Sparks fly as Di Grassi wins first electric race
A spectacular crash at the last corner that ended leader Nicolas Prost's race and sent ex-F1 driver Nick Heidfeld flying into the fencing gave Brazil's Lucas di Grassi victory in the first ever Formula E ...
In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts
Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity comes from renewable sources.
First electric car race to zoom off on Saturday
Formula E will be a laboratory for new technology, according to motor sport great Alain Prost, while Bruno Senna said drivers will face a "lottery" when electric car racing kicks off in Beijing Saturday.
Business academics suggest world follow China's lead to boost markets for renewable resource technology
France to build wind farm with stealth turbine blades
Group looking to fund cloud water harvesting project
Buddhist singing bowls inspire new tandem solar cell design
The shape of a centuries-old Buddhist singing bowl has inspired a Canberra scientist to re-think the way that solar cells are designed to maximize their efficiency.
Sun-powered desalination for villages in India
Around the world, there is more salty groundwater than fresh, drinkable groundwater. For example, 60 percent of India is underlain by salty water—and much of that area is not served by an electric grid ...
Cutting electric vehicle energy use 51 percent
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have shown that a vehicle navigation tool they created can cut electric vehicle energy use up to 51 percent.
Safe lithium batteries with a long service life
With the help of new materials and additional improvements, researchers at Siemens have managed to make lithium-ion batteries safer and extend their service life. As part of the joint research project Intrinsically ...
Tesla chief says self-driving cars just around corner
US electric car maker Tesla is developing technology that could see vehicles run on "full auto pilot" in as little as five or six years, according to its chief executive Elon Musk.
Stack Lighting unveils Alba, smart LED bulb that adjusts itself based on your behavior
The biomethane market needs clear frame conditions for further growth
Biomethane as a substitute for the fossil energy carrier natural gas offers a variety of options and applications for a sustainable energy supply. Nevertheless, a consequent market penetration is still pending ...
Football: Rio slum unveils unique floodlights in 'world first'
It may only be a modest patch of land, but a Rio slum is laying claim to having the first football pitch in the world with floodlights generated by player movement.