Clean Energy
Powering the future with lunar soil  ESA · 1 hour
Building a lunar base would be one of the next logical steps in our exploration of the Solar System, but the survival of a... more
Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies. Although currently used renewable... more
A new material for the battery of the future  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent; production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from... more
A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers have developed a graphene device that's thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special traits. It easily switches from a superconducting material that conducts electricity without... more
A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a graphene device that's thinner than a human hair but has a depth of special... more
Source of degradation in sodium batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Batteries power our lives: we rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our hybrid and electric cars on the road. But ever-increasing adoption of the most commonly used lithium-ion batteries may... more
A new material for the battery of the future  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Researchers have discovered a new high performance and safe battery material (LTPS) capable of speeding up charge and discharge to a level never observed so far. Practically, if the first... more
A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune  nanowerk · 20 hours
A novel graphene device easily switches from a superconducting material that conducts electricity without losing any energy, to an insulator that resists the flow of electric current, and back again... more
The Lotus Evija is a ludicrously powerful electric hypercar  THE VERGE · 2 days
Chinese giant Geely’s remaking of the British automaker seems to be going well Continue reading… more
Chaos theory provides a way for determining how pollutants travel  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Floating air particles following disasters and other largescale geological events can have a lasting impact on life on Earth. Volcanic ash can be projected up to the stratosphere... more
Malaysia to challenge EU palm oil curbs at WTO  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Malaysia will lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the European Union's plan to phase out the use of palm oil in biofuels, a minister said Tuesday. more
Leaf-inspired multiresponsive MXene-based actuator for programmable smart devices  Science Magazine · 6 days
Natural leaves, with elaborate architectures and functional components, harvest and convert solar energy into chemical fuels that can be converted into energy based on photosynthesis. The energy produced leads to work done... more
Carbon nanotube device channels heat into light  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The ever-more-humble carbon nanotube may be just the device to make solar panels—and anything else that loses energy through heat—far more efficient. more
Carbon nanotube films enable method to recycle waste heat  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists are designing arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel mid-infrared radiation (aka heat) and greatly raise the efficiency of solar energy systems. more
Tomocube HT microscope enables label-free quantification of cellular lipid content  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In a breakthrough for research fields as diverse as diabetes, atherosclerosis and biofuels, the mass, concentration, volume, and surface area of individual lipid droplets have been measured in... more
Cannabis processing startups hope to unlock new chemicals and treatments  TechCrunch · 7 days
Jeff Ubersax knows yeast. The chief executive officer of Demetrix studied yeast genetics and biochemistry in school and was an early employee at Amyris Biotechnologies, a technology company... more
Mystery behind striped barley solved  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Plants with green leaves and stems are a common sight and are one of the most natural things on earth. But when considering that this colouring is achieved by small chlorophyll-filled organelles called chloroplasts, distributed within plant cells,... more
Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An innovative thermal battery being developed by Curtin University researchers will be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight, rivaling fossil fuels... more
Organic Solar Cells Will Last 10 Years in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of... more
20 overlooked benefits of distributed solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A study released today provides the most complete list yet of the advantages of solar energy -- from carbon sequestration to improvements for pollinator habitat. more
No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Metal-air batteries have been pursued as a successor to lithium-ion batteries due to their exceptional gravimetric energy densities. They could potentially enable electric cars to travel a thousand... more
Engineers develop chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Mechanical engineers have discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a 'device,' that converts more... more
Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng says Nio stock swings a ‘good lesson’ for rivals  TechCrunch · 1 week
Seeing your competitor undergo dramatic changes in fortune can be unnerving as there’s the fear that the same will happen to you.... more
Left out to dry: A more efficient way to harvest algae biomass  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed a new system for evaporating the water from algae biomass with reusable nanoporous graphene, which can lead to cheaper, more environmentally... more
Bosch launches cloud-connected battery management to extend the life of EV batteries  TechCrunch · 1 week
Bosch is bringing to market a new cloud-connected software service to manage and monitor the battery life of electric vehicles. “Bosch is connecting electric-vehicle... more
Charge transfer within transition-metal dyes analysed  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Transition-metal complexes in dye-based solar cells are responsible for converting light into electrical energy. A model of spatial charge separation within the molecule has been used to describe this conversion. However, an analysis at BESSY II... more
Organic solar cells that last 10 years in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, and the Department of Chemistry of MSU have presented solar cells... more
BMW is making it easier to charge electric vehicles near America’s national parks  TechCrunch · 1 week
BMW has finished a nearly two-year project to bring 100 electric vehicle charging stations to America’s national parks. The automaker partnered in... more
At Solar System's Edge, NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Copes with Reduced Power  SPACE.COM · 1 week
It's a tiny bit colder in the outer reaches of the solar system, beyond the bubble of the sun's influence, where NASA's Voyager probes... more
BMW unveils the first all-electric Mini with the Cooper SE  TechCrunch · 1 week
The all-electric Mini Cooper was once just a demonstration car and a dream for EV fans, but now it’s a car people will actually be able to buy,... more
Volkswagen and Autodesk turned a vintage Microbus into a tech design showcase  TechCrunch · 1 week
Volkswagen and Autodesk teamed up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the automaker’s biggest R&D facilities with an iconic vintage VW Microbus... more
Just the tonic! How an afternoon tipple made from peas could help save the rainforest  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using peas instead of wheat to produce gin significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with the process. This... more
First all-digital nuclear reactor system in the US installed at Purdue University  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nuclear power plants generate 20% of the nation's electricity and are the largest clean energy source in the U.S. But to further offset climate... more
Development of 3D particle model for single particles in battery electrodes  nanowerk · 1 week
Development of 3D electrochemical model to improve battery energy density and efficiency of electric vehicles. more
Thought experiment: Switzerland without fossil fuels. Can that succeed?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large... more
Window film could even out the indoor temperature using solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from... more
New study shows public wants renewables—but the government is not listening  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Subsidies for onshore wind power were cut by the UK government in 2015. Then the main reasons given were that it was too expensive and that... more
Left out to dry: A more efficient way to harvest algae biomass  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team at the University of Tsukuba introduced a new procedure of harvesting energy and organic molecules from algae using nanoporous graphene and porous... more
Window film could even out the indoor temperature using solar energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from... more
Optimizing the growth of coatings on nanowire catalysts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Solar energy harvested by semiconductors—materials whose electrical resistance is in between that of regular metals and insulators—can trigger surface electrochemical reactions to generate clean and sustainable fuels such as hydrogen. Highly stable... more
Antigravity water transport system inspired by trees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Efficiently moving water upward against gravity is a major feat of human engineering, yet one that trees have mastered for hundreds of millions of years. In a new study, researchers have designed a tree-inspired... more
Window film could even out the indoor temperature using solar energy  nanowerk · 1 week
A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from... more
A water lily-inspired hierarchical design for stable and efficient solar evaporation of high-salinity brine  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
In recent years, interfacial solar vapor generation has shown great potential in realizing desalination and wastewater treatment with high energy... more
Toyota testing improved solar roof for electric cars that can charge while driving  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Toyota is testing a new and improved version of the solar power cells it previously launched on the Japan-exclusive Prius PHV, in... more
Jaguar’s next EV will be an electric XJ sedan  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Jaguar Land Rover’s second all-electric car will be a new version of its XJ sedan, the company said... more
New approach to energy strategy accounts for uncertainty  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many countries—including Switzerland—are developing an energy strategy to meet various objectives such as reducing reliance on fossil fuels, cutting CO2 emissions and promoting the energy transition. That means governments have to make... more
Better lawns and gardens: Creating an environmentally friendly yard  CBC · 2 weeks
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore how you go about growing your own food... more
Waresix hauls in $14.5M to advance its push to digitize logistics in Indonesia  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Waresix, one of a handful of startups aiming to modernize logistics in Indonesia — the world’s fourth most populous country — has... more
Magnets shown to create more power in electrical generators  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Electric generators have a plethora of uses—ranging from automotive to aircraft to microgrids. There is currently a strong desire to reduce the size and increase the efficiency of the devices. more
How common elements can make a more energy-secure future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Thin-film solar panels, the cell phone in your hand and the LED bulb lighting your home are all made using some of the rarest, most expensive elements found on the... more
Total starts production at French biofuel refinery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Total on Wednesday said it had begun producing biofuel at a refinery in southern France, a project that has sparked an outcry from environmentalists and farmers over its plans to import palm oil. more
US won't impose rule to protect against coal ash spill costs  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Trump administration won't require electric utilities to show they have money to clean up hazardous releases from power plants despite a history of toxic coal... more
Mixing microbes with graphene to produce clean energy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Research shows microbes and nanomaterials can be used together to form a biohybrid material that performs well as an electrocatalyst. The material could be used in the solar-powered production of carbon-free fuels... more
Bionic catalysts to produce clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mixing microbes with carbon nanomaterials could help the transition to renewable energy. KAUST research shows microbes and nanomaterials can be used together to form a biohybrid material that performs well as an electrocatalyst. The material could... more
Researchers create worldwide solar energy model  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know the performance of photovoltaic (solar cell) systems at local, regional and global levels. Researchers have investigated and mapped the capacities of photovoltaic generation in the... more
EV startup Lucid Motors snaps up Tesla’s former production executive  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Lucid Motors, the electric vehicle startup backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, has hired Peter Hochholdinger to head up manufacturing operations just a week after news leaked... more
Danish researchers create worldwide solar energy model  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Solar cells are currently the world's most talked-about renewable energy source, and for any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know about the performance of photovoltaic systems at local, regional and global... more
Researchers create worldwide solar energy model  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Photovoltaic installations will have a huge impact on future energy systems, so it is crucial to know their performance at local, regional and global levels. A historically accurate model has now been set up with all... more
Sheep farmers, solar company form powerful partnership  CBC · 2 weeks
Their growing flock needed a place to graze. The solar energy operation down the road needed to keep vegetation from creeping over... more
Earth to Mars in 100 days: The power of nuclear rockets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The solar system is a really big place, and it takes forever to travel from world to world with traditional chemical rockets. But one technique developed... more
BMW’s EV concept gets Blade Runner-style sound  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
BMW Vision M NEXT, the electric vehicle concept that had its world debut June 25, won’t be in showrooms anytime soon, if ever. But let’s hope the sound of the vehicle, which was created... more
Architecting highly hydratable polymer networks to tune the water state for solar water purification  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Water purification by solar distillation is a promising technology to produce fresh water. However, solar vapor generation, is energy intensive,... more
How to grow food in an apartment or condo  CBC · 3 weeks
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore how you go about growing your own food... more
Tiny Robobee X-Wing powers its flight with light  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
We've seen Harvard's Robobee flying robot evolve for years: After first learning to fly, it learned to swim in 2015, then to jump out of the water again in 2017 — and... more
Solar farm in Kings Park to power 1,000 homes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A 27-acre Kings Park property that started as a landfill during the 1940s and then became a golf driving range in the '80s is now home to a solar farm. more
Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Making good on plans revealed last year to debut an EV-exclusive car sharing service, Volkswagen is actually launching its fleet for customers – debuting WeShare, a new shared service similar to Car2Go or GM’s Maven,... more
Laboratory experiments show that semiconductor nanowires can be tuned over wide energy ranges  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nanowires promise to make LEDs more colorful and solar cells more efficient, in addition to speeding up computers. That is, provided that... more
Delhi Government Announces Pilot Project to Deliver Online Orders via Electric Vehicles  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Delhi government announced its first EV freight pilot under which up to 1,000 such vehicles are aimed to be deployed over the next year... more
Shell increases versatility of nanowires  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nanowires promise to make LEDs more colorful and solar cells more efficient, in addition to speeding up computers. That is, provided that the tiny semiconductors convert electric energy into light, and vice versa, at the right wavelengths. Researchers... more
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