World record solar cell with 44.7% efficiency
German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin announced today that they have achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity ...
Groundbreaking analysis shows China's renewable energy future within reach
By embracing conservation measures and renewable energy, China can transition to an 80 percent renewable electric power system by 2050 at far less cost than continuing to rely on coal, according to a new ...
Experts say nuclear power needed to slow warming
Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power ...
The next big thing in the energy sector: Photovoltaic generated DC electricity
(Phys.org) —Energy consumption continues to grow. The costs of generation and transmission of energy must come down for the increased consumption to be sustainable. Energy must be generated without depleting ...
Toyota unveils FV2 3-wheeled color-changing concept car ahead of Tokyo Motor Show
Boston Dynamics: Atlas shows balance; WildCat sprints untethered (w/ Video)
Air, water and sun: The ingredients of 'green gasoline'
(Phys.org) —Mimicking a natural process perfected over billions of years to capture solar energy, researchers are creating artificial photosynthetic systems that will turn air and water into transport fuel.
The high cost of closed-system urban farming based on electrically generated photosynthetic light
(Phys.org) —It seems a sensible solution to urban space constraints and a desire for increased local food production: transform abandoned warehouses into indoor farms, or construct purpose-built vertical ...
Neck tattoo patent filing from Motorola targets improved sound
Harvesting vibrations to power microsensors
Battery replacement may soon be a thing of the past. Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) are tapping into low frequency vibrations, the most abundant and ubiquitous energy source in the surroundings, ...
US Army seeks 'Iron Man' armor for commandos
US Army researchers are working on building hi-tech body armor that would give soldiers "superhuman strength" in a real-life version of the suit featured in "Iron Man" films.
Crashing rockets could lead to novel sample-return technology (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —During spring break the last five years, a University of Washington class has headed to the Nevada desert to launch rockets and learn more about the science and engineering involved. Sometimes, ...
Producing your own power in post-Fukushima Japan
A remote Toyota plant in northeastern Japan bears few scars from the devastating quake-tsunami more than two years ago that completely shut it down.
Island channel could power about half of Scotland, study shows
Renewable tidal energy sufficient to power about half of Scotland could be harnessed from a single stretch of water off the north coast of the country, engineers say.