Stanford University engineers have invented a material designed to help cool buildings. The material reflects incoming sunlight, and it sends the heat from inside the building directly into space as infrared radiation. Its sure to cheer up the global warming crowd. For everyone else, lets save some serious money on air conditioning! A new ultrathin […]

A new approach developed at MIT uses sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell that could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.  The MIT researchers expect the technique could also make it easier to store the energy for later use. The new […]

The BMW Group’s Efficient Dynamics strategy is hunting for reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.  The targets are out there; BMW is looking at the battery electric vehicles, the full plug-ins, and the hybrids.  The goal is to increase performance in the typical BMW fashion.  The performance this time is range – distance traveled […]