Clean Energy
Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling EV in the world last year  THE VERGE · 13 hours
The Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling electric car in the world in 2018, according to data firm JATO Dynamics. JATO says the Silicon... more
Twitter co-founder Ev Williams to step down from the company’s board  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Ev Wiliams is stepping down from Twitter's board of directors effective at the end of the month, according to documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange... more
Magnetization reversal achieved at room temperature using only an electric field  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Scientists have achieved magnetization reversal in cobalt-substituted bismuth ferrite by applying only an electric field. Such an effect had been sought after for over a decade... more
Magnetization reversal achieved at room temperature using only an electric field  nanowerk · 19 hours
Scientists achieved magnetization reversal in cobalt-substituted bismuth ferrite by applying only an electric field. Such an effect had been sought after for over a decade in... more
Inside Tesla’s solar energy astroturfing  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Tesla has been masking its lobbying efforts on solar panels and battery storage through the Energy Freedom Coalition of America, a trade association that is little more than a front for the automaker and alternative energy company, public... more
Magnetization reversal achieved at room temperature using only an electric field  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have achieved magnetization reversal in cobalt-substituted bismuth ferrite by applying an electric field. Researchers have sought such a technique for... more
Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Due to their decreasing costs, lithium-ion batteries now dominate a range of applications including electric vehicles, computers and consumer electronics. more
Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity?  CBC · 1 day
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at an off-grid power company, driving an electric... more
Sustainable, solar-driven chemical manufacturing  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of researchers is working to upend energy-intensive, fossil fuel-dependent chemical manufacturing processes and replace them with sustainable, solar-driven reactions that rely on renewable feedstocks. The team recently designed a novel reactor that uses solar energy and plant waste... more
Using E. coli to create bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mechanical engineers are working on genetically engineering and optimizing E. coli bacteria to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner. more
Solar swirls  ESA · 2 days
Operations image of the week: Geomagnetic activity caused by our star recently created a stir in the skies over Iceland, resulting in the seeming electrification of the night and a reminder of... more
These are the best PC motherboards money can buy  Windows Central · 2 days
The motherboard is the heart and soul of a PC, be it a laptop or desktop. You need to ensure you're getting the most out of your purchase when used... more
The holy grail of nanowire production  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found a way to control and standardize the production of nanowires on silicon surfaces. This discovery could make it possible to grow nanowires on electronic platforms, with potential applications including the integration of nanolasers... more
5 things we're dying to see at Microsoft Build 2019  Windows Central · 3 days
The Build developer conference is Microsoft's yearly chance to talk about its future software efforts. With that in mind, here's what we're hoping to see Microsoft talk about... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) are a new kind of technology to harvest wind energy. The expensive and heavy tower and rotor of a conventional wind turbine are replaced by a light tether and... more
These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon  TechCrunch · 3 days
The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A group of researchers has 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 behavior of these systems... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  nanowerk · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 6 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 · 6 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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
"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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power. more
Nanoparticles need some space to transfer energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 2 weeks
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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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 · 3 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
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This wireless AI camera runs entirely on solar power
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Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor
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Refillable' technology could provide enough energy to drive an electric car up to 3,000 miles
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Directly cooled electric motor made from polymer materials
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