Energy

Australian scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a ‘clean’ process using solar energy.
by University of Adelaide
10:03am
6.21.2017
A floating membrane that uses sunlight to evaporate water shows potential for water purification.
by KAUST
1:27pm
6.19.2017
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In a world of growing energy needs, and a global imperative to halt carbon emissions, a tiny "quasiparticle" called an exciton could provide the answer to our problems. Excitons could help us harness solar energy more efficiently, and drastically...
by University of Melbourne
1:21pm
6.19.2017
Engineers have developed a breakthrough in electrolyte chemistry that enables lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance -- in comparison, today's lithium-ion batteries stop working at -20...
by University of California, San Diego
11:24am
6.16.2017
The power grid's physical components are continuously improving, with the integration of renewable power sources and advances in physical technology. The software underlying the safe function of the upgraded grid, however, isn't keeping up.
by Chinese Association of Automation
10:20am
6.13.2017
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In the ongoing effort to improve solar cell energy conversion efficiencies, researchers have begun digging deeper—in some cases to the atomic level—to identify material defects that can undermine the conversion process.
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10:18am
6.9.2017
System is designed to mimic key functions of the photosynthetic center in green plants to convert solar energy into chemical energy stored by hydrogen fuel.
by Brookhaven National Lab
1:25pm
6.2.2017
Fossil fuels still power transportation, heating and cooling, and manufacturing, but a team of scientists has come one step closer to inexpensive, clean hydrogen fuel.
by Walt Mills, Penn State
1:17pm
6.2.2017
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Researchers explore “artificial leaf” system for solar fuel production.
by Shelly Preston, Florida Institute of Technology
11:45am
5.24.2017
Method uses renewable catalysts to functionalize bonds between carbon and hydrogen atoms.
by Katherine Kornei, UCLA
10:07am
5.24.2017
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Tomorrow’s computers will run on light, and gold nanoparticle chains show much promise as light conductors. Now scientists have demonstrated how tiny spots of silver could markedly reduce energy consumption in light-based computation.
by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
9:32am
5.18.2017
Engineers have invented tiny structures inspired by butterfly wings that open the door to new solar cell technologies and other applications requiring precise manipulation of light.
by Australian National University
9:49am
5.17.2017
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New technique charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes.
by Lois E. Yoksoulian, University of Illinois
10:40am
5.16.2017
Researchers have uncovered the exact mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air, paving the way for a solution.
by Hayley Dunning, Imperial College London
12:32pm
5.15.2017
Engineers are unveiling an upgrade to the transistor laser that could be used to boost computer processor speeds — the formation of two stable energy states and the ability to switch between them quickly.
by Lois E. Yoksoulian, University of Illinois
11:41am
5.10.2017
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Researchers propose how bubbles form, which could lead to smaller, more stable lithium-air batteries.
by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1:15pm
4.28.2017
Internal short-circuit method (ISC) is also called direct contact (DC) method. The pre-lithiated can achieved through direct physical contact between negative electrode and lithium metal with electrolyte in pressure.
by World Scientific
9:35am
4.24.2017
With the depletion of nonrenewable energy sources and the increase of pollution, researchers have turned to finding ways to harness clean energy from cheap alternative sources.
by Ashley Diel, University of Toledo
11:08am
4.20.2017
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Lab to work with Alphabet Energy to develop a low-cost thermoelectric system.
by Julie Chao, Berkeley Lab
10:01am
4.18.2017
A new material has been shown to have the capability to double the efficiency of solar cells.
by Steve Tally, Purdue University
12:09pm
4.11.2017
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The natural structure found within leaves could improve the performance of everything from rechargeable batteries to high-performance gas sensors.
by University of Cambridge
11:24am
4.7.2017
Seaweed, the edible algae with a long history in some Asian cuisines, and which has also become part of the Western foodie culture, could turn out to be an essential ingredient in another trend: the development of more sustainable ways to power our...
by American Chemical Society
11:16am
4.6.2017
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Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to nanomaterials.
by Hayley Dunning, Imperial College London
11:45am
3.31.2017
In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little secrets.
by Yngve Vogt, University of Oslo
11:48am
3.27.2017
Study defines best materials for carbon capture, methane selectivity.
by Mike Williams, Rice University
10:47am
3.24.2017
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Nanoparticle catalysts can help split water to produce hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel that provides a convenient way to store renewable energy.
by A*STAR
9:56am
3.22.2017
Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic power, may be used to make small robots move.
by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office
12:00am
3.21.2017
Diamond foils — this one the size of a pizza — can be used as ultimate wear protection in industrial applications and for research into thermoelectric power generation.
by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
11:20am
3.15.2017
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Understanding how the structural and chemical makeup of the material changes during the charge/discharge process could help scientists advance battery design for future energy storage needs.
by Brookhaven National Laboratory
10:38am
3.6.2017
Researchers have demonstrated an optical metamaterial whose chiroptical properties in the nonlinear regime produce a significant spectral shift with power levels in the milliwatt range.
by Georgia Tech
11:11am
3.1.2017
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Large-scale production with minimum risk.
by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
11:05am
3.1.2017
Hydrogen is an excellent energy carrier, but the development of lightweight solid-state materials for compact, low-pressure storage is a huge challenge.
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
12:15pm
2.27.2017
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Corrosion in photovoltaic cells, which convert light into electricity, can damage connections and reduce or destroy the ability to generate electricity.
by Aubrey Bloom, Texas A&M
11:13am
2.22.2017
A new innovation could make printing cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.
by Tyler Irving, University of Toronto
11:56am
2.17.2017
An organic-inorganic hybrid material may be the future for more efficient technologies that can generate electricity from either light or heat or devices that emit light from electricity.
by Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University
10:08am
2.13.2017
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Researchers have found that a mineral with the perovskite crystal structure has the right properties to extract energy from multiple sources at the same time.
by American Institute of Physics
11:45am
2.9.2017
Money doesn’t grow on trees, but electricity might someday.
by Iowa State University
11:57am
2.1.2017
Self-assembling particles show promise for LED lighting.
by Chris Emery, Office of Engineering Communications, Princeton University
12:46pm
1.23.2017
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A team of scientists has compositionally modified magnetite to capture visible sunlight and convert this light energy into electrical current. This current may be useful to drive the decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen.
by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:45am
1.23.2017
A computational approach uncovers the best materials to coat cathodes of lithium-ion batteries.
by Amanda Morris, Northwestern University
11:24am
1.23.2017
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