How do green algae react to carbon nanotubes?
Nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), which are found in an ever-increasing number of products, are ending up more and more frequently in our surroundings. If and how they affect aquatic ecosystems ...
Swiss parliament approves nuclear plant phase out
The Swiss parliament's upper house on Wednesday approved plans to phase out the country's nuclear plants over the next two decades in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan.
Nanoscale nonlinear light source created
Not long after the development of the first laser in 1960 scientists discovered that shining a beam through certain crystals produced light of a different color; more specifically, it produced light of exactly ...
BMW to power Leipzig factory by wind energy
German auto giant BMW plans to build four wind turbines to power a factory with enough electricity to assemble hundreds of vehicles a day, auto newspaper Automobilwoche will report on Monday.
Deutsche Bahn, RWE sign renewable electric contract
German national railway Deutsche Bahn (DB) and power company RWE signed on Monday a 15-year hydro-electric supply contract worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.9 billion).
Green tech cleans up with investors
Is there still big green to be made in green tech? A few years ago, investing in green technology companies in Silicon Valley was as de rigueur as vertical social-media sites. Those sites went away, but money continues to ...
Efficiency record of combined cycle power plant
A new Siemens gas turbine operated in a combined cycle with a steam turbine in Irsching, Bavaria, has set a world record for efficiency, making it an outstanding example of green technology. The net efficiency ...
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.
Meet the family with both a Chevy Volt and a Nissan Leaf
The Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are slowly putting cars on the road, mostly in California, as the companies ramp up production and start delivering to their patient customers. GM handed out 281 Volts in February (928 ...
Electric vehicles: How we get there
During the State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated a goal that surely set the hearts of electric car makers revving.
Nissan turns new Leaf with all-electric car
At first glance Nissan's Oppama plant looks like any other. But a closer look reveals workers inserting lithium-ion batteries and electric motors in every sixth vehicle on the production line.
Green cars on the rise, but consumer interest lags
Green vehicles stole the show at the Detroit Auto Show this year but their success depends on consumers, who are still shying away from their higher price tags.
New dyes improve solar technologies for generating clean electricity and hydrogen fuel
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists at the University at Buffalo have synthesized a new class of photosensitizing dyes that greatly increase the efficiency of light-driven systems that produce two kinds of green energy: Solar electricity ...
Britain offers state grants for electric cars
The British government on Tuesday launched state grants aimed at encouraging motorists to buy environmentally-friendly electric cars made by leading manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz and Toyota.