Colorado State University scientists using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab. They have achieved record-setting efficiency for the generation of neutrons – chargeless sub-atomic particles resulting from the fusion process. The process that powers the sun, happens when nuclear reactions between light […]

Shinshu University researchers have developed a new way to improve solid state lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the electrodes of the battery. Rechargeable lithium ion batteries power such devices as cell phones, laptops, power tools, and are […]

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery” that could re-energize how we power our homes, vehicles and devices. The working prototype proton battery uses a carbon electrode as a hydrogen store, coupled with a reversible fuel cell to produce electricity. As you’ll see, this […]

University of California – San Diego researchers used supercomputers and data mining algorithms to develop a new phosphor that can make LEDs cheaper and render colors more accurately. They have developed a simple recipe to make it in the lab and built prototype white LED light bulbs using the new phosphor. The prototypes exhibited better […]

Colorado State University researchers have found new information for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America. Over the past thirty years the corn industry has driven biofuels produced from corn as a fuel source to power motor vehicles and, perhaps soon, airplanes. Meanwhile the global warming […]

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