Vortex Bladeless aims for lower-cost wind energy approach
Harvesting usable fuel from nuclear waste – and dealing with the last chemical troublemakers
Nuclear energy provides about 11% of the world's total electricity today. This power source produces no carbon dioxide during plant operation, meaning it doesn't contribute to climate change via greenhouse gas ...
How nuclear power-generating reactors have evolved since their birth in the 1950s
There is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power.
US West's power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change
Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be "climate-proofed" to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University ...
Power transformers can drastically reduce energy loss compared to conventional transformers
A transformer developed by the Robinson Research Institute, currently in factory testing in Christchurch, has successfully handled top current capacity—1390 amps—and measurements show the energy losses were half that ...
Hycopter stores energy in form of hydrogen, not air
Enhancing knowledge crucial to improving energy-saving behaviors, study shows
Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviours are to be encouraged among individuals and organisations, a study suggests.
World's largest particle collider busts record
The world's largest particle smasher broke the record for energy levels late Wednesday in a test run after a two-year upgrade, CERN announced Thursday.
Students learn first-hand about energy efficiency at school
Improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings is a formidable sustainability challenge. And demonstrating it isn't that easy either.
Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene
A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device benefits greatly ...
Supernova ignition surprises scientists
Scientists have captured the early death throes of supernovae for the first time and found that the universe's benchmark explosions are much more varied than expected.
Tiny grains of lithium dramatically improve performance of fusion plasma
Scientists from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered a phenomenon that helps them to improve fusion plasmas, a finding that may quicken the development ...
From plant matter to jet fuel: Streamlining the production of ultraclean fuel
Plant materials are one of the oldest renewable energy sources, and today scientists are working to produce ultra-clean fuels from them using refined chemical techniques, work made possible by Canadian Light ...
Short, sharp shocks let slip the stories of supernovae
When we look up at the night sky, it's easy to feel as though the stars we see have always been, and always will be, there. But just like ourselves, stars are born and die.