X-ray laser breakthrough research shows chemical reaction in real time
The ultrafast, ultrabright X-ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action, an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient ...
Ricketts plans ultimate road trip: coast-to-coast and 'gas-free'
As an MTSU alternative fuels researcher, Dr. Cliff Ricketts believes he stands on the edge of history. On Saturday, March 9, Ricketts will begin a five-day, 2,600-mile journey to drive coast-to-coast using ...
Spanish solar energy: A model for the future?
There is no free fuel. Whether you drill for and refine oil, or manufacture and maintain a panel to collect solar energy and convert it into electricity, it takes energy to make energy. In Spain's Photovoltaic Revolution: Th ...
Photovoltaics beat biofuels at converting sun's energy to miles driven
In 2005, President George W. Bush and American corn farmers saw corn ethanol as a promising fossil fuel substitute that would reduce both American dependence on foreign oil and greenhouse gas emissions. Accordingly, the 2005 ...
Stealing nature's photosynthetic secrets
(Phys.org)—The prospect of creating clean, renewable hydrogen fuel is closer than ever after a breakthrough in our understanding of photosynthesis.
Yamaha-frame bike with scuba tank makes Dyson shortlist
Nano-structures to realise hydrogen's energy potential
(Phys.org) -- For the first time, engineers at the University of New South Wales have demonstrated that hydrogen can be released and reabsorbed from a promising storage material, overcoming a major hurdle to its use as an ...
Navy tests ocean drones off US coast
Just beneath the placid, sailboat-dotted surface of Narragansett Bay, torpedo-shaped vehicles spin and pivot to their own rhythm, carrying out missions programmed by their U.S. Navy masters.
Focus on technology overlooks human behavior when addressing climate change
Technology alone won't help the world turn away from fossil fuel-based energy sources, says University of Oregon sociologist Richard York. In a newly published paper, York argues for a shift in political and economic policies ...
Researchers create more efficient hydrogen fuel cells
Hydrogen fuel cells, like those found in some "green" vehicles, have a lot of promise as an alternative fuel source, but making them practical on a large scale requires them to be more efficient and cost effective.
A 'natural' solution for transportation
As the United States transitions away from a primarily petroleum-based transportation industry, a number of different alternative fuel sourcesethanol, biodiesel, electricity and hydrogenhave each ...
Brazil's Belo Monte dam better than alternatives: study
Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon will have fewer environmental effects than fossil-fuel alternatives and will be cheaper than other renewable energy sources, state media said ...
Urine could be the answer to cheaper electricity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Urine can be an abundant fuel for electricity generation, according to British scientists in the first study of its kind.
France launches vast solar panel array
France on Thursday launched its largest-ever solar energy farm, with an array of panels spread over about 200 hectares (500 acres) in the mountainous southern Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region.