Researchers at Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, in Lublin, Poland have demonstrated the importance of thermoelectric effects in nanostructures. For about 200 years physicists have sought the efficient turning of heat into electricity in the field called thermoelectrics. Scientists have long known that in conducting materials the flow of energy in the form of heat is also […]

Researchers at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have built a new type of steel blade for wind turbines formed from a 1.0 mm steel sheet and featuring integrated, folded reinforcement. Today’s wind turbines use very large rotor blades made with fiber-reinforced plastics that are almost impossible to recycle. But steel blades recycling ability exceeds 90 percent. Plus they cost […]

Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus. The black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit leads the researchers to hope the process will become an economically viable production process for aviation biofuels in the next five years. The team, led by […]

Vortex, founded in Spain by three men whose co-founder scientist David Yáñez, has developed a wind power generator without a turbine with wing blades. The Vortex generator uses vorticity, a word formed from the activity potential of a vortex. A vortex can be seen where water twists around going down a drain, in the air […]

University of Washington researchers show in a new study that perovskite material contains flaws that can be engineered to improve solar cells and other devices even further. A new study published online in the journal Science by the University of Washington (UW) and University of Oxford researchers demonstrates that perovskite materials, generally believed to be […]

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