- Are Gribble Guts The Secret For Biofuel?
Yours truly has been watching telly again! (I hope no-one will get the idea that the couch potato might be a significant source of starch.) This time, on our local BBC news service, we hear how researchers at the University of Portsmouth Institute of Bio ...
Article - Robert H Olley - Jan 27 2009 - 3:33pm
- Is Fusion-Assisted Fission The Future Of Nuclear Power?
It's been nearly thirty years since the last application for construction of a nuclear power plant was filed in the United States. Despite the age of the reactors already operating, however, the amount of our power generated using nuclear sources is s ...
Article - Chris Rollins - Jan 30 2009 - 1:51pm
- Regenerative Shock Absorbers Boost Fuel Efficiency Using Road Bumps To Generate Energy
A team of MIT undergraduate students has invented a shock absorber that harnesses energy from small bumps in the road, generating electricity while it smoothes the ride more effectively than conventional shocks. The students hope to initially find customer ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 15 2009 - 10:13am
- Maritime Mileage Machine- Will This Fuel Stingy Car Get 3000 Miles Per Gallon?
With its light body made of Kevlar, sleek aerodynamic design and three Olympic-racing wheelchair tires, it looks like something that escaped from the Batcave but it’s actually a school project by a team of six Dalhousie University senior mechanical enginee ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 18 2009 - 7:20pm
- Partnering VCs and National Labs (An Energy Moonshot)
Should the government or private industry shoulder the initiative for meaningful strides in alternative energy breakthroughs? The level of disruption necessary cannot be achieved on any practial time horizon by private industry without some enormous strok ...
Blog Post - Jon Lederman - Feb 19 2009 - 6:00am
- Lead-Acid: The coolest thing to happen to batteries since Volta
So, it has been quite some time since I've posted a blog. Unfortunately, I am trying to get this pesky degree and do some research on the side. I would like to continue my history of the battery with the development of the first rechargeable battery. ...
Blog Post - Navarre Bartz - Nov 3 2010 - 10:06pm
- Energy Earth- Enhanced Geothermal Methods Getting A New Look
Geothermal energy is increasingly contributing to the power supply where it is affordable and efficient. Iceland is world-leader in expanding development of geothermal utilization: in recent years the annual power supply there doubled to more than 500 MW i ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2009 - 12:21pm
- Photocatalysis- Using Solar Power To Make Methane From Carbon Dioxide
Dual catalysts may be the key to efficiently turning carbon dioxide and water vapor into methane and other hydrocarbons using titania nanotubes and solar power, according to Penn State researchers. Burning fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal release large ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2009 - 12:08pm
- Cobalt Oxide Nanocrystals And Artificial Photosynthesis
For millions of years, green plants have employed photosynthesis to capture energy from sunlight and convert it into electrochemical energy. A goal of scientists has been to develop an artificial version of photosynthesis that can be used to produce liquid ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2009 - 9:59am
- New battery tech promises even faster recharge times...
I interrupt my battery history series for this important news: In case you hadn't heard, the next big thing in batteries is fast charge and discharge times. One of the main hangups with electric cars is that they take too long to charge. Most people d ...
Blog Post - Navarre Bartz - Mar 11 2009 - 8:13pm