New process generates hydrogen from aluminum alloy to run engines, fuel cells
A Purdue University engineer has developed a method that uses an aluminum alloy to extract hydrogen from water for running fuel cells or internal combustion engines, and the technique could be used to replace ...
40% efficient solar cells to be used for solar electricity
Electronic tattoo display runs on blood
Why a hydrogen economy doesn't make sense
UBC Engineers Create Vehicle that Travels from Vancouver to Halifax on a Gallon of Gas
A team of engineering students from The University of British Columbia has built a vehicle so efficient that it could travel from Vancouver to Halifax on a gallon of gasoline.
Powerful Little Light: LED With 1,000 Lumens
Osram has developed a small light-emitting diode spotlight that achieves an output of more than 1,000 lumens for the first time. That’s brighter than a 50-watt halogen lamp, thereby making the device suitable ...
Scientists mimic essence of plants' energy storage system
In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing ...
Mini Nuclear Power Plants Could Power 20,000 Homes (Update)
Robot Discovers Itself, Adapts to Injury
Nothing can possibly go wrong ... go wrong ... go wrong ... The truth behind the old joke is that most robots are programmed with a fairly rigid "model" of what they and the world around them are like. If a ...
Scientists and engineers simulate jet colliding with World Trade Center
Researchers at Purdue University have created a simulation that uses scientific principles to study in detail what likely happened when a commercial airliner crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower ...
'Air shower' set to cut water use by 30 percent
As Australians become increasingly alert to the importance of using water wisely in the home, CSIRO researchers have found a way to use a third less water when you shower – by adding air.
Tests find Rossi's E-Cat has an energy density at least 10 times higher than any conventional energy source
IBM Extends Moore's Law to the Third Dimension
IBM today announced a breakthrough chip-stacking technology in a manufacturing environment that paves the way for three-dimensional chips that will extend Moore’s Law beyond its expected limits. The technology ...