Saturday, October 19, 2019
biomimetic nanotubes

Watching Energy Transport Through Biomimetic Nanotubes

Simple Science Summary Plants and some bacteria catch light with special light-harvesting antennae, and use the energy. These systems...
biofuel

ORNL Develops Method to Customize Microbes for Better Biofuel Production

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes into a variety of...
solar fuels devices

UO Microscope Points to More Efficient Solar Fuels Devices

A fundamental discovery made with a specially equipped microscope in a University of Oregon laboratory is pointing toward a new design strategy...
electric propulsion system

BAE Systems Unveils Next-Generation Electric Propulsion System for Transit Buses to Help Cities Around...

BAE Systems, a world leader in electric propulsion systems, unveiled its next-generation full battery electric power and propulsion system for transit buses....
battery

Innovative Heat Battery Gets 7 Million Euro Grant from EU

The battery developed by TU/e and TNO uses thermochemical material to store renewable energy in an inexpensive and lossless way.
static electricity

Solving the Longstanding Mystery of How Friction Leads to Static Electricity

Most people have experienced the hair-raising effect of rubbing a balloon on their head or the subtle spark caused by dragging socked...
biofuels

Betting on Waste

Michelle O'MalleyPhoto Credit: COURTESY IMAGE Most of the materials that maintain our modern lives — fuels,...
air conditioning

A Cool Alternative to Air Conditioning

https://vimeo.com/364717806 A low-cost passive cooling technology made from a polymer film could be used to passively cool...
photoelectric effect

Intriguing Discovery Provides New Insights into Photoelectric Effect

The discovery that free electrons can move asymmetrically provides a deeper understanding of one of the basic processes in physics: the photoelectric...
fluorescent dyesvideo

One-Atom Switch Supercharges Fluorescent Dyes

It only took the replacement of one atom for Rice University scientists to give new powers to biocompatible fluorescent molecules.
solar cells

The Solar Cells of Tomorrow Come in All Colours and Patterns

If you are considering installing solar cells on your roof—but you are holding back because you do not want a clumsy installation...
wind power

Wind Power from the Sky

To harvest wind energy, you don't necessarily need rotors on steel masts – light kites on thin ropes can do the same....
Bioenergy

Department of Energy Announces $73 Million for 35 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 35 projects totaling $73 million for bioenergy research and development (R&D)....
lithium-ion batteries

New Materials to Help Stop Lithium-Ion Battery Fires, Explosions and Improve Battery Performance

From automobiles and planes to laptops and e-bikes, lithium-ion batteries have been blamed for causing fires in high-tech devices. Now, Purdue University scientists have...
solar cells

A Touch of Zirconium to Better Catch the Sun

https://vimeo.com/349860418 A team of researchers work to improve the efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells. © KAUST 2019
electroconductivity

Inventing the World’s Strongest Silver

A team of scientists has made the strongest silver ever—42 percent stronger than the previous world record. But that’s not the important...
solar parks

Imec, Partner in Energyville, and Pvcase Co-Develop Next-Generation Yield-Simulation Software for Solar Parks

Today at the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) in Marseille (France), Imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics,...
Lithium Sulfur Batteries

Using High Energy Density Material in Electrode Design Enhances Lithium Sulfur Batteries

Lithium ion batteries aren’t keeping up with energy demands from higher power electronic devices, electric vehicles and smart electric grids. To develop...
batteries

A New Concept for More Sustainable Batteries

A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials, and could...
Photovoltaic-powered sensors

Photovoltaic-Powered Sensors for the “Internet of Things”

By 2025, experts estimate the number of “internet of things” devices — including sensors that gather real-time data about infrastructure and the...