Clean Energy
Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
New strategy for efficient production of fatty acids and biofuels from glucose  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers have presented a new strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels that can transform glucose and oleaginous microorganisms into microbial diesel fuel,... more
India proposes exempting EVs from registration fees, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 7 hours
India came up with one of the best and simplest forms of EV purchasing incentives we've yet heard of. more
Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser now available on Windows 7 and Windows 8  THE VERGE · 11 hours
Microsoft is making its Chromium-powered Edge browser available on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 for testing today. The release comes two months after... more
Photovoltaic nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology  nanowerk · 13 hours
Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. more
Powering a solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion batteries safety  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
As cutting edge as electric vehicles are, they're still vulnerable to an Achilles heel—the very source that gives them power. more
Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Physicists have discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could... more
Efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels from glucose  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers have presented a new strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels that can transform glucose and oleaginous microorganisms into microbial diesel fuel, with one-step direct fermentative production. more
How bacteria protect themselves from plasma treatment  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Plasmas are created from gas that is pumped with energy. Today, plasmas are already used against multi-resistant pathogens in clinical applications, for example to treat chronic wounds. "Plasmas provide a complex cocktail of components,... more
Indonesia’s EV Hive raises $13.5M and expands into co-living and new retail  TechCrunch · 19 hours
WeWork’s battle to win co-working in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, is intensifying after one of the U.S. firm’s key rival announced... more
Scheer climate plan would encompass more big polluters, require investments as penalty  CBC · 1 day
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's climate proposal would change emissions thresholds to capture more large-scale polluters and compel those companies to invest in clean energy technology if they... more
Microsoft Office for Android refreshed with new icons  Windows Central · 2 days
What you need to know Several Microsoft Office apps have received new icons on Android. These new icons match the new icons on iOS and Windows 10. The updated icons have now... more
Speeding up the journey towards clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen generation. more
Inexpensive plastic lenses increase efficiency of solar desalination  nanowerk · 2 days
A solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its creators first believed. more
Speeding up the journey toward clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Osaka University researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen... more
Engineers boost output of solar desalination system by 50%  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Rice University's solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its creators first believed. more
New mapping application visualizes costs of developing renewable energy resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new report, "Exploring Renewable Energy Opportunities in Select Southeast Asian Countries: A Geospatial Analysis of the LCOE of Utility-Scale Wind and Solar PV," finds that there is... more
Turning the switch on biofuels  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Plant cell walls contain a renewable, nearly limitless supply of sugar that can be used in the production of chemicals and biofuels. However, retrieving these sugars isn't all that easy. more
AutoComplete: Nuro and Domino's Pizza team up on autonomous pizza delivery video - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Plus: Renault's hot-selling Zoe EV gets a refresh and the VW ID line gets a serious battery warranty. more
2020 Polestar 1 first drive review: Powering the future - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
This is the first production car from fledgling electric sports car manufacturer Polestar, and while its Volvo DNA is evident throughout, this car is unlike anything... more
Modified enzyme can increase second-generation ethanol production  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One of the main challenges of second-generation biofuel production is identifying enzymes produced by microorganisms for use in a cocktail of enzymes to catalyze biomass hydrolysis in which the enzymes act together to break... more
Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists seeking to understand the mechanism underlying superconductivity in "stripe-ordered" cuprates—copper-oxide materials with alternating areas of electric charge and magnetism—discovered an unusual metallic state when attempting to turn... more
The electric scooter wars won’t end  TechCrunch · 6 days
On the heels of unveiling its pink-wheeled e-bikes for the San Francisco Bay Area, Lyft is doing the same for its electric scooters in Denver, Colo. Lyft says these scooters are designed to be more durable,... more
How a 'repair economy' creates a better community  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
John switches on the power saw he's bought secondhand on eBay. The machine "arcs—shooting out a visible electric charge. So he takes it apart to investigate. He identifies the problem: the field... more
Breathing new life into dye-sensitized solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences at Kyoto University have made a popular type of dye-sensitized solar cell more efficient by adjusting and updating its structure. Published in the Journal of the... more
Hybrid nanostructure steps up light-harvesting efficiency  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Energy is transferred through the structure in a way that boosts its response to light, showing promise for solar cell applications. more
Israeli power company urges Epic to remove pole climbing from Fortnite  THE VERGE · 1 week
The Israel Electric Corporation, which provides the nation’s electricity and is responsible for much... more
Fortnite should stop letting players climb electric poles in game, power company says - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Letting players climb the virtual poles encourages dangerous real-world behavior, an Israeli power company reportedly says. more
Hybrid nanostructure steps up light-harvesting efficiency  nanowerk · 1 week
A stepwise transfer of energy through the different components of the nanostructure boosts its response to light, showing promise for solar cell applications. more
Wind tunnel tests could help kites become a clean energy high-flier  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach, with EPSRC-funded research at Imperial College... more
Scientists develop a chemocatalytic approach for one-pot reaction of cellulosic ethanol  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a chemocatalytic approach to convert cellulose into ethanol in... more
Binary solvent mixture boosting high efficiency of polymer solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tremendous progress of organic solar cells (OSCs) has been exemplified by the use of non-fullerene electron acceptors (NFAs) in the past few years. Compared with fullerene derivative acceptors,... more
Hybrid nanostructure steps up light-harvesting efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
To absorb incoming sunlight, plants and certain kinds of bacteria rely on a light-harvesting protein complex containing molecules called chromophores. This complex funnels solar energy to the photosynthetic reaction center, where it is converted into chemical... more
Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Facebook is making its first direct investment in renewable energy with a solar project in West Texas more
New microorganism for algae biomass to produce alternative fuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists utilized algae that grow three times faster than starch crops and succeeded in producing biofuel and biochemicals. They developed a new artificial microorganism as a microbial platform for the... more
Charging an electric car in America is about to get a little less painful  TechCrunch · 1 week
As electric vehicle charging infrastructure grows, a nagging complexity has popped up. Each electric vehicle charging networks has its own... more
Shape memory alloy technology leads to energy-efficient CubeSat  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of University of North Texas College of Engineering seniors have created an energy efficient system for controlling solar panels on CubeSats using a nickel-titanium shape memory alloy. more
Card readers at electric vehicle charging stations will weaken security, researchers say  TechCrunch · 1 week
Electric vehicle charging stations could become one of the next big targets for fraudsters — thanks to proposals in several state that researchers say... more
Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Under construction on a remote ridge in the Chilean Andes, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will boast the world's largest digital camera, helping researchers detect objects at the solar... more
Secrets of supermassive black hole revealed  Sky News · 1 week
Scientists have discovered the composition of the powerful galactic wind coming from supermassive black holes. more
Fast and furious: Detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
This is the first publication based entirely on data obtained with EMIR, an instrument developed in the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias... more
Fast and furious: detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 2 weeks
This is the first publication based entirely on data obtained with EMIR, an instrument, which analyses the infrared light gathered by the... more
Swiftly raises $10 million Series A to power real-time transit data in your city  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Swiftly just raised a $10 million Series A round led by VIA ID, Aster Capital, Renewal Funds and Wind Capital... more
50 years ago, scientists wanted to build solar panels on the moon  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
In 1969, scientists proposed building solar panels on the moon to convert the sun’s energy into electricity that can be used on Earth. more
Bloomberg pledges $500m to clean energy in 'fight of our time'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
US billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he will spend half a billion dollars in the "fight of our time" to move the US away from carbon... more
The limits on human endurance, and a new type of LED  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Cheap and easy to make, perovskite minerals have become the wonder material of solar energy. Now, scientists are turning from using perovskites to capture light to... more
Self-organization of stem cells into embryos: A window on early mammalian development  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Embryonic development is orchestrated by robust and complex regulatory mechanisms acting at different scales of organization. In vivo studies are particularly challenging for mammals... more
GE lost billions by 'misjudging' renewables: report  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Investors in General Electric, once one of the world's most valuable companies, lost tens of billions of dollars after the Paris climate deal as it failed to adapt to the pace of the green... more
Chandra Detects Huge Coronal Mass Ejection from HR 9024  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Coronal mass ejections (CMEs), often associated with solar flares, are the most powerful magnetic phenomena occurring on the... more
Pioneering 3D printed device sets new record for efficiency  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new 3-D printed thermoelectric device, which converts heat into electric power with an efficiency factor over 50% higher than the previous best for printed materials -- and is cheap... more
Jaguar Land Rover and BMW team up on electric drivetrain design - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The two luxury powerhouses are joining forces to drive down cost on electric powertrain development. more
Supercross to debut first EV class and tap startups to go digital  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Motorcycle racing series Supercross will add e-motos and more digitization to its franchise (aided by startups) in the near future, according to Director of... more
The 3D-printed house that runs off-grid  BBC · 2 weeks
This house is so well insulated it only needs solar power to heat it, and can even hide you from zombies. more
Is this house really zombie-proof?  BBC · 2 weeks
This house is so well insulated it only needs solar power to heat it, and can even hide you from zombies. more
Xbox Windows 10 app re-branded to 'Xbox Console Companion'  Windows Central · 2 weeks
If you've been following Microsoft's moves for its Windows 10 Xbox integration, this is probably no surprise. Microsoft has been putting a lot of resources into dialing up the quality... more
Chemists could make 'smart glass' smarter by manipulating it at the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
"Smart glass," an energy-efficiency product found in newer windows of cars, buildings and airplanes, slowly changes between transparent and tinted at the flip of... more
Floating power plants - recycling CO2 from the ocean  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Huge floating solar islands on the ocean that produce enough energy to enable CO2-neutral global freight traffic - what sounds like science fiction researchers have now calculated for the first... more
Volkswagen smashes electric vehicle record at Nürburgring  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The wild all-electric racecar Volkswagen built to compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last year has smashed another record, this... more
Skai could be the first hydrogen-powered eVTOL video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Alaka'i unveiled its vision for the Skai, a hydrogen-powered electric aircraft undergoing a test program with the FAA. more
An affordable way to store clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Renewable energy sources can fluctuate in the amount of power they are able to provide—which is why batteries are used to temporarily store the energy. The problem with lithium ion batteries is their short... more
Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process with the aim of efficient and environmentally friendly future battery production.... more
Nordic microalgae cleans wastewater and produces biodiesel  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lorenza Ferro demonstrates the potential of Nordic microalgae for simultaneous production of biomass and municipal sewage treatment in our Nordic climate. She has also studied how microalgae and bacteria work together and how this... more
Lyft is offering free charging for its Portland EV drivers  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Earlier this year, Lyft launched a new feature called “Green Mode”, which allows riders to request... more
Enhanced thermoelectric performance of heavy-fermion compounds YbTM2Zn20 (TM = Co, Rh, Ir) at low temperatures  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Abstract:Thermoelectricity allows direct conversion between heat and electricity, providing alternatives for green energy technologies. Despite these advantages, for... more
Solar energy expert shares blueprint for a carbon-free future in PV-tech power  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Last year, California set the nation's most ambitious energy goal—deriving 100 percent of its electrical power from renewable sources by 2045. Many other states... more
British Columbia passes emissions law banning sale of gas-powered cars by 2040  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
British Columbia yesterday passed an emissions law aimed at curbing the production and sale of fuel-burning cars in the Canadian province, marking North America’s... more
Researchers make graphene tunable, opening up its band gap to a record 2.1 EV  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers show how a laser technique could permanently stress graphene into having a structure that allows the flow of electric... more
Skai Hydrogen-Powered Electric Flying Vehicle Unveiled, Experts Says Numerous Regulatory Hurdles to Be Cleared  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
A transportation company is betting its sleek new hydrogen-powered electric flying vehicles will someday serve as taxis, cargo carriers and... more
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Engineers boost output of solar desalination system by 50%
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Wind tunnel tests could help kites become a clean energy high-flier
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Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe
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Solar energy expert shares blueprint for a carbon-free future in PV-tech power
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Ford shows us the nose of its Mustang EV, and Bryan Cranston as a cyborg - Roadshow
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Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material
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2020 Mercedes GLE580 4Matic adds mild hybrid system, tons of standard features - Roadshow
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