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Breakthrough: Living materials created by MIT scientists can sense and respond to surrounding

E. Coli can produce tiny fibers that can conduct electricity and emit light. Here is why this development blurs the line between living and mechanical systems.

Energy March 25, 2014

MIT researchers engineer 'living materials:' E. coli minicyborgs that produce biofilm for energy application?

MIT researchers have successfully turned bacteria into tiny cyborgs with a new type of “living material.” This new material could have a variety of technical applications in solar power and energy.

Energy March 24, 2014

Harvesting solar energy from Earth's infrared radiation? Possible!

Harvard physicists believe it is possible to build a type of solar cell that would work at night. If it proves practical, this idea could revolutionize the energy industry.

Energy March 5, 2014

New catalyst transforms CO2 to methanol: Solution to energy problem?

A new catalyst could make methanol the fuel of the future. The development could also affect several other products.

Energy March 4, 2014

Scientists discover cheaper way to make hydrogen fuel

Thanks to an interesting new development, people may soon be able to enjoy affordable hydrogen fuel to power their vehicles and other machines. Scientists have discovered a cheaper way of obtaining hydrogen from water by harnessing the power of the sun.

Energy February 25, 2014

Scientists discover cheaper way to make hydrogen fuel

Thanks to an interesting new development, people may soon be able to enjoy affordable hydrogen fuel to power their vehicles and other machines. Scientists have discovered a cheaper way of obtaining hydrogen from water by harnessing the power of the sun.

Energy February 25, 2014

Nanoscale pillars may make solar panels and other thermoelectric materials more efficient

Scientists have discovered a way to improve the efficiency of thermoelectric materials using nanoscale pillars. This new development could radically improve solar panels and convert excess heat generated by power plants into electricity.

Energy February 24, 2014

Hydrogen-producing artificial leaf may soon end our search for cheap hydrogen

By looking at how photosynthesis occurs in plants, scientists have identified why the process is so efficient. This small change could revolutionize renewable energy.

Energy February 20, 2014

Hydrogen-producing artificial leaf may soon end our search for cheap hydrogen

By looking at how photosynthesis occurs in plants, scientists have identified why the process is so efficient. This small change could revolutionize renewable energy.

Energy February 20, 2014

New light harvesting technique by Stanford team may revolutionize solar industry

By studying the way photosynthesis works in bacteria, researchers hope to create a new generation of highly versatile solar cells.

Energy February 18, 2014

Silicon nanoparticles designed to mimic seed arrangement of pomegranate may lead to lighter, better batteries

Scientists have come up with a novel design for lithium-ion batteries. The new battery has electrodes designed in a manner similar to the seeds of pomegranate fruit, and can be used to create more compact and more powerful batteries.

Energy February 19, 2014

Methane gas leak worse than diesel for climate change

Natural gas may be leaking tremendous amounts of greenhouse gases into the environment. A new study shows new buses running on natural gas may not be as eco-friendly as once believed.

Energy February 18, 2014

Giant laser brings nuclear fusion power one step closer to reality

Fusion experiments at the National Ignition Facility has reached the point where the energy generated exceeds the energy expended.

Energy February 13, 2014

Plastic shopping bags to diesel fuel? Possible, say scientists

Plastic bags are filling up landfills, choking animals and forming islands in the oceans. Wouldn't it be nice if they could be used to power our homes and automobiles? That is now possible. Here's how its done.

Energy February 14, 2014

Thermal flow control now a step closer to reality

Scientists have proposed a new heat flow technology to manage heat in electronic devices.

Energy January 29, 2014

MIT develops hot carbon nanotubes that lets solar panels draw more sun

MIT researchers are currently testing a new type of solar cell using carbon nanotubes to increase efficiency.

Energy January 20, 2014

MIT develops hot carbon nanotubes that lets solar panels draw more sun

MIT researchers are currently testing a new type of solar cell using carbon nanotubes to increase efficiency.

Energy January 20, 2014

Scientists harness power of sound waves to levitate and move objects in air

Scientists from the University of Tokyo have succeeded in creating a rig that can levitate as well as move around small objects in mid-air.

Energy January 4, 2014

SolarCity offering Tesla battery-powered energy storage systems

SolarCity has announced the availability of DemandLogic, which is a Tesla battery-powered energy storage system, for commercial use.

Energy December 5, 2013

Snap-on Copenhagen Wheel miraculously turns bicycle into mean machine

The wheel and the bike get smarter with the Copenhagen Wheel by MIT and Cambridge-based Superpedestrian.

Energy December 4, 2013

Scientists make breakthrough in waterproof technology

Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery in waterproof technology, which can now repel water from the surface better than before. The new technology could be deployed in aircraft engine to reduce icing or turbine blades in electric power plants to prevent water build up.

Energy November 26, 2013

Scientists invent self-healing battery electrode, promises less charging time

Researchers have invented self-healing battery electrodes that will require less charging time.

Energy November 21, 2013

Scientists invent self-healing battery electrode, promises less charging time

Researchers have invented self-healing battery electrodes that will require less charging time.

Energy November 21, 2013

Apple, The Global Fund team up to release exclusive album on iTunes

Apple has teamed up with The Global Fund to offer an exclusive iTunes album whose pre-orders have already started. The title of the album is Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. 2.

Energy November 18, 2013

Facebook data center in Iowa to be powered by wind

Environmental activists might give Facebook a big thumbs up as the social media company will open another datacenter in 2015 that will operate purely using wind power.

Energy November 15, 2013

Human pee could power future environmental robots

Thanks to a new mechanism, human pee can power future environmental bots.

Energy November 13, 2013

Microsoft strikes 20-year deal to buy wind power for its Texas datacenter

To meet the ever growing energy demands, software giant Microsoft has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for wind energy in Texas.

Energy November 6, 2013

US gasoline price plunges to record nine-month low: Lundberg survey

A recent Lundberg survey suggests that price of regular gasoline in the U.S. has dropped to a record nine-month low.

Energy October 22, 2013

Wireless EV chargers to be disguised as manhole covers in NYC

Hevo Power is working on wireless EV chargers that will be disguised as manhole covers in NYC.

Energy October 18, 2013

What News: Physicist Peter Higgs wins Nobel prize

Physicist Peter Higgs has been awarded the Nobel Prize along with colleague Francois Englert.

Energy October 13, 2013

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