Metallic molecules to nanotubes: Spread out!
(PhysOrg.com) -- A lab at Rice University has stepped forward with an efficient method to disperse nanotubes in a way that preserves their unique properties -- and adds more.
Mimicking photosynthesis path to solar-derived hydrogen fuel
Inexpensive hydrogen for automotive or jet fuel may be possible by mimicking photosynthesis, according to a Penn State materials chemist, but a number of problems need to be solved first.
Technology breakthrough fuels laptops and phones, recharges scientist's 60-year career
How does a scientist fuel his enthusiasm for chemistry after 60 years? By discovering a new energy source, of course.
Japanese carmakers in push for hydrogen vehicles
Japan's top three automakers Toyota, Honda and Nissan have united with Japanese energy firms in a push to commercialise greener hydrogen fuel cell cars and build a network of fuelling stations.
Hawaii expands push to fuel hydrogen cars
Hawaii may be the first state in the nation to successfully build a fueling infrastructure that will support thousands of hydrogen fuel cell cars.
Toyota unveils family of Prius hybrids
Toyota unveiled new siblings for its popular Prius hybrid Monday, introducing a brand new midsized wagon, a plug-in, and a compact Prius to journalists at the Detroit auto show.
Hard X-rays probe model fuel-cell catalyst
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource have developed a new, more powerful way to probe the behavior of a key component in hydrogen fuel cells. The group shone SSRL's ...
Catch-and-release solid-state fuel cell material operates coolly
Using a catch-and-release method of swapping out hydrogen atoms, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Connecticut have tested a solid-state hydrogen storage material that ...
Hydrogen powered car leaves Bristol for Arkansas
Professor Cliff Ricketts preferred the fuel efficiency of a 1994 Toyota Tercel when compared to other used cars. That's why he gutted its gas tank and fuel lines in favor of water tanks and solar cells.
Hydrogen-generating technology might power boats, store energy from wind, solar sources
Researchers have developed a method that uses aluminum and a liquid alloy to extract hydrogen from seawater to run engines in boats and ships, representing a potential replacement for gasoline and diesel fuel ...
Portable power source cleans water (w/ Video)
Replacing precious metal catalysts with iron, nickel and other earth-abundant metals
Rare and expensive, precious metals such as platinum, rhodium and palladium are used extensively as catalysts on a large scale in preparing pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals, as well as for applications ...
Electric bicycle gets 60-mile range with portable hydrogen fuel cell
A hot new look at working fuel cells
Measuring a fuel cell's overall performance is relatively easy, but measuring its components individually as they work together is a challenge. That's because one of the best experimental techniques for investigating ...