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

Solar And Wind Energy In Single Device To Power 'Internet Of Things'

For the first time, researchers combined solar cell and nanogenerator technologies to convert solar and wind power into electricity and power the 'Internet of Things' when installed on real rooftops in huge numbers.

Energy May 28, 2016

Physics Lab May Have Found Evidence Of Fifth Force Of Nature

Have scientists found the elusive fifth force? A recent analysis of a Hungarian experiment showed a possible evidence of nature’s fifth force, but skeptics remain unconvinced.

Energy May 27, 2016

New Solar Cells Transform Heat Into Usable Energy

Researchers from MIT have developed a device that allows solar cells to transform heat into electricity. Since the device depends on heat emissions rather than direct sunlight, the method can produce continuous flow of electricity.

Energy May 25, 2016

Watch World's Most Powerful X-Ray Machine Target Liquid Droplets

What happens when you aim the world's largest X-ray machine at samples of liquid and fire? A team of physicists decided to find out, and the results are stunning.

Energy May 24, 2016

Portugal Runs Entirely On Renewable Energy For 107 Hours: Other Countries On Clean Energy

Portugal has set a new clean energy milestone as the whole country ran entirely on renewable sources for four straight days. Other countries all over the world have also achieved this feat.

Energy May 23, 2016

Modified Microalgae Turns Sunlight Into Cheap Drug

University of Copenhagen researchers recently genetically modified microalgae to transform sunlight into microalgae compounds for medication - a potentially cheap alternative to cancer drugs and other expensive compounds today.

Energy May 23, 2016

London Taxi Maker Raises $400 Million To Develop New Hybrid Green Cabs

Zhejiang Geely, owner of the London Taxi Company, has raised $400 million to develop 36,000 new hybrid black cabs. This is in accordance with the London government's measures to make cabs in the city zero-emissions compliant by 2018.

Energy May 23, 2016

China's Supercollider Higgs Factory Will Be Twice The Size Of CERN's Large Hadron Collider

China wants to build a massive collider twice the size of the Large Hadron Collider. What does the Higgs Factory aim to accomplish?

Energy May 22, 2016

World's Largest Solar Power Plant Catches Fire

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

Molecular Imaging Technique Shows Protein Changes Involved In Vision

Scientists have tracked protein reaction to light, deemed the first real-time snapshots of ultra-fast reactions in a bacterial light sensor. This is seen to help us better understand life-sustaining processes such as human vision.

Energy May 8, 2016

How Widespread Hydropower Practice Negatively Impacts River Food Webs

While hydropower dams are meeting electrical demand worldwide, they also have a negative impact. Several aquatic insects are now being threatened by a very common hydropower practice called hydropeaking.

Energy May 3, 2016

World's Most Powerful Particle Collider On Standby After Weasel Attack

The Large Hadron Collider briefly shut down last week because of an overactive weasel. How long will it take for the world's largest particle collider to get back online and resume its particle physics research?

Energy May 2, 2016

Explore The World Of Particle Physics With Open Data From CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Scientists rejoice! The open data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider can help you explore the world of particle physics at your leisure. Here’s what is in it for you.

Energy April 26, 2016

NASA Is Pushing To Develop Next-Generation X-Planes For Cleaner, Greener Aviation Technology

Within the next decade, we may have the next-generation X-planes with sonic booms hardly ever heard or those that fly using green technology. These are all possible with NASA’s new initiative.

Energy April 25, 2016

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