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Changes in nanowires may improve solar cells and LED lights

Changes in nanowires may improve solar cells and LED lights

Changes at the atom level in nanowires offer vast possibilities for improvement of solar cells and LED lights. NTNU-researchers have discovered that by tuning a small strain on single nanowires they can become more effective in LEDs and solar cells.

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Dual Wing Generator – power generation with wing-beating principle

Dual Wing Generator – power generation with wing-beating principle

With the DualWingGenerator, Festo has developed an extraordinary technology platform as part of the Bionic Learning Network — Power generation with wing-beating principle. In contrast to conventional small wind power stations, the system uses two pairs of opposing wings instead of rotor blades to generate power. Reverse principle of the natural beating of wings The […]

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In Depth Articles

Researchers propose solution to reduce blackout risks on the grid – US

Researchers propose solution to reduce blackout risks on the grid – US

Right-Sizing the Grid Could Reduce Blackout Risks, According to New Analysis in the Journal “Chaos” Some 90 years ago, British polymath J.B.S. Haldane proposed that for every animal there is an optimal size — one which allows it to make best use of its environment and the physical laws that govern its activities, whether hiding, […]

| April 13, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Cheap, better-performing lithium-ion batteries developed

Cheap, better-performing lithium-ion batteries developed

Researchers have developed a cheap, high-performing silicon anode and sulfur-based cathode for lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are a popular type of rechargeable battery commonly found in portable electronics and electric or hybrid cars. Scientists have developed a cost-effective (and therefore commercially viable) silicon anode nearly three times more powerful and longer lasting than a typical […]

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Opinion & Commentary

Wireless power transfer demonstrated at MIT: My thoughts

Wireless power transfer demonstrated at MIT: My thoughts

Wireless power transfer over two-meter distance, from the coil on the left to the coil on the right (above photo), where it powers a 60W light bulb. Members of the MIT team that performed the experiment are obstructing the direct line of sight between the coils. The story: The above MIT team experimentally demonstrated wireless […]

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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US congress changes major climate change rulling

US congress changes major climate change rulling

The Huffingtonpost reported that the US Congress undid the only good thing they have done on climate change ever. The bipartisan reversal came after property owners in flood-prone regions balked at flood insurance rate increases mandated under the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The changes that will subsequently be approved will modify this […]

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In The Media

Changes in nanowires may improve solar cells and LED lights

Changes in nanowires may improve solar cells and LED lights

Changes at the atom level in nanowires offer vast possibilities for improvement of solar cells and LED lights. NTNU-researchers have discovered that by tuning a small strain on single nanowires they can become more effective in LEDs and solar cells.

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Robot Tests Resiliency of Hydrogen fueling

Robot Tests Resiliency of Hydrogen fueling

A bright yellow robot the size of a power forward bends and twists a hydrogen fueling hose hundreds of times a day, testing the durability of the hoses that someday soon will refuel America’s hydrogen vehicles.

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Featured Article

Hybrid Vehicles Are More Fuel Efficient In India, China Than in U.S.

Hybrid Vehicles Are More Fuel Efficient In India, China Than in U.S.

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Berkeley Lab researchers find that hybrid vehicles are more fuel efficient, use less fuel and mitigate emissions more effectively in India, China than in U.S. What makes cities in India and China so frustrating to drive in—heavy traffic, aggressive driving style, few freeways—makes them ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, according to new research […]

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Self cleaning solar plant

Self cleaning solar plant

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Panels at the Ketura Sun solar plant in Israel are cleaned autonomously by E4 robots. These “Ecoppia” E4 robots remove dust build-up every night–and are dubbed ‘Self cleaning solar plants’. The cost effective and efficient, energy-independent E4 cleaning robots use a soft microfiber and air flow cleaning system to remove 99% of dust daily, applying […]

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