The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works has built and tested a new lab sized “compact fusion reactor” (CFR). The Skunk Works has built on more than 60 years of fusion research and investment to develop an approach that offers a significant reduction in size compared to government sponsored efforts such as the ITER multinational effort based […]

Scientists from Tohoku University in Japan have developed a new type of energy efficient flat light source based on carbon nanotubes. The new flat panel technology has a very low power consumption of around 0.1 Watt for every hour’s operation making them about a hundred times lower in energy consumption than an LED. With only […]

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 percent in only 2 minutes time. The new battery technology also has a longer projected lifespan of over 20 years. The NTU scientist’s next generation of lithium-ion batteries could enable electric vehicles to charge 20 times […]

University of Washington (UW) engineers believe their new fusion reactor design has the greatest potential of producing economical fusion power of any current concept. The team’s analysis shows their reactor scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with a similar electrical output. The […]

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Physics Prize for 2014 for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources. The inventor recipients are Isamu Akasaki, of Meijo University in Nagoya and Nagoya University, Japan; Hiroshi Amano, of Nagoya University, Japan, and […]

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