Europe readies for solar storm risks
Europe launched its first space weather coordination centre Wednesday to raise the alarm for possible satellite-sizzling solar storms that also threaten astronauts in orbit, plane passengers and electricity ...
Monitoring your vitals with a webcam
You may have used a webcam on your computer to make a video call. Someday that same camera - or one like it - might help doctors monitor your health.
UM's new solar car marks transition for nation's top team
The name of the University of Michigan's next solar car, which will be one step closer to resembling a real-world vehicle, is "Generation," the U-M solar car team announced today at the South by Southwest Interactive festival ...
Agreement will lead to grid-friendly electric vehicle charging
A technology that will allow widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles without negatively impacting the electrical grid is the subject of a commercial license agreement between Battelle and AeroVironment, ...
Neutron investigation into self-assembling solar-harvesting films reveals new low-cost tool for 3-D circuit printing
Scientists from Imperial College London, working at the Institut Laue-Langevin, have presented a new way of positioning nanoparticles in plastics, with important applications in the production of coatings ...
Cambridge Eco Race team launch their 2013 solar-powered vehicle
Cambridge University Eco Racing team (CUER) has been forced to design a radical new solar car in its attempt to win the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000 km race across Australia.
Nanomaterial inspired by nature paves way for greener energy
(Phys.org)—A new nanomaterial, which finds its inspiration in nature, will provide the potential for more efficient and greener vehicles, rechargeable batteries and solar cells.
Green cars ready to race in 2nd Atacama solar challenge
Eighteen solar-powered cars from Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and India will race across 1,300 kilometers of Chile's uber-dry Atacama desert for this year's "Atacama Solar Challenge."
Hybrid vehicle battery creator Ovshinsky, 89, dies
(AP)—Stan Ovshinsky, the self-taught inventor who developed the nickel-metal hydride battery used in the hybrid vehicle industry, has died at his home in suburban Detroit after a fight with cancer. He was ...
Rare earth metals: Will we have enough?
Life in the 21st century wouldn't be the same without rare earth metals. Cell phones, iPads, laptops, televisions, hybrid cars, wind turbines, solar cells and many more products depend on rare earth metals ...
Palestinian inventor builds Gaza's first electric car
The boxy little white and blue vehicle draws plenty of curious stares as it chugs down the street. But this is no golf cart—it's Gaza's first hand-built electric car.
Scientists spark new interest in the century-old Edison battery
Stanford University scientists have breathed new life into the nickel-iron battery, a rechargeable technology developed by Thomas Edison more than a century ago.
Technologies for the city of tomorrow -- Morgenstadt
A city that obtains its power from renewable resources, where electric cars move quietly along the streets and which emits almost no carbon dioxide - German federal minister Mrs. Schavan and the president of Fraunhofer, Hans-Jorg ...
Hybrid power plants can help industry go green
Hybrid cars, powered by a mixture of gas and electricity, have become a practical way to "go green" on the roads. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University are applying the term "hybrid" to power plants as well.