Researchers find simple and cheap way to mass-produce graphene nanosheets
Mixing a little dry ice and a simple industrial process cheaply mass-produces high-quality graphene nanosheets, researchers in South Korea and Case Western Reserve University report.
Understanding photosynthesis: How plants use catalytic reactions to split oxygen from water
Splitting hydrogen and oxygen from water using conventional electrolysis techniques requires considerable amounts of electrical energy. But green plants produce oxygen from water efficiently using a catalytic ...
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 ...
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.
Novel plastic could spur new green energy applications, 'artificial muscles'
A plastic used in filters and tubing has an unusual trait: It can produce electricity when pulled or pressed. This ability has been used in small ways, but now researchers are coaxing fibers of the material ...
Jellyfish protein could be used to power nanodevices
Toyota shows off all solid state lithium superionic conductor based prototype battery
Toyota to release solar charger for electric vehicles
US battery maker claims electric car breakthrough
A US manufacturer said Tuesday it had developed a new automotive battery which can perform in extreme temperatures, offering the potential to cut the cost of making electric cars.
Toyota plans expanded range of hybrids (Update)
Toyota Motor Corp. is boosting its green vehicle lineup, with plans for 21 new hybrids in the next three years, a new electric car later this year and a fuel cell vehicle by 2015 in response to growing demand ...
Affordable, scalable process of carbon nanotube-based catalyst outperforming platinum for electric-automobiles
Korean researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), S. Korea, developed a novel bio-inspired composite electrocatalyst outperforming platinum.
UT biosolar breakthrough promises cheap, easy green electricity
Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is turning the term "power plant" on its head. The biochemist and a team of researchers have developed ...
Buzz builds around electric cars as Nissan plans debut
As the Gulf of Mexico disaster casts an ugly spotlight on the pitfalls of global oil dependency, Japan's auto giants are moving into high gear in a drive to mass-market electric cars.
Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?
The green car market is only inching along in the United States, hampered by high comparative costs and limited ranges on pure electric vehicles, but automakers remain confident their time will come.