Deep within spinach leaves, vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis
Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion ...
Diesel or electric? Study offers advice for owners of urban delivery truck fleets
(Phys.org) —For owners of delivery truck fleets who may be trying to decide between electric or diesel vehicles, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are offering some advice: comparisons ...
Ecotality says it filed for bankruptcy protection
Ecotality, which makes charging systems for electric vehicles, says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Tech review: Solar recharging for big gadgets, on the go
I review gadgets every week, and I love it, but nothing makes me giddy like trying out a new solar charging system.
Bosch unveils Power Max—Level 2 EV charger for $449
Graphene joins the race to redefine the ampere
A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first ...
Lotus Mobile unfolds its solar-charging petals
Volkswagen shows all-electric four-seater at Wolfsburg meet
Scientists observe coherent propagation of single spin impurity in a chain of ultracold atoms
Many discoveries in physics came as a big surprise – for example the phenomenon, that some materials loose almost all their electrical resistance at low temperatures, or that others become superconductors ...
Agreement will lead to grid-friendly electric vehicle charging
A technology that will allow widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles without negatively impacting the electrical grid is the subject of a commercial license agreement between Battelle and AeroVironment, ...
German city to test viability of inductive charging system on two real bus lines
Nuclear safety chief quizzed over Fukushima
Japanese police have questioned a former head of the nuclear safety body regarding possible criminal charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, news reports said Sunday.
Unlocking nature's quantum engineering for efficient solar energy
(Phys.org)—Quantum scale photosynthesis in biological systems which inhabit extreme environments could hold key to new designs for solar energy and nanoscale devices. Certain biological systems living in ...