Clean Energy
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources. If successful, this could help the country carve... more
New power supply unit lets electrical devices live longer  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
From the charging unit for smartphones to the power supply of the laptop or washing machine to LED lights or charging stations of electric cars – switching power supplies are... more
West Africa warms but airborne dust keeps the Red Sea cool  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Red Sea is located between North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, the world's largest dust source regions. Summer winds pump dust from the Sahara and... more
Flexible insulator offers high strength and superior thermal conduction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A nanocomposite invented at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage and electric devices. more
Breakthrough technique for studying gene expression takes root in plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time -- a breakthrough that could herald a new era of fundamental research... more
A new nanocomposite to beat the heat in electronics  nanowerk · 3 days
A new nanocomposite promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage and electric devices. more
China’s Tesla wannabe Xpeng starts ride-hailing service  TechCrunch · 3 days
There’re a lot of synergies between electric vehicles and ride-hailing. Drivers are able to save more steering an EV compared to a gas vehicle. Environmentally conscious consumers will choose to hire an electric car.... more
Breakthrough technique for studying gene expression takes root in plants  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time—a breakthrough that could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster... more
Honda is working on a solution for old, end-of-life EV batteries - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The company is working with American Electric Power to supplement municipal power grids with the battery packs from older electric vehicles. more
The 2020 EQC is the Mercedes-Benz of EVs - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
Mercedes' new EV SUV puts an emphasis on premium accommodations above all. more
Investigators confirm that PG&E power lines started the deadly Camp Fire  THE VERGE · 4 days
Fire authorities have officially determined that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was responsible for... more
New whistle alerts bats to steer clear of wind turbines  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Wind turbines are a critical component in the strategy for energy independence, but these massive structures are also killing bats. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the more... more
Maunakea observatories shed new light on obscured infant solar system  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Astronomers using the combined power of two Hawaii telescopes have taken groundbreaking, sharp new images of a distant planetary system that likely resembles a baby version of our... more
Sword & Sworcery-like 'Mable and The Wood' lands on Xbox and PC soon  Windows Central · 4 days
Mable and The Wood looks rather unique. At Windows Central, we try to showcase interesting games from "AAA" and smaller developers. Today,... more
Aeolus: Wind-mapping space laser is losing power  BBC · 4 days
Europe's Aeolus spacecraft is gathering fantastic new data on global winds - but it's also got a problem. more
Volvo inks multi-billion dollar battery deals with LG Chem and CATL for EVs  TechCrunch · 4 days
Volvo Car Group has inked a massive multi-billion dollar supply deal with the Chinese battery manufacturer CATL and Korea’s LG Chem to... more
Breakthrough in new material to harness solar power  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Physicists are pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached. They have made a significant breakthrough in the chemical formula and process to make a new material. The ultra-high... more
LS2 Report: consolidating the energy extraction systems of LHC superconducting magnet circuits  CERN · 5 days
LS2 Report: consolidating the energy extraction systems of LHC superconducting magnet circuits Anaïs Schaeffer anschaef Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:48 In the LHC, 1232 superconducting... more
EV startup Rimac scores $90M investment from Hyundai and Kia  TechCrunch · 5 days
Rimac Automobili, the European EV startup that landed an investment from Porsche last year, has again gained the backing of traditional automakers after Hyundai Motor Company and Kia... more
A new filter to better map the dark universe  nanowerk · 5 days
New method cuts through galaxies? messy emissions, provides clearer window into dark matter, dark energy. more
A step for a promising new battery to store clean energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation's power grid and longer-lasting... more
Signals to noise in acoustic vehicles alerting systems  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
If you've ever wished for a quieter commute, you may be in luck: The low-emission electric vehicles of tomorrow are expected to lower noise pollution as well as air pollution. In Europe,... more
Just like toothpaste: Fluoride radically improves the stability of perovskite solar cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Solar cells made of perovskite hold much promise for the future of solar energy. However, the material degrades quickly, severely limiting its efficiency and... more
Green energy nudges come with a hidden cost  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Many US households receive energy bills comparing their use to that of similar neighbors to remind them to use less energy. Such policies aim to 'nudge' people toward making better choices, both... more
Green energy nudges come with a hidden cost  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
All across the United States, many households receive energy bills comparing their use to that of similar neighbors to remind them to use less energy. At most companies, employees are automatically enrolled... more
Researchers present new direct-detection constraints on Sub-GeV dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In a recent study, a team of researchers has presented new direct-detection constraints on eV-to-GeV dark matter interacting with electrons, using a new prototype detector developed as part of the... more
Forecasting the hunt for the first supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
It is believed that the formation and growth of most galaxies across the history of the universe has been fueled by supermassive black holes growing together with their host galaxy... more
Pay what you want for this Complete Ruby on Rails Master Class bundle!  Windows Central · 1 week
If you're a novice or even seasoned developer, choosing which programming language or platform to learn next can be a daunting task.... more
Large spin-orbit torque efficiency enhanced by magnetic structure of collinear antiferromagnet IrMn  Science Magazine · 1 week
Spin-orbit torque (SOT) offers promising approaches to developing energy-efficient memory devices by electric switching of magnetization. Compared to other SOT materials, metallic antiferromagnet (AFM)... more
Copper oxide photocathodes: Laser experiment reveals location of efficiency loss  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Solar cells and photocathodes made of copper oxide could theoretically attain high efficiencies for solar energy conversion. In practice, however, large losses occur. Now, a team at the... more
Graphite film coating makes perovskite solar cells waterproof  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers tested the waterproofing by submerging the coated perovskite cells in water and using the harvested solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The coated cells worked underwater for 30... more
Copper oxide photocathodes: Laser experiment reveals location of efficiency loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Solar cells and photocathodes made of copper oxide might in theory attain high efficiencies for solar energy conversion. In practice, however, large losses occur. Now researchers has been... more
Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A cheaper, cleaner and more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is step closer, thanks to new research. more
AutoComplete: BMW M8 gets a seriously customizable driver experience video - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
Plus: Mazda is reportedly working on I6 engines and Dyson's EV drawings look plain, and secretly clever. more
Clean fuel cells could be cheap enough to replace gas engines in vehicles  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make the technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines in vehicles. more
GM in talks to sell shuttered Lordstown factory to Workhorse for EV pickups  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
General Motors is in talks to sell its Lordstown vehicle factory in Ohio to Workhorse Group, a battery-electric transportation technology company, to... more
The secrets of secretion: Isolating eucalyptus genes for oils, biofuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Close genetic analysis of 480 blue mallee eucalyptus plants provides clues to modify cultivars for greater yield, whether for essential oils or jet fuel. more
VW's electric hatchback has a name: ID 3 - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Europeans can now place preorders for the first EV from VW's new ID lineup. more
The secrets of secretion—isolating eucalyptus genes for oils, biofuel  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Close genetic analysis of 480 blue mallee eucalyptus plants provides clues to modify cultivars for greater yield, whether for essential oils or jet fuel. more
Move over, silicon switches: There's a new way to compute  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers discover new method of controlling magnetic circuits using energy efficient switch that does not require electric currents. more
Chevy Bolt EV owner sues automaker because range drops in winter - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The plaintiff alleges that his range dipped by 100 miles in the dead of winter, which the suit alleges is a defect. more
Greenlit: B.C. lighthouses upgrading to wind and solar power  CBC · 2 weeks
Traditionally, the lighthouses have relied on diesel generators that run 24 hours a day to provide electricity for the... more
Homemade energy gets boost to go mainstream  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New rules and initiatives to support communities wanting to produce their own renewable energy could help ordinary people play a key role in the European Union's transition to clean energy. more
Experimental device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A drawback of solar panels is that they require sunlight to generate electricity. Some have observed that for a device on Earth facing space, the chilling outflow of... more
Experimental device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The obvious drawback of solar panels is that they require sunlight to generate electricity. Some have observed that for a device on Earth facing space, which has a... more
Headset battle: Turtle Beach Elite Atlas vs. Turtle Beach Stealth 600  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Windows Central is a global tech brand made up of experts and enthusiasts who not only work to research every product but figure out which ones... more
Microsoft is building a new Terminal app for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
A new terminal app for command-line users is coming very soon with multiple new features. Microsoft today announced a new application for command-line users called "Windows Terminal," a... more
Windows gets a new terminal  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Windows 10 is getting a new terminal for command-line users, Microsoft announced at its Build developer conference today. The new so-called ‘Windows Terminal’ will launch in mid-June and promises to be a major update of the existing Windows... more
Dynamic energy management system for SMBs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Solar power, wind power and the lot – the growing use of renewable energy sources is resulting in substantial fluctuations in energy production. Fraunhofer researchers have now made it possible to design industrial processes in small... more
How to tell if your PC will work with Adobe Premiere Pro  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful suite of tools. Video editing itself is an intense process that requires vast amounts of computing power and... more
Maid of the Mist tour boats to be battery-powered  CBC · 2 weeks
The Maid of the Mist boats that bring tourists to the base of Niagara Falls are going electric. more
GaN power ICs with integrated sensors for efficient charging of electric vehicles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of Fraunhofer researchers has succeeded in significantly enhancing the functionality of GaN power ICs for voltage converters: the researchers at Fraunhofer IAF... more
Even in Canada's electric-vehicle utopia, you can't miss what's hampering EV sales  CBC · 2 weeks
B.C.'s Salt Spring Island might seem like the perfect place to have an electric vehicle, from climate to short driving distances to government rebates.... more
What happens when schools go solar? Overlooked benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Rooftop solar projects at schools could reduce harmful air pollution, help the environment and enhance student learning while cutting electricity costs, a new study finds. Overall, the energy switch could deliver benefits... more
Novel thermoelectric nanoantenna design for use in solar energy harvesting  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have demonstrated an innovative nanodevice for harvesting solar energy. The article reports that evolutive dipole nanoantennas (EDNs) generate a thermoelectric voltage three times larger than the classic... more
2020 Hyundai Ioniq update brings sharper looks, more EV range - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
It's unclear when Hyundai will bring these changes to the US, but it should be soon. more
Sustainability-focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
With six deals already under its belt, the sustainability focused investment firm Ecosystem Integrity Fund has closed its third investment vehicle at its $100 million target. Investments in the third fund include... more
Novel thermoelectric nanoantenna design for use in solar energy harvesting  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers demonstrate ability to generate three times more thermoelectric voltage and 1.3 times more efficiently than classic dipole nanoantennas with newly fabricated bimetalic nanoantenna. more
Could high-flying drones power your home one day?  BBC · 2 weeks
How kites and drones could generate electricity to supplement conventional wind turbines. more
NASA goes infrared on powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Aqua satellite focused an infrared eye on a very powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani as it approached landfall in northeastern India. Fani is a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane... more
‘Denial of service’ attack disrupted US energy company operations, government confirms  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A denial-of-service attack launched against an energy company providing power in several western U.S. states was enough to report “interruptions of electrical system operations” to the... more
Machine set to see if lithium can help bring fusion to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lithium, the light silvery metal used in everything from pharmaceutical applications to batteries that power your smart phone or electric car, could also help... more
DDoS attack disrupted US energy company operations, government confirms  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A distributed denial-of-service attack launched against an energy company providing power in several western U.S. states was enough to report “interruptions of electrical system operations” to the government’s energy authority. The... more
High thermal conductivity of new material will create energy efficient devices  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have successfully demonstrated the high thermal conductivity of a new material, paving the way for safer and more efficient electronic devices -- including mobile phones,... more
Mathematician's breakthrough on non-toxic pest control  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Breakthrough 'gene silencing' technique uses naturally occurring soil bacteria to kill specific crop-destroying pests without harming other insects or the environment. Non-toxic pest control could help feed growing global population, boost organic food production and drive... more
Tesla is raising up to $1.5 billion through convertible note and share sale  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Tesla is raising up to $1.55 billion through the sale of notes and shares, according to a filing made by the EV... more
Experiments and analyses show how electrons and protons get together on an electrode surface  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One of the most fundamental chemical reactions that takes place in energy-conversion systems—including catalysts, flow batteries, high-capacity energy-storing supercapacitors, and... more
Bentley's factory in Crewe now produces 7.7 megawatts of solar power - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The luxury brand just finished the installation of 10,000 new solar panels on its covered parking area. more
Transforming waste heat into clean energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Through a mechanism known as the Spin Hall effect, it has been shown that a voltage can be generated by harnessing differences in spin populations on a metal contact attached to a ferromagnetic material. Researchers used... more
Transforming waste heat into clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Do you feel the warmth coming off your computer or cell phone? That's wasted energy radiating from the device. With automobiles, it is estimated that 60% of fuel efficiency is lost due to waste heat. Is... more
Why you won't see 'Windows Lite' at Microsoft Build 2019  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft's 'Windows Lite' won't be announced at Build. So when exactly should you expect to see it officially? For the last several months, we've been talking about an... more
Should you get the HP Envy x2 with an ARM or Intel processor?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
At Windows Central, we live and breath laptops, testing all the top new models. We've put both the Qualcomm and Intel-powered versions... more
Peer-to-peer 'free trade' in excess energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
People who generate their own power through solar panels and wind turbines may soon be able to decide where to distribute their excess energy, rather than back to the national grid. more
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