Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is showing how a hydrogen fuel economy could finally become a reality with their recent discovery of a cheap, stable and efficient means of getting hydrogen from water. If the research is repeatable and can scale a hydrogen fuel economy could finally become a reality with their discovery […]

University of California, Berkeley scientists and their colleagues have developed a simplified architecture by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design that leads to efficiencies rivaling conventional silicon solar cells. The new architecture takes very few processing steps to produce an affordable solar cell with efficiencies comparable to conventional silicon solar cells. […]

Researchers at Hanyang University, and their U.S. and Qatar colleagues combined two complementary carbon materials to boost the lithium ion cathode electrode’s conductivity. The team of researchers has designed a cathode for such batteries that holds up to 10 times as much sulfur as other designs without a drop in performance. A test battery made […]

University of California – Irvine (UCI) researchers have devised a new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel. Its an egregious problem worldwide. University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China collaborated in the research. UCI chemist Zhibin Guan explained, “Synthetic plastics are a […]

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology scientists in South Korea have made ultra-thin photovoltaics flexible enough to wrap around the average pencil. The flexible solar cells could power wearable electronics like fitness trackers and smart glasses. The researchers report the results in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing. Thin materials flex more easily […]

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