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Tiny dents in solar cells could make them more efficient than ever

Looking for a way to make solar panels more efficient? Why not try putting a dent in them? No, it’s not a “fix the TV by banging your hand on it” …

Solar Panels

Super-safe zinc battery tech could rival lithium ion in phones

The new technology, created by researchers at the University of Maryland, offers a glimpse of a future in which phones never explode.<p>In a more perfect world, your phone battery would easily last all day, wouldn't degrade over time and, most crucially, wouldn't explode.<p>This might sound like a pipe …

Clean Energy

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

Recycled wood waste makes concrete stronger and more watertight

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel new method to recycle wood waste by incorporating it into …

Engineering

Vanadium Batteries Need Elon Musk Moment to Kick-Start Market

Vanadium needs Elon Musk or another big player in the global battery market to get behind the metal in order to share center stage with other …

Energy

You have been charging your phone wrong for years - here's the best way to do it - Cornwall Live

We all know that your phone is nothing without charge in the battery - especially in remote parts of our beloved Cornwall.<p>It really doesn't matter if …

Gear & Gadgets

'Yarn batteries' may power gen-next flexible devices

Scientists have developed rechargeable yarn batteries that are waterproof and flexible, and could power smart fabrics and devices in future. Most …

Wearable Tech

Nanoscale "supersoap" allows liquid 3D structures to be printed within other liquids

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have found a way to "print" narrow tubes of water within liquid-state silicone oil. …

Nanotech

Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party

It seems both the commercial markets and the research community are coming to terms with the idea that the energy density (the amount of energy …

Clean Energy

Lithium-Sulfur is the Next Battery Breakthrough

via pixabay<p>Technological progress is always being limited by something. Maybe a certain type of glass is too expensive. Maybe there’s just too much …

Clean Energy

How This Lithium-ion Breakthrough Could End Smartphone Battery Anxiety

It could also lead to better electric cars.<p>A team of researchers have cleared the path to enable batteries that are safer, lighter, and contain more …

Clean Energy

Apple batteries could get a whole lot more powerful

A new type of battery promises 20 percent to 40 percent more storage capacity. Even better, one of the companies behind the research has ties to Apple, so the improved lithium-silicon batteries are likely to show up in iPhone and iPad.<p>Batteries haven’t improved significantly in more than a decade. …

Clean Energy

Two better than one: Chemists advance sustainable battery technology: Design of molecule featuring a pi-electron conjugation unit, as a two-electron storage anolyte for AORFBs

Design of molecule featuring a pi-electron conjugation unit, as a two-electron storage anolyte for AORFBs<p>Chemists describe design and synthesis of a …

Lynn Jurich's company has become a giant in the residential solar industry

Lynn Jurich, 39, is co-founder and chief executive of San Francisco-based Sunrun, one of the nation’s leaders in the residential solar power, storage and energy services industry.<p>In the fourth quarter, Sunrun said, its 3,000 employees deployed 85 megawatts of power, giving it a total of 180,000 …

Cow poop could help us make clean(er) energy

Extracting methane from biogas could create fuel without fracking.<p>During the summer of 2016, chemical engineer David Simakov took a leisurely drive through the farmlands of southern Ontario. During his trip, he stopped at a farm that was producing biogas from manure, then burning it to create …

Research gets closer to producing revolutionary battery to power renewable energy industry

Any resident of the Great Plains can attest to the massive scale of wind farms that increasingly dot the countryside. In the Midwest and elsewhere, …

Clean Energy

The world’s first rechargeable proton battery doesn’t create any waste and could solve our reliance on lithium

The battery use carbon and water and it can already produce the same amount of energy as an equivalent sized lithium-ion battery<p>Scientists from …

China's Giving Batteries a Second Life

It's a simple idea. But it may have profound consequences.<p>China is hoping to become the Detroit of the battery-powered electric-vehicle industry. Sales of EVs are expected to reach 1 million this year alone, and the government has big plans for expansion. But this welcome trend comes with a …

Energy Storage

Move over, lithium! Researchers create world’s first rechargeable proton battery

A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery. The current battery is …

Clean Energy

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

Clean Energy

This New Kind of Battery Can Be Fully Charged in Less Than 30 Seconds

We need this SO bad.<p>A novel approach to an energy storage device run on an aqueous electrolyte can go from flat to fully-charged in just 20 seconds, …

Beyond silicon: researchers solve a materials mystery key to next-generation electronic devices

Materials science and engineering postdoctoral researcher Hyungwoo Lee looks inside a thin film deposition system during oxide thin film structure …

Nanotech

Incredible net-zero floating home cleans the water around it

What if a home could improve the environment around it? That’s the question architect Michelle Lanker of Lanker Design LLC and her husband Bill …

The AA battery that never dies: Forever Battery uses Wi-Fi-like signals to stay fully charged

This AA battery will never run out of power<p>Charging with cables. On any given day I can put my phone on to charge multiple times, often with a …

Electric Vehicles

Invisible solar panels could eventually power your home

Solar energy has the potential to totally destroy our reliance on fossil fuels, so why aren’t we all running on power from the sun? Solar panels …

Clean Energy

Revolutionary 'Air Breathing' Battery Can Store Electricity For Months At A Fraction Of The Cost

There is no downside here.<p>A team at MIT have developed a radical new “air breathing” battery that can store energy for months on end, comes at a …

New waterproof solar cell generates power even after it gets soaked

A new solar cell could go through the laundry and emerge still working. The photovoltaic cell, developed by Japanese research institution RIKEN and …

Orlando Becomes 40th City to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy

The Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday establishing a goal to move Orlando to 100 percent clean and renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

Sustainable Danish school is covered in 12,000 solar panels

The panels generate over half of the school’s electricity<p>A number of companies have been working to disguise solar panels as roofs, roads, and even window blinds. But one Danish school is taking a different approach, using custom-built solar panels as a featured architectural element. Almost the …

Apple AirPods Vs. Crazybaby Air

Last year while visiting Chinese audio start-up Crazybaby to do a story no their weird floating speaker, I was surprised to find that the company was working on a set of true wireless earbuds to rival Apple’s Air Pods. The latter — announced at the same time as the iPhone 7 — had been mocked by …

Tech Trends