University of Delaware researchers are reporting a breakthrough that promises to bring down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells by replacing expensive platinum catalysts with cheaper ones made from metals like nickel. The transport sector – which includes passenger cars, trucks, buses, and rail, marine, and air transport – accounts for more than 20% of […]






Georgia Institute of Technology scientists announced a two-stage power management and storage system could dramatically improve the efficiency of triboelectric generators. Triboelectric generators harvest energy from irregular human motion such as walking, running or finger tapping. The system uses a small capacitor to capture alternating current generated by the biomechanical activity. When the first capacitor […]






Caltech chemistry professor Theo Agapie and his graduate student Joshua Buss have developed a model system to demonstrate what the initial steps of a process for the conversion of CO to hydrocarbons might look like. The findings, published in the journal Nature provide a foundation for the development of technologies that may one day help […]






Prof. André Füzfa of Namur University has proposed, with supporting mathematical proof, a device with which to create detectable gravitational fields. The device is based on superconducting electromagnets and therefore relies on technologies routinely used, for example, at CERN or the ITER reactor. The idea, now with math and peer review enough for publication is […]






Indiana University (IU) researchers have reported a highly efficient biomaterial has been created that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen. The novel catalyst also works in reverse to recombine hydrogen and oxygen to generate power. The catalyst makes up one half of the “holy grail” of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fueling cheap […]






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