Electricity generated from gravity
Mexican entrepreneurs developed a system capable of using the vehicular flow to generate electric energy. This development has the potentiality to produce sufficient electricity to power up a household through ...
'Pavement power' may light up French city (w/ Video)
Hydropower completes greening of Norway
The Norwegian energy supply can be sustainable by 2030, according to new research. Politicians simply have to keep their promises.
Battery research at NSLS aims to solve energy storage challenges
(Phys.org) —The shrinking size and increasing capacity of batteries in the past few decades has made possible devices that have transformed everyday life. But small isn't the only frontier for battery technology. ...
Shareholder responsibility could spur shift to sustainable energy, study reports
Allowing shareholders to be held liable for the damages that companies cause to the environment, people could help transform the world's energy system towards sustainability, according to new research published today in Proceedings of ...
Climate change expert: Australia will go nuclear by 2030
A University of Adelaide scientist believes it is inevitable that Australia will become a user of the world's most advanced nuclear power technology, if the country is serious about cutting carbon emissions.
Developing microbial cell factories by employing synthetic small regulatory RNAs
A Korean research team led by Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, reported that synthetic small RNA can be employed ...
Sewage lagoons remove most—but not all—pharmaceuticals
(Phys.org)—2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which established regulations for the discharge of pollutants to waterways and supported the building of sewage treatment plants. Despite ...
Researchers invent air conditioning system using ceramic panels
Researchers of the University of Alicante belonging to the UA Research Group on Technology and Sustainability in Architecture, along with the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Ceramic Tiles and Pavements ...
Renaissance of 200-year old technology could ease 21st century sustainability challenges
The obscure technology used in heated automobile seats, gadgets that charge iPhones from the heat of a campfire, and other devices is undergoing a renaissance and could well emerge as a new "green" substitute for traditional ...
Pollution costs India $80 bn a year: World Bank
Pollution and other environmental degradation costs India $80 billion a year, nearly six percent of gross domestic product, the World Bank said in a report released on Wednesday.
Tiny crystals to boost solar
A new approach to studying solar panel absorber materials has been developed by researchers in France, Acta Cryst. (2014). B70, 390. The technique could accelerate the development of non-toxic and readil ...
Improved irrigation system provides water and cost savings
Installation of a water-conserving irrigation system has helped the University of Michigan reduce the amount of water used on irrigation by 68 percent, saving an estimated $141,000 a year.
Cities fail to recognize full potential of smart technologies
Cities are wasting the potential of smart technologies by failing to realise the value of their hidden infrastructure and digital assets.