Image: Breaking boundaries in new engine designs
Jan 10, 2017
In an effort to improve fuel efficiency, NASA and the aircraft industry are rethinking aircraft design. Inside the 8' x 6' wind tunnel at NASA Glenn, engineers recently tested a fan and inlet design, commonly called a propulsor, ...
Artificial leaf goes more efficient for hydrogen generation
Jan 04, 2017
A team of international researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently engineered a new artificial leaf that can convert sunlight into fuel with groundbreaking efficiency.
Turfgrass researchers focus on irrigation efficiency, outreach efforts
Dec 15, 2016
We've all seen water from sprinklers land on sidewalks or get whisked away by the wind.
Innovative refrigerator developed using multistage sound wave engine
Dec 12, 2016
Shinya Hasegawa and colleagues at Tokai University have developed a refrigerator (107 C) powered only by waste heat that generated sound waves in an innovative multistage traveling wave thermoacoustic engine. The refrigerator ...
Development of a rapid method to knockout genes in Arabidopsis thaliana
Dec 05, 2016
A pair of plant biologists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) of Nagoya University, has reported in the journal Plant and Cell Physiology, on the development of a new vector (a carrier to transfer genetic ...
New findings boost promise of molybdenum sulfide for hydrogen catalysis
Dec 01, 2016
Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a catalyst for producing hydrogen ...
EU on track to meet 2020 target for renewable energy: report
Dec 01, 2016
EU countries are on track to meet their 2020 targets for renewable energy and emissions cuts but could fall short of ambitious longer-term goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Thursday.
New fabrication technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells
Nov 29, 2016
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider absorption range and increased ...
New technology aims to makes photovoltaic cells 70% more effective
Nov 28, 2016
Technion researchers have developed a technology that could improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by nearly 70 percent. The study was conducted at the Excitonics Lab, headed by Assistant Professor Carmel Rotschild ...
New way to make low-cost solar cell technology
Nov 14, 2016
Researchers at ANU have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could lead to more efficient and cheaper solar electricity.