Researchers take big step to develop nuclear fusion power
Imagine a world without man-made climate change, energy crunches or reliance on foreign oil. It may sound like a dream world, but University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineers have made a giant step toward ...
Solar Roadways Awarded DOT Contract to Pave Roads with Solar Cells
The Velkess Flywheel: A more flexible energy storage technology
Patented technique key to new solar power technology
(Phys.org)—A novel fabrication technique developed by UConn engineering professor Brian Willis could provide the breakthrough technology scientists have been looking for to vastly improve today's solar ...
New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind ...
Synthetic Tree Captures Carbon 1,000 Faster Than Real Trees
Wind turbines operate under great turbulence, with consequences for grid stability
Future NASA mission to sun 'a life's dream' for some
The chest-high rack of electronics Justin Kasper is assembling in a Massachusetts office park will fit in a shoe box before he's done.
Scientists discover surprise in Earth's upper atmosphere
(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA atmospheric scientists have discovered a previously unknown basic mode of energy transfer from the solar wind to the Earth's magnetosphere. The research, federally funded by the National ...
Voyager 1 is leaving the solar system, but the journey continues
At 18.5 billion kilometres from Earth, the Voyager 1 space probe is the most distant human-made object ever to leave our planet.
Solar Mystery Solved
How the sun gets its spots
Sunspots are huge, dark, irregularly shaped--and yet, temporary--areas of intense magnetism on the sun that expand and contract as they move.
Physicists get an up-close look at synthetic quantum materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at Harvard University have, for the first time, tracked individual atoms in a gas cooled to extreme temperatures as the particles reorganized into a crystal, a process driven by ...
The Smarter Electric Grid Of The Future
The smart grid idea aims to save money, reduce pollution, lower costs, and create new "green" jobs. Smart grid is a phrase that refers to a number of things at the same time. It refers to the modernization ...