Clean Energy
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  nanowerk · 8 minutes
Researchers recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behaviour of these systems while transforming the kinetic... more
Confirming a source of the process behind auroras and the formation of stars  PHYS.ORG · 18 minutes
Fast magnetic reconnection, the rapid convergence, separation and explosive snapping together of magnetic field lines, gives rise to northern lights, solar flares... more
High-energy X-ray bursts from low-energy plasma  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Solar flares shouldn't produce X-rays, but they do. Why? The one-size-fits-all approach to electron collisions misses a lucky few that lead to an intense X-ray burst. Scientists thought there were too many electron-scattering collisions in such... more
Nissan’s old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week  TechCrunch · 10 hours
Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion. The automaker’s Nissan Energy subsidiary worked with camper manufacturer Opus... more
Using light-based method for production of pharmaceutical molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Photoelectrochemical cells are widely studied for the conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels. They use photocathodes and photoanodes to "split" water into hydrogen and oxygen respectively. more
Light-based production of drug-discovery molecules  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells are widely studied for the conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels. They use photocathodes and photoanodes to "split" water into hydrogen and oxygen respectively. PEC cells can work under mild conditions with light, which... more
SeaBubbles shows off its ‘flying’ all-electric boat in Miami  TechCrunch · 2 days
We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami... more
Spacecraft Measurements Reveal Mechanism of Solar Wind Heating  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred... more
Where will the materials for our clean energy future come from?  THE VERGE · 4 days
More clean energy equals more demand for the materials that make those technologies possible.... more
Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor  THE VERGE · 4 days
A robot outfitted with remotely controlled pinchers poked at debris that’s suspected to contain molten nuclear fuel at... more
Tacklife's discounted electric screwdriver can help finish your projects  Windows Central · 4 days
Home improvement. The Tacklife SDP60DC cordless electric screwdriver is down to $11.95 with code 5DVGN9KF on Amazon. The screwdriver is $19 without the code and more regularly sells for around... more
Spintronics by 'straintronics': Switching superferromagnetism with electric-field induced strain  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Switching magnetic domains in magnetic memory normally requires magnetic fields generated by electrical currents, hence requiring large amounts of electrical power. Now, teams from France, Spain and Germany have demonstrated... more
New molecular blueprint advances our understanding of photosynthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have used one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to reveal the structure of a large protein complex crucial to photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight into... more
Spintronics by 'straintronics'  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Data storage in magnetic media is very energy consuming. Novel materials could reduce the energy needed to control magnetic memories thus contributing to a smaller carbon footprint of the IT sector. Now an international team has observed at the HZB... more
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the... more
Become a certified AWS Developer with this $35 training bundle!  Windows Central · 5 days
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the leading cloud solutions on the market, offering vast storage options and cheap computing power that allows companies to scale and... more
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Using synchronized lasers pulses, researchers developed a new method of electrostatic force microscopy that can record movies with frames as fast as 300 nanoseconds. This is fast enough to watch electrons move... more
Scientists design fast, reversible bio-inspired catalysts  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For wind and sun power to become renewable energy mainstays, the energy they produce intermittently needs to be stored and retrieved efficiently. And that requires storing solar energy in chemical bonds until the energy is needed.... more
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating  nanowerk · 5 days
A new study describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the... more
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make... more
Check out the first interior view of Honda’s Urban EV prototype  TechCrunch · 6 days
Honda has been teasing its all-electric urban vehicle in 2017, when the automaker showed off its vision of the future — that had a distinct 1970s... more
Xnor’s saltine-sized, solar-powered AI hardware redefines the edge  TechCrunch · 6 days
"If AI is so easy, why isn't there any in this room?" asks Ali Farhadi, founder and CEO of Xnor, gesturing around the conference room overlooking Lake Union in Seattle. And it's... more
Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A device that could convert wave energy into electricity has been demonstrated in scaled trials. more
Tools, tips, tricks and apps every new PC gamer should know  Windows Central · 6 days
If you're a newcomer to the world of modern PC gaming, you don't want to miss this article. PC gaming contains a rich and relatively open... more
Amazon and GM may be ready to invest in Rivian, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 7 days
The report from Reuters claims that both Amazon and General Motors could be readying billion-dollar investments for the upstart EV... more
These are the best sales on Windows 10 apps this week  Windows Central · 7 days
While many apps are free or only a few dollars, some more powerful apps can creep up in price range. Thankfully, the Microsoft Store features frequent... more
Makani graduates to independent Alphabet company, bringing wind kites offshore with Shell  9to5Google · 7 days
In other energy-related developments today, Alphabet’s Makani energy kite project is graduating from the X Moonshot Factory. It is partnering with oil and gas giant... more
Pinnacle Engines develops efficient, low-emission gasoline engine using supercomputing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A more efficient car engine? That's the goal. An opposed-piston engine is more efficient than a traditional internal combustion engine. Pinnacle Engines is developing a multi-cylinder gasoline engine for automotive... more
Saving command output to file on Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
Do you need to save a command output to a text file? Here's how you can do this on Command Prompt or PowerShell. On Windows 10, the ability to save the output... more
Flags that generate energy from wind and sun  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power. more
Nanoparticles need some space to transfer energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Quickly transferring energy from one place to another—without loss—could fundamentally change solar panels and computers. Materials made from long chains of tiny particles, or nanoparticles, show promise for such energy transfer. However, going even... more
Researchers develop flags that generate energy from wind and sun  nanowerk · 1 week
The novel wind and solar energy-harvesting flags have been developed using flexible piezoelectric strips and flexible photovoltaic cells. more
Extreme weather is sucking the life from your electric car  THE VERGE · 1 week
As more affordable and longer-range electric cars hit the market, the long-predicted shift to battery-powered transportation... more
One of Tesla’s biggest investors upped its stake by more than $30M  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Baillie Gifford  & Co., the second-biggest shareholder of Tesla stock and the , has increased its stake in the electric automaker and energy storage company. A regulator... more
Perceptions play big role in how residents feel about wind energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When local residents feel the planning process for building wind turbines is fair and open, their perceptions of the often-controversial energy source remain steady or improve... more
Scientists take X-ray aim in effort to discover new fuel catalyst  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For many years, scientists have been looking for an effective and efficient way to turn water into energy-storing fuels using solar- and wind-powered electricity, likely by... more
Printing solar cells and batteries on paper  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Over the past ten years, paper has emerged as a focus area for researchers developing innovative techniques for printed basic electronics components. The goal of this research is to replace plastic substrates with low-cost,... more
How plants expand their capacity to use solar energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Green plants capture light that spans the visible solar spectrum, and while a broad spectral range is required for sufficient absorption, the process requires energy to be funneled rapidly and... more
How to unlock the resource potential of undiscovered mineral deposits  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Raw materials like nickel are crucial for the production of batteries that are a key technology for low-emission mobility and the circular economy. With the demand for batteries... more
Refillable' technology could provide enough energy to drive an electric car up to 3,000 miles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new type of electric vehicle power using "refillable" technology has taken another giant leap in advancing alternative... more
Novel electrocatalyst outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Ruthenium catalyst has potential applications in sustainable hydrogen production for clean energy and in industrial processes. more
How plants expand their capacity to use solar energy  MIT · 2 weeks
Research from the lab of assistant professor of chemistry Gabriela Schlau-Cohen advances the understanding of plants' photosynthetic machinery. more
Untangling a strange phenomenon that both helps and hurts lithium-ion battery performance  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and phones charge and discharge by ferrying lithium ions back and forth between two electrodes, an anode... more
UK car sales hit skids again: data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
British new car sales slid in January from a year earlier, as weak demand for high-polluting diesel overshadowed a surge for electric-powered vehicles, industry data showed Tuesday. more
Scientists exploit gel polymer electrolyte for high performance magnesium batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Electronic products, electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage closely related to human life create an ever-growing demand for rechargeable batteries. more
VW’s Electrify America will use Tesla battery packs to lower charging costs  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, plans to install... more
A new approach for the fast estimation of the solar energy potential in urban environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new approach for calculating fast and accurate the solar energy potential of surfaces in... more
Tesla’s $218M Maxwell acquisition aims to give its batteries a boost  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tesla has acquired energy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries... more
Tesla’s Maxwell acquisition aims to gives its batteries a boost  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tesla has acquired energy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries and lower... more
Tesla to buy battery tech firm Maxwell  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tesla agreed Monday to buy energy tech firm Maxwell Technologies for $218 million, a move that could help the electric carmaker extend the driving range for its vehicles. more
In quest for better batteries, Tesla buys Maxwell Technologies  CBC · 2 weeks
Tesla has agreed to buy energy storage company Maxwell Technologies for $218 million US in an all-stock deal... more
Strategies for growing biomass for fuel can have economic, ecological and environmental benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In efforts to curb our use of greenhouse gas-generating fossil fuels, plant-based biofuels are among the top contenders as alternative liquid energy... more
Directly cooled electric motor made from polymer materials  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Making electric cars lighter also involves reducing the weight of the motor. One way to do that is by constructing it from fiber-reinforced polymer materials. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical... more
Electronic structure in the transition metal block and its implications for light harvesting  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Transition metal–based chromophores play a central role in a variety of light-enabled chemical processes ranging from artificial solar energy conversion to photoredox... more
Volkswagen teases an all-electric dune buggy concept  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Volkswagen revealed its new electric dune buggy concept vehicle, a modern reinterpretation of the classic American dune buggies that were first created... more
A first: Researchers quantify photocurrent loss in particle interface  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With a growing global population will come increased energy consumption, and sustainable forms of energy sources such as solar fuels and solar electricity will be in even greater demand. And... more
Photocurrent loss in particle interface quantified  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
With a growing global population will come increased energy consumption, and sustainable forms of energy sources such as solar fuels and solar electricity will be in even greater demand. And as these forms of power proliferate,... more
Germany sees surge in new solar power as prices drop  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Germany added almost 3 gigawatts of new solar power generation in 2018, about 68 percent more than the previous year amid a drop in prices for new systems. more
Germany sees surge in new solar power as prices drop  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Germany added almost three gigawatts of new solar power generation in 2018, about 68 percent more than the previous year amid a drop in prices for new systems more
With its Greenlots acquisition, Shell is moving from gas stations to charging stations  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
In a bid to show that it’s getting ready for the electrification of American roads, Royal Dutch Shell is buying Greenlots, a... more
Tesla's still profitable, but big challenges await it in 2019 - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
Tesla's Q4 earnings report shows that things are looking up for the EV maker, but 2019 will be a pivotal year. more
Scientists use Nobel-prize winning chemistry for clean energy breakthrough  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning Chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from... more
Transcriptional regulation of microalgae for concurrent lipid overproduction and secretion  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Commercialization of algal lipids and biofuels is still impractical owing to the unavailability of lipogenic strains and lack of economically viable oil extraction strategies. Because lipogenesis is governed... more
Scientists use Nobel-prize winning chemistry for clean energy breakthrough  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from... more
Scientists use Nobel-prize winning chemistry for clean energy breakthrough  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from... more
Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Nanotechnology for solar power paves way for more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry, one of the globe's biggest energy users. more
Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New technology that harnesses sunlight to drive chemical reactions is paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry, one of the globe's biggest energy users. more
Artic frozen? Check out RadarScope for Windows 10.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Whether weather is your passion or profession, RadarScope coming to Windows 10 is good news. Extreme weather can pose a risk to health and also affect any plans that are outdoors, especially... more
Huawei's MateBook 13 may be the best MacBook Air rival yet  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Huawei's MateBook 13 is cheaper and much more powerful than Apple's MacBook Air. In June 2016, Huawei's MateBook — a tablet PC with a floppy keyboard... more
Sustainable bioenergy from native prairies on abandoned agricultural lands  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In an ongoing effort to discover the ideal conditions to grow alternative biofuels that offer more environmental benefits, University of Minnesota scientists applied their research on native prairies in the... more
A new way to predict sea breezes may benefit offshore wind farms  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The proposed, multimillion-dollar offshore wind farms industry may benefit from a Rutgers-led study that used sophisticated forecasting to understand sea breezes and make them... more
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Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor
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