Researchers develop new kind of internal combustion microengine
Formula 1 racing focus turns to energy management
Thermoelectric material is world's best at converting heat waste to electricity
Northwestern University scientists have developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity. This is very good news once you realize nearly two-thirds of energy input ...
New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures CO2
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide ...
What is behind Einstein's turbulences? Calculations give initial insight into relativistic properties of this process
(Phys.org) —The American Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics Richard Feynman once described turbulence as "the most important unsolved problem of classical physics", because a description of the phenomenon ...
Toyota to give away fuel-cell patents to boost industry
Toyota will give away thousands of patents for its fuel-cell cars, it said Tuesday, in an effort to encourage other automakers into the new industry.
Emissions-free cars: Study characterizes essential reaction for renewable energy fuel cells
A University of Delaware research team is considering the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions-free car.
Delphi gasoline-injection engine technique rivals hybrid's edge
Breakthrough in designing cheaper, more efficient catalysts for fuel cells
University of California, Berkeley, chemists are reimagining catalysts in ways that could have a profound impact on the chemical industry as well as on the growing market for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Earth still absorbing about half carbon dioxide emissions produced by people: study
Earth's oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to a study ...
Split-cycle engine now more efficient than traditional combustion engine (w/ Video)
Researchers create successful predictions of combustion reaction rates
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne and Sandia National Laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates, ...
Cheaper, cleaner catalyst for burning methane created
As the world's accessible oil reserves dwindle, natural gas has become an increasing important energy source. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which has the advantage of releasing less carbon dioxide when ...
Scientists achieve breakthrough in nanocomposite for high-capacity hydrogen storage
Since the 1970s, hydrogen has been touted as a promising alternative to fossil fuels due to its clean combustion unlike hydrocarbon-based fuels, which spew greenhouse gases and harmful pollutants, hydrogen's ...