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Plasma thruster breakthrough as researchers discover how to control magnetic fields in the radical engines

Plasma thruster breakthrough as researchers discover how to control magnetic fields in the radical engines

Plasma thruster breakthrough as researchers discover how to control magnetic fields in the radical engines New experiments shed light on environmental factors that influence plasma flow Study identified transition that…

Biofuel from waste: Zeolite catalysts pave the road to decentralized chemical processes

Biofuel from waste: Zeolite catalysts pave the road to decentralized chemical processes Fuel from waste? It is possible. But hitherto, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable.…

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle Professor Shanhui Fan (left) and graduate student Sid Assawaworrarit have developed a device that can wirelessly charge a moving object at…

Solar paint prototype to offer endless energy from water vapour

Solar paint prototype to offer endless energy from water vapour

Solar paint prototype to offer endless energy from water vapour   RMIT researchers have created a new solar paint that absorbs moisture from the air and uses sunlight to split…

Are printable solar panels the future of solar power?

Are printable solar panels the future of solar power?

Are printable solar panels the future of solar power? The Week Staff,The Week “Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn’t inspired…

The World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant Is Finally Online(In China)

The World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant Is Finally Online(In China)

The World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant Is Finally Online The largest floating solar power plant in the world is now online in China. Floating where coal used to be mined,…

Scientists design energy-saving ‘smart’ glass

Scientists design energy-saving ‘smart’ glass

2Scientists design energy-saving ‘smart’ glass Australian scientists have developed smart windows that can block or pass heat as needed with the use of nanotechnology. Researchers at Griffith University managed to…

Zapping bacteria with sanitizers made of paper

Zapping bacteria with sanitizers made of paper

Zapping bacteria with sanitizers made of paper Team invents promising technology for killing microbes Paper-based plasma generators — consisting of laminated assemblies of honeycomb-patterned, metallized paper — are capable of…

How Energy Storage Could Disrupt Energy as We Know It

How Energy Storage Could Disrupt Energy as We Know It

How Energy Storage Could Disrupt Energy as We Know It — The Motley Fool The Motley Fool The biggest criticism of wind and solar energy has long been their variability…

New breakthrough in battery charging technology

New breakthrough in battery charging technology

New breakthrough in battery charging technology This is a schematic representation of the monolithically integrated SiPV-LIB device and the electrochemical performance of the bipolar LIB. Credit: UNIST A team of…

Making batteries from waste glass bottles

Making batteries from waste glass bottles

Making batteries from waste glass bottles Researchers are turning glass bottles into high performance lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and personal electronics Waste glass bottles are turned into nanosilicon anodes…

MIT Engineers Develop New Technique for Highly Conductive Graphene Wafers

MIT Engineers Develop New Technique for Highly Conductive Graphene Wafers

  MIT Engineers Develop New Technique for Highly Conductive Graphene Wafers By using an adhesive-like layer of nickel to peel graphene from silicon carbide, engineers at MIT have developed a…

Tiny black holes enable a new type of photodetector for high speed data

Tiny black holes enable a new type of photodetector for high speed data

Tiny black holes enable a new type of photodetector for high speed data Photodetectors for optical to electronic signal conversion usually make use of efficient, but expensive materials other than…

Air could be the world’s next battery

Air could be the world’s next battery

Air could be the world’s next battery This is the idea that RICAS 2020 will be helping to realise: surplus energy generated by wind turbines and solar cells is used…

A copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells cold boost energy conversion up to 40% from 25% today

A copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells cold boost energy conversion up to 40% from 25% today

A copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells cold boost energy conversion up to 40% from 25% today nextbigfuture.com Researchers are currently developing the environment-friendly solar…

Self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell created

Self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell created

Self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell created Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi is one of the co-authors of ‘Self-sustaining, solar-driven bioelectricity generation in micro-sized microbial fuel cell…

Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency

Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency

Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency Ars Technica Solar panels are cheaper than ever these days, but installation costs can still be considerable for homeowners. More…

Researchers flip magnetic memory cell with light pulse at record speed

Researchers flip magnetic memory cell with light pulse at record speed

Researchers flip magnetic memory cell with light pulse at record speed One modification researchers made to the device was to use a transparent electrical material called indium tin oxide for…

Astronomers Reveal Superluminous Supernova Gaia16apd is Powered by a Magnetar

Astronomers Reveal Superluminous Supernova Gaia16apd is Powered by a Magnetar

Astronomers Reveal Superluminous Supernova Gaia16apd is Powered by a Magnetar An artist’s conception of a magnetar, with its magnetic field lines. A team of astronomers studying the superluminous supernova Gaia6apd…

Newly Discovered Phenomenon Shows Electrons Can Move Much Faster Than Expected

Newly Discovered Phenomenon Shows Electrons Can Move Much Faster Than Expected

Newly Discovered Phenomenon Shows Electrons Can Move Much Faster Than Expected In this illustration, the orange surface represents the potential energy needed to get an electron moving, and the “valley”…

This is a move against the US/British run Saudi led energy cartel that manipulates prices: Iran-CIS relations will turn region into world energy hub

This is a move against the US/British run Saudi led energy cartel that manipulates prices: Iran-CIS relations will turn region into world energy hub

  Iran-CIS relations will turn region into world energy hub: Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C-3R) meets with ambassadors of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Tehran on…

Scientists Measure Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds for the First Time

Scientists Measure Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds for the First Time

Scientists Measure Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds for the First Time This artist’s concept illustrates a supermassive black hole with X-ray emission emanating from its inner region (pink) and…

Wires and supercapacitors constructed inside living plants

Wires and supercapacitors constructed inside living plants

Wires and supercapacitors constructed inside living plants   This is a supercapacitor Rose from Laboratory of Organic Electronic, Linköping University. Credit: Thor Balkhed In November 2015, the research group presented…

Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel

Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel

Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel Illuminated rhodium nanoparticles catalyze key chemistry Duke University researchers have engineered rhodium nanoparticles (blue) that can harness the energy in ultraviolet light and…

Off The Grid Living: The Cheap, Easy-To-Make Survival Lamp Your Great-Grandparents Used

Off The Grid Living: The Cheap, Easy-To-Make Survival Lamp Your Great-Grandparents Used

    The Cheap, Easy-To-Make Survival Lamp Your Great-Grandparents Used Written by: Steve Coffman Extreme Survival Imagine you are sitting in a log cabin, or perhaps hunkered down in a…

Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality

Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality

  Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality While most of the light concentrated to the edge of the silicon-based luminescent solar concentrator is actually invisible, we…

Scientists discover how essential methane catalyst is made

Scientists discover how essential methane catalyst is made

  Scientists discover how essential methane catalyst is made New ways to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane gas for energy use are a step closer after scientists discovered how…

Battery developed at OSU uses only hydronium ions as charge carrier

Battery developed at OSU uses only hydronium ions as charge carrier

Battery developed at OSU uses only hydronium ions as charge carrier Researchers with Oregon State University (OSU) have developed they claim to be the world’s first battery to use only…

New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects

New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects

  New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects UChicago researchers achieved levitation of macroscopic objects between warm and cold plates in a vacuum chamber. Credit: Chicago Jean…

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Printable solar cells just got a little closer Research removes a key barrier to large-scale manufacture of low-cost, printable perovskite solar cells The new perovskite solar cells have achieved an…

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