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Engineers Build Solar-Powered Batteries Using Rust

Stanford researchers built solar batteries using metal oxides such as rust. This is hoped to pave the way for large-scale solar energy storage in the future, given solar power as a limitless resource.

Energy February 28, 2016

This Solar Cell Is Incredibly Thin And Lightweight It Can Rest On Top Of Soap Bubble

Scientists invented an ultra-thin solar cell so lightweight it can lay on top of a soap bubble without popping it. The research team said the breakthrough is in the process, not in the materials used.

Energy February 27, 2016

Neuroscientists Study How Brains Would React To Teleportation

Neuroscientists tested how brains would react to teleportation. While moving from one dimension to another is far from reality, learning brain activity during this event is equally interesting.

Energy February 27, 2016

Goat Guts May Hold The Key To Making Better Biofuels

The biofuels industry might have found a new partner in nature. A research found that fungi in the guts of goats could break down raw materials better than commercial processes.

Energy February 22, 2016

CERN's Large Hadron Collider Recreates Big Bang Primordial Soup

A miniature format of quark-gluon plasma which made up the universe shortly after the Big Bang was reproduced at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The primordial soup behaves like fluid albeit it does not have molecules of water but fundamental particles.

Energy February 11, 2016

Fusion Reactor Fired Up To 80 Million Degrees Celsius To Generate Hydrogen Plasma

Fusion reactor Wendelstein 7-X was able to generate its first hydrogen plasma when fired to 80 million degrees Celsius. The discovery brings scientists one step closer to achieving limitless, clean and safe energy source via a fusion reactor.

Energy February 8, 2016

Scientists Discover New Superconductivity Properties To Bring Us Closer To Levitating Trains And Ultra-Fast Computers

A new study found new properties that may pave the way for levitating trains and ultra-fast computers. Called electronic nematicity, this feature opens up new theories about superconductivity.

Energy February 8, 2016

Morocco Launches World's Largest Solar Plant To Supply Renewable Energy To More Than 1 Million People

Morocco has switched on the first phase of its ambitious solar power plant, which is the world's biggest the time it is completed by 2018. It will provide electricity to 1.1 million and will export renewable energy to Europe and other parts of the world.

Energy February 6, 2016

Chemists Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

The team hopes to make the methanol available for industrial use in less than 10 years.

Energy February 4, 2016

New Tesla Powerwall Home Batteries Coming This Year, Says Elon Musk [Video]

Elon Musk lately answered a few questions about the Tesla Powerwall project. The CEO has pointed out that the successful home battery will get an improved version this year and has detailed when the new power source will be available.

Energy February 3, 2016

Humans Can Harness Mini Black Hole To Power World's Electricity: Stephen Hawking

Nothing can escape black holes, not even light. But celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking has challenged this concept. Hawking even said if humans found mini-black holes, we could potentially harness them to supply electricity on Earth.

Energy February 3, 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

Cornell University Researchers Create Sef-Assembled 3D Superconductor

Researchers from Cornell University were able to create the first self-assembled 3D superconductor. The process was long and tedious, with the entire research spanning about two decades.

Energy February 2, 2016

Japan Starts Constructing The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm To Power 5,000 Homes Every Year

Japan's Kyocera Corporation is set to build the world's largest floating solar farm by 2018 to solve the current reliance on expensive imported energy. The increased effort to build renewable energy sources is propelled by the March 2010 Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant incident.

Energy January 29, 2016

New CO2 Recycling Process Captures Carbon Dioxide From Air And Converts Greenhouse Gas Into Methanol

For the first time, chemists captured carbon dioxide from the air and converted it into an alternative fuel, methanol. Is this the answer to the growing predicament of fuel emissions that are claimed to contribute to global warming?

Energy January 29, 2016

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Innovative Antenna System 'SeaAerial' That Uses Seawater

The SeaAerial shoots a column of seawater into the air, creating a plume for the transmission and reception of radio-frequency waves.

Energy January 27, 2016

Berkeley Researcher Uses Graphene To Filter Water In A More Energy Efficient System

Baoxia Mi is developing a graphene membrane that could effectively remove wastewater contaminants and be used toward wastewater reuse, treating storm water and the desalination of water.

Energy January 25, 2016

How Do Airplanes Manage To Fly In Such Cold Temperatures?

How airplanes manage to survive in cold temperatures is a puzzling concept. Various explanations exists, including a recent study involving a Namib desert beetle.

Energy January 25, 2016

Announcing The First Woven Nanomaterial

Is this the most flexible microscopic material on Earth?

Energy January 22, 2016

Visualizing Flow Of Energy May Make Nuclear Fusion Possible

Controlled nuclear fusion is a dream for scientists and advocates of clean energy. Now, a new method has been developed in San Diego and may just be the first step needed to turn the dream into a reality.

Energy January 20, 2016

42 Percent Of Denmark's Energy Was Wind-Powered In 2015

Denmark is serving as an example to us all, as it generated 42 percent of its energy in 2015 using wind power. This was helped by the fact that 2015 was reportedly a windy year for Denmark, but it can still serve as an example to other countries.

Energy January 18, 2016

MIT Researchers Develop Material That Easily Stores Solar Energy That Can Be Released As Heat On Demand

MIT says the technology could be used to remove ice from car windshields and also to make clothes warmer.

Energy January 14, 2016

MIT Researchers Develop An Incandescent Light Bulb That Partially Uses Its Own Heat For Power

Researchers from MIT created an incandescent light bulb that has a special filter that allows it to recycle heat to serve as a source of power.

Energy January 13, 2016

Albert Einstein's Mass Energy Equation Inadequate, Says Indian Researcher

Indian scientist Ajay Sharma claimed that Albert Einstein’s mass-energy equation E=mc2 is inadequate and valid only under certain conditions. He further argued that Einstein's celebrated work was not peer-reviewed before publication, and was a mere ripoff of earlier works.

Energy January 13, 2016

New Lithium-Ion Battery Won't Overheat And Catch Fire

A new lithium-ion battery automatically shuts down when its temperature gets too high and then powers back on when it has cooled down. The technology can help prevent explosions and other accidents linked to overheating batteries.

Energy January 12, 2016

Light Recycling Boosts Energy Efficiency Of Incandescent Light Bulbs

MIT researchers created a new incandescent light bulb with 21st century technology. The new light bulb prevents thermal energy from escaping by redirecting the heat and converting it back to light.

Energy January 12, 2016

Work Out To Get Fit And Create Clean Energy: MIT Figured Out How To Harness Movement For Electricity

Researchers from the MIT found a way to create clean energy by transforming body movement to electricity. Check out the practical uses of the technology and its benefits for both companies and consumers.

Energy January 8, 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.

Energy January 9, 2016

Researchers Develop Hydrogen Biofuel Nano-Reactor From Bacteria And Viruses

Researchers took biofuel production to the next level by combining bacterial and viral components. Their work resulted in a highly efficient enzyme beneficial to making hydrogen fuel.

Energy January 6, 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

Going Solar: Google Rolls Out Online Service To Help You Weigh Pros And Cons

Google has expanded its 'Project Sunroof' to help homeowners determine if going solar is worth it. Check out what are the Pros and Cons of using the online tool could be.

Energy January 4, 2016

Discovery Of Element 113 By RIKEN Scientists Completes 7th Row Of Periodic Table

The seventh row of the periodic table of elements has finally been completed. Japanese, Russian and American scientists were given official recognition for the discovery of elements 113, 115, 117 and 118.

Energy January 5, 2016

CERN Scientists Study Feasibility Of 100 Tera-Electron-Volt Particle Accelerator

CERN scientists are currently exploring the feasibility of a 100 tera-electron-volt (TeV) particle accelerator, with a new cooling design scheme that could slash the cost of cooling future machines. The 100 TeV collider will produce seven times the energy per collision that of the Large Hadron Collider.

Energy January 3, 2016

Formula 1 Giant Introduces Energy-Saving Technology For Supermarket Refrigerators

Williams, a force on the F1 racing scene, is working with Aerofoil Energy to empower supermarkets and convenience stores with aerofoils that boast energy savings between 10 and 32 percent.

Energy December 28, 2015

99 Percent Of Costa Rica's 2015 Electricity Comes From Renewable Sources

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute on Friday said that 99 percent of the country's electricity has been generated from renewable sources. The nation's milestones in renewable energy have placed it in the global spotlight.

Energy December 20, 2015

No, That North Carolina Town Didn’t Ban Solar Panels For Sucking Up Sun

Recent news coverage has mocked a rural North Carolina town for rejecting solar panels that suck up the sun's energy and cause cancer. Those reports are inaccurate.

Energy December 16, 2015

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

Electrons Are Probably Immortal (Still)

The standard model of physics is safe for now, following new research on electron decay.

Energy December 16, 2015

This Hydrogen-Powered Drone Stays Up In The Air For Hours

Set to debut at CES 2016, the company Intelligent Energy created a hydrogen fuel cell powered range extender that lengthens drone flight time by a few hours and reduces charge time to mere minutes.

Energy December 15, 2015

German Scientists Produce Helium Plasma Using Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

The Max Planck Institute has successfully produced plasma by super-heating helium using the Wendelstein 7-X machine. This breakthrough could lead to the development of cleaner and cheaper energy sources.

Energy December 14, 2015

Google's Project Sunroof Introduces Home Assessment Tool To Calculate Solar Energy Potential

Now, interested customers could learn how many hours of usable sunlight is available to them and how much money they'll potentially save per year by going solar.

Energy December 11, 2015

German Physicists Reach Milestone In Nuclear Fusion Energy Quest

German physicists were able to achieve a milestone in nuclear fusion as they were able to produce a super-heated plasma within a vessel. Through the Wendelstein 7-X machine, the quest for clean, cheap and safe energy may be soon be fulfilled.

Energy December 11, 2015

Penn State, Princeton Academics Caught Accepting Secret Funding To Challenge Climate Change

Undercover activists posed as fossil fuel industry reps and documented professors accepting secret donations, then agreeing not to disclose funders and offering to weaken peer review.

Energy December 9, 2015

Laser-Induced Graphene Might Make The Battery Obsolete

Laser-induced graphene-made supercapacitors might one day replace battery power as we know it.

Energy December 7, 2015

Prototype Sodium-Ion Battery About On Par With Early Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yes, sodium like salt. Not that the batteries are filled with salt — that'd be gross.

Energy December 4, 2015

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