Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a new and efficient way of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. Connecting together solar cells made with a mineral called perovskite and the team’s low cost electrodes achieves a 12.3 percent conversion efficiency from solar energy to hydrogen. The profusion of tiny bubbles […]

Sandia’s scientists report that working with two magnetic fields and a laser, all at low points of their power outputs, the Z machine has released neutrons in an amount surprisingly close to ‘break-even’ fusion. The new result comes from using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. The experimental work is […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI) scientists report some of the best microbial candidates to make biofuel actually may reside in the human lower intestine. Researchers have looked far and wide for microbes that break down hemicellulose focusing over the past years on termite gut microbes because they breakdown wood tissues effectively and cow stomach […]

University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) scientists have developed a more efficient, easily processed and lightweight solar cell that can use virtually any metal for the electrode, effectively breaking the “electrode barrier.” Polymer scientists and synthetic chemists have been working for decades to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells. The effort has been […]

Nuclear Power For Your Car

September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) researchers have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery. Its built from a radioactive isotope called strontium 90 that boosts electrochemcial energy in a water-based solution with a nanostructured titanium dioxide electrode with a platinum coating collecting and effectively converting energy into electrons. The idea has many high power applications […]

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