More electric car charging points in Japan than gas stations
Green-car sceptics take note: Japan now has more electric vehicle charging spots than gas stations.
Yamaha-frame bike with scuba tank makes Dyson shortlist
3-D battery structure shows new twist in battery design
Juno solar panels complete testing
The three massive solar panels that will provide power for NASA's Juno spacecraft during its mission to Jupiter have seen their last photons of light until they are deployed in space after launch. The last ...
Black hole wakes up and has a light snack
(Phys.org) —Astronomers have watched as a black hole woke up from a decades-long slumber to feed on a low-mass object – either a brown dwarf or a giant planet – that strayed too close. A similar feeding ...
Improved redox flow batteries for electric cars
A new type of redox flow battery presents a huge advantage for electric cars. If the rechargeable batteries are low, the discharged electrolyte fluid can simply be exchanged at the gas station for recharged ...
NASA picks Thursday for Discovery's final launch
NASA will try next week to launch space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage following a four-month delay for fuel tank repairs.
Greenhouse gas emissions hitting record highs
(AP) -- Despite 20 years of effort, greenhouse gas emissions are going up instead of down, hitting record highs as climate negotiators gather to debate a new global warming accord.
Can electric cars win over the mass market?
It's not every day that a US governor accepts an invitation to the launch of a Japanese-built car, but Nissan's all-electric Leaf offers environmental credentials that top any nationalistic concerns.
Turning CO2 into fuel
With new fossil fuel power stations being built every week, and the idea of burying CO2 [carbon sequestration] regarded by many scientists as unproven or even unworkable, coming up with an alternative solution ...
Honda's 'greenest' Civic to hit US showrooms
The greenest car you've likely never heard of will soon be hitting Honda showrooms across the United States as the Japanese automaker expands sales of its compressed natural gas powered Civic.
Smart Grid could re-energize an aging system
At 5 p.m. after a long day's work, you drive your plug-in electric car to your garage. The car's battery is fairly full because you drove little today. You plug your car into a charging station, but rather than recharge, ...
Say goodbye to cool summers: climate study
By 2050, the coolest summers in the tropics and parts of the northern hemisphere will still be hotter than the most scorching summers since the mid-20th century if global warming continues apace, according ...
Buses fueled by natural gas a better option now, study finds
The local bus system could reduce its costs and emit significantly fewer pollutants by converting its fleet to one powered by natural gas, a cleaner fuel now in greater supply and more affordable, Purdue University energy ...