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New highly efficient thermoelectronic generator

Through a process known as thermionic conversion, heat energy—such as light from the sun or heat from burned fossil fuels—can be converted into electricity with very high efficiency. Because of its promise, researchers ...

Electricity generated from gravity

Mexican entrepreneurs developed a system capable of using the vehicular flow to generate electric energy. This development has the potentiality to produce sufficient electricity to power up a household through a device that ...

Inspired by nature

To maximise the efficiency of solar cells of the future, physicists are taking a leaf out of nature's book.

Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts

Making hydrogen easily and cheaply is a dream goal for clean, sustainable energy. Bacteria have been doing exactly that for billions of years, and now chemists at the University of California, Davis, and Stanford University ...

Switzerland leads in global energy ranking

Switzerland and a handful of countries in Europe led the way in a global ranking Tuesday of energy efficiency, access to resources and environmental sustainability.

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