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Technology is studied that could save 12% of the energy used in pressurized irrigation
A study, performed in two Andalusian provinces, analyzed the potential of producing electricity by means of recovering hydraulic energy by implanting new technology based on pumps working as turbines (2020-05-27)
Lossless conduction at the edges
Atomically thin layers of the semimetal tungsten ditelluride conduct electricity losslessly along narrow, one-dimensional channels at the crystal edges. (2020-05-25)
Development of electrode material improving the efficiency of salinity gradient energy
Dr. Jeong Nam-Jo of Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER) Marine Energy Convergence and Integration Research Team developed synthesis technologies of electrode material that can directly synthesize molybdenum disulfide thin films on the electrode current collector surface to contribute improving the efficiency and economic feasibility of salt gradient power generation using reverse electrodialysis. (2020-05-25)
Going nuclear on the moon and Mars
It might sound like science fiction, but scientists are preparing to build colonies on the moon and, eventually, Mars. (2020-05-20)
NUS researchers create novel device that harnesses shadows to generate electricity
NUS researchers have created a device called a 'shadow-effect energy generator' that makes use of the contrast in illumination between lit and shadowed areas to generate electricity. (2020-05-20)
Study suggests aggressive carbon taxation could help US meet targets in Paris agreement
A new study looked at US tax policy as it relates to carbon dioxide (CO2), from 2015 through 2030. (2020-05-19)
Urban heat waves imperil LA's most vulnerable communities
Some of LA's most disadvantaged communities are vulnerable to extreme heat waves, which are increasingly common due to global warming. (2020-05-18)
Electrolysis: Chemists have discovered how to produce better electrodes
Another step forward for renewable energies: The production of green hydrogen could be even more efficient in the future. (2020-05-14)
Coordination polymer glass provides solid support for hydrogen fuel cells
Scientists at Japan's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) are leading efforts to synthesize stronger and efficient materials for hydrogen fuel cell membranes. (2020-05-13)
US wind plants show relatively low levels of performance decline as they age
Wind plants in the United States remain relatively efficient over time, with only a 13% drop in performance over 17 years, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report in the May 13 issue of the journal Joule. (2020-05-13)
Atomically thin magnets for next generation spin and quantum electronics
In 2005, Science asked if it was possible to develop a magnetic semiconductor that could work at room temperature. (2020-05-13)
The role of European policy for improving power plant fuel efficiency
A new study published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists investigates the impact of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the largest international cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions in the world, on power plant fuel efficiency. (2020-05-08)
How we might recharge an electric car as it drives
Stanford engineers demonstrate a technology that could one day be scaled up to power a car moving down the road. (2020-05-06)
Long-term developments of energy pricing and consumption in industry
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have collaborated with British economists to study how energy consumption by Swiss industry develops depending on energy pricing. (2020-05-05)
UCLA researchers develop chemistry needed to create marijuana breathalyzer
UCLA chemists report the key chemical discovery necessary for the creation of a small, electronic marijuana breathalyzer. (2020-05-05)
Engineers demonstrate next-generation solar cells can take the heat, maintain efficiency
Iowa State engineers have developed a next-generation solar cell that takes advantage of the promising elctro-optical properties of perovskite materials. (2020-05-04)
Energy generated on offshore wind turbine farms, and conveyed ashore as hydrogen fuel
Researchers at the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Engineering -Vitoria-Gasteiz have proposed using the energy generated on offshore wind turbine farms to produce hydrogen in situ instead of conveying it ashore by cable. (2020-04-30)
A new way to cool down electronic devices, recover waste heat
Using electronic devices for too long can cause them to overheat, which might slow them down, damage their components or even make them explode or catch fire. (2020-04-22)
Delivery drones instead of postal vans? Study reveals drones still consume too much energy
When delivering parcels, drones often have a poorer energy balance than traditional delivery vans, as shown by a new study conducted at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. (2020-04-22)
Windows will soon generate electricity, following solar cell breakthrough
Semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass are a 'game-changer' that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation, Australian scientists say in a paper in Nano Energy. (2020-04-22)
Advancing high temperature electrolysis: Splitting water to store energy as hydrogen
Recently, researchers at Idaho National Laboratory developed a new electrode material for an electrochemical cell that can efficiently convert excess electricity and water into hydrogen. (2020-04-21)
Physicists develop approach to increase performance of solar energy
Experimental condensed matter physicists in the Department of Physics at the University of Oklahoma have developed an approach to circumvent a major loss process that currently limits the efficiency of commercial solar cells. (2020-04-20)
Can sub-Saharan Africa achieve sustainable access to energy for all by 2030?
In 2019, the global population without access to electricity dipped below 1 billion for the first time. (2020-04-17)
Supercomputing future wind power rise
First detailed study of scenarios for how wind energy can expand to 20 percent of total US electrical supply by 2030. (2020-04-14)
New study finds EPA mercury analysis is 'seriously flawed'
A new study from experts across prominent academic institutions finds that an EPA benefit-cost analysis of its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards is 'seriously flawed.' The authors assert that the analysis disregards public health benefits, recent scientific findings, and transformative change in the electric sector over the past decade. (2020-04-09)
USC scientists develop a better redox flow battery
USC version of the battery does a better job storing electricity for renewable energy than existing designs. (2020-04-09)
Harnessing the power of electricity-producing bacteria for programmable 'biohybrids'
Someday, microbial cyborgs -- bacteria combined with electronic devices -- could be useful in fuel cells, biosensors and bioreactors. (2020-04-08)
How the chemical industry can meet the climate goals
ETH researchers analysed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero. (2020-04-06)
Major new study charts course to net zero industrial emissions
A major new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers finds that it is possible -- and critical -- to bring industrial greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2070. (2020-04-01)
Scientists tap unused energy source to power smart sensor networks
The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. (2020-03-31)
Scientists electrify aluminum to speed up important process
Scientists have found a way in the laboratory to shorten the time it takes to create a key chemical used to synthesize a variety of medications, fertilizers and other important substances. (2020-03-26)
Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world
Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, news research shows. (2020-03-23)
Clemson researcher's novel MOF is potential next-gen semiconductor
Clemson professor Sourav Saha demonstrated a novel double-helical metal organic framework architecture in a partially oxidized form that conducts electricity, potentially making it a next-generation semiconductor. (2020-03-23)
Closing the carbon cycle to stop climate change
Reducing the CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere is key to stopping environmental degradation. (2020-03-18)
A flexible brain for AI
Scientists at Osaka University developed a customizable computing device using nanofabricated switches than can be rewired to optimize AI applications using 80% less power. (2020-03-09)
New study presents stretchable and colorless solar cells, using Si microwire composites
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a flexible and transparent solar cell, using silicon microwire composites. (2020-03-09)
Water splitting advance holds promise for affordable renewable energy
A team led by Los Alamos National Lab and WSU researchers has developed a less expensive water electrolysis system that works under alkaline conditions but still produces hydrogen at comparable rates to the currently used system that works under acidic conditions and requires precious metals. (2020-03-09)
World's smelliest fruit could charge your mobile phone
Pungent produce packs an electrical punch. New method using world's 'most repulsive smelling fruit' could 'substantially reduce' the cost of energy storage. (2020-03-05)
More accurate climate change model reveals bleaker outlook on electricity, water use
A model developed by Purdue University researchers more accurately captures how climate change will impact electricity and water use. (2020-03-05)
Manipulating atoms to make better superconductors
A new study by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers published in the journal Nature Communications shows that it is possible to manipulate individual atoms so that they begin working in a collective pattern that has the potential to become superconducting at higher temperatures. (2020-03-03)
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