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Researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater

August 2, 2019

Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and…
New research to explore peer-to-peer ‘free trade’ in excess energy

May 3, 2019

Households and businesses that generate their own power through micro-renewables, such as solar panels and wind turbines, may…
Internet TV and mobile video watching threaten to make energy demands soar

May 10, 2018

Researchers are calling for urgent action as a huge growth in Internet video streaming threatens to increase the…
Report: Focusing on advanced energy sensors and controls could mean 44,000 jobs for Wisconsin

January 22, 2018

With targeted investments and forward-looking policies, Wisconsin could capitalize on its strengths in sensors and controls for the…
Intensity of U.S. energy use in manufacturing decreases as output outpaces fuel use

October 23, 2017

The energy intensity of U.S. manufacturing has continued to decrease, according to the latest data from EIA’s Manufacturing Energy…
Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries

October 12, 2017

We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some…
Battery-free Phone Harvests Energy From Ambient Radio Signals

August 10, 2017

Researchers from the University of Washington developed a phone that requires no batteries. At the moment it is…
Unexpected Damage Found Rippling Through Promising Exotic Nanomaterials

April 28, 2017

Novel technique reveals unprecedented detail in the 3D structure and composition of powerful, custom-made high-temperature superconductors Some of…
Iowa State University researchers untangle the molecular mechanisms connecting plant stress and growth

April 11, 2017

Iowa State University researchers for the first time have mapped the various molecular components that govern how environmentally…
Study IDs Link Between Sugar Signaling and Regulation of Oil Production in Plants

March 20, 2017

Findings point to new biochemical strategies for increasing oil yield from crops grown to produce biofuels and biomaterials…
Canada is the United States’ largest partner for energy trade

March 3, 2017

Canada is the largest energy trading partner of the United States. Based on the latest annual data from…
Scientific team develops nano-sized hydrogen storage system to increase efficiency

February 26, 2017

Lawrence Livermore scientists have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, including colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories(link is…
How to provide enough energy, water, and food for everyone

December 9, 2016

We need to think innovatively and collaborate across sectors if global energy, water and food production is to…
Cooling technique helps researchers “target” a major component for a new collider

December 5, 2016

Although a lot of time and effort in particle physics are devoted to finding ways to increase the…
Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

November 9, 2016

Solar cells made from an inexpensive and increasingly popular material called perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into…
Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet

October 21, 2016

Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes…
Powered for life: Self-charging tag tracks fish as long as they swim

September 27, 2016

Long-living sturgeon, eels, lamprey could be tracked for decades With each swish of a tail, scientists now have…
Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs

September 14, 2016

Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey…
New Fabric Uses Sun and Wind to Power Devices

September 14, 2016

Fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement have been in the works for a few years. Now…
Seeing energized light-active molecules proves quick work for Argonne scientists

September 12, 2016

For people who enjoy amusement parks, one of the most thrilling sensations comes at the top of a…
Theorists solve a long-standing fundamental problem of atom systems

August 31, 2016

Trying to understand a system of atoms is like herding gnats — the individual atoms are never at…
Moving Improvements in Electric Vehicle Fuel-Cell Catalysts from the Laboratory to the Highway

August 24, 2016

Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory had answers to an issue vexing the…
Composition of trade influences goods output, shaping industrial sector energy intensity

August 23, 2016

Industrial sector energy intensity is heavily influenced by the composition of goods and services, which is based on…
Doubling battery power of consumer electronics

August 18, 2016

An MIT spinout is preparing to commercialize a novel rechargable lithium metal battery that offers double the energy…
What’s wasting power at home? Ask your app!

August 1, 2016

If you want to save on your monthly electric bill and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions at the…
Changes in steel production reduce energy intensity

August 1, 2016

The manufacture of steel and related products is an energy-intensive process. In 2015, the steel industry accounted for…
Global energy intensity continues to decline

July 13, 2016

Worldwide energy intensity, measured as energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product (GDP), decreased by nearly one-third…
Chemists settle longstanding debate on how methane is made biologically

May 22, 2016

In surprise twist, story of how microbes produce methane ends with uncommon “radical” Like the poet, microbes that…
The search for smarter energy and water strategies

April 26, 2016

As the changing climate disrupts familiar weather patterns, many countries face a dual threat: swamping along the coasts,…
Burning like the Sun

March 17, 2016

Engineers building parts of a new type of power plant for generating green energy with nuclear fusion are…
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