Researchers attach silicon photonic chips directly onto a processor package
The computing and telecommunications industries have ambitious plans for the future: Systems that will store information in the cloud, analyze enormous amounts of data, and think more like a brain than a ...
Japan firm marks one small step for solar energy in space
A major Japanese machinery company said Friday that it has succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, marking a step toward making solar power generation in space a reality.
New nanomaterials will boost renewable energy
Global energy consumption is accelerating at an alarming rate. There are three main causes: rapid economic expansion, population growth, and increased reliance on energy-based appliances across the world.
Chemists develop new way to make cost-effective material for electricity storage
University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to make state-of-the-art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store.
New incubator network to help clean-energy entrepreneurs
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have launched the Clean Energy Incubator Network. The program, funded by the Energy Department, aims to ...
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Hydropower completes greening of Norway
The Norwegian energy supply can be sustainable by 2030, according to new research. Politicians simply have to keep their promises.
Video: Solar power from energy-harvesting trees
Scientists at VTT have developed a prototype of a tree that harvests solar energy from its surroundings - whether indoors or outdoors - stores it and turns it into electricity to power small devices such as mobile phones, ...
SolidEnergy pushes ahead for better battery life in phones, cars
In-depth analysis required prior to retrofitting old buildings
Passive technologies can maximise primary energy reduction and economic investment in existing buildings
Converting olive mash into cash
An experimental system to create heat and power with waste from olive oil processing is up-and-running in Spain. Carina Lagergren, a researcher from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology, says the system ...
Calculating the future of solar-fuel refineries
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a new tool to help plot the future of solar fuels.
Engineers use brilliant X-rays to illuminate catalysis, revise theories
Many of today's most promising renewable energy technologies – fuel cells, water splitters and artificial photosynthesis – rely upon catalysts to expedite the chemical reactions at the heart of their ...