Clean Energy
Lucky us: We drive the Audi E-Tron GT concept video - Roadshow  CNET · 16 hours
While the production version is slated for 2020, we get an early taste of Audi's pure EV grand tourer. more
This Duracell Xbox One controller is crazy – but we secretly want it  Windows Central · 2 days
Who knew batteries made for such a strangely sleek Xbox One controller? We love our limited-edition Xbox One controllers at Windows Central... more
California mandates 100-percent zero-emission bus fleet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
California moved Friday to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. more
Federal court freezes Faraday Future CEO’s ownership stake, California mansions  THE VERGE · 3 days
A federal US District judge in California has temporarily frozen Faraday Future CEO Jia Yueting’s ownership... more
Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and... more
Porsche and BMW unveil EV charger that’s three times faster than Tesla’s  THE VERGE · 3 days
A research group with members including Porsche and BMW has unveiled a new 450 kW charging station prototype in Germany (via New Atlas), which... more
Direct electrolysis has mixed results for extracting fuel sources from microalgae  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers are investigating ways to improve biodiesel production by using electrical fields to break open microalgae cells with varied results, according to a new study in... more
Researchers fine-tune wind farm simulation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Wind power is on track to supply almost a fifth of the world's demand for electricity by 2050, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. While wind turbines are generally thought of as a sustainable alternative to traditional... more
Better superconductors from ceramic copper oxides  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Medical magnetic resonance imaging, high-power microwave generators, superconducting magnetic energy storage units, and the solenoids in nuclear fusion reactors are very different technologies which all critically rely on the ability of superconducting materials to carry and... more
United Airlines could power jets with biofuel made from trash  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new plant in Gary, Ind., plans to turn hundreds of thousands of tons of trash into fuel, some of which could end up powering United Airlines' planes. more
The ecobee3 lite smart thermostat pays for itself in no time at $132  Windows Central · 4 days
The savings on your electric bill are well worth the upfront cost of a smart thermostat. I'm a big believer in practical... more
An energy-efficient way to stay warm: Sew high-tech heating patches to your clothes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
What if, instead of turning up the thermostat, you could warm up with high-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes -- while... more
Turn off updates for Office apps  Windows Central · 4 days
Are Office updates causing problems, or you're not ready for the new version? Use this guide to disable automatic updates for Office 365 and Office 2016 or 2019. If you're using an Office 365 subscription to... more
40 groups ask Catherine McKenna to retain 'stringent' pollution standards for automakers  CBC · 5 days
A group of 40 organizations, including a General Motors car dealership in Guelph, says Canada needs to keep tough vehicle pollution standards and move... more
40 organizations ask Catherine McKenna to keep 'stringent' pollution standards for automakers  CBC · 5 days
A group of 40 organizations, including a General Motors car dealership in Guelph, says Canada needs to keep tough vehicle pollution standards and move... more
NASA's Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
On Dec. 21, NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per hour). This will mark the... more
Low-cost catalyst boosts hydrogen production from water  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A future powered by carbon-free fuel depends on our ability to harness and store energy from renewable but intermittent sources, such as solar and wind. Now, a new catalyst gives a boost to a... more
Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per... more
How plants can generate electricity to power LED light bulbs  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have discovered that living plants are literally 'green' power source: they can generate, by a single leaf, more than 150 Volts, enough to simultaneously power 100 LED... more
Blast away annoying dirt with Sun Joe's $159 electric power washer  Windows Central · 5 days
Ever used a pressure washer? They're a lot of fun. And you can clean years of grime from your home or driveway. Right now you can... more
Is the Surface Laptop 2 good for gaming?  Windows Central · 5 days
Best answer: Yes, but only for older, less-intensive games from Windows' extensive back catalog. As long as you're willing to compromise there, the Laptop 2 makes for a great portable gaming device.... more
2019 Chevy Bolt EV review: No longer unique, still something special - Roadshow  CNET · 5 days
Chevy's compact EV is no longer the only affordable 200-mile EV on the block, but it still has much to offer electric... more
Five more things you need to know about the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt video - Roadshow  CNET · 5 days
Chevy's far-roaming EV hasn't changed much for 2019, but we've gotten to know it much better. Here are... more
Facebook building evacuated after reported bomb threat  THE VERGE · 6 days
A building on Facebook’s Menlo Park campus, which houses both Instagram and Facebook employees, has been evacuated Tuesday night after a reported... more
Terahertz laser for sensing and imaging outperforms its predecessors  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new terahertz laser is the first to reach three key performance goals at once -- high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning -- and could... more
How climate impacts solar and wind power supply  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
One of the challenges with solar and wind power is that, on any given day, the sun isn't always shining, and the wind isn't always blowing when we want it to. Now,... more
Terahertz laser for sensing and imaging outperforms its predecessors  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A terahertz laser designed by MIT researchers is the first to reach three key performance goals at once—high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning—and could thus... more
Voyager 2 enters interstellar space, where only one spacecraft has gone before  THE VERGE · 7 days
For only the second time in history, a human-made object has entered interstellar space. On Monday, NASA announced that the Voyager 2 spacecraft had... more
HP ENVY x360 13z vs. HP ENVY x360 15z: Which should you buy?  Windows Central · 1 week
We test a lot of laptops here at Windows Central, ranging from premium to budget. If you have your sights set on... more
Hydrokinetic energy from running water cleanly charges electrical vehicles  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Lif-E-Buoy takes advantage of the natural hydrokinetic energy of running water—abundantly available in most river-based urban centres—to generate clean energy for electric vehicles and infrastructure. more
Fighting smog supports solar power  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Model calculations by researchers show that if China fought smog more aggressively, it could massively increase solar power production. more
Is the Surface Pro 6 good for gaming?  Windows Central · 1 week
Best answer: Yes. While you won't be running anything high-end on ultra settings, the huge back catalogue of Windows PC games makes the Pro 6 a totally viable, portable gaming PC if... more
2019 Audi E-Tron first-drive review: A worry-free, all-EV SUV - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
The year 2019 will mark the entry of many new players into the luxury electric car space. With Tesla paving the way and Jaguar impressing us... more
Audi e-tron first drive: Quick, comfortable and familiar  TechCrunch · 1 week
Even after a few minutes behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget the Audi e-tron is electric. The SUV is not outrageous or radical, but rather pedestrian and effortless. Audi didn’t invent... more
Tesla's updated app makes it easier than ever to supercharge your EV - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Now you can use your phone to find the nearest Tesla supercharger location and see how many open charge stalls... more
Qualcomm says a native Firefox browser is coming to Windows on ARM  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Qualcomm announced today that it’s working with Mozilla to bring a compatible version of Firefox to Snapdragon-powered Windows computers. The new 64-bit version of... more
Firefox is getting a native ARM64 version for Snapdragon PCs  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The future of Always Connected PCs is starting to take shape. Qualcomm today broke cover on the Snapdragon 8cx, a powerful new chip purpose-built for Windows 10 PCs.... more
Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green  CBC · 2 weeks
As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, tech companies are pitching futuristic... more
Microsoft confirms it’s rebuilding Edge from the ground up using Chromium  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Edge UWP is no more, as Microsoft commits to rebuilding it from the ground up as a desktop app, this time powered by Chromium. Microsoft today... more
Microsoft Edge goes Chromium (and macOS)  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to macOS, too. In addition, Microsoft... more
The Latest: Swiss solar expert backs ideas to save planet  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A Swiss adventurer who flew around the world in a solar-powered plane is using this year's U.N. climate talks to showcase high-tech ideas for saving the planet more
Widespread decrease in wind energy resources found over the Northern Hemisphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As climate change is becoming a greater matter of concern, efforts on mitigation are being undertaken by the world community. Developing clean and renewable energy is... more
Fighting smog supports solar power  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Model calculations by ETH researchers show that if China fought smog more aggressively, it could massively increase solar power production. more
Seeing the light: Researchers offer solution for efficiency problem of artificial photosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hydrogen-powered electronics, travel, and more may be a step closer thanks to the work of a collaborative team of scientists in Japan. The researchers... more
Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
'Sail tech' startups pitch wind power as shipping faces rising pressure to cut greenhouse emissions more
“Sun in a box” would store renewable energy for the grid  MIT · 2 weeks
Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. more
Wind power vulnerable to climate change in India  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The warming of the Indian Ocean, caused by global climate change, may be causing a slow decline in wind power potential in India, according to a new study. more
Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study analyzes Texas' mix of wind and solar energy resources, and how to achieve better balance between them going forward. more
'Sun in a box' would store renewable energy for the grid  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. more
Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Timing and placement of wind and solar power facilities are critical factors for Texas electricity providers that juggle their output with other resources to provide a balanced flow of energy. Rice University... more
Electrify America fires up California’s first 350-kW EV charger - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
It's not like consumers can use all that juice yet, but hey, future-proofing is always preferred. more
Aston Martin will stuff your classic car with EV guts - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Best of all, the process is reversible, which means electrifying the car incurs no permanent changes to the vehicle. more
Researchers advance biomass transformation process  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Biomass can serve as a renewable source for both energy and carbon. Acetone, n-butanol, and ethanol (ABE) fermentation broth as a biomass-derived source of fuels and chemicals has received a lot of attention for several decades. However, the... more
Understanding how plants use sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Plants rely on the energy in sunlight to produce the nutrients they need. But sometimes they absorb more energy than they can use, and that excess can damage critical proteins. To protect themselves, they convert the excess energy... more
Scientists study impact of lithium dendrites on cathode materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rechargeable lithium (Li) batteries are the most widely used energy storage devices found in consumer electronics and electric vehicles today. There are challenges, though, to optimizing their capacity, recyclability, and... more
2019 Kia Niro EV first drive review: Battery-operated Bolt battler - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
We get to know Kia's first long-range EV on its home turf by driving the electric crossover from Namyang to Seosan, Korea. more
Sustainable palm oil doesn't make the grade  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From food and biofuels to cosmetics and detergents, palm oil is found in countless products these days. Demand for the oil has surged in the last decade—global usage went from 37 million metric tons... more
Researchers discover new material—black silver  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the Singapore University of Design and Technology (SUTD) have engineered a new, inexpensive nanomaterial that has applications ranging from biomolecule detectors to solar energy conversion. The key to the material's remarkable performance is its nanostructure, which... more
Aluminum nitride to extend life of solar power plants  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NUST MISIS scientists together with their colleagues from the Central Metallurgical R&D Institute (Cairo, Egypt) have developed a composite material to extend the life of solar towers up to five... more
Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium. Microsoft's Edge web browser has... more
Colloidal quantum dots make LEDs shine bright in the infrared  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A group of researchers report on the development of a colloidal quantum-dot light emitting diode with unprecedented quantum and power conversion efficiencies in the infrared range. The study... more
New quantum materials could take computing devices beyond the semiconductor era  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists in industry and academia are looking for new materials to succeed highly successful semiconductor transistors. Scientists have hit on a very promising post-transistor technology: multiferroics,... more
Move over Andromeda — here comes Surface 'Centaurus'  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Photo credit: The Verge Microsoft and Intel may be working together on a new dual-screen Surface PC that runs Microsoft's new modern Windows Core OS and is designed to kickstart a new... more
Inexpensive new nanomaterial has applications ranging from biomolecule detectors to solar energy conversion  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The key to the material's remarkable performance is its nanostructure, which strongly interacts with visible and infrared light. This nanomaterial is easily... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists studying gribble -- a curious wood-eating crustacean -- have discovered how they are able to digest wood despite being the only... more
Nanotechnology solution for photovoltaic systems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Photovoltaic (PV) systems, which harvest sustainable and clean energy from the sun, accumulate dirt or particles like dust, water and sand. This build-up leads to a reduction in the light energy reaching the solar cells and lowers their... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into... more
NASA's InSight Lander on Mars Just Set a Solar Power Record!  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
During its full first day on Mars, NASA's solar-powered InSight lander generated more electrical power in one day than any previous Mars vehicle has, mission team... more
Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. The results indicate... more
Automakers give the Chinese government access to location data of electric cars  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
China’s government has spent the last few years pressuring automakers and citizens to adopt hybrid and electric vehicles to cut into the country’s pollution... more
Faraday Future's fight against investor Evergrande not going well, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The struggling EV company lost an appeal to its arbitrator to loosen Evergrande's hold on its intellectual property. more
Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. The results indicate... more
China's coal project in Serbia raises climate change worries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A foul smell permeates the air in this gray mining town. People rarely open their windows as thick smoke billows from the huge chimneys of Serbia's main coal-fired power station. more
Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. The results indicate... more
Faraday Future dealt potentially crippling blow while almost out of cash  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Struggling California EV startup Faraday Future was dealt a potentially crippling blow on Thursday,... more
20 tips to save on your electric bill - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Smart gadgets, upgrades and a few easy tricks are all you need to save money on your next energy bill. more
All-electric 2019 Kia Niro EV debuts at the LA Auto Show video - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
The Niro trio is complete with the debut of the Niro EV. The all-electric crossover boasts over 200 miles of... more
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