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Motorcycle AC Generator Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ACgenerator--Technavio analysts forecast the global motorcycle AC generator market to grow at a CAGR of almost 6% during …

Solar windows could meet 'nearly all' of America's electricity demand

Solar cell technology could soon tap into the massive energy potential of windows and other transparent objects, new research has shown.<p>Scientists …

Clean Energy

What are Gravitational Waves?

Gravitational waves are 'ripples' in the fabric of space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the Universe. Albert …

Gravitational Waves explained

Birmingham researchers have, as part of a global collaboration, confirmed a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity …

Einstein's waves win Nobel Prize in physics

<b>The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves.</b><p>Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish will share the nine million kronor (£831,000) prize.<p>The ripples were predicted by Albert Einstein and are a fundamental consequence of his …

Gravitational wave hunters bag fourth black-hole detection

<b>Scientists have detected another burst of gravitational waves coming from the merger of two black holes.</b><p>The collision occurred nearly 2 billion years ago, but it was so far away that its shockwave has only just reached us.<p>This is the fourth confirmed detection made by an international team …

How do flywheels store energy?

Stop... start... stop... start—it's no way to drive! Every time you slow down or stop a vehicle or machine, you waste the momentum it's built up …

A Tower of Molten Salt Will Deliver Solar Power After Sunset

Solar power projects intended to turn solar heat into steam to generate electricity have struggled to compete amid tumbling prices for solar energy …

Innovative solutions for sustainable development

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A vast new tomb for the most dangerous waste in the world

Chernobyl's new sarcophagus took two decades to make. Bigger than Wembley Stadium and taller than the Statue of Liberty, it will seal in the entire disaster site for 100 years.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>World leaders jostle with …

Nuclear Energy

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Japan launches unmanned cargo ship to remove space junk using magnetic tethers

An automated cargo ship with a mission to clear space junk was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on the evening of Friday.<p>Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)‘s H-IIB rocket carrying the Kounotori, or Stork, capsule headed towards the International Space Station …

Space Exploration

Lasering the fuel

TRYING to find facilities that conceal uranium enrichment is hindered by the vast number of buildings worldwide. It has at least been possible to …

The nuke detectives

AS NUCLEAR blasts go, North Korea’s first test in 2006 was small. The detonation of an underground device produced an explosive force well below one …

Ancient eclipses show how days are getting longer

AS THE well-known Australian philosopher, Kylie Minogue, once pointed out, it can be a source of comfort to remember that, no matter what else is …

How clean is solar power?

THAT solar panels do not emit greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide when they are generating electricity is without question. This is why they are …

India Is Going To Build The Largest Solar Power Plant In The World

India's "ultra mega solar power plants" are part of a 25 GW plant to make the country a solar powerhouse.<p>For some perspective, that's enough solar energy to power the equivalent of 4.1 million U.S. homes, and about half of the solar expected to be installed in all of 2014, so the opportunity for …

Under the sun: Australia's largest solar farm set to sprout in a Queensland field

As a barrister acting in some Australia’s biggest defamation cases, Angus Gemmell encountered power in various forms: political, military, celebrity.<p>He killed off rumours bedevilling rising political stars in Canberra. He acted for defence intelligence chief Frank Lewincamp against the Bulletin …

Renewable Energy

Everything You Should Know About Nuclear Fusion, Explained in Six Minutes

A colorful primer on the power source that could change everything.<p>Fusion power is the holy grail of energy production. Short of building some sort of Dyson sphere around the sun, it's the cleanest, most efficient source of power we could hope to achieve. The only catch is that is expensive, …

Physics

Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century | Reuters

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (Reuters) - In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.<p>A general view shows …

This is the most powerful wind turbine in the world

Wind turbines are often criticized as inadequate for our main energy source due to low efficiency. Many companies tackle this issue by developing better performing wind turbines to spread across the world. Enercon, a German wind turbine manufacturer and supplier, is the designer of E-126, the …

Six innovative wind turbine designs

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>The International Energy Association (IEA) announced last week that renewable energy capacity around the globe has eclipsed coal power for the first time ever. Wind power makes up a large percentage of global renewable energy, and with all the recent technological innovations in wind …

Renewable Energy

The colossal African solar farm that could power Europe

We visit a vast power plant at the door to the Moroccan desert that is helping to define the energy future of the world.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The minibus crosses the vast plateau on a newly paved road. Cracked fields stretch …

Renewable Energy

Astrophysicist has consoling message for humanity: You’re more important than you might think

New discoveries point to uniqueness of human life<p>Oscar Wilde once said, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>The …

Universe

Why Apple and Google are moving into solar energy

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are investing in renewable energy in a serious way – a sign, perhaps, of rapid changes in the energy market.<p>Most people think of Apple as a company that makes phones, computers and smart watches – not an energy provider. But in August all of that changed when the …

Renewable Energy