Physicists design zero-friction quantum engine
Non-volatile memory improves energy efficiency by two orders of magnitude
Sticky issue with numbers fuels gas mileage confusion
Is a new window sticker aimed at clarifying a car's fuel efficiency having unintended effects?
Wireless power transfer enhanced by metamaterials
Study explains how Maxwell's demon uses mutual information to extract work
New formula expected to spur advances in clean energy generation
Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new formula for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials, the first new formula in more than a half-century, designed to speed ...
Perovskite solar cell reaches record efficiency
Engineers tending to Cameroon's power grid
EPFL has teamed up with Swiss and Cameroonian partners to address major issues like stabilizing the country's existing grid, improving energy efficiency and developing hydroelectric potential.
Researchers develop method of fabricating perovskite solar cells that is more efficient, costs less
Hybrid materials could smash the solar efficiency ceiling
(Phys.org) —A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells.
Graphene layer could quadruple rate of condensation heat transfer in generating plants
Most of the world's electricity-producing power plants—whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission—make electricity by generating steam that turns a turbine. That steam then is condensed ...
Festo has BionicANTs communicating by the rules for tasks
New high-strength steel could help automakers improve fuel efficiency
A high-strength steel being developed at Missouri University of Science and Technology could help auto manufacturers in their quest to meet future fuel efficiency requirements.
Researchers use liquid inks to create better solar cells
(Phys.org) —The basic function of solar cells is to harvest sunlight and turn it into electricity. Thus, it is critically important that the film that collects the light on the surface of the cell is designed ...