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'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia
PHYS.ORG A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal towns in lockdown as residents battled lashing rain and howling winds. 3 hours
The economic case for wind, solar energy in Africa
SCIENCE DAILY To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters,... 10 hours
Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa: study
PHYS.ORG As Africa gears up for a tripling of electricity demand by 2030, a new Berkeley study maps out a viable strategy for developing wind and solar power while... 15 hours
Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes
SCIENCE DAILY Observations using ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies. These are the first confirmed observations... 16 hours
Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes
PHYS.ORG Observations using ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies. These are the first confirmed observations... 19 hours
arable raises 4 25 million to demystify farming with sensors and data Arable raises $4.25 million to demystify farming with sensors and data
TechCrunch  Arable has raised $4.25 million for solar-powered sensors and software to help farmers produce... 19 hours
Researchers tackle hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites based on methylammonium lead
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest challenges to society today is finding clean, safe and affordable forms of energy. Scientists at the University of Maryland are working on developing novel technologies to... 22 hours
Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia
PHYS.ORG Thousands of people including tourists were evacuated Monday as northeast Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds, with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides. 1 day
The Latest: California air regulators keep fuel standards
ABC NEWS California air regulators have voted to keep the state's tougher car-emissions standards through 2025 and further expand the market for zero-emission vehicles in years ahead 3 days
tesla s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in april Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April
TechCrunch  The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency with traditional... 4 days
skin powered by the sun prosthetic limbs with better sense of touch being developed Skin powered by the sun? Prosthetic limbs with better sense of touch being developed
CBC A new prototype from researchers at the University... 4 days
Controlling ice formation
PHYS.ORG (—Researchers have demonstrated that ice crystals will grow along straight lines in a controlled way on microgrooved surfaces. Compared to the random formation of ice crystals on smooth surfaces, the ice on the microgrooved surfaces forms more slowly and melts... 4 days
trump has approved the keystone xl pipeline as promised Trump has approved the Keystone XL pipeline, as promised
THE VERGE The Trump administration has issued a permit to go ahead and build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The... 4 days
Converting water into hydrogen more efficiently
PHYS.ORG Scientists have long been puzzled why it is easier to produce hydrogen from water in an acidic environment than in an alkaline environment. Marc Koper comes with an explanation: the reason is the electric field at... 4 days
“Virtual batteries” could lead to cheaper, cleaner power
MIT Coordinating smart appliances and electric cars may help balance supply and demand in the power grid. 4 days
zero motorcycles cto abe askenazi on the future of two wheeled ev s Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi on the future of two-wheeled EV’s
TechCrunch  Electric cars and buses have already begun to take over the world, as evidenced... 4 days
Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
PHYS.ORG Rice University scientists have created an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for solar water splitting, the conversion of solar energy to chemical energy in the form of hydrogen and oxygen. 5 days
[Perspective] Powering up perovskite photoresponse
Science Magazine The most notable scientific milestone in photovoltaics in the past several years is the emergence of solar cells based on hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite materials. While conventional silicon and thin-film solar cells have seen steady improvements in their power-conversion... 5 days
Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum
PHYS.ORG Platinum is a very expensive metal and it is therefore one of the bottlenecks hindering the growth of renewable energy. Platinum is... 5 days
Scientists use graphene to power 'electronic skin' that can feel
REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a way to power an experimental kind of electronic skin... 5 days
Solar-powered 'skin' could make fake limbs more real - CNET
CNET In a bid to advance the development of lifelike prosthetics, researchers turn to the sun's rays to power sensors that allow electronic skin to mimic the human kind. 5 days
Researchers create self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell
PHYS.ORG Instead of oil, coal, or even solar energy, self-sustaining bacterial fuel cells may power the future. 6 days
samsung s dex hdmi galaxy s8 dock leaks alongside new look at the three main colors Samsung’s DeX HDMI Galaxy S8 dock leaks alongside new look at the three main colors
9to5Google As the event closes in, Samsung... 6 days
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'
BBC A firm promises electric-powered flights in 10 years, with Easyjet among the interested airlines. 6 days
Florida eco-friendly town opens for business
PHYS.ORG With a farm-to-table restaurant, driverless shuttles, homes built with the latest green techniques and a massive solar farm to offset energy use, Florida's first sustainable town is now open for business. 6 days
Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
SCIENCE DAILY In just a few years, researchers have achieved remarkable power conversion efficiency with materials with perovskite crystal structure, comparable with the best photovoltaic materials available. Now, researchers have revealed the physics for... 6 days
Breakthrough Starshot's Interstellar Sail Works Best As a Ball
SPACE.COM The Breakthrough Starshot initiative has one very ambitious goal: to use high-powered lasers to launch a tiny, lightweight space probe toward our solar system's nearest star, Alpha Centauri, which is... 7 days
Why Huawei's MateBook is still king of the Windows 10 tablets
Windows Central The Huawei MateBook may be considered old news, because it's been a while since it was released. However, this doesn't change our mind about it still... 7 days
Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
PHYS.ORG A material with the perovskite crystal structure has become very popular for solar cells. While most perovskites are inorganic compounds, this new material is a hybrid of relatively inexpensive organic and inorganic... 7 days
Spinning sail technology is poised to bring back wind-powered ships
PHYS.ORG Over 200 years after steamships first began crossing the ocean, wind power is finding its way back into seafaring. Global shipping firm Maersk is planning to fit spinning... 7 days
Nissan launches Yokohama car sharing with quirky little EV - Roadshow
CNET It's not very expensive. But then again, you're not getting a whole lot of car. 7 days
New study calls for U.S. solar policy reform
PHYS.ORG The rapidly expanding solar energy industry could meaningfully contribute to curbing climate change only if governments and the private sector approach it more economically and efficiently, according to a new Stanford study. 7 days
Coming together, falling apart, and starting over, battery style
PHYS.ORG Whether inside your laptop computer or storing energy outside wind farms, we need high-capacity, long-lasting, and safe batteries. In batteries, as in any electrochemical device, critical processes happen where the... 7 days
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Novel oil spill cleanup technology successfully tested
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When deep learning mistakes a coffee maker for a cobra
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