New type of solar concentrator doesn't block the view
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through ...
Engine on a chip promises to best the battery
MIT researchers are putting a tiny gas-turbine engine inside a silicon chip about the size of a quarter. The resulting device could run 10 times longer than a battery of the same weight can, powering laptops, ...
IBM Research Unveils Breakthrough In Solar Farm Technology
IBM today announced a research breakthrough in photovoltaics technology that could significantly reduce the cost of harnessing the Sun's power for electricity.
Finnish inventor rethinks design of the axe
Make Ethanol in Your Own Backyard
Living Safely with Robots, Beyond Asimov's Laws
Scientists create circuit board modeled on the human brain (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Stanford scientists have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers ...
Harnessing sunlight on the cheap
For a project that could be on the very cutting edge of renewable energy, this one is actually decidedly low tech--and that's the point.
Robot builds itself for special tasks
Project "Outernet" looking to bring free Internet to entire world
Dutch company launches new-generation urban wind turbines
3D Display Offers Glimpse of Future Media
GE to take next leap in magnetocaloric refrigeration (w/ video)
Simple device which uses electrical field could boost gas efficiency
With the high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel impacting costs for automobiles, trucks, buses and the overall economy, a Temple University physics professor has developed a simple device which could dramatically improve fuel ...