Sandia National Laboratory researchers have developed a tiny silicon-based device that can harness what was previously called waste heat and turn it into DC power. The rectenna, short for rectifying antenna, is made of common aluminum, silicon and silicon dioxide using standard processes from the integrated circuit industry. Converting electrical power to heat is easy. […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has proven Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) fusion facility has set a world record for stellarators. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) finely tuned instrument strongly suggests that the record made by the design of the stellarator can be developed to capture on Earth the fusion that drives the sun and stars, creating […]

University of Surrey researchers believe their new technique has produced the highest performing inverted perovskite solar cell ever recorded. Perovskite based cells are widely expected to be the next generation of solar cells, offering similar power conversion efficiency (PCE) performance, but at a much lower cost than today’s dominant crystalline silicon based solar cells. In […]

University of Houston researchers have reported an inexpensive hybrid catalyst capable of splitting water to produce hydrogen, suitable for large-scale commercialization. Most systems to split water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen require two catalysts, one to spur a reaction to separate the hydrogen and a second to produce oxygen. The new catalyst, made […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A Penn State team of engineers has created a battery that can self-heat, allowing rapid charging regardless of the outside chill. People in California do not purchase electric vehicles because they are cool, they can buy and use buy EVs because they live in a warm climate. Conventional lithium-ion batteries cannot be rapidly charged […]

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