A new study by Harvard researchers suggests wind power's direct contribution to climate change. In the long run, however, wind power still fares much better than coal or gas.
Energy October 5, 2018
Purdue University researchers said that sodium powder, when used in batteries, could provide a cheaper but equally effective alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Sodium is not as rare as lithium which is only mined in South America.
Energy September 20, 2018
Researchers used semi-artificial photosynthesis to produce and store solar energy. What makes the method better compared with purely artificial photosynthesis techniques when it comes to generating renewable energy?
Energy September 4, 2018
Two teams of researchers were able to create nanoparticles that spin around each other in record frequencies of a billion times per second. This creates the fastest mechanical rotation in history.
Energy July 20, 2018
Experts were able to simulate the mechanism that stabilizes plasma in fusion reactors. This development could take humankind one step closer to a clean, unlimited source of fusion energy.
Energy July 19, 2018
Chinese scientists said they developed and tested a prototype of a laser weapon with beams that can penetrate the clothes. The weapon, called the ZKZM-500, is reportedly ready for mass production.
Energy July 2, 2018
A German nuclear fusion reactor was able to reach a temperature of 40 million Kelvin, a temperature much hotter than the center of the sun. Could this bring a new era of clean, unlimited nuclear fusion energy?
Energy June 28, 2018
CERN has started the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider. The High-Luminosity LHC project will boost the capacity of the world's most powerful accelerator, and shed more light on the Higgs boson and physics beyond the Standard Model.
Energy June 16, 2018
UK-based Tokamak Energy’s nuclear fusion reactor was able to generate a temperature of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. The company is on track to create commercially available nuclear fusion energy by 2030.
Energy June 12, 2018
An experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab has shown strong evidence of neutrino’s behavior. Neutrinos make up the basic components of the universe, but it cannot be detected by the naked eye.
Energy June 6, 2018
Through the CMS and ATLAS experiments at CERN's LHC, scientists were finally able to measure for the first time the direct interaction between the Higgs boson and top quark, two of the heaviest elementary particles. The relationship may lead to physics beyond the Standard Model.
Energy June 5, 2018
Quantum molecules in biological systems have the same behavior as those in nonliving matter. This could help in the development of nature-inspired technologies like solar energy storage and photosynthetic environments.
Energy May 23, 2018
One hundred thousand gamers from across the world were asked to participate in an experiment aimed at challenging Albert Einstein’s theory of local realism. Their participation closed the ‘freedom-of-choice’ loophole in Bell test equation for the first time.
Energy May 11, 2018
The state of California is prepared to vote on a mandate that will make solar panels a requirement for new homes. Once approved, builders will be required to meet the new standard to get a building permit.
Energy May 6, 2018
Apple Inc. is now powered with 100 percent reusable energy. This major step is a push toward its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment.
Energy April 11, 2018
Scientists have successfully engineered bacteria that can produce high-energy carbon rings, which can be used to make other materials. Such rings were previously difficult to prepare.
Energy April 9, 2018
A team of researchers from Australia has created the first rechargeable battery that is carbon-based instead of using lithium. The proton battery is also environment-friendly.
Energy March 12, 2018
A team of researchers have successfully turned graphene into an unconventional superconductor. They did it with something called the magic angle, and it was an accident.
Energy March 8, 2018
A Caltech scientist has discovered that the Schrödinger Equation governs even the most massive celestial bodies. The equation is one of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.
Energy March 7, 2018
Using iridium catalyst for artificial photosynthesis could pave way for more efficient means of harvesting and storing solar energy. What makes this better than generating clean energy using solar panels?
Energy March 5, 2018
A team of physicists from CERN is going to transport antimatter in a moving truck as part of an experiment. The antimatter road trip will also allow the researchers to know more about neutron stars.
Energy February 22, 2018
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