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Recent Advances in Battery Technology Review

During the last several months a number of new battery technologies has been proposed by different research institutions. Scientists are focusing their attention on...
The University of Waterloo's Midnight Sun VII ready to depart the first checkpoint of the American Solar Challenge 2003 at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Ill. Read more about this car below. (Credit: Midnight Sun Solar Rayce Car Team)

5 Most Prominent Solar Car Models

In this review we are looking at five solar cars that are remarkable in one way or the other. While most solar cars have...
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey lifts off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River during a successful biofuel test flight. (Credit: Flickr @ Official U.S. Navy Page http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/)

Yeast Strain That Efficiently Converts Bio-Waste Into Biofuel Developed

Researchers from KU Leuven and VIB have developed new yeast strains capable of converting waste into biofuel with unprecedented efficiency. The yeast strains could...
Today, the average rate of energy capture by photosynthesis globally is approximately 130 terawatts, which is about six times larger than the current power consumption of human civilization. (Credit: Flickr @ ThreeHeadedMonkey http://www.flickr.com/photos/threeheadedmonkey/)

Semiconductor/Catalyst Construct Advances Artificial Photosynthesis

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) working at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) developed...
Work by a research team at Penn State and Rice University could lead to the development of flexible solar cells. The engineers' technique centers on control of the nanostructure and morphology to create organic solar cells made of block polymers. (Credit: Curtis Chan / Penn State)

Chemical Engineers Advance Flexible Organic Solar Cell Manufacturing Technology

A team of chemical engineers at Penn State and Rice University utilizes molecular self-assembly to create better flexible organic solar cell manufacturing process. "Imagine if...
The site of the Dangjin power plant in Dangjin-City, in the Chungchong Nam-do province about 120 kilometers south of Seoul. (Credit: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin)

Siemens Finishes Construction of the Most Efficient Fossil-Fired Power Plant in Asia

Siemens Energy and its partner, GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C), handed over the most efficient fossil-fired power plant in Asia to the South...
Volvo Concept Coupé. (Credit: Volvo Car Group)

Volvo Unveils New 400HP Plug-In Hybrid Concept Coupé

Volvo has released all the images, videos and details on its new plug-in hybrid called Volvo Concept Coupé—the first of a series of three...
The Tokamak Pit in July 2013. (Credit: ITER)

ITER: World’s Largest Fusion Research Project Reports Annual Progress

In 2012, the ITER project entered the third year of its Construction Phase. The 2012 ITER Organization Annual Report, just released, recounts one year...
2013 Tesla Model S. (Credit: Tesla Motors)

Water-Based Battery to Increase Electric Cars’ Range Beyond 240 Miles

Scientists at GE Global Research and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing a new kind of water-based “flow” battery capable of more than just...