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Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage

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Think of it as a celestial parlor game: What is the minimum number of satellites needed to see…
From left, Rice University graduate student Quan Anh Nguyen, postdoctoral fellow Anulekha Haridas and graduate student Botao Farren Song construct full-cell batteries with high-capacity silicon anodes and high-voltage nickel manganese cobalt oxide cathodes coated with protective alumina. Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University
Less may be more in next-gen batteries

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The process of developing better rechargeable batteries may be cloudy, but there’s an alumina lining. A slim layer…
Transformative ‘Green’ Accelerator Achieves World’s First 8-pass Full Energy Recovery

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Successful demonstration paves the way for unprecedented applications in science, industry, and medicine. Scientists from Cornell University and…
The structure of Graphite blocks in a nuclear reactor. Image credit: EDF Energy
Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power

3 days ago

A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol hope to recycle radioactive material directly from…
Chemistry finding could make solar energy more efficient

3 days ago

Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act…
Zeroing in on decarbonization

January 17, 2020

To avoid the most destructive consequences of climate change, the world’s electric energy systems must stop producing carbon…
Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries: An effort towards a more sustainable environment

January 17, 2020

Concerns about the scarcity of lithium and other materials necessary in the now-ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries have recently driven…
PNNL Fracturing Fluid: Cost-effective Option for Geothermal Energy

January 17, 2020

Researchers identified two processes that generate larger rock fractures at lower pressures using StimuFrac™. Geothermal power is a reliable…
Not so fast: Some batteries can be pushed too far

January 15, 2020

Intentional defects in batteries have given Rice University scientists a window into the hazards of pushing lithium-ion cells…
First Study of its Kind Examines the Impact of AI on UN Goals for Climate, Development and Global Stability

January 14, 2020

This week, an international team of scientists have release the first study of its kind examining how the…
You Might Not Need a Hybrid Car If This Invention Works

January 11, 2020

Hybrid cars are often marketed as the best option for reducing your carbon footprint and saving fuel if…
A simplified way to turn food waste into hydrogen energy

January 8, 2020

Yeast is used to break down food waste to clean hydrogen for further use with minimal pre-processing steps…
ORNL researchers have developed a system that stores electricity as thermal energy in underground tanks, allowing homeowners to reduce their electricity purchases during peak periods while helping balance the power grid. Credit: Andy Sproles, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Grid – Below-ground balancing

January 7, 2020

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers created a geothermal energy storage system that could reduce peak electricity demand up…
Is the range of Mazda MX-30 too short? Or maybe exactly what we needed?

December 28, 2019

It seems like we are getting more and more new electric cars now. All major manufacturers are trying…
Volkswagen created a concept of an electric car charging robot

December 27, 2019

There are more electric cars now than ever and everyone wants one. However, they can be quite inconvenient.…
A huge microscope helping LiU researchers design new materials

December 26, 2019

Researchers can use the most intense microscope in the world, the MAX IV synchrotron facility in Lund, to…
DTU researchers develop sustainable tandem solar cell

December 23, 2019

For several years, DTU researchers have worked closely with Danish catalysis company Haldor Topsøe and others to combine…
Tweaks Behind the Rebirth of Nearly Discarded Organic Solar Technologies

December 20, 2019

A solar energy material that is remarkably durable and affordable is regrettably also unusable if it barely generates…
An Apt Approach to Enriched Uranium

December 19, 2019

PNNL researchers map fissionable isotopes to their location in uranium fuel plates. How a material behaves depends on…
Why Oil and Gas Companies Rely on Cathodic Protection

December 18, 2019

Corrosion is perhaps the number one hazard associated with oil and gas production and transportation. Nearly every aqueous…
New insights shine light on uranium chemistry and disposal of radioactive waste

December 18, 2019

A new research paper provides a significant new insight into our understanding of uranium biogeochemistry and could help…
CO2 must be captured – and exploited

December 18, 2019

Researchers will develop a mobile plant that can capture CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere. The…
Heat or eat? How one energy conservation strategy may hurt vulnerable populations

December 17, 2019

Demand-based billing disproportionately increases costs, compromises health for some users. Any economic and conservation benefits associated with time-of-use…
New Kind of Electrodes Could Make Electric Aircraft and Vehicles More Efficient

December 17, 2019

As we look towards a more sustainable future and cutting back on fossil fuel use, there has been…
Neutrons optimize high efficiency catalyst for greener approach to biofuel synthesis

December 17, 2019

Researchers led by the University of Manchester have designed a catalyst that converts biomass into fuel sources with…
The uncertain role of natural gas in the transition to clean energy

December 17, 2019

MIT study finds that challenges in measuring and mitigating leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, prove pivotal.…
Engineers developing machine-learning tools to quickly, cheaply design better solar cells

December 16, 2019

Researchers are developing machine learning tools to help them flip the design script and accelerate technology development. They’re…
What Will Developing Solar Technologies Mean for the Energy Market?

December 15, 2019

Climate change is worsening, and consumers are conscious of their role. As a result, solar technology is booming.…
Scientists harvest energy from light using bio-inspired artificial cells

December 12, 2019

Artificial biology insight could yield new way to store energy. By replicating biological machinery with non-biological components, scientists…
Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

December 12, 2019

An international team co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub…
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