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Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ions

The high energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries has led to them powering everything from tiny mobile devices to huge trucks. But current …

Energy

This New Graphene-Based Electrode Could Boost Solar Storage by 3,000%

Hello, future.<p>Drawing inspiration from the plant world, researchers have invented a new electrode that could boost our current solar energy storage …

How to Make Graphene Using Supersonic Buckyballs - MIT Technology Review

Graphene is one of the wonder materials of our age. It is some 200 times stronger than steel, it is an extraordinary conductor of heat and …

How to Nail the First 30 Seconds of Your Presentation

The difference between a presentation that is a raging success or a flop is often decided in the first 30 seconds. Here's the one thing you need to do to start strong.<p>It was a Thursday afternoon and I was catching up with friends during a rare happy hour. One friend, Shelly, is an expert in her …

Public Speaking

MakerBot says its new print process reduces times and costs by around 30 percent

MakerBot’s MinFill arrived quietly last night as a firmware upgrade for existing customers, and the company is already calling it a “big benchmark in speed and widespread adoption of 3D printing.” Many are understandably a bit cautious around such grandiose proclamations from players in this space, …

Researchers make concrete production carbon neutral

And we get an abundant source of carbon nanotubes in the process.<p>Concrete is not just the key to our built future, but a principal reason as to why we won't live to see the utopia it creates. After all, production of the building material contributes around five percent of the planet's total CO2 …

Engineering

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

MIT researchers make new graphene discovery - CNN Style

Written by Nicola Davison, CNN<p>It has been 15 years since the discovery of graphene, an ultra-thin sheet of carbon that is thought to be the strongest material on the planet.<p>Although graphene is much stronger than steel, turning it into a useful material for architecture has so far proved tricky. …

Israel to test electric roads that wirelessly charge vehicles as they drive

Forget the charging port—the roads of the near future could power your electric car while you drive, eliminating the need to ever stop to recharge or …

This cup of yogurt that just washed up on a beach is going viral for a terrifying reason

A yogurt cup that's older than the sum of Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith's ages just turned up on a beach in Canada. On Nov. 25, a man named Rob Gordon …

Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

Clean Energy

The Biggest Economic Shift of the Next 100 Years Is Already Under Way

The greatest innovations often elude us cloaked in obtuse jargon that masks their impact. Here's one you don't want to miss.<p>It never fails that the greatest innovations often come wrapped in obscurity and misunderstanding. I can imagine a scene in which the first wheel was met with head scratching, …

Scientists Have Set a Distance Record With a New Type of Electric Current

It could power a hard drive without energy loss.<p>Researchers have generated a new type of electric current that's superconductive - also known as a …

Next-generation smartphone battery inspired by the gut

A new prototype of a lithium-sulphur battery -- which could have five times the energy density of a typical lithium-ion battery -- overcomes one of …

Clean Energy

How to build a nanoscale computer

Moore’s Law, a prediction from 1965 that the number of transistors crammed into circuit would double every two years, has an expiry date. The problem …

Nanotech

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Could 3D printing help tackle poverty and plastic waste?

Startups are turning plastic waste in developing countries into filament for 3D printers while employing local waste pickers<p>When Sidhant Pai visited a local rubbish dump in his home city of Pune, India, he was struck by the size and intensity of the operation. Large black crows swooping overhead, …

Tesla, Solar City launch groundbreaking new solar roof product

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced a brand new product for the no-longer-just-a-motor-company: a groundbreaking new type of building integrated …

SolarCity

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8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford

1/9<p>Nakuru Project Orkidstudio<p>Many people dream of building their own home, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can …

Prototype uses solar energy to produce hydrogen and clean water from polluted water

<b>Solar and nanoparticles and hydrogen, oh my!</b><p>The promised hydrogen economy keeps getting pushed back farther into the future, it seems, as producing …

Hydrogen

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I've found my first job after politics, building the Big Society

When I look back over six years as prime minister, one of my proudest achievements is the creation of National Citizen Service. I often get stopped in the street by parents who tell me what a difference NCS has made in the lives of their children; and I regularly receive letters from young people …

Wind-powered device can produce 11 gallons per day of clean drinking water from the air

<b>WaterSeer is a low-tech, low-cost atmospheric water condenser that could help create water self-sufficiency in communities around the world.</b><p>A new …

UC Berkeley

World's first typhoon turbine could power all of Japan for 50 years

An engineer in Japan is looking for a silver lining in the destructive typhoons that regularly drench the island nation. Atsushi Shimizu has invented …

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

<i>When you force people to make decisions with only the rational part of their brain, they almost invariably end up “overthinking.” These rational</i> …

Motivation

Tiny Diamonds Could Enable Huge Advances in Nanotechnology

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Nanomaterials have the potential to improve many next-generation technologies. They promise to speed up computer chips, increase …

Ford employee invents On-The-Go H2O – turns condensation from air-con system into drinking water

Ford’s prototype On-the-Go H2O system collects, filters and pumps water directly to a faucet hanging over the cupholders.<p>In an age of energy …