A 3 dimensional (3D) version of graphene, the 2 dimensional (2D) sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed as they move through silicon has been discovered.  The discovery is the first experimental confirmation of 3D Dirac fermions in the interior or bulk of a material, a novel state that was […]

A University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) research associate and electrical engineering professor have designed a micro-wind turbine that generates electrical energy.  Their target looks to be an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging and home energy generation where large wind turbines are not possible. Smitha Rao and J.-C. Chiao […]

Researchers led by Tom Meyer at the Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have built a system that converts the sun’s solar energy into hydrogen fuel and stores it for later use. Meyer, Arey Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences said, “So […]

A team at University College London (UCL) has theoretical evidence to identify features in biological systems that can only be predicted by quantum physics, and for which no classical analogues exist. The issue is light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical […]

A Harvard University team of scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery technology that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored for the electric grid.  The new technology could make power production from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more economical and reliable. The problem is between the […]

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