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November 27, 2015

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November 27, 2015

Next-Generation Fuel Cells Are Ready for Low-Emission Electricity Production

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new-generation, long-life fuel cell system is under development, offering efficiency higher than that of competing technologies. The project will result in new, energy-efficient and commercially ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Taking inspiration from water beetles and other swimming insects, academics have developed the Row-bot, a robot that thrives in dirty water. The Row-bot mimics the way that the water boatman moves ... read more

Innovative Reports to Help Utility Regulators, Policymakers and Electric Industry

Nov. 23, 2015 — The electric industry in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes for a number of reasons, including new and improved technologies, changing customer desires, low load growth in many regions, and ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Physicists have used ultracold atoms to imitate the behavior of electrons in a solid. Researchers have devised a new way to study the phenomenon of magnetism. Using ultracold atoms at near absolute ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Atomic-level imaging of catalysts could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel cell ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The production of energy from natural gas without generating carbon dioxide emissions could fast become a reality, thanks to a novel technology. Researchers have been researching an innovative ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Stormy space weather sweeping across the equator is threatening vital power grids in regions long considered safe from such events, ground-breaking new research ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Engineers have developed a novel technology that uses a Wi-Fi router -- a source of ubiquitous but untapped energy in indoor environments -- to power devices without sacrificing network ... read more

Testing New Magnetic Semiconductor Material

Nov. 18, 2015 — A novel magnetic semiconductor material that is an alloy of cobalt, iron, chromium and aluminum in which part of the aluminum was replaced with silicon may help reduce the power needed to store data ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in developing a new high-performance swimsuit with a “kick assist system” that improves the power of the dolphin kick. High-speed swimsuits, which made their appearance ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A high-performance computing researcher has predicted a physical effect that would help physicists and astronomers provide fresh evidence of the correctness of Einstein's general theory of ... read more

Increased Potential for Perovskites as a Material for Solar Cells

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated a way to significantly increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells by reducing the amount of energy lost to ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A key issue with lithium ion batteries is aging. It significantly reduces their potential storage capacity. To date, very little is known about the causes of the aging effects. Scientists have now ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain. The ultimate goal is to better understand ... read more

The Unwanted Extras in Your Morning Filter Coffee

Nov. 17, 2015 — New research examines chemical leaching into coffee from filter coffee machines and electric kettles. The alarming results suggest that caffeine consumption is not all we have to worry about in our ... read more

Flexoelectricity Is More Than Moore

Nov. 17, 2015 — The world’s first integrated flexoelectric microelectromechanical system (MEMS) on silicon has been released by scientists in a new ... read more

Flexo-Electric Nanomaterial Created

Nov. 17, 2015 — Researchers have developed a 'flexo-electric' nanomaterial. The material has built-in mechanical tension that changes shape when you apply electrical voltage, or that generates electricity ... read more

Global Energy Demand Has Adverse Effects on Freshwater Resources of Less Developed Nations

Nov. 16, 2015 — Global energy demand from developed nations has an adverse impact on freshwater resources in less developed nations according to a new study. While current energy policy focuses on preventing ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated an electrically-controllable valley current device that may pave the way to ultra-low-power 'valleytronics' ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — High-performance lithium ion batteries face a major problem: Lithium will eventually start to run out as batteries are deployed in electric cars and stationary storage units. Researchers have now ... read more

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