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Long Lasting Solar Thermal Material Absorbs 90% of Light

Long Lasting Solar Thermal Material Absorbs 90% of Light

A new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants can absorb and convert to heat more than 90% of the sunlight falling on it, withstand temperatures of more than 700ºC and survive for many years.  Read more »

Solar Panels for Walls and Paths

Solar Panels for Walls and Paths

A Swiss non-profit company, has developed a technology which allows solar panels to be different colors. Meanwhile, Dutch engineers have installed the world’s first bike path made from solar panels.  Read more »

Electricity from Jet Fuel at Room Temperature

Electricity from Jet Fuel at Room Temperature

University of Utah engineers have developed the first room-temperature fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without needing to ignite the fuel.  Read more »

Quick, Cheap Removal of Arsenic from Water

Quick, Cheap Removal of Arsenic from Water

An Associate Professor at the University of Florida has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter arsenic from water. Arsenic is one of the most common environmental pollutants, affecting millions of people worldwide.  Read more »

New Process Triples Biogas Production from Waste

New Process Triples Biogas Production from Waste

Researchers in Spain have developed the new “BiogàsPlus” technology which increases the production of biogas by 200% with a controlled introduction of iron oxide nanoparticles to the process of organic waste treatment.  Read more »

Combined Solar Cell and Battery

Combined Solar Cell and Battery

Researchers at Ohio State University have reported that they have succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device.  Read more »

Domestic Energy Storage using Phase Changes in Paraffin

Domestic Energy Storage using Phase Changes in Paraffin

Researchers from Spain’s Universidad del Pais Vasco and Euskal Herriko Uniberstitatea have developed a compact heat storage system which uses phase changes in a type of paraffin to store the heat energy.  Read more »

Simple Design Elements to Improve Cycling

Simple Design Elements to Improve Cycling

Copenhagen has some simple, inexpensive “micro designs” to improve urban cycling.  Read more »

Light Panels a Hundred Times More Efficient Then LEDs

Light Panels a Hundred Times More Efficient Then LEDs

Scientists from Tohoku University in Japan have developed a new type of energy-efficient flat light source based on carbon nanotubes that has about one hundredth of the power consumption of an LED.  Read more »

New Batteries Charge 70% in 2 Minutes

New Batteries Charge 70% in 2 Minutes

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have reported that they have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70% in only 2 minutes and will have a lifespan of over 20 years.  Read more »