Category Archives: Energy

Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key material: sand. Yes, sand.  

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Toyota Takes on Tesla With Its First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

Toyota has announced its first commercial hydrogen fuel cell car, a sedan based on the concept unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. 

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Scientists Solved the Mystery of Why Rechargeable Batteries Go Bad

Every time you recharge your lithium-ion batteries, their storage capacity decreases just a little bit. That is why your mobile gadgets won’t stay on nearly as long as they did even a year ago. But thanks to research by the … Continue reading

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This Parking Lot Is Paved With Solar Panels

The Idaho couple who created an innovative road surface made of solar panels is back with a prototype, and they’re looking to Indiegogo for additional funding. 

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Video: Tiny Windmills work, 10 could fit on a single grain of rice.

Imagine a world where your iPhone was out of juice and there wasn’t a Lightning cable for miles—wouldn’t it be great if you could just blow on your phone to bring it back to life?

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Video: Scientists Created Crude Oil from Algae in Mere Minutes

Be excited, Earthlings, because science has a surprise for you. Engineers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have devised a way to turn algae into crude oil in less than an hour. That oil can then be … Continue reading

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Nighttime Solar Power Arriving In United States

An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S. Arizona Public Service says plant developer Abengoa is now testing the Solana Generating Station, a massive solar thermal power plant that will be the first in the country to … Continue reading

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Engineering a Gasoline Producing Metabolically-Engineered Microorganism

For many decades, we have been relying on fossil resources to produce liquid fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and many industrial and consumer chemicals for daily use. However, increasing strains on natural resources as well as environmental issues including global … Continue reading

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IE8 Exploit Had US Nuke Workers in Its Sights

Security researchers revealed that series of “Watering Hole” has been conducted exploiting a IE8 zero-day vulnerability to target U.S. Government experts working on nuclear weapons research.

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3-D Printed Car Is as Strong as Steel, Half the Weight, and Nearing Production

Picture an assembly line not that isn’t made up of robotic arms spewing sparks to weld heavy steel, but a warehouse of plastic-spraying printers producing light, cheap and highly efficient automobiles. 

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