Scientists at the Iowa State University have developed a tree-like device where artificial leaves sway in the wind to generate power. According to Michael McCloskey, who designed it, the effort is aimed at generating power for smaller requirements coupled with aesthetics.
Energy February 1, 2017
University of Bristol's ThinkBIG Project sourced information from more than 100 British newspapers encompassing 150 years of history to trace important historical and cultural shifts using artificial intelligence tools.
Life & Style January 11, 2017
Carbon-capture methods have long existed but a new one has just been developed. This time, carbon dioxide is also converted after being captured, a process that also results in electricity being generated.
Energy August 8, 2016
Sending electric shocks to cocoa particles improves the flow of liquid chocolate without the need for extra cocoa butter. The process can reduce chocolate's fat content by up to 20 percent.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2016
An ultra-thin solar photovoltaic cell developed by scientists in South Korea is so flexible it can wrap around virtually any surface. What are its potential applications?
Energy June 23, 2016
A new study was able to confirm the old myth about how electric eels attack predators. The author was able to discover the attack mechanism of the animals, which he found bizarre at first.
Animals June 7, 2016
Thanks to a booming mining industry and economic growth, Chile is facing such an overwhelming surge in its solar energy industry that it has given away free electricity. The country continues to struggle toward a cleaner and more sustainable energy source.
Energy June 6, 2016
The world's largest solar power plant caught fire, crippling the operations of the facility. The fire was immediately extinguished, but the incident's impact on the electric power supply of California has yet to be determined.
Energy May 22, 2016
A new metamaterial discovered by researchers from ANU glows unusually when exposed to heat. This artificial material could open potential developments on thermophotovoltaic cells that produce electricity from harvested heat even in dark conditions.
Energy April 21, 2016
Scientists in China created 'all-weather' graphene-coated solar panels to harness power from raindrops. They developed dye-sensitized solar cells coated with an ultra-thin film of a miracle material known as graphene.
Energy April 13, 2016
Duke Energy will turn to swine and poultry waste for energy. The company will start obtaining power from poop to create renewable energy and generate electricity.
Energy March 23, 2016
Florida generates a massive volume of tomato waste every year. Now, a team of scientists has developed a method to turn tomato waste as an alternative source of electricity.
Energy March 17, 2016
Thomas Edison is best known for inventing the lightbulb and for being one of the fathers of movie-making and sound recording. There's a less-recognized invention the Wizard of Menlo Park designed that in many ways could have changed the course of American history - that is, if it had ever been given a chance.
Computers February 11, 2016
Many nations across the world use wind energy to generate electricity. A team of engineers are looking at leafless artificial trees to generate renewable power when they are shaken by the wind.
Energy February 3, 2016
Nothing can escape black holes, not even light. But celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking has challenged this concept. Hawking even said if humans found mini-black holes, we could potentially harness them to supply electricity on Earth.
Energy February 3, 2016
More than 150,000 people were left without power thanks to the raging storm that rocked Southern California. The raging winds led to power poles being knocked down, disrupting electricity supply.
Society February 1, 2016
California on Thursday voted to maintain its current net metering policy, allowing residential solar panel users to keep selling their excess electricity. The decision received both praise and criticism from experts.
Business January 29, 2016
Researchers in Nebraska have developed a special kind of concrete that can conduct enough electricity to melt snow. The conductive concrete may have possible applications on bridges and tarmacs, experts said.
Earth/Environment January 24, 2016
Researchers from the MIT found a way to create clean energy by transforming body movement to electricity. Check out the practical uses of the technology and its benefits for both companies and consumers.
FUTURE TECH January 8, 2016
Generate electric currents without using up energy? Researchers are a step closer toward achieving just that, as they uncover clues in an experiment involving topological insulators.
Energy January 5, 2016
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute on Friday said that 99 percent of the country's electricity has been generated from renewable sources. The nation's milestones in renewable energy have placed it in the global spotlight.
Energy December 20, 2015
Scientists discovered that when electric eels curl their bodies, they are actually amplifying the voltage that they emit. In an experiment, Kenneth Catania attempted to find exactly how these animals manipulate basic principles of physics.
Earth/Environment October 29, 2015
Most people think that electric eels kill their prey with their powers. Not only do their electrically-charged capabilities act as natural tasers — stunning their food, not killing it — but they also might double as an underwater echolocation tracker, a scientist at Vanderbilt University proposes.
Animals October 22, 2015
Freevolt technology can transform the radio waves from the air into electricity that can be used by devices with low energy requirements. One pegged application for the technology is the Internet of Things.
FUTURE TECH October 1, 2015
Solar power market in the U.S. has significantly grown between 2010 and 2015. The growth can be attributed to several factors including falling prices and subsidies by the government.
Energy September 15, 2015
In a study, researchers from NASA showed that electricity can be generated in hydrothermal vents by simulating chemical gardens on the seafloor in the laboratory.
Energy August 7, 2015
Canada's hydropower could help ease the cost of energy in the northeastern U.S., but there are concerns that additional transmission lines could have unwanted impact on the region's landscape and on efforts to switch to renewable energy sources.
Business August 4, 2015
Researchers in the U.S. Army developed a smaller and cheaper solar cell to convert light from the sun into electric energy.
FUTURE TECH July 7, 2015
Experts have discovered that animal species may be at risk of extinction due to the development of hydroelectric dams. The study shows the loss of forest species even in a biological reserve where hunting is prohibited.
Earth/Environment July 2, 2015
A team of chemists at UCLA have developed a new solar power technology that allows solar cells to collect and store energy for longer periods of time.
June 25, 2015
Electricity can now be made to curve through space and even travel around objects. What could be done with this new technique?
June 20, 2015
Akon hopes to bring electricity to 600 million people in Africa with his 'Akon Lighting Africa' Solar Academy initiative.
Culture June 3, 2015
A study conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology discovers a new type of color-changing glass that harnesses static charges from wind and raindrop. Researchers believe the electricity produced is enough to power a mobile device.
Geek April 13, 2015
Although the idea behind daylight savings time is to conserve energy, studies suggest DST is associated with paltry savings. The time adjustment is also linked with increased incidence of traffic accidents and heart attacks.
Society March 9, 2015
By using plant walls and solar panels, researchers from Cambridge University were able to produce electricity that could power up 'the greenest bus shelter.'
Energy March 7, 2015
Going to the bathroom is great for a lot of reasons. And now students at the University of the West of England have found one more.
Internet Culture March 5, 2015
In a new video to demonstrate a machine, Bill Gates drinks water that was made from human waste. The co-founder of the Gates Foundation shows off the machine called the OmniProcessor, which is manufactured by Janicki Bioenergy in a facility just north of Seattle, Washington.
Internet Culture January 6, 2015
Scientists use supercomputers to study bubbles in boiling water. Their objective? More efficient electrical-generating power plants.
Energy December 22, 2014
Stanford engineers have developed a new material that can cool buildings without requiring electricity. The photonic radiative cooling process reflects much of the sunlight, which strikes the material, then sucks internal heat from the building.
Energy November 27, 2014
Sometimes solutions come in the unlikeliest places. In this case, poop, where electrons happily hop in, a process that can be harnessed to produce electricity to power devices.
Energy November 20, 2014
The future of power may be here: scientists have created a new nano-generator capable of creating an electric current with just one atom's worth of material. The flexible, transparent material could change everything.
Geek October 20, 2014
Material sewn into clothing may one day charge the smartphone in your pocket. Material just one atom thick generates electrical voltage during movement, bending or stretching.
Energy October 19, 2014
Lake Wheeler in Alabama was the site of a study using electrofishing to stun fish, creating zombie bass. Is this practice humane?
Animals April 7, 2014