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Wind Turbines Stretched Across Oceans Would Generate Enough Power For The Whole Civilization: Study

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

Trump May Hike US Energy Budget To Handle Nuclear Waste

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

Carbon Dioxide As Fuel? UV Light Reaction Holds Promise

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

Ghosts Don’t Exist, Otherwise LHC Particle Accelerator Would Have Gotten Them

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

New Metamaterial Can Switch From Hard To Soft And Back Again

Researchers at the University of Michigan revealed the design of a "metamaterial" that switches between states of hardness and softness without damaging itself. Metamaterials earn their properties from the design than the material from which they are constructed.

Material Science January 25, 2017

Researchers Take Cues From Popeye, Use Spinach Leaves To Produce Energy

Researchers converted solar power into hydrogen fuel in a new experiment. The technique involved a bio-photo-electro-chemical cell developed from a membrane extract of spinach leaves and had water as the only raw material.

Energy September 28, 2016

Artificial Leaf: New Solar Cell Uses Carbon Dioxide And Sunlight To Produce Hydrocarbon Fuel

A new solar cell converts carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuel using sunlight. The artificial leaf may help solve problems related to energy use.

Energy July 31, 2016

Americans Used Less Energy In 2015

Americans still have ways to go before they fully embrace the shift to renewable energy but change is happening, resulting in less energy use for the U.S. in 2015.

Energy April 21, 2016

Watch How Heat Moves Through Material At Nanoscale Level

For the first time, scientists from the University of Minnesota have captured on video how heat energy moves through material at the nanoscale level. The breakthrough could help engineers control and guide heat energy.

Energy April 19, 2016

Reverse Photosynthesis May Hold Key To Faster, Greener Industrial Production

Reverse photosynthesis may pave the way for faster and greener industrial production. With the help of sunlight, energy sources and biofuels may be produced via natural and more efficient means.

Earth/Environment April 6, 2016

Perovskite Solar Cells Raise Efficiency By Recycling Light

Solar cells could soon become far more efficent through the use of hybrid lead-halide perovskites. What is photon recycling, and how could it change the world?

March 30, 2016

Daylight Saving Time - Is It An Idea Whose Time Is Past?

Daylight saving time means most Americans recently set their clocks forward an hour. Is it time to get rid of this tradition and adopt standard time instead?

Energy March 13, 2016

German Scientists Successfully Teleport Classical Information Using Laser Beams

'Star Trek' showed a lot of technology that was deemed impossible decades ago. Today, a lot of what they have shown is used in the real world - a team of scientists even tried making teleportation possible.

Energy March 7, 2016

Leafless Artificial Trees Swaying In The Breeze Can Harness Wind Energy And Generate Electricity

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

Breakfast-Eaters Slimmer Than Those Who Don't: Other Reasons Not To Skip First Meal Of The Day

Many people skip breakfast because they are busy. They are not aware that the most important meal of the day has a lot of health benefits, aside from giving a boost of energy to start a long day.

LIFE January 27, 2016

This Tiny Car Is Powered By Twitter

The software and video game distribution company Techland has unveiled a new type of car not powered by the usual energy sources of gasoline or electricity, but by a surreal IoT-related wellspring: tweets.

Apps/Software January 21, 2016

Researchers Develop Device To Harness Energy From Small Bending Motions

MIT researchers developed a system that harnesses the energy created by small human movements like running and walking. The technology creates a voltage and an electric current that can power devices.

FUTURE TECH January 9, 2016

Researchers Uncover Clue To Generate Electric Current Without Consuming Energy

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

Physicists Have Discovered Evidence Of A Gluino Particle, The Cousin Of The Higgs Boson

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN have found evidence of a new particle called the gluino, which might be integral to the nature of our universe.

Energy December 16, 2015

Water Treatment Plant In DC Plans To Generate Energy From Human Waste

Washington D.C.'s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant plans to derive energy from a highly unusual source: human waste.

Earth/Environment December 3, 2015

$13.5 Million Awarded To Stanford-Led Team To Develop Particle Accelerator The Size Of Shoebox

The research efforts of scientists to create a compact sized particle accelerator are slowly bearing fruit. The Stanford-led team is awarded $13.5 million to help fund and further improve their research results.

Energy November 21, 2015

Heating Mechanism Could Make Materials Hotter Than Sun: How This Could Impact Energy Production

Physicists have proposed a new laser technology that could heat materials through thermonuclear fusion. The application of this new technology has both positive and negative effects to the world, experts said.

Energy November 18, 2015

Building A Solar-Powered Oasis Underground

An exclusive interview with the co-founder and creator of New York City's underground forest.

Energy November 16, 2015

Scientists Discover New Plasma Confinement State: How This Could Change Energy Industry

Researchers found a breakthrough in plasma research: a new plasma confinement state. The discovery could pave the way for the development of efficient fusion reactors that could change the energy industry drastically.

Energy November 12, 2015

Tesla Battery Units Will Power Office Buildings To Free Up Energy Grid During Peak Hours In California

The Irvine Company has partnered with Advanced Microgrid Solutions to build Tesla Energy battery farms outside office buildings to free up the grid when demand is high.

FUTURE TECH October 13, 2015

Are Humans Hard-Wired To Be Lazy? Here's What Experts Found Out

A study has claimed that humans are wired to be lazy; or at least, the human body is. It will always shift to the most energy saving movements with little trouble.

LIFE September 17, 2015

Want To Improve Your Golf Score By Two Strokes? A Cup Of Coffee Might Help

Researchers conducted a small study and found that taking caffeine supplements equivalent to one cup of coffee before each game helps golfers score better by two strokes. The caffeine group in the experiment also reported less fatigue and more energy.

Sports August 29, 2015

Algae May Be Next Big Thing In Clean Energy Production

Scientists are looking forward to growing and harvesting algae that will allow them to extract a natural source of biofuel. Abundant, clean and easy to process, algae can produce energy for transportation equivalent to the energy in biofuel produced by crops that cover a land mass three times the U.S.

Energy August 18, 2015

NASA Getting Ready To Find Next Generation Of Batteries For Space Program

Phase II awards have now been given by NASA to Amprius Inc. and the University of Maryland, whose proposals aim to develop next-generation energy storage technologies. These battery developments are crucial to deep space exploration.

FUTURE TECH August 15, 2015

The Universe Is Slowly Dying But There's No Reason To Panic: Here's What's Happening

Scientists found that universe is currently on a "slow dying" process. Although experts are convinced that this event is of high possibility, there's no need to fret as it is not expected to happen until after a few billions years.

Space August 12, 2015

Tidal Energy Could Help Power The UK

Researchers at Oxford University and Kepler Energy have developed a new water turbine that could end up powering up to 5 percent of the U.K.'s energy needs.

FUTURE TECH August 7, 2015

NASA Researchers Use 'Seafloor Gardens' To Generate Electricity

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

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

End Of The World? Not Yet, But Perhaps In 2100, Scientists Claim

Scientists previously predicted that the end of the world would happen around 2050. A new study, however, claims that the Earth would run out of resources and become uninhabitable by 2100.

July 26, 2015

Humans Could Be Next To Go if Destruction Of Plant Life Continues Unabated: Study

Unless humans do something about the diminishing supply of plant life on the planet, our survival and quality of living may be placed at risk as well, researchers warn.

Earth/Environment July 18, 2015

Real-Life 'Vampires' Afraid Of Being Stereotyped By Doctors

A study identified real vampires as normal people seeking to obtain energy by feeding on blood from consenting adults. Lead researcher DJ Williams has been working with vampires for many years now and further points out that stereotyping these authentic vampires hinders health care providers from giving the right kind of help that these normal people need.

LIFE July 8, 2015

Daylight Savings Time: How It Began And Do We Still Need It

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

New Electrolyte Solves Problem Of Limited Battery Power

Lithium batteries that are both more powerful and more efficient could result from newly developed electrolyte, researchers say. Problems of internal short circuits that shorten battery life could be a thing of the past, they say.

Energy February 26, 2015

University Professor Develops System To Turn Wastewater Into Fresh Water

A professor at Missouri University has developed a system that not only converts wastewater into fresh water, but also does it more efficiently than currently employed methods at wastewater management facilities.

Energy February 20, 2015

Bionic Leaf Can Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel: Better Than Solar Cells?

A new bionic leaf, inspired by nature, can create fuel. The new energy approach may prove more popular than solar cells, which have not caught fire in the consumer realm.

Energy February 14, 2015

Many Of China's Major Cities Fail Air Quality Standards

China’s got air pollution problems and Beijing’s at the center of the action. Many cities around the capital are ranked as the worst air quality offenders in the country.

Earth/Environment February 3, 2015

Lower Energy Consumption in Cities Could Have Broad Mitigating Effects on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Identifying ways for world's cities to be more energy-efficient could help attain climate goals, report suggests. Cities currently consume majority of world's energy resources, emit most of the world's greenhouse gases, researchers say.

Energy January 13, 2015

Champagne Bubbles May Help Solve Our Future Energy Needs: Here's Why

Scientists use supercomputers to study bubbles in boiling water. Their objective? More efficient electrical-generating power plants.

Energy December 22, 2014

Revolutionary Material Cools Building by Dumping Heat into Outer Space

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

Is Extreme Weather the New Normal? World Bank Thinks So

A World Bank-commissioned study has found that even if governments take fast action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the planet is already on its way to facing extreme weather events due to global warming.

Earth/Environment November 24, 2014

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