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A Biofuel Cell that Uses Fungus to Generate Cheap Electricty

A Biofuel Cell that Uses Fungus to Generate Cheap Electricty

Jul 11, 2013 at 17:34 | Brian Westenhaus

In a new concept for biofuel cells Sabine Sané, doctoral candidate in the research training group Micro Energy Harvesting at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University…

Chernobyl at Sea? Russia Building Floating Nuclear Power Plants

Chernobyl at Sea? Russia Building Floating Nuclear Power Plants

Jul 10, 2013 at 17:02 | John Daly

So much for the lessons of Fukushima. Never mind oil spills, the Russian Federation is preparing an energy initiative that, if it has problems, will inject nuclear material into the…

Why Sunny States are not the Best for Wind and Solar Plants

Why Sunny States are not the Best for Wind and Solar Plants

Jul 10, 2013 at 16:48 | Futurity

Wind and solar plants do the most good where they can reduce pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, so the best place to build them might not be where you think.

Scientists Produce Cheap Hydrogen from Rust and Sunlight

Scientists Produce Cheap Hydrogen from Rust and Sunlight

Jul 09, 2013 at 17:07 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have managed to accurately characterize the iron oxide nanostructures to be used in producing hydrogen at the “lowest known possible cost”.

Climate Policy Spells Turn Around for Exelon

Climate Policy Spells Turn Around for Exelon

Jul 04, 2013 at 17:32 | Jen Alic

Shareholders would like to know whether the Obama administration’s climate change policy will be a positive or negative turning point for nuclear power giant Exelon Corp. (EXC).Well, it…

IBM Develops Solar System to Concentrate the Sun’s Rays 2000 Times

IBM Develops Solar System to Concentrate the Sun’s Rays 2000 Times

Jul 03, 2013 at 17:10 | Green Futures

High concentration photovoltaic thermal system harnesses the power of 2,000 suns.IBM researchers in Switzerland have designed a high concentration photovoltaic thermal system (HCPVT) that concentrates solar radiation by…

Biofuel Breakthrough? Marine Organism can Provide Food and Fuel

Biofuel Breakthrough? Marine Organism can Provide Food and Fuel

Jul 02, 2013 at 16:57 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at the University of Bergen and Uni Research of Norway hatched an idea that sounds too good to be true: a common marine species that consumes microorganisms and…

New Engineless Planes could Fly on Ionic Winds

New Engineless Planes could Fly on Ionic Winds

Jun 28, 2013 at 17:17 | Green Futures

Electrical power phenomenon with "miraculous potential" could lead to more sustainable forms of flight.Flight powered by ionic wind: a notion from the wilder shores of UFO spotting? Or…

Tesla: ‘False Profits’ and a Bullish Market

Tesla: ‘False Profits’ and a Bullish Market

Jun 27, 2013 at 17:03 | Jen Alic

It’s been a great year for Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), which everyone’s eyeing for a takeover: the company’s stock is up 194% this year, it’s recorded its first ever quarterly…

The Evolving Efficiency of Photovoltaic Solar Panels

The Evolving Efficiency of Photovoltaic Solar Panels

Jun 27, 2013 at 16:47 | Brian Westenhaus

The two-junction solar cell has reached a new milestone with a new world record of 31.1% conversion efficiency at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).   The previous…

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