NASA Satellite Eyes Iceland Volcano Cauldron
(PhysOrg.com) -- On Saturday, April 17, 2010, the Hyperion instrument onboard NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) spacecraft obtained this pair of images of the continuing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull ...
Scientists Create Smallest Ever Droplet of Acid, Solve Ozone Puzzle
Drinking water from air humidity
Cracks permeate the dried-out desert ground, the landscape bears testimony to the lack of water. But even here, where there are no lakes, rivers or groundwater, considerable quantities of water are stored ...
Researchers study salt's potential to store energy
(PhysOrg.com) -- When the wind blows, it blows — sometimes to a fault. The same is true for the sun: It can beat down relentlessly, scorching everything — and everyone-beneath its intense rays.
Silicon superlattices: New waves in thermoelectricity
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has developed a new method for using nanoscale silicon that could improve devices that convert thermal energy into electrical energy.
Battery system will be able to light 2,500 homes
One of the largest, most environmentally-friendly, battery-based energy storage systems in the nation will be installed at the University of California, San Diego the campus announced today (Sept. 29).
NREL finds up to six-cent per kilowatt-hour extra value with concentrated solar power
Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) projects would add additional value of 5 or 6 cents per kilowatt hour to utility-scale solar energy in California where 33 percent renewables will be mandated in six years, ...
Nanoscale heat flow predictions
Physicists are now designing novel materials with physical properties tailored to meet specific energy consumption needs. Before these so-called materials-by-design can be applied, it is essential to understand their characteristics, ...
Thermoelectric generator on glass fabric for wearable electronic devices
Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets, from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers. For electronics to be worn by a user, they must ...
Sorption energy storage and conversion for cooling and heating
New materials and technologies are making it possible to utilize thermal energy more efficiently. Visit Hall 13 at the Hannover Messe (Apr. 7-11) to find out how researchers from the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance ...
NREL report finds similar value in two concentrating solar power technologies
Parabolic troughs and dry-cooled towers deliver similar value for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, despite different solar profiles, a new report by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has ...
Solar thermal power a cost-effective ingredient for powering a hungry grid
A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia's power grid, saving almost $1b in network investment.
Green energy fixes for drafty Downton Abbeys
Bright and early on a frigid winter morning, three-time U of T alumnus Russell Richman pulls his bike up to 31 Sussex Avenue on the University of Toronto's downtown campus.
A new compression conversion approach yields efficient engine
Professor Naitoh of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the Waseda University, Japan, has discovered a new compressive combustion principle that can yield engines with the ultimate level of efficiency. ...