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Oct 17, 2019

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Fuel Cell Powered UAV Completes 23-hour Flight

Fuel Cell Powered UAV Completes 23-hour Flight

Surveillance and communication are the lifeline of the armed forces. These days they are utilizing small UAVs for naval missions. If the armed forces are using electric UAVs, they

Dirt-Powered Bacteria Batteries

Dirt-Powered Bacteria Batteries

Bacteria are one of the most abundant organisms on the planet and also one of the most studied. Today, scientists use bacteria for genetics research, antibiotics, and yes! Even

The Solar Flower Tower

The Solar Flower Tower

On the odd chance that you were traveling through South Israel in late June, you may have had to do a double take thinking that your eyes had deceived

Turning Wastewater into Ethanol

Turning Wastewater into Ethanol

As the world continues to search for alternative fuels to fuel our cars and heat our homes, many different opportunities are being explored and there has finally been a

Cash Incentives for Solar Energy in California

Cash Incentives for Solar Energy in California

It seems the California Governor is making an all-out effort to encourage people to switch over the renewable source of energy. Assembly Bill 920, authored by Assemblyman Jared Huffman,

Survey: Alternative Energy Sources are Vital for Survival

Survey: Alternative Energy Sources are Vital for Survival

The international image of America is a country that is constantly creating roadblocks in the way of reaching a global agreement on climate change and environmental protection. Americans are

Powering Up The Nation’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Powering Up The Nation’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has announced the near completion of its DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida. This solar power plant will be producing

Adding Lithium to Hydgrogen Could Improve Production

Adding Lithium to Hydgrogen Could Improve Production

In our energy deprived world scientists are trying to find out various elements, alloys and substances that can provide clean and green energy along with meeting our energy demands.

Produce Electricity While You Drive

Produce Electricity While You Drive

This can be achieved by using piezoelectric materials under busy roads. The property is aptly known as piezoelectricity and it’s the ability to produce electric power in response to

Recharged By Renewables

Recharged By Renewables

FPL Group and Duke Energy are the renowned companies known for their commitment to clean and green energy. It is often said, charity begins at home. They are trying

2 New & Innovative Ocean Wave Energy Devices

2 New & Innovative Ocean Wave Energy Devices

Ocean wave energy can be captured directly from surface waves. Blowing wind and pressure fluctuations below the surface are the main reasons for causing waves. But consistency of waves

Power Electronics could make Hybrid Cars Cheaper

Power Electronics could make Hybrid Cars Cheaper

Hybrid cars are often known as “cars of the era.” The main feature of the hybrid car is that when we start the car engine, electrical energy is used.

Getting Biofuel from the World’s Garbage

Getting Biofuel from the World’s Garbage

There is plenty of garbage on this planet; in fact there is so much garbage that many developed countries are trying to dump their garbage on the lands of

Splitting Water to Store Solar Energy

Splitting Water to Store Solar Energy

MIT professor Daniel Nocera earlier worked on a catalysts that can divide water molecules which can be utilized to store energy. Daniel Nocera has established a company named as

Keeping Hybrid & Electric Cars Cool

Keeping Hybrid & Electric Cars Cool

When scientists unveiled the mystery of boiling of fluids in the form of tiny “microchannels” they cracked various formulas and models to keep the high-power electronic gadgets cool. These

World’s Largest Solar Power Project Planned

World’s Largest Solar Power Project Planned

Gujarat, a state of India, is quite eager to opt for alternative sources of energy. It started out as a small dream. The Gujarat government visualized only 500 MW

New IMEC Solar Cells: 18.4% Conversion Efficiency

New IMEC Solar Cells: 18.4% Conversion Efficiency

IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Center) has presented a large-area solar cell with 18.4% conversion efficiency at the ongoing European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Hamburg, Germany). A world leader in its

Students to Sail Hydrogen Powered Boat

Students to Sail Hydrogen Powered Boat

A group of bright young Rensselaer students will soon take up the Hudson River, but with a difference. They are using a boat driven by clean and green hydrogen

First 3D Images of Polymer Solar Cells

First 3D Images of Polymer Solar Cells

The Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Ulm scientists have successfully developed the first high-resolution 3D images of the internal structure of a hybrid polymer solar cell. This

GE to Manufacture Offshore Wind Turbines

GE to Manufacture Offshore Wind Turbines

GE, the US industrial group, is promoting and showing confidence in offshore wind technology by buying ScanWind, which makes direct-drive turbine components. This move will help in generating thousands

More Efficient Solar Cells with Carbon Nanotubes

More Efficient Solar Cells with Carbon Nanotubes

Silicon is one of the basic but expensive materials used in designing solar panels. If we can use something else as effective as silicon but more economical, solar power

Enhancing Nanocrystal Electrical Conductance with Gold

Enhancing Nanocrystal Electrical Conductance with Gold

It is being estimated that the world demand for energy would be more than twice over by 2050 and we will still be clamoring for more than triple by

150mpg Algae-Powered Toyota Prius

150mpg Algae-Powered Toyota Prius

First algae fuel-powered vehicle in the world was officially launched in San Francisco. The car, called Algaeus is a modified Toyota Prius, which derives power from green crude, from

New Hope for Hydrogen Storage

New Hope for Hydrogen Storage

It seems simple but if put it into practice then we can develop real potential for hydrogen fuels. A new method of “recycling” hydrogen-containing fuel materials could pave the

Human Powered Workout Gym Concept

Human Powered Workout Gym Concept

When we look closely at human history we can easily conclude that locomotion is one of the most primordial needs. But our current lifestyle does not allow us with

A Step Closer to Solar Power in Space

A Step Closer to Solar Power in Space

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and IHI Corporation are undertaking an ambitious project of $ 21bn. They are aspiring to design and develop a Space-based solar farm that would generate 1GW

First Instant Solar(TM) PV System

First Instant Solar(TM) PV System

Solomon Technologies announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Technipower LLC has installed its first Instant Solar(TM) system at its Danbury, CT headquarters. Technipower has successfully completed the development program

Sustainable Library Planned in Kazakhstan

Sustainable Library Planned in Kazakhstan

BIG Architects
is undertaking an ambitious project of a library in Kazakhstan. Like all the libraries this one will have books as usual but it will also boast of going

Solar Cells To Be Printed Like Newspaper

Solar Cells To Be Printed Like Newspaper

Sunlight is a non exhaustible source of energy without contributing greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Still it is miles away from replacing the fossil fuels. Many reasons can be

Sustainable Eco City Concept in Germany

Sustainable Eco City Concept in Germany

It seems the canvass of clean and green energy is getting bigger with each passing day. More and more products, vehicles, gadgets, homes and cities are being added to