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Stick-on Displays: Bendy 2D Semiconductor is Fast Enough to Drive OLED Pixels

Engineers in South Korea have fixed molybdenum disulfide’s electronic problems to bring flexible displays closer Photo: School of Electrical and …

Nanotech

Nanofilm recycles electronic waste heat as electricity

Waste heat generated by electronics is a big problem. Not only can it damage components if it gets out of hand, but it represents a large amount of …

Clean Energy

Thin film converts heat from electronics into energy

Nearly 70 percent of the energy produced in the United States each year is wasted as heat. Much of that heat is less than 100 degrees Celsius and …

Nanotech

Device provides years of power through temperature swings

Eventually, you might not need a battery or a conspicuous external power source to keep a device running for years on end. A team at MIT has created a device that produces energy by exploiting the temperature swings that occur between day and night. Known as a thermal resonator, it uses a hybrid of …

How Much Energy Does the U.S. Use?

Vintage Photos Reveal What America Looked Like Before Pollution Was Regulated

We've come a long way.<p>The Trump administration plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight …

Pollution

Flexible cooling strip breakthrough for heat removal

Imagine using your personal cooling pad to remain fresh and composed at work, while the company saves energy and money be setting the air …

Engineering

Is Heat Energy the New Alternative Fuels Source?

Thankfully most countries around the world are now on board with trying to make the world a greener, more safer place to live, and one of the mains …

FireBee Power Tower turns any heat source into an electricity generator

<b>This 5W thermoelectric generator converts heat from a chimney or camp stove into electricity for charging USB devices.</b><p>Small-scale electricity …

Clean Energy

This yarn makes its own electricity

Batteries not required.<p>In the future, your workout—or your workout gear, to be precise—might generate enough energy to charge your activity tracker. Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and South Korea’s Hanyang University (among other institutions) have figured out that by twisting …

Big batteries can store power when the sun doesn't shine

What is the difference between a battery and a power source? It is sometimes hard to distinguish. If you build a dam and capture the energy of …

Clean Energy

We Accidentally Invented Plastic That Conducts Electricity

The Birth of Conductive Plastics<p>Before the 2000s, conductive plastics were virtually unheard of. The recycle bin fodder was only utilized as an …

Engineering

Montana's largest solar farm proposed for Billings

BILLINGS — A 480-acre solar farm proposed for northwest edge of Billings is heating up as renewable energy politics sour at the Montana …

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes To Enlighten You

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regirious meditation practice and insight into daily …

Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat source

Thermoelectric generators convert heat or cold to electricity (and vice-versa). Normally solid-state devices, they can be used in such things as …

Researchers may have found first polluted river from before Bronze Age

Industrial pollution may seem like a modern phenomenon, but in fact, an international team of researchers may have discovered what could be the …

Archaeology

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How Much Education do Americans Have? – Visualized by Age

Visualization<p>Loading…<p>Mobile Users: If you are having issues using the interactive version of this visualization, you can find a static version of it …

Why Socrates Hated Democracies: An Animated Case for Why Self-Government Requires Wisdom & Education

How often have you heard the quote in one form or another? “Democracy is the worst form of Government,” said Winston Churchill in 1947, “except for …

Researchers Have Developed New Material That Can Transform Waste Heat into Electricity

A collaboration of researchers from the University of Houston, Cambridge, Morgan State University and others have been working on developing a new …

Simple Arduino Home Energy Meter

I was walking through the hardware store the other day and I walked past an energy meter which clips onto your home’s electricity mains and then …

Arduino

Scotland Just Generated More Power Than It Needs From Wind Turbines Alone

Yes!!<p>Last Sunday, Scotland achieved something great - for the first time on record, wind power alone generated 106 percent of Scotland’s electricity …

Renewable Energy

New DIY smartphone charger requires only water!

Turns out, you can now charge a smartphone will only running water! YouTube’s Thomas Kim, who is known to be a DIY enthusiast and often uploads …

Hydroelectric Power

How to Build Your Own Starter House in Just 5 Steps — for $25,000

Wanna ditch the mortgage and live in a modular, open source, ecological house? Introducing the Open Building Institute Eco-Building Toolkit.<p>Picture …

Bill Gates: Africa needs 'a breakthrough energy miracle'

On Sunday, Bill Gates delivered a lecture at the University of Pretoria in South Africa in which he discussed his optimism for the future of Africa — and all the changes that need to happen for the continent to continue innovating.<p>An astounding seven in 10 Africans still lack power, and over 500 …

Bill Gates

The Decline Of Coal In Three Charts

<b>The Decline Of Coal In Three Charts by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p><b>How coal went from hero to zero in just five short years.</b><p><i>The Chart of the</i> …

Scientists Have Produced a New Kind of Particle That Carries Energy

Go with the flow.<p>New types of particles called 'topological plexcitons' have been engineered by researchers in the US, and they could help pave the …

Nanotech

Which Materials Conduct Electricity?

<b>Key concepts</b><br>Electricity<br>Conductor<br>Insulator<p><b>Introduction</b><br>Electricity powers many of the devices you use every day. Those devices are made up of circuits, …

Arduino

Why Apple's new energy business should scare utilities

Backing large-scale solar farms in locales like California, Mongolia, China and Nevada may have just been a warm up for Apple's foray into clean …