Researchers use corn waste to generate electricity
After the corn harvest, whether for cattle feed or corn on the cob, farmers usually leave the stalks and stems in the field, but now, a team of Penn State researchers thinks corn stover can be used not only to manufacture ...
U.K. grocery store to power itself on biogas generated from its own food waste
Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer
Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.
Material generates steam under solar illumination
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun.
Security contest techies say they hacked Tesla Model S
Engineering researchers develop next-generation battery
(Phys.org) —A research team from the University of Alberta has used carbon nanomaterials to develop next-generation batteries capable of charging faster and lasting longer than today's standard lithium-ion ...
Molten salt reactor concept has new Transatomic Power lift
Germany sets record for peak energy use – 50 percent comes from solar (Update)
Pyramid scheme for brighter organic LEDs
The most common kind of light bulb in the United States—the incandescent—is only about 5 percent efficient. The phosphorescent organic light-emitting diode, on the other hand, makes light out of 100 percent ...
Le Mans: Nissan ZEOD praised for run on electric power
Alcoa and Phinergy show electric car with aluminum-air battery
Dutch company launches new-generation urban wind turbines
Algae biofuel can help meet world energy demand, researchers say
(Phys.org) —Microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world's energy demands, say Utah State University researchers. It's a potential game-changer.
Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity
Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such ...