Stack Lighting unveils Alba, smart LED bulb that adjusts itself based on your behavior
Group looking to fund cloud water harvesting project
France to build wind farm with stealth turbine blades
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
A novel liquid metal battery for grid-level storage
The challenge of selling any new idea is that it has to compete with every other new idea. The process is more difficult when the idea's technology hasn't existed and addresses an issue that some industries ...
How innovations can drive better transportation system
Live from inside a battery: Researchers observe the phenomenon of 'lithium plating' during the charging process
Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensable, especially in electromobility. However, when metallic lithium forms and deposits during charging ...
Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker
From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway
Ministers in Norway—a major and rich oil-producing country—are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales.
Pilot sites in energy from coffee waste show good results
Cool roofs in China can save energy and reduce emissions
(Phys.org) —Working with Chinese researchers, the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has conducted the first comprehensive study of cool roofs in China and concluded ...