Mark Johnson

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Solar panels replaced tarmac on a motorway -- here are the results

Four years ago a viral campaign wooed the world with a promise of fighting climate change and jump-starting the economy by replacing tarmac on the …

Solar Panels

Paraffin-infused porous graphene film (PIPGF) with programmable wettability

In materials science, the surface wettability of a biomaterial can be measured using the surface water contact angle as an important characterization …

Breakthroughs

SIMEC Atlantis Unveils World’s Largest Tidal Turbine

<b>Published on</b> September 19th, 2018 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>0<p>SIMEC Atlantis Unveils World’s Largest Tidal Turbine<p>September 19th, 2018 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>UK-based …

Turbines

Organic and solution-processed tandem solar cells with 17.3% efficiency

You are currently viewing the abstract.<p>View Full Text<p>Log in to view the full text<p>via AAAS login<p>AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, …

Solar Panels

“Golden Sandwich” Solar Cell Converts 85% Of Sunlight To Electricity

Researchers in Japan have created a photoelectrode that converts 85% of the sunlight striking it into electricity. Think about that for a minute.

Clean Energy

Scientists develop a way to transform sunlight into FUEL - and it could lead to an 'unlimited source of renewable energy'

Scientists have developed a new way to transform sunlight into fuel by altering the photosynthesis process in plants.<p>Researchers from the University …

University of Cambridge

Stunning anti-ageing breakthrough could see humans live to 150 and regenerate organs by 2020 'for the price of a coffee a day'

An extraordinary new anti-ageing technique could see humans live to 150 years old and allow them to regrow their organs by 2020.<p>Harvard Professor …

Anti-aging

Scientists crack method to 3D print one of the strongest materials on Earth

Despite being 2D in design, researchers have found a way to 3D print graphene into some of the strongest structures possible.<p>It appears that …

Orkney tidal turbine generating 'phenomenal result'

<b>A flagship tidal energy turbine has generated more electricity in its first year than Scotland's entire wave and tidal sector produced before it.</b><p>The Scotrenewables SR2000, with its 2MW turbine, was installed in the sea off Orkney in 2017.<p>It has now generated three gigawatt-hours (GWh) of …

Turbines

Decommissioning of Coal Plants Economic

The global energy landscape is changing rapidly towards the use of environmentally sustainable and affordable energy technologies. South Africa must …

Yet Another Coal-Killing Solar Cell, Bookworm Edition

<b>Published on</b> July 31st, 2018 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>0<p>July 31st, 2018 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>The Intertubes were buzzing all weekend with news that a solar cell the size …

Move over, graphene: Iron ore mineral becomes newest 2D material

When it comes to new materials, thin is most definitely in. Brazilian researchers have created a new two-dimensional material called hematene, which …

Nature Inspired, Technology Driven

New and innovative technology, inspired by natural systems, is set to disrupt the clean water space.<p>Cape Town. Flint. California. Each are examples …

Trump, NATO Summit Exposed Germany's Natural Gas Problem

The Germany, Russia + Putin, Trump, natural gas, and pipeline fiasco at the NATO summit has got all of us thinking. For decades now, the Russian bear has continually been sinking its mighty energy claws into Europe and Germany. Despite long promising to “get off Russian energy,” Gazprom sales to …

Fossil Fuels

SiliconX: Scientists hail new alloy as missing ingredient for next-gen batteries

For years, scientists have seen silicon as a hugely promising material in the world of lithium-ion batteries. The primary reason for this is that …

HyperSolar Reaches Major Milestone: Company Announces Successful Stability Test for over 365 hours of Fully Integrated Solar Hydrogen Device

<b>SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-</b>- HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCQB:HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and …

Marine Power Systems Successfully Tests WaveSub Prototype

Welsh wave power company Marine Power Systems announced last week that it had successfully installed its prototype WaveSub wave energy converter at …

1 hour per day doing this mental exercise will exponentially increase your success

<b>“Remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Have dreams, but have goals, life goals, yearly goals,</b> …

World’s Largest Wind Turbine Passes Final Hurdle

Offshore wind turbine manufacturer and developer MHI Vestas announced on Wednesday that its flagship V164 9.5 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine, …

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

This Dr. Seuss-esque Element Could Turn Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

AGNI Energy Claims Nuclear Fusion Isn't As Far Away As You Think

On Feb. 22, 2016, Bill Gates said, an ‘energy miracle is coming and it is going to change the world.’<p>He was talking about nuclear energy.<p>Gates formed a nuclear engineering company a few years back, in Bellevue, Washington, to design and build a game-changing reactor that can burn old reactor fuel, …

Neutrons

​Graphene tech: What if five minutes were enough to charge your battery?

Catalan startup Earthdas says its graphene battery charges 12 times faster than lithium-based tech.<p><i>Video: Samsung to make batteries charge faster and</i> …

Silicon-perovskite solar cell cracks new efficiency record

Silicon has long been the go-to material for solar cell technology, and for good reason: It's inexpensive, it's stable and it's efficient. …

Chemical Engineering

Magnetic Gears Reduce Cost Of Wind Turbines & Wave Power

Research at Texas A&M is making magnetic gears for wind turbines and wave power machines possible, lowering initial costs and improving long term …

MIT Discovery Recaptures Fresh Water From Cooling Towers

Researchers at MIT have come up with a new way to capture the moisture in cooling towers and turn it into fresh water. The process is said to cost …

This box sucks pure water out of dry desert air

For many of us, clean, drinkable water comes right out of the tap. But for billions it’s not that simple, and all over the world researchers are looking into ways to fix that. Today brings work from Berkeley, where a team is working on a water-harvesting apparatus that requires no power and can …

Snorkeling

Solar Cell Breakthrough Could Make Panels Far More Efficient, Study Says

The material transforms photons from the sun into a totally different quasiparticle, a plasmon.<p>One hurdle for solar energy proponents and the …

Pioneering 'liquid air' project can help store excess electricity

Scheme in north-west England could aid grids as wind and solar power grows<p>A pioneering project in north-west England will turn air into liquid for energy storage to help electricity grids cope with a growing amount of wind and solar power.<p>The world’s first full-scale “liquid air” plant is based on …

North West England