- Platinum Nanowires Energize The Fuel Cell Future
The creation of long platinum nanowires at the University of Rochester could soon lead to the development of commercially viable fuel cells. Described in a paper published today in the journal Nano Letters, the new wires should provide significant increase ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2009 - 8:43pm
- Is Nuclear Energy More Popular Now?
The Multinational Nuclear Power Pulse Survey, conducted online in November 2008, was released on 17 March 2009 by its originator Accenture, a consulting company. 10,508 people in 20 countries participated in a series of 20-minute interviews. Included in g ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Mar 18 2009 - 10:45pm
- Cold Fusion Viable Again? Sure, If You Say So
Researchers at the ACS meeting in Salt Lake City say they have new evidence for the existence of low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), the process once called "cold fusion." One group describes what it terms the first clear visual evidence that LE ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2009 - 3:16pm
- Gas Hydrates: Burning Some Ice May Keep All Of It From Melting
In the future, natural gas derived from chunks of ice that workers collect from beneath the ocean floor and beneath the arctic permafrost may fuel cars, heat homes, and power factories. Government researchers are reporting that these so-called "gas hy ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2009 - 3:30pm
- Biodiesel Fuel From Algae Can Be Economical, Say Researchers
Chemists reported development of what they termed the first economical, eco-friendly process to convert algae oil into biodiesel fuel — a discovery they predict could one day lead to U.S. independence from petroleum as a fuel. One of the problems with curr ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2009 - 6:52am
- Nanogenerator Uses Body Movement To Charge IPhones And IPods
You may soon be able to say goodbye to batteries for your Blackberry or cell phone. Instead, they will get power from just a wave of your hand. In research presented at the ACS meeting in Salt Lake City, scientists describe technology that converts mechan ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2009 - 9:45pm
- Diatoms: Ancient Life May Point The Way To Future Solar Energy
Engineers at Oregon State University say they have discovered a way to use ancient life forms, diatoms, to create one of the newest technologies for solar energy- systems that may be surprisingly simple to build compared to existing silicon-based solar cel ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2009 - 8:58pm
- Green Energy Boost- Researchers Crack Code For Binding Lignocellulosic Biomass
Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have discovered a potential chink in the armor of fibers that make the cell walls of certain inedible plant materials so tough. The insight ultimately could lead to a cost-effective and energy-efficient strategy f ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2009 - 11:37am
- Hydrogen From Water Using Solar Cells (Uber Clean Energy) Gets A Titanium Dioxide Boost
A research team from Northeastern University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has discovered that a residue of a process used to build arrays of titania nanotubes (that wasn’t even previously noticed), plays an important role i ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2009 - 1:09pm
- Super Efficient Bacteria Chlorophyll Molecules Revealed (Now Bring On Real Solar Energy)
An international team of scientists has determined the structure of the chlorophyll molecules in green bacteria that are responsible for harvesting light energy. The team's results one day could be used to build artificial photosynthetic systems, such ...
Article - News Staff - May 4 2009 - 8:58pm