In experiments, researchers created a new form of photon that can attract or entangle each other just like atom-size lightsabers. The new photonic matter is also slower than normal light.
Energy February 16, 2018
Chinese physicists are working to upgrade the Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility to blast 10-petawatt lasers. The group's ambitions, however, go beyond that, with a plan to build a 100-petawatt laser by 2023 known as the Station of Extreme Light.
Energy January 29, 2018
MIT engineers successfully created glowing plants with the help of the enzymes that make fireflies glow. The development could one day lead to more sustainable lighting methods.
Energy December 16, 2017
Fusing two bottom quarks can result in massive amount of energy more powerful than that of nuclear fusion. Is there reason to worry about potential threats from a quark bomb?
Energy November 6, 2017
Using cryo-EM to take atomic level images of dendrites, researchers were able to study more closely the finger-like growths that can cause batteries to blow up. Here's what they discovered:
Energy October 28, 2017
If humans could somehow find a way to install wind turbines on open oceans, they would be able to provide the world’s entire power needs, according to a new study. There are, however, various hurdles from going in that direction.
Energy October 11, 2017
A researcher found that electric eels can deliver a larger amount of electricity out of the water than in. He found out by allowing a juvenile eel electrocute his arm 10 times.
Energy September 15, 2017
South Dakota State University has broken ground to begin excavation for its planned Neutrino research facility. Excavation for the deep underground facility could take 10 years to finish.
Energy July 22, 2017
TEPCO is conducting an exploration of reactor 3 in hopes of gaining insight for eventual debris removal. For the first time, TEPCO finds evidence of resolidified fuel in the reactor.
Energy July 22, 2017
Google's newest sibling from parent Alphabet Inc. aims to reduce carbon emissions from buildings and homes. Dandelion offers heating and cooling systems that use geothermal energy.
Energy July 8, 2017
A team of Chinese scientists has successfully beat the record for quantum entanglement. But what are the applications of quantum mechanics in addressing cybersecurity attacks as well as information sharing systems?
Energy June 16, 2017
Do you want to save the planet and your bank account? A team of Australian researchers has developed a new solar paint that could help provide clean and affordable energy for all.
Energy June 15, 2017
In 1979, Three Mile Island was the site of the worse nuclear accident on U.S. soil. 40 years after that accident, it looks like the Pennsylvania power plant will be shutting down.
Energy May 30, 2017
Forward Labs, a solar energy company on the rise, is offering cheaper solar roofs than conventional models with a rapid installation process, for good measure. Its mere presence sets up an interesting future for the solar energy industry.
Energy May 29, 2017
Voters have favored nuclear phaseout in Switzerland in favor of renewable energy. Learn more about the country's Energy Strategy program and the prospects for its energy supply.
Energy May 22, 2017
Researchers discovered hot water while drilling into the Alpine Fault in New Zealand. The water reached a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius at a depth of just 630 meters.
Energy May 18, 2017
Tesla has now opened preorders for its solar roof, with an expected delivery date sometime this year. Here’s how much it’ll cost to install the solar roof in your home, and why it makes sense to do so.
Energy May 11, 2017
The European XFEL, the biggest and most powerful X-ray laser in the world, completed its first lasing. Its key component, the superconducting linear accelerator developed by DESY, produces electron streams a billion times brighter than conventional synchrotron X-ray radiation.
Energy May 5, 2017
Scientists have observed negative mass in a fluid, defying the fundamental laws of motion. According to Michael Forbes, a physicist at Washington State University, objects with negative mass will exercise acceleration in the reverse direction.
Energy April 21, 2017
A new study has revealed that nanoparticles experience a unique force in a vacuum, contradicting classical physics that friction is essential for all movement. The Casimir Effect causes nanoparticles to move laterally without any surface contact.
Energy April 12, 2017
Tesla has given everyone the first glimpse at its Panasonic-made solar panels that would perch atop a user’s existing roof, no drastic remodeling required. The panels will go into production this summer, and Tesla is now taking requests for quotes.
Energy April 10, 2017
The dark energy that is believed to fill 68 percent of the energy of the universe and accelerate its expansion is a myth and does not exist at all, according to new research. The study challenges the standard models of the universe.
Energy April 2, 2017
CERN scientists discovered five subatomic particles, which were excited states of Omega-c-zero, a baryon particle comprising two quarks and a charm quark. The excited states were carrying more energy than the standard particle of Omega-c-zero.
Energy March 28, 2017
Hydrogen can be a source of clean and renewable energy. The world's largest artificial sun, the Synlight, could pave the way for a new method of extracting hydrogen fuel.
Energy March 24, 2017
Adding a fresh leg up to technologies seeking to replace silicon in solar panels, a photovoltaic perovskite ink has been created which dries up in a minute at 100°C on any surface, paving for cost-effective mass production.
Energy March 24, 2017
Scientists at the German Aerospace Center flipped the switch on the 'world's largest artificial sun,' called the 'Synlight' experiment. Synlight heralds a new era of experiments to produce climate-friendly fuel.
Energy March 23, 2017
The United States has declassified the footage of the nuclear weapons tests it conducted from 1945 to 1962 by publishing many videos online. It will be giving the new generation an opportunity to see the energy flashes and frightening clouds.
Energy March 19, 2017
Amidst budget cuts for climate and science, the Trump administration may give the Energy Department a hike. The budget increase will be for handling the country's nuclear stockpile and restart the controversial Yucca Mountain storage facility for nuclear waste.
Energy March 17, 2017
Elon Musk confidently backs up Lyndon Rive’s claim that Tesla only needs 100 days to save South Australia from frequent blackouts, and bets the entire cost on it.
Energy March 11, 2017
Carbon reduction efforts have a new ally in a molecule that harnesses light to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. According to researchers, the molecule is more efficient than any carbon reduction method around.
Energy March 9, 2017
The Cold Atom Laboratory is going to be launched into outer space in August 2017. This is being done so that physicists can study the various scientific phenomena taking place inside the device and learn more about the Bose-Einstein condensate.
Energy March 8, 2017
Researchers at the Duke University have made success in converting carbon dioxide into methane, the basic ingredient in most fuels. The process had nanoparticles of rhodium being illuminated by ultraviolet light as a catalyst for the reaction.
Energy March 2, 2017
Making solar cells as inexpensively as printing newspapers are in sight. This follows a new breakthrough by researchers at the University of Toronto who developed perovskite solar cells in lower temperature conditions by solving the ESL hurdle.
Energy February 28, 2017
Famous British physicist Brian Cox has ruled out the existence of paranormal beings like ghosts. In a podcast, he said ghosts must exist as a form of energy, and as such the Large Hadron Collider would have detected them.
Energy February 26, 2017
A study was performed by scientists to figure out how the nuclear waste compound technetium-99 can be disposed safely. Their research may have indicated a possible way.
Energy February 25, 2017
Stanford researchers have made progress in the extraction of uranium from seawater. Considering the abundance of seawater, it will help countries to produce nuclear power as a carbon-free energy in the future when fossil fuels move out.
Energy February 25, 2017
Disney Research has created a prototype of a living room which houses a technology that provides wireless charging. It is capable of delivering wireless power to smartphones, fans and other devices present inside the room.
Energy February 22, 2017
A new automated system developed at Purdue University can detect cracks in nuclear power plants more accurately than other systems. Called CRAQ, the new system uses an advanced algorithm and machine learning to analyze remotely recorded inspection videos.
Energy February 20, 2017
A research conducted by two undergraduate physics students at University of Chicago showed that heat flow can be used to levitate objects. The researchers used two plates of varying temperature to carry out the experiment.
Energy February 17, 2017
Unlike currently available lithium-ion batteries that could become useless after a few years of heavy use, the new flow battery Harvard researchers developed can last for more than 10 years. What's behind the battery's long cycle life?
Energy February 14, 2017
The air transport sector is transitioning toward biofuels to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. To decide on the calibrated transition, the international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convened an experts' conference in Montreal.
Energy February 14, 2017