Fermi satellite detects gamma-rays from exploding novae
The Universe is home to a variety of exotic objects and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate almost inconceivable amounts of energy. ASU Regents' Professor Sumner Starrfield is part of a team that ...
'Obama wants to force coal plants to reduce emissions'
US President Barack Obama wants to force coal energy plants to reduce emissions and pay for greenhouse gases they do emit through a cap and trade system, the New York Times said Thursday.
Why the renewable target should be ramped up, not cut
It's hard to predict which of Australia's climate policies will survive, or perhaps even thrive, in the current parliament. But our research suggests that if the Abbott government wants to cut long-term power ...
Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems
In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technical University Munich, the largest volume of applications is ...
Russia crisis boosts EU carbon deal
Worries about energy dependence on Russia have boosted prospects of EU leaders approving a package of proposals to cut carbon emissions by 2030, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said Friday.
Startup can power trillions of sensors in everyday objects
(Phys.org) —IoT might sound like the latest new texting acronym. What it actually stands for is more serious: a technology revolution waiting in the wings called the "Internet of Things."
NREL bolsters batteries with nanotubes
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for ...
Solar panels light the way from carbon dioxide to fuel
Research to curb global warming caused by rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, usually involves three areas: Developing alternative energy sources, capturing and storing greenhouse gases, ...
Google offers big prize for small power box
Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses.
Study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater
Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT.
MESSENGER and STEREO measurements open new window into high-energy processes on the Sun
Understanding the sun from afar isn't easy. How do you figure out what powers solar flares – the intense bursts of radiation coming from the release of magnetic energy associated with sunspots – when ...
Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun
Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.
Researchers create nanoscale structure for computer chips that could yield higher-performance memory
(Phys.org) —Researchers at UCLA have created a nanoscale magnetic component for computer memory chips that could significantly improve their energy efficiency and scalability.
Precise magnetic data to establish the unusual nuclear shape of beryllium-11
Atomic nuclei come in a range of shapes and sizes, from spherical to pear-shaped, and many behave as if they were blobs of an incompressible fluid. A few nuclei are different—beryllium-11, for example, ...