Ethan Wade Williams

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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. …

Gravity energy generator could revolutionise renewables | Reuters.com

Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the force of gravity to produce a new kind of renewable energy. Matthew Stock reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the …

Renewable Energy

Inside Chicago's high-tech bicycle-components company that last year raked in $700 million and is up 15% while its competition struggles in a flat market

CHICAGO — Set deep into the industrial-chic Fulton Market neighborhood of the revitalized West Loop, among the offices of Google, Uber, and other tech darlings, is the home of SRAM, the high-end bicycle-components maker that's coming off one of the best 12 months in its 31-year history.<p>"We were up …

Tour de France

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy

ITER nuclear reactor may be the "holy grail" of limitless renewable energy

by Dom Galeon December 30, 2017 Earth & Energy 15974<p>Not Just More Stable<p>Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could …

IB17: Wild Mandaric ‘Standard 21.5’ concept runs the cassette outside the frame

“What’s the most interesting thing you’ve seen at the show?” That’s a question we get a lot while we’re hustling through the rows of booths at a …

Cassette

Solar freakin' roadway opens in China

<b>Is this totally silly and a waste of time and money, or is it a great leap forward? Or is it too soon to tell?</b><p>We are positive and forward-looking on …

Shimano electronic gears could soon charge themselves

Fully embracing my new-found role as the ultimate patent sleuth, I was delighted when a <i>BikeRadar</i> commenter alerted us to the existence of a Shimano …

Framebuilding at Downland Cycles Part 1: Lug At First Sight

It’s now been a year exactly since I travelled from Sydney to the UK to participate in Downland Cycles’ frame building course. My head is still reeling from the experience which, as a cyclist, was one of most satisfying things I’ve ever done.<p>Downland Cycles is an academy run by Bryan and Julie …

Fisker claims solid-state battery ‘breakthrough’ for electric cars with ‘500 miles range and 1 min charging’

When Henrik Fisker relaunched its electric car startup last year, he announced that their first car will be powered by a new graphene-based hybrid supercapacitor technology, but he later announced that they put those plans on the backburner and instead will use more traditional li-ion batteries.<p>Now …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Chainless 4-wheeled hybrid electric bike concept is "self-charging"

<b>The Hybrid Module Mobility concept isn't pedaled directly, but instead employs a pedal-powered alternator for riders to partially recharge its</b> …

The ultimate guide to mountain bike rear suspension systems

Mountain bike rear suspension may appear to come in a baffling array of different designs. Each one is claimed to offer superior performance for one …

Attack on Titan season 2 premiere date announced

Gigantic, flesh-eating monsters are back<p>Funimation confirmed today that season two of <i>Attack on Titan</i> will air April 1. Fans were treated to the long-awaited season two trailer late last year, but no other details surrounding the premiere were released.<p>Looking back at the trailer, we can expect to …

'Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch' Anime Announced

<b>BusHs said:</b><br>I think they named season 3 'Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch' because lelouch will return looks like his mom or he is just immortal after …

Anime

A Super Capacitor Pulsed Power 24V DC Supply

David Scholten • 04/23/2017 at 13:56 • 0 comments<p>David Scholten • 12/04/2016 at 04:14 • 0 comments<p>Although the project was finished a week ago I …

These top twelve inventions could one day change the world

The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced its annual shortlist for its European Inventor Awards, which honors a range of scientists across industries. Much like last year, it’s packed with some inventions that could be truly groundbreaking.<p>The twelve finalists are grouped into four …

Engineering

Gigabit Ethernet Through the Air

There are a couple of really great things about transmitting data using light as the carrier. It can be focused so that it doesn’t spill all over the …

These Beautiful, Translucent Barriers Quiet Traffic–And Generate Power At The Same Time

Where could this be? The Netherlands of course, where it seems like all such clever plans start (solar bike path, anyone?).<p>And this has to be one of the best Dutch ideas yet–roadside noise barriers that also generate solar power. Not only that, they work on cloudy days, and one kilometer (0.62 …

Clean Energy

Huge Kites: a Soaring Energy Solution?

Somewhere Benjamin Franklin is smiling. Back in 2013, Google purchased a company called Makani, the creators of one of the cooler alternative energy …

Renewable Energy

A Fix for Maximizing Energy from Solar Panels on Slanted Roofs - MIT Technology Review

Most of the solar panels in the world sit on rooftops at a fixed angle, so they miss out on capturing energy during parts of every day. Now …

Scientists: Graphene's Weak Spot Could Revolutionize Fuel Cell Technology

The researchers, led by the Nobel prize winner and discoverer of graphene Andre Geim of Manchester University, said their finding also raised the possibility that, in future, graphene membranes could be used to "sieve" hydrogen gas from the atmosphere to then generate electricity.<p>"We are very …

Creators of the AeroMobil flying car propose moving road traffic to the skies

The creators of a flying car called AeroMobil say that transport networks are "in crisis" and suggest that a potential solution could be shifting …

Hands off with Heathrow's autonomous pod cars

Tucked in a corner of Terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow airport, the future of urban mobility is quietly unfolding.<p>Since 2011, on a closed course between the terminal and the Business Car Park, 2.4 miles away, a fleet of 21 diminutive passenger pods have ferried as many as 1,000 passengers each day, …

New Jersey Is Testing Solar-Power Commuter Pods

By Jay Cassano10 minute Read<p>The best way to describe JPods, a new form of public transit soon to be tested in New Jersey, is “something out of the …

Transportation

Are Electricity-Eating Bacteria The Next Big Thing In Alternative Energy?

There’s a large and growing list of renewable energy projects pumping out cleaner electricity these days. Photovoltaic panels produce direct current …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

Generating power from heat will soon be dirt cheap

Thermoelectrics -- which use wasted heat to generate electricity -- could get a lot more interesting thanks to a company called Alphabet Energy. It's set to commercialize tetrahedrite, a metal that more than doubles the efficiency of current tech for as little as a fiftieth the cost. Thermoelectric …