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Triboelectric nanogenerators and power-boards from cellulose nanofibrils and recycled materials

Abstract<p>This paper reports the implementation of renewable, biodegradable, and abundant cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) in triboelectric nanogenerator …

Poland unveils glowing bright blue bike lane that's charged by the sun

Poland just unveiled an amazing new bike path that glows bright blue at night! The path near Lidzbark Warminski is illuminated by phosphor, a …

Revolutionary new battery runs on gravity

It’s the same old story: batteries are holding us back. Technology is advancing so quickly across so many industries, but the next-generation …

Clean Energy

This company is converting the hot water that goes down the drain into energy

The US Department of Energy estimates that 350 billion kilowatt-hours of energy is wasted every year because of hot water we don't use. For context, an average American home uses about 11,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.<p>Canadian company International Wastewater Systems (IWS) is …

Rubbery Power Source Makes Electricity When It Bends

Use it to make a bracelet and the material itself could power flashing LEDs.<p>It looks and feels like a cheap strip of silicone. Don't be fooled. This soft rubbery material makes electricity when it's bent, pressed, or stretched.<p>Make a wristband with it and it can power LED lights as you move your …

Scientists develop hybrid nanogenerator to power the Internet of Things

In a first, scientists have integrated a solar cell and a nanogenerator that can convert wind energy into electricity in a single device that may …

Internet of Things

Watly: The computer that provides clean water, energy, internet access

<b>(CNN) —</b> Touted by its creators as the "world's largest solar-powered computer," it could offer a quantum leap for development across rural Africa.<p>The Watly machine, created by an Italian-Spanish start-up of the same name, resembles a futuristic space capsule. But its mission is to provide …

European Union

New Swedish wave energy buoy boasts 5x the output of existing technology

We already harness energy from the sun, the wind, and many other natural processes for our own uses, and electricity generated from ocean waves could …

Clean Energy

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

Clean Energy

MIT researchers develop thinnest, lightest solar cells ever made

MIT researchers have produced what they believe is the thinnest, lightest solar cell ever produced, capable of being installed on almost any surface …

Clean Energy

Morocco turns on what will become the world’s largest solar power plant

Morocco has turned on its massive solar power plant in the town of Ourrzazate, on the edge of the Saharan desert. The plant already spans thousands of acres and is capable of generating up to 160 megawatts of power. It's already one of the biggest solar power grids in the world, capable of being …

We're One Step Closer to Creating Hydrogen Gas from Solar Energy

Solar panels of the future could produce clean-burning hydrogen gas in a one-step process.<p>Its one the biggest questions facing the solar power industry today. How do you get a solar panel to supply a reliable, steady supply of electricity—even after nightfall or during cloudy days?<p>One way is to …

Cheaper, longer-lasting perovskite solar cells could be on the way

Perovskite solar cells are one of the most exciting green energy technologies to emerge in recent years, combining low cost with high energy …

Clean Energy

France to pave 1000km of roads with solar panels

<b>Over the next five years, France will install some 621 miles (1,000km) of solar roadway using Colas' Wattway solar pavement.</b><p>Solar freakin' roadways! …

Nanowire discovery may lead to better, cheaper solar cells

Scientists have figured out a standardized way to make nanowires out of perovskite, a material that could one day make solar energy cheap and ubiquitous. Just a few years ago, cells made from the relatively inexpensive substances had a solar efficiency rating of just 3.8 percent. Fast-forward to …

This autonomous ship will sail across the Atlantic Ocean using wind and solar power

A company is planning to send a fully autonomous yacht across the Atlantic ocean running only on wind and solar power.<p>While out to sea, the ship will launch drones to conduct meteorological, oceanographic, and climate data research. The boat itself will help with gathering research on using …

Indonesian National Revolution Photos the Dutch Army Didn't Want You to See

The Dutch Resistance Museum exposes news photos which were withheld due to the ‘police actions’ of 1945-1950.<p>In early 1969, the Netherlands was rigorously shaken. In the television program <i>Achter het Nieuws</i> (Behind the News), the war veteran Joop Hueting revealed that Dutch soldiers had committed …

World History

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You've never seen anything like this new green energy innovation

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word, "windmill"?<p>Do you think of some Hansel and Gretel-type structure on a farm in the …

Scotland is about to become home to the world’s largest floating wind farm

The Scottish government has approved the construction of the UK’s first ever floating wind farm, planned for the country’s northeastern coastline.<p>A 30-megawatt (MW) pilot wind farm will be made up of five 6-MW turbines, which could power up to 20,000 homes. Because they are not attached to the sea …

Hydroelectric Power

Wine-tasting: it's junk science

Every year Robert Hodgson selects the finest wines from his small California winery and puts them into competitions around the state.<p>And in most …

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