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Lithium Air Battery Breakthrough Could Lead To Replacement Of Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium ion batteries have been around for nearly a quarter-century, finding their way from laptops to electric cars. But British scientists say the …

7 Prefab Eco-Houses You Can Order Today

Ever since the early days of the 20th century, when Americans started buying kit bungalows and farmhouses from the Sears Roebuck catalog, the lure of …

New hybrid solar cells generate 5 times more energy by harnessing sunlight and heat at the same time

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Solar Panels

This transparent solar-powered battery looks like a futuristic Tony Stark invention

Remember Iron Man’s transparent smartphones? They might become reality sooner than you think thanks to an unusual new type of battery that’s not only …

This self-healing material could instantly repair damaged spacecrafts

But in a matter of seconds, before the station is destroyed, the hole seals itself and keeps the ISS and its crew intact.<p>This is a future safety scenario that could be possible thanks to a remarkable new piece of research from scientists at the University of Michigan and NASA, published in the …

Hawaii flips switch on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant, harvesting clean energy from the sea

Hawaii is often the first to roll out new renewable energy projects and for good reason. The island state depends on imported fuel to provide most of …

Revolutionary Fence Is Set to Trap the Sea’s Power

<b>By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network</b><p><i>One of the new marine turbine rotor blades is floated in on a barge, ready for installation. (Kepler Energy)</i><p><i>This</i> …

Hydroelectric Power

Study claims perovskite solar cells can recoup their energy cost within three months

Scientists at Northwestern University and the U.S. Department of Energy have found that perovskite cells, one of the most promising solar …

First Solar Is Sold Out of Module Capacity for 2015 and Most of 2016

First Solar's first quarter was transitional as the company executed on its 31 percent ownership stake in its YieldCo, 8point3 Energy Partners. This …

Solar Power

World's Fastest Charging Electric Bus Takes 10 seconds to Charge

The world's fastest charging electric buses, that takes just 10 seconds to be fully charged, were put into operation for the first time in Ningbo on …

MIT idea: Reward solar generation instead of installation

In an interdisciplinary MIT study titled “The Future of Solar Energy,” leaders in technology, policy and economics evaluated multiple options for …

Solar Power

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Massless Particles, And They Could Revolutionise Electronics

They can theoretically carry charge 1,000 times faster than ordinary electrons.<p>After 85 years of searching, researchers have confirmed the existence …

Quantum Physics

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Startups

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

Dark Energy and the Preposterous Universe - S.M. Carroll

The energy density in matter (non-relativistic particles) diminishes as the number density is diluted by expansion, so that <i>a</i>-3. If particles are …

Why is the Scale of the Universe so Freakishly Large?

“Space is big,” said Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is.” But why must this be so? And why does our …

Dark Matter

Past Climate Cycles: Ice Age Speculations

It was an incredible claim, yet the evidence was eloquent. The scraped-down rock beds, the boulders perched wildly out of place, the bizarre deposits …

"Abnormal" New Wind Farm System Chops Months Off Timeline

<i>…it’s not restricted to Gaussian probability distributions. Moreover, it can use different types of distributions to characterize data from different</i> …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Solar Cells Produce Fuel And Electricity

How does powering our cars with solar fuel sound?<p>A new type of solar cell can convert liquid water into clean hydrogen fuel 10 times more effectively …

Clean Energy

Guy makes DIY underwater breathing device that really works

This tiny underwater breathing device is one of the coolest we have seen - and you can make it yourself! This small device uses a water nebuliser - …

Big Idea: Bring Back the "Cold Fusion" Dream

In 1989 Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann made a sensational claim that would have changed the world—had it been true. They said they had achieved …

Solar cell to soon produces fuel rather than electricity: Study

A team of researchers has taken an important step towards a solar cell that generates hydrogen. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and …

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Physics

Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: Plantations of nanorods on carpets of graphene capture the Sun's energy

Home > Press > Plantations of nanorods on carpets of graphene capture the Sun's energy<p><b>This is the microscopic image of the novel 3D photocatalytic</b> …

Nanotech

New design could dramatically boost efficiency of low-cost solar panels

A new material design could make low-cost solar panels far more efficient by greatly enhancing their ability to collect the sun’s energy and release …

Solar Panels

The solution to feeding the world's growing population doesn't require any sunlight or soil

According to Philips, the answer may be indoor farms that grow plants with LEDs. The company has recently opened its GrowWise City indoor farm in the Netherlands, and the facility has the potential to revolutionize the way we cultivate food, and maybe even solve world hunger issues.<p>At the …

Articles about super smart super green prefab may be future suburban living on Dwell.com - Dwell

The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.<p>Economic meltdown aside, if you’re still thinking about plunking down some hard-earned cash on a new HDTV this holiday season,...<p>Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House …

How renewable energy can boost crude oil production

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the government-run national energy company, has approved GlassPoint Solar Inc. of Fremont, Calif., to build one of the largest solar plants in the world at the Amal West oilfield in southern Oman. It will consist of parabolic mirrors arrayed over eight-tenths of a …