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US Nuclear Weapons Test Details Declassified: Footage Published Online

The United States has declassified the footage of the nuclear weapons tests it conducted from 1945 to 1962 by publishing many videos online. It will be giving the new generation an opportunity to see the energy flashes and frightening clouds.

Energy March 19, 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

Elon Musk: Powerwall 2 Can Solve South Australia's Energy Crisis In 100 Days - Or It's Free

Elon Musk confidently backs up Lyndon Rive’s claim that Tesla only needs 100 days to save South Australia from frequent blackouts, and bets the entire cost on it.

Energy March 11, 2017

Molecule Developed To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Carbon-Neutral Fuel By Harnessing Light

Carbon reduction efforts have a new ally in a molecule that harnesses light to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. According to researchers, the molecule is more efficient than any carbon reduction method around.

Energy March 9, 2017

NASA Creating The Coldest Place In Entire Universe, Here's Why

The Cold Atom Laboratory is going to be launched into outer space in August 2017. This is being done so that physicists can study the various scientific phenomena taking place inside the device and learn more about the Bose-Einstein condensate.

Energy March 8, 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

Technology For Low-Cost Solar Cell Manufacturing In Low Temperature Developed

Making solar cells as inexpensively as printing newspapers are in sight. This follows a new breakthrough by researchers at the University of Toronto who developed perovskite solar cells in lower temperature conditions by solving the ESL hurdle.

Energy February 28, 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

Scientists Find Better Cleanup Methods For Nuclear Waste

A study was performed by scientists to figure out how the nuclear waste compound technetium-99 can be disposed safely. Their research may have indicated a possible way.

Energy February 25, 2017

Uranium Extraction From Seawater: Stanford Researchers Make Progress, More Clean Energy Coming

Stanford researchers have made progress in the extraction of uranium from seawater. Considering the abundance of seawater, it will help countries to produce nuclear power as a carbon-free energy in the future when fossil fuels move out.

Energy February 25, 2017

Disney Living Room Prototype: Charge Your Smartphone, Fans And More Wirelessly

Disney Research has created a prototype of a living room which houses a technology that provides wireless charging. It is capable of delivering wireless power to smartphones, fans and other devices present inside the room.

Energy February 22, 2017

Automatic System For Crack Detection in Nuclear Power Plants Developed

A new automated system developed at Purdue University can detect cracks in nuclear power plants more accurately than other systems. Called CRAQ, the new system uses an advanced algorithm and machine learning to analyze remotely recorded inspection videos.

Energy February 20, 2017

Heat Flow Can Be Used To Levitate Objects, Demonstrate Scientists

A research conducted by two undergraduate physics students at University of Chicago showed that heat flow can be used to levitate objects. The researchers used two plates of varying temperature to carry out the experiment.

Energy February 17, 2017

Harvard Researchers Develop Liquid Battery That Can Last For 10 Years

Unlike currently available lithium-ion batteries that could become useless after a few years of heavy use, the new flow battery Harvard researchers developed can last for more than 10 years. What's behind the battery's long cycle life?

Energy February 14, 2017

Airlines Slowly Turning To Renewable Energy To Reduce Carbon Emissions In 20 Years

The air transport sector is transitioning toward biofuels to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. To decide on the calibrated transition, the international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convened an experts' conference in Montreal.

Energy February 14, 2017

Ammonia Production Sparks New Interest: Scientists Generate Small Electrical Current From Ammonia

Scientists have discovered a new process to create ammonia. Although the results are promising, more research will have to be carried out before employing the new method on an industrial scale.

Energy February 7, 2017

Denmark Green Energy Group To Close Coal Power Plants By 2023: Future Belongs To Renewables

Denmark’s Dong Energy will phase out the use of coal in all its power plants in Europe by 2023 and will begin building Hornsea Project Two, the world's biggest offshore wind farm.

Energy February 7, 2017

Scientists Create Biomimetic Tree That Generates Electricity When Wind Blows Through Its Leaves

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

Tesla's Gigafactory Will Have The Largest Solar Rooftop

Tesla’s Gigafactory will not only be the biggest building in the world, but reportedly also have the biggest solar rooftop. The Gigafactory is set to become operational by 2018.

Energy January 14, 2017

First Solar Road Goes Public In France

France can be considered as the first country to ever have its roads covered with solar panels. It's an experiment to test if these specialized panels can withstand heavy vehicles on a regular basis, and if the energy generated can power street lights.

Energy December 27, 2016

Artificial Leaf Can Act As Mini-Factory Of Drugs Anywhere There Is Sunlight

An artificial leaf powered by sunlight copies nature's ability to produce food through photosynthesis. The device can be used to produce drug compounds in remote places such as planet Mars.

Energy December 21, 2016

Antimatter Light Spectrum Observed For The First Time

Antimatter atom has been measured and the properties were validated against matter using optical spectrum. The new study also opens up a new era in high-precision antimatter research as shown by the CERN antimatter community.

Energy December 21, 2016

CERN Scientists Use Laser To Observe Light Spectrum Of Antimatter [Video]

CERN scientists were able to compare the light spectrums of matter and antimatter by blasting anti-hydrogen atoms with laser. How did the result fare with predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics?

Energy December 19, 2016

The Future Of Nuclear Fusion? World’s Most Advanced Stellarator, Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X, Confirmed To Work

World’s largest stellarator, Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X), based in Germany has started functioning. The fusion reactor has successfully produced high-quality magnetic fields consistent with the complex design and made a great breakthrough as a future model for fusion reactors.

Energy December 8, 2016

Clean Energy Solutions: New Materials Designed To Store Hydrogen Fuel More Efficiently

New research employed a new model in creating hydrogen fueled cars, which could significantly improve the applicability of this type of car model. Currently, three companies worldwide have produced hydrogen cars.

Energy December 7, 2016

Chernobyl Disaster Site Enclosed: Shelter Placed On Top Of Exploded Nuclear Reactor In Ukraine To Prevent Radiation Leaks

In what is considered as among the world's most ambitious projects, workers installed a massive shelter over the damaged reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Workers will start to dismantle the parts of the original cover, the sarcophagus.

Energy November 30, 2016

Tesla And SolarCity Power Entire Island With Solar Energy Microgrid [Video]

Tesla and SolarCity have announced a major solar power project, running an entire island on renewable energy. A massive microgrid can cover 'nearly 100 percent' of Ta'u island's energy needs, with renewable energy packs that can run for three days without sunlight.

Energy November 23, 2016

Solar Roadways Installs Energy Tiles In Idaho: Here's Why These Colorful Tiles Are Amazing

Solar Roadways installed the first solar road panels in Sandpoint, Idaho. The solar road tiles contain colorful LEDs that can be used for creating lights and signs without the need of permanent paint.

Energy October 3, 2016

US Might Not Reach Its 2025 Carbon Emission Goals

The United States may potentially fall short of the goals it set under the Paris climate accord unless something is done, a new report suggested. Researchers say further action must be done to achieve the 2025 goal.

Energy September 27, 2016

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

Tesla's New Solar Roof Could Be Unveiled On Oct. 28

Elon Musk, founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors, Inc. announced that the Solar Roof, a joint product by Tesla and SolarCity will be unveiled on Oct. 28. With the Solar Roof, Musk hopes for homeowners to have free energy and increase their home's resale value.

Energy September 25, 2016

Researchers Beam Light Particle Across Fiber Network, Sets Quantum Teleportation Record

A quantum teleportation record has just been set! Researchers, in cooperation with The City of Calgary, were able to teleport a light particle over a straight-line distance that has never been achieved before.

Energy September 21, 2016

Subatomic Particle Protophobic X Boson May Indicate Fifth Force Of Nature Exists

Research into dark photons has led to the discovery of protophobic X boson. Existence of this particle indicates the possibility of a fifth force of nature.

Energy August 16, 2016

New Method Captures, Converts Carbon Dioxide While Creating Electricity

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

Russian Films Rare Ball Lightning Phenomenon [Video]

Roman Tregubov captured a rare phenomenon known as ball lightning on video. Watch the seldom-seen bright white ball gliding over a field near his house outside of Novosibirsk in Russia.

Energy August 4, 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

Solar Impulse 2 Is First Solar-Powered Plane To Cross The Atlantic

The Solar Impulse 2 recently completed its journey across the Atlantic, making the 15th leg of its journey to circumnavigate the world a success. The 15th stage started in New York on Monday and ended on Thursday in Seville, Spain.

Energy June 23, 2016

This Ultra-Thin Solar Cell Is So Flexible It Can Wrap Around A Pencil

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

New CERN Experiment Could Shrink Particle Accelerators From Town To Tabletop Size

CERN has run the first tests on the AWAKE experiment. The new experiment is an early attempt at producing wakefield acceleration and has the potential of shrinking particle accelerators to tabletop size.

Energy June 20, 2016

Chile Gives Away Electricity For Free Because It Produces Too Much

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

Scientists Test Drive Single-Molecule Nanocars In Open Air

Researchers did a test drive of the single-molecule nanocar in a natural setting. The test is in preparation for the upcoming NanoCar Race in France this October.

Energy June 5, 2016

Artificial Leaf Converts Solar Energy To Fuel That May One Day Power Your Car

The Bionic Leaf 2.0 can power your vehicles and help address the world’s fuel consumption problems someday. This new 'artificial leaf' uses solar energy to divide hydrogen-eating bacteria and water molecules to produce liquid fuels.

Energy June 4, 2016

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