Startup turns carbon dioxide into fuels
(Phys.org) -- Ask Andrew Bocarsly about the innovation behind Liquid Light, a New Jersey startup company that turns carbon dioxide into fuels and industrial chemicals, and the Princeton University chemistry ...
Solar camera strap could put an end to dead dSLR batteries
Mercedes to Produce a Fully Electric Gullwing
Review: Use power outlets as a Wi-Fi alternative
(AP) -- Setting up a Wi-Fi network at home has gotten much easier, yet the process can still be daunting. Or the wireless signal won't reach everywhere. A good alternative that has gotten little attention ...
Stretchable lithium-ion battery can twist, bend, return to normal shape (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Northwestern University's Yonggang Huang and the University of Illinois' John A. Rogers are the first to demonstrate a stretchable lithium-ion battery—a flexible device capable of powering ...
Challenges to grow with electric cars' sales: Aging grid needs to handle more power
President Barack Obama and others are calling for a boom in electric vehicle production, which seems simple enough on the surface: Build the cars and plug them in. If only it were that easy.
Diagnosing advanced batteries for a longer life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine a battery that truly does keep on going and going -- and not for just a few years, but close to decades.
Sanyo sets up solar parking lots for electric bikes
Japanese electronics giant Sanyo said Tuesday it had opened two "solar parking lots" in Tokyo where 100 electric hybrid bicycles can be recharged from sunlight-powered panels.
Experimental smart outlet brings flexibility, resiliency to grid architecture
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sandia National Laboratories has developed an experimental "smart outlet" that autonomously measures, monitors and controls electrical loads with no connection to a centralized computer or ...
GM to launch plug-in hybrid SUV in 2011
General Motors will launch a plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle under the Buick brand in 2011, the automaker said Thursday.
Creator of Twitter sees blur of change
In creating Twitter, Jack Dorsey changed the world of communication. In founding the company Square, he is redefining mobile payments. Yet one of Silicon Valley's brightest stars says he believes the future is all about the ...
Underwater 'electrical outlets' put in place for cabled ocean observatory project
(Phys.org) -- The first U.S. cabled ocean observatory reached a milestone on July 14 with the installation of a node 9,500 feet deep off the coast of Oregon. Like a giant electrical outlet on the seafloor ...
Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?
The green car market is only inching along in the United States, hampered by high comparative costs and limited ranges on pure electric vehicles, but automakers remain confident their time will come.