Transportation study reveals potential for deep cuts to petroleum use and carbon emissions
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) today announced the release of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) study, an assessment of avenues ...
Squashed loft insulation 50 percent less effective
Research from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has shown that by squashing down loft insulation, for example under storage boxes, homeowners almost halve its performance.
EU court rejects Polish challenge to CO2 emissions system
A top EU court rejected Thursday a challenge by Poland, heavily dependent on coal, to the bloc's controversial greenhouse gas trading system.
Ferrari and McLaren unveil hybrid supercars
Hybrids aren't just for fuel economy any more. Ferrari and McLaren both on Tuesday unveiled sleek hybrid supercars sculpted from carbon fiber at the Geneva Motor Show.
Carbon nanowires obtained by tempering diamantane dicarboxylic acid inside carbon nanotubes
(Phys.org) —Carbon-based nanomaterials have unique properties that make them useful for many technical applications, including lightweight construction, electronics, energy generation, environmental technology, ...
McLaren unveils sleek hybrid supercar at Geneva
Hybrids aren't just for fuel economy any more.
Development of Euglena-based bioplastics
Researchers from AIST have developed microalga-based bioplastics mainly from constituents extracted from Euglena, a species of microalga.
Euro MPs back plans to freeze pollution credits
The European Parliament's environment committee on Tuesday backed efforts to make investment in clean technology financially more attractive by freezing about 900 million tonnes of pollution credits available ...
Forget about leprechauns, engineers are catching rainbows
(Phys.org)—University at Buffalo engineers have created a more efficient way to catch rainbows, an advancement in photonics that could lead to technological breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology ...
New carbon films improve prospects of solar energy devices
New research by Yale University scientists helps pave the way for the next generation of solar cells, a renewable energy technology that directly converts solar energy into electricity.
A sensitive, affordable sensor to detect tiny amounts of CO2
Researchers at the Universities of Toronto and St. Francis Xavier are developing an affordable, energy efficient and ultra-sensitive nano-sensor that has the potential to detect even one molecule of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Electrical engineer develops new nanoscale tools to aid discoveries in the life sciences
(Phys.org)—Ken Shepard, a professor of electrical engineering, believes there is nowhere else in the world where he could do what he does. "Imagine a convergence of semiconductor technology and biotechnology. ...
Nanoparticles digging the world's smallest tunnels
The world's smallest tunnels have a width of a few nanometers only. Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Rice University, USA, have dug such tunnels into graphite samples. This will ...
Improved thermoelectric materials with atomic layer deposition
Researchers at the Aalto University School of Chemical Technology have applied atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique to the synthesis of thermoelectric materials. Converting waste energy into electricity, ...