listing Indonesia’s Lion Air is set to launch an initial public offering, according to a company spokesman, in a listing that could reportedly raise up to $1.0-billion—one of the country’s biggest-ever share sales. The fundraising by Southeast Asia’s largest airline comes after it suffered… read more »