The Sussex Energy Group at the University of Sussex thinks the worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade. The study sets out to be investigating the issue of time in global and national energy transitions by asking: “What does the mainstream academic literature suggest about the […]

Binghamton University researchers connected nine biological-solar (bio-solar) cells into a bio-solar panel. Then they continuously produced electricity from the panel and generated the most wattage of any existing small-scale bio-solar cells – 5.59 microwatts. They say euphorically in their press release, “Researchers have taken the next step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy.” Your humble […]

Scientists have created a molybdenum-based material that could be a low-cost alternative to platinum for splitting water to make hydrogen fuel. Sounds familiar because molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is a common dry lubricant and an additive to lubrication oils and greases. The Department of Energy scientists showed that a microwave synthesis technique helps create the new […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have discovered that only half the atoms in some iron-based superconductors are magnetic, providing the first conclusive demonstration of the wave-like properties of metallic magnetism. The discovery allows for a clearer understanding of the magnetism in some compounds of iron, the iron arsenides, and how it helps induce superconductivity, the resistance-free […]

Many phenomena in physics, though well-known, are not necessarily widely understood as is the case with thermoelectricity. Thermoelectricity is the phenomena that harnesses waste heat by coupling heat flux to build an electric current. Understanding such phenomena is important in order to leave the door open for discovering novel manifestations of them. Even today physicists […]

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