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)
Wish for city of the future takes shape at TED
The innovation group TED has given its coveted annual prize for the first time to an idea -- the city of the future.
Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests
(Phys.org)—Though biofuels from algae hold great promise, Cornell researchers find that more innovation is needed to make the technology economically and energetically viable at a commercial scale.
Team determines how estrogens to persist in dairy wastewater
Wastewater from large dairy farms contains significant concentrations of estrogenic hormones that can persist for months or even years, researchers report in a new study. In the absence of oxygen, the estrogens ...
Drug technology to improve health care
Researchers at RMIT University are developing new generation nano-sized drug delivery 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.
New solvent technologies to replace use of harmful toxic acids
Scientists at the University of Leicester are spearheading the development of new ways to replace harmful, carcinogenic, toxic acids and electrolytes which are currently used in many commercial metal finishing and energy ...
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 ...
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.
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. ...
Factors identified that influence willingness to use new information technology
(Phys.org) —People are more willing to use new technology when they perceive it to be high in relative advantage, low in complexity and ease of use, and high in "trialability," according to researchers.