Thermoelectric power plants could offer economically competitive renewable energy
Graphene layer could quadruple rate of condensation heat transfer in generating plants
Most of the world's electricity-producing power plants—whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission—make electricity by generating steam that turns a turbine. That steam then is condensed ...
Scientists re-create what may be life's first spark
Scientists in a lab used a powerful laser to re-create what might have been the original spark of life on Earth.
New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat
A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more ...
UW fusion reactor concept could be cheaper than coal
Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true – zero greenhouse gas emissions, no long-lived radioactive waste, a nearly unlimited fuel supply.
First floating solar farm in UK comes to life in Berkshire
Germany sets record for peak energy use – 50 percent comes from solar (Update)
Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity
Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such ...
New super waterproof surfaces cause water to bounce like a ball
(Phys.org) —In a basement lab on BYU's campus, mechanical engineering professor Julie Crockett analyzes water as it bounces like a ball and rolls down a ramp.
New materials for capturing carbon dioxide from combustion gases
(Phys.org) —Carbon dioxide is both a culprit in global warming and also responsible for keeping the Earth warm enough to support life as we know it. It is odorless and colorless, often represented by a ...
Negev desert solar field uses water-free robotic cleaning system
Kyocera to bring solar farm transformation to idle golf course
Researchers designing nuclear power plant that will float eight or more miles out to sea
Many experts cite nuclear power as a critical component of a low-carbon energy future. Nuclear plants are steady, reliable sources of large amounts of power; they run on inexpensive and abundant fuel; and ...
Greenhouse gas-caused warming felt in just months
The heat generated by burning a fossil fuel is surpassed within a few months by the warming caused by the release of its carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new work from Carnegie's Xiaochun ...