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Electrified Droplet Of Water Could Be Key To New Types Of Air Purification And Propulsion Tech

Researchers pinned down a simple equation that can predict the electric field strength needed to burst a water droplet into electrified mists. They claimed that their findings can help engineers develop techniques like electrospraying.

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Exotic Matter In Sun's Atmosphere Could Be Key To Safe And Clean Nuclear Energy Generators

Studying how plasma behaves in the sun's atmosphere may help researchers learn how to control this exotic matter on Earth. This could pave way for more efficient and safer nuclear energy generators

Energy May 26, 2019

New Wood Processing Technique Produces Material Stronger Than Aluminum And Can Passively Shed Heat

Researchers removed a component of the wood that absorbs heat from the sun, cooling a building passively and providing a sustainable material for construction. They estimated that the processed wood can save up to 20 percent on cooling cost.

Energy May 27, 2019

Scientists Achieve Superconductivity At The Highest Temperature Ever Recorded With New Material

In the hunt for the ultimate superconductor, physicists discovered lanthanum hydride. Experiments showed that the material can conduct electricity with zero resistance at nearly room temperature.

Energy May 23, 2019

Mysterious Force Behind Failing Car Key Fobs In Ohio Town Finally Identified

A perplexing force is blocking the radio frequencies of car key fobs and garage openers all over this Ohio town and no one could figure out what it was. Now, residents can finally breathe a sigh of relief as officials finally solve the mystery.

Energy May 7, 2019

Renewables Produced More Energy Than Coal In The United States For The First Time

Are renewable energy sources poised to take over coal? Reports show that America's energy production from renewables surpassed coal in April and may continue to do so.

Energy May 4, 2019

Researchers Track Down Uranium Cubes Made In Germany During WW II

Two researchers investigated the history of uranium cubes and uncovered Nazi Germany's plans to build nuclear reactors at the end of World War II. Adolf Hitler nuclear efforts spurred the creation of the U.S.-led Manhattan Project.

Energy May 2, 2019

The Secret To Better Solar Cells Could Be Hiding In A Cup Of Coffee

Researchers found that infusing caffeine to perovskite solar cells improves the technology's thermal stability and power conversion efficiency. They believe that the discovery could make perovskite solar cells more commercially viable in the future.

Energy April 26, 2019

Dark Matter Hunter Captures ‘Rarest Thing Ever Recorded’ In Process 1 Trillion Times Longer Than Age Of Universe

The half-life of the xenon-124 atom is 1 trillion times longer than the time the universe has existed. So, how did scientists manage to observe this process?

Energy April 24, 2019

Scientists Test New Energy Efficient Cooling Method Using Thermodynamic Trickery

In an experiment, physicists cooled down a piece of copper from 100 degrees Celsius to 2 degrees Celsius below room temperature. They were able to achieve this without using an external power supply.

Energy April 20, 2019

Let It Snow! This Clever New Device Creates Electricity Out Of Snowfall

Forget solar panels, on snowy days, one can simply create electricity from snowfall. A team of researchers from UCLA figure out how to make a cheap, clever device that can generate charge from practically nothing.

Energy April 16, 2019

Y-12 Leak Not A Danger To Community, Authorities Say

Officials of Y-12 Complex held an emergency press conference as a suspected hydrogen fluoride leak was detected at the Oak Ridge atomic weapons plant on Thursday Morning. No workers or personnel were hurt.

Energy April 6, 2019

Transparent Wood That Can Store And Release Heat Could Be Next Trendy Material In Energy-Efficient Homes

A new type of wood is shaping up to be the energy-efficient building material of the future. The light but strong eco-friendly transparent wood is set to make its debut in a few years time.

Energy April 5, 2019

New Type Of Sensor Can Identify Electrical Faults Before They Even Happen

Researchers said that the system can monitor the performance of the electrical system and identify behavior that might lead to failure. The technology will point to areas that need repairs to prevent electrical failure.

Energy March 24, 2019

Different Versions Of Reality Can Exist In The Quantum World, Study Confirms

Martin Ringbauer and colleagues attempted an experiment to test the thought experiment 'Wigner's friend.' The results showed different versions of reality exist at least at the quantum level.

Energy March 21, 2019

Scientists Use Light To Levitate Objects

A spaceship that can cross interstellar space without the need to carry a large amount of fuel? Researchers from Caltech have designed a method that can levitate and propel massive objects to distant locations using only light waves.

Energy March 20, 2019

Scientists Report Record Performance With Affordable Semiconductors

Researchers developed a method to accurately measure the efficiency of quantum dots. The effort hopes to remove any doubts over the particles' performance and make them cheaper alternatives to single-crystal semiconductors.

Energy March 16, 2019

Researchers Spot New Phenomenon That Can Solve Wavelength Splitting Problem In Lasers

Researchers were able to find a simple way to address the problem of splitting wavelengths in quantum dot lasers. By simply teaming up two quantum dots, they were able to create a singular wavelength free of the defect.

Energy February 9, 2019

Nanomaterials That Can Assemble Themselves Could Advance Solar Panel Tech

The world is moving toward clean and renewable energy, but the ways to harvest them remain expensive and inefficient. New research developed self-assembling nanomaterials that solve the issues that come with current methods of collecting energy.

Energy January 28, 2019

Scientists Use New Method To Find Electricity Generating Bacteria In Lab

Scientists at MIT developed a technique that can find which strain of bacteria can produce electricity in the most efficient manner. They hope that through the experiment, they can pave the way for the production of clean energy and biofuel.

Energy January 14, 2019

Experts Urge The US To Build Prototype Fusion Power Plant

Scientists recommended that the United Statess should still back the megaproject research in France. Moreoever, they proposed to make a prototype of the fusion power plant even if the country decides to quit.

Energy December 16, 2018

Prominent Theoretical Physicist Shoucheng Zhang Passes Away At 55

A theoretical physicist from Stanford University passed away this month. He was best known for his work in quantum physics, particularly his predictions involving the Hall insulator and Majorana fermion.

Energy December 10, 2018

CERN Shutting Down Large Hadron Collider For Maintenance And Major Upgrades

CERN Control Centre powered down its Large Hadron Collider earlier this week for two years of maintenance and improvements after completing two years of a successful run. The upgrade will help scientists to expand their understanding of fundamental physics.

Energy December 7, 2018

Scientists Create 'Bionic Mushroom' That Can Generate Electricity

Researchers were able to turn regular white button mushrooms into sources of electricity. They manipulated the cyanobacteria to generate electricity for days by attaching it on top of a button mushroom.

Energy November 9, 2018

Study: Russian physicists upgrade cheap diode laser for use in precise measurements

Study: Russian physicists upgrade cheap diode laser for use in precise measurements

Energy November 2, 2018

Study: Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean fuels

Study: Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean fuels

Energy October 30, 2018

Large-Scale US Wind Power Production Could Contribute To Warming Climate: Study

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

Cheap Alternative To Lithium Could Be Used In Next Generation Of Batteries

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

Semi-Artificial Photosynthesis Uses Sunlight To Produce Clean And Renewable Fuel

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

Fastest-Spinning Particles: Nanoparticles That Spin A Billion Times Per Second To Test Limits Of Physics

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

Scientists Discover How To Stabilize Plasma In Fusion Reactors

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 Develop ‘Star Wars’ Lasers That Can Burn Targets Within Half A Mile

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

Fusion Reactor Shatters Records With Temperature Almost 3 Times Hotter Than The Sun

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

Large Hadron Collider Upgrade To Allow Exploration Beyond Standard Model Of Particle Physics

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

Nuclear Fusion Reactor Reaches Temperatures Hotter Than Sun’s Core

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

Fermilab's NOvA Experiment Shows Strong Evidence On How Neutrinos Behave

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

Large Hadron Collider Experiments At CERN Spot Higgs Boson And Top Quark Together

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

Living And Non-Biological Systems Exhibit The Same Quantum Behavior In Photosynthesis Test

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

100,000 Gamers Help Challenge Einstein’s Theory Of Local Realism By Playing The Big Bell Test Video Game

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

California Will Require Solar Panels For New Homes

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

Big Renewable Push: Apple's Global Facilities Now Running On 100 Percent Clean Energy

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 Just Created Bacteria That Produce High-Energy Carbon Rings

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

First Rechargeable Battery Uses Cheap Carbon Instead Of Lithium

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

Researchers Create A New Type Of Superconductor Thanks To Graphene And The ‘Magic Angle’

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

Quantum Mechanics Rules Even The Most Massive Space Objects

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

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