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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Nov. 25, 2015 — A smart chip that can tell you how healthy is your battery and if it is safe for use, has been developed by ... read more

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. 24, 2015 — The transportation sector has the capacity to nearly halve its carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and, hence, to contribute far more than previously thought to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Stacking two solar cells one over the other has advantages: Because the energy is 'harvested' in two stages, and overall the sunlight can be converted to electricity more efficiently. ... 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

Nov. 23, 2015 — A process to remove contaminants from oil sands wastewater has been found by researchers, which uses only sunlight and nanoparticles. They report that the process is more effective and inexpensive ... 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

Solutions to Reduce Effect of Wind Power on Digital Communications

Nov. 23, 2015 — Wind farms can now be designed to minimize their effects on television broadcasting and mobile communications. Methods and tools developed in a new research project allow an optimal location to be ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood has been developed by a team of engineers. The technology could serve as ... 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

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 — Scientists are using a class of materials called organometal halide perovskites to build a highly functioning ... 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

Streamlining Mobile Image Processing

Nov. 13, 2015 — As smartphones become people's primary computers and their primary cameras, there is growing demand for mobile versions of image-processing ... 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

Shocking New Way to Get the Salt out

Nov. 12, 2015 — A research team has come up with an innovative approach that, unlike most traditional desalination systems, does not separate ions or water molecules with filters, which can become clogged, or ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Vanderbilt engineers have discovered that adding quantum dots made from fool's gold to the electrodes of standard lithium batteries can substantially boost their ... read more

Daring Move for First US-China Fusion Team

Nov. 11, 2015 — Increasing the power and efficiency of magnetic fusion energy may require the risk of running the hot plasma closer than ever to the ... read more

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