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Cabbage White Butterfly Holds Secret To More Efficient Solar Panels

A unique butterfly structure has inspired scientists studying solar power. Mimicking the posture of Cabbage White wings, they hae been able to develop cheaper and more efficient solar panels.

Energy August 3, 2015

Researchers Fire And Test First White Lasers In The World

By creating an innovative monolithic semiconductor device, a group of researchers was able to discover the secret to producing white laser light. The findings of the study are said to provide more advancements in laser technology applications.

Energy August 1, 2015

Japanese Scientists Test Fire World's Most Powerful Laser

Scientists from Osaka University witnessed the release of the world’s most powerful laser beam. The amplified power comes from very minimal energy but produces massive wattage.

Energy July 31, 2015

The Daejeon-Sejong Bike Highway Is Solar Powered And Good For The Environment

Despite pros and cons, the Daejeon-Sejong bike path in South Korea is undoubtedly a win for the environment. It runs 20 miles between cities and provides shade for bicyclists as well as power for highway lights.

Energy July 27, 2015

Researchers Solve Mystery Behind Synchronized Swinging Of Clock Pendulums

A new study was finally able to detect how two pendulum clocks on the wall can move perfectly in sync with one another. Aside from putting an answer to an age-old question, the researchers believe that their findings could also help to boost available information regarding oscillators.

Energy July 25, 2015

Lightweight Metal Foams Can Effectively Block X-Ray, Neutron Radiation, And Gamma Rays

Researchers are looking at using modified lightweight metal foams in developing safe and effective inventions for nuclear transport, medical, space exploration, and military purposes.

Energy July 21, 2015

Magnus Effect Is Bouncing All Over The Internet: What Is It About? [Video]

The Internet is buzzing about a viral video showing how a simple spin can propel a basketball in the most unexpected direction. The Magnus Effect, which is a Physics concept, is said to be the reason why such unbelievable trick can occur.

Energy July 18, 2015

New Wind Speed Prediction Method Could Lead To Cheaper Wind Farms

Harnessing wind energy requires planning. A new method for predicting wind speed developed by MIT researchers can help with that, hastening evaluation to save precious resources.

Energy July 17, 2015

Scientists Attempting To Redefine The Value Of The Kilogram

The kilogram is a unit of measurement based on a physical metal object located in France. Now, experts are working to redefine the kilogram based on a more stable constant value.

Energy July 16, 2015

These Roads Are Built From Recycled Plastic And Can Be Made In A Factory

A Dutch company is working with the city of Rotterdam to develop plastic roads made entirely from recycled plastic collected from the oceans. The initiative, while in its early stages, could make a huge dent in pollution generated from creating asphalt roads.

Energy July 13, 2015

Colorful Dutch Roadside Noise Barriers Also Generate Solar Power

Imagine replacing ugly gray highway noise barrier eyesores with colorful transparent panels that double as solar panels? A small stretch of road in the Netherlands already has.

Energy July 13, 2015

Scientists Finally Demystify Plutonium's 'Missing' Magnetism

Researchers from two national laboratories of the DOE have confirmed that plutonium is not devoid of magnetism, and this is in a constant state of flux, making it very difficult to detect.

Energy July 13, 2015

Army Develops Efficient Solar Cells That Convert Light Energy Into Electric Energy

Researchers in the U.S. Army developed a smaller and cheaper solar cell to convert light from the sun into electric energy.

Energy July 7, 2015

Solar Impulse Takes Off From Japan For 120-Hour Journey To Hawaii

The Solar Impulse 2 took of from Japan after a forced landing on June 1. The solar-powered aircraft will now make its way to Honolulu, Hawaii, as it nears its goal of flying around the world on nothing but renewable energy.

Energy June 29, 2015

Samsung's New Graphene Technology Will Double Life Of Your Lithium-Ion Battery

Could mediocre battery life in smartphones finally see an improvement in the near future?

Energy June 29, 2015

This 26-Story Building Will Be The Largest Passive Building Ever Built

A building designed by Handel Architects is set to be the largest passive energy building every created, and will also be cheaper to build than the next largest. Passive buildings are growing in popularity because people in general are becoming more energy-aware.

Energy June 26, 2015

Thermal Spray Can Make Metal Stronger And Change Its Conductivity

A company spawned from engineers at the University of Wisconsin is creating a metal coating that can make metals far stronger and even change their conductivity. In fact, the spray could lengthen the lifespan of a mechanical part by up to five times.

Energy June 25, 2015

Historic 'VJ Day Kiss' Photo Was Taken At 5:51PM: Mystery Solved Using Shadows

Experts used scientific methods and astronomical analysis to divulge more details about the famous 'VJ Day Kiss.' The new study has come up with a precise time of the kiss, which is 5:51 p.m.

Energy June 25, 2015

The Tesla Model S Can Be Charged With Footsteps

A company called Pavegen has shown off technology that can charge the Tesla Model S simply using the kinetic energy of people walking. The tech is undergoing crowdfunding and could be implemented into offices and sidewalks in the future.

Energy June 23, 2015

Most Colorful Color Display Yet Eliminates Need For Backlight

Researchers at the mobile technology company Qualcomm have developed a new type of display that harnesses ambient light instead of relying on backlighting. The technology boosts color-producing capabilities while cutting down on power demands, compared with current displays.

Energy June 23, 2015

24M Reinvents Process Of Manufacturing Lithium-Ion Battery: What This May Bring

A startup company called 24M develops a new lithium-ion battery manufacturing process. The novel development is expected to reduce the cost of batteries by up to 50 percent.

Energy June 24, 2015

This Self-Cooling Roof Could Reduce The Need For Air Conditioners

A new material for roofs has been developed that reflects back almost all of the sunlight that hits it, potentially eliminating the need for air conditioning. The roof material will also help keep the neighborhood cooler, helping prevent the 'urban heat island' effect.

Energy June 19, 2015

Watch The Humidity In The Air Power This Miniature Car

Scientists at Columbia University have discovered a way of using humidity as a power source. They managed to power a tiny vehicle using bacterial spores that expand in humid conditions.

Energy June 17, 2015

SpaceX Is Officially Building Hyperloop Test And Elon Musk Wants Help Designing Pods

SpaceX is building a test track for the Hyperloop high-speed rail that could transport passengers from San Francisco to LA in 30 minutes. Elon Musk has launched an open competition to design the pods that will catapult people through tubes at 760 mph.

Energy June 15, 2015

New Designer Carbon Means Better Energy Storage And Better Batteries

A team of researchers at Stanford University recently created a new and versatile form of designer carbon, which could lead to better energy storage, as well as longer-lasting batteries and supercapacitors.

Energy June 11, 2015

This Origami Battery Is Made From Paper And Powered By Bacteria

Engineers at Binghamton University have developed an inexpensive method to produce foldable batteries made from paper. The new technology uses microbial respiration to generate enough power to operate a paper-based biosensor.

Energy June 12, 2015

Sugarcane Used To Create Environmentally-Friendly Jet Fuel

Sugarcane can be a source of biomass for producing 'green' alternative jet fuel, researchers say. The resulting fuel burns cleaner than fossil fuel, they report.

Energy June 10, 2015

Amazon Web Services Announces Plan To Build Massive Solar Farm In Virginia

Internet giant Amazon Web Services announced a plan to build the largest solar farm in the state of Virginia to further its recent commitment to renewable energy. The plant will provide power to the company’s data centers.

Energy June 10, 2015

Kickstarter Page To Fund Solar-Powered Underground Park In New York City Launches

Ambitious developers have launched a Kickstarter page to deliver a solar-powered underground park called 'The Lowline' on New York City's Lower East Side.

Energy June 10, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Personal Power Pack: How Does It Compare With Tesla's Powerwall?

Mercedes Benz with parent company Daimler has announced that it will be releasing a personal power pack similar to Tesla Motors' Powerwall. Can a comparison already be made between the two energy products?

Energy June 10, 2015

UW Project Seeks To Power IoT Using Wi-Fi Signals: Hello, Po-Wi-Fi

Researchers have developed a way to draw out the small amount of power passed along in Wi-Fi broadcasts. To prove the tech works, the researchers wirelessly powered a fitness tracker from up to 28 feet away.

Energy June 8, 2015

We're Throwing Away Perfectly Usable Batteries, Says Maker Of Battery Boost Device

Batteriser, a voltage booster, can yield the 80 percent of a battery's energy that usually gets thrown out, the maker says. A thin sleeve fits over the battery that still fits in most battery compartments.

Energy June 3, 2015

Akon's Solar Power Initiative Aims To Bring Electricity To 600 Million People In Africa

Akon hopes to bring electricity to 600 million people in Africa with his 'Akon Lighting Africa' Solar Academy initiative.

Energy June 3, 2015

Large Hadron Collider All Set To Go Full Blast And Search For Answers About Dark Matter And Other Particles

After undergoing repair and maintenance, the Large Hadron Collider will resume smashing particles now at an unprecedented speed. Scientists hope the particle accelerator's second run would shed light on the mystery of dark matter and lead to discovery of other particles.

Energy June 3, 2015

Large Hadron Collider Smashes Energy Record Following Re-Start

Tests at the LHC have set a new energy record for atom smashers. What mysteries of the universe could be found at these tremendous energies?

Energy May 21, 2015

Researchers Move One Step Closer To Creating 'Speed Of Light' Computers

Tiny 'beamsplitter' on a chip could let computers work with data at the speed of light, researchers say. Discovery could remove electronic bottleneck hampering current machines, they predict.

Energy May 18, 2015

Scientists Find Breakthrough Technique To Harvest Solar Energy But They Still Have A Problem

A group of researchers have come up with a system that can harvest and store solar energy. The technique, however, has challenges when it comes to releasing the stored energy.

Energy May 10, 2015

Want A Tesla Powerwall? It's Sold Out Until Mid-2016

There are already 38,000 reservations for the Powerwall energy storage system of Tesla Motors, causing the device to be sold out until the middle of next year.

Energy May 8, 2015

Scientists Manage To 'Create' Images From Thunder Sound Waves

Scientists create images from thunder sound waves. The latest study will help scientists in improved weather forecasting.

Energy May 6, 2015

Carl Sagan's Solar Sail Goes On Test Flight On May 20: Why You Should Care

LightSail, a spacecraft that uses solar sails powered solely by the sun's rays in its flight through space, was once just Carl Sagan's imagination. A test flight for this spacecraft is set this May.

Energy May 10, 2015

Tesla's New Battery Technology Powerwall: Here's Why It's A Big Deal

Tesla Motors gives birth to Tesla Energy. The automaker's new energy arm will mass produce batteries for consumers, companies and countries.

Energy May 4, 2015

Tesla Powerwall Unveiled: Is This Really The Energy Of The Future?

Tesla has finally unveiled its home battery solution, called the Powerwall, which is aimed at allowing users to more effectively store energy. Does it represent the way of the future?

Energy May 2, 2015

What Will Tesla Unveil? What's Elon Musk's 'Missing Piece'?

Tesla is expected to debut a next-generation battery that can house solar and wind energy, and do much more than just power one of its sporty electric cars.

Energy April 30, 2015

Superconductivity Makes Radiation Pressure A Million Times Stronger

Radiation pressure can be increased by a million times using a superconductor. How could this finding help us see quantum mechanics at work in our everyday world?

Energy April 28, 2015

Philips Wants You To Buy LED Bulbs: Who Can Ignore $5 Two-For-One Offer?

Philips has just released a 60-watt equivalent LED bulb that costs under $5. Consumers can also enjoy not just one but two LED bulbs per pack for a limited time offer.

Energy April 22, 2015

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