In Austria's state of Tyrol, electrical currents and heat are being produced from old cooking fat. After frying, restaurants and private households collect the used oil for a regional combined heating and power station.
TheStreet (June 11, 2014) Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and ... watch video
TheStreet (July 11, 2014) Global oil demand will rise at the fastest pace in five years in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA said that world oil consumption will increase next year by 1.4 million ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 27, 2014) A prototype gaming system being developed by scientists in Austria is taking virtual reality to a new level, allowing gamers to physically walk or run through their virtual world. Its inventors at ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 23, 2013) Turning a menace - into a renewable energy source. Oil and fat which currently costs Thames Water in London millions to clear every year is being collected and used to power a new electricity plant. ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 11, 2012) A company in Washington state is developing wireless technology that delivers electricity via laser beams. The scientists and engineers who run the company, Lasermotive, are using the lasers to power ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (June 17, 2013) A third of all Indonesians have no access to electricity. Agricultural engineer Tri Mumpuni refused to accept this state of affairs. Her non-profit organization IBEKA, which she founded in 1993 with ... watch video
AFP (Dec. 24, 2014) Coal miners in the separatist east of Ukraine work to ensure there won't be electricity shortages during the coldest months of winter, but the country has declared a state of emergency in its ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Oct. 29, 2013) Fuel cells are a classic case of innovative technology - except it has barely been used in practice. It has enjoyed precious few large-scale applications.
Change is on its way, however. A 250 ... watch video
Apr. 28, 2015 The secret desire of urban daydreamers staring out their office windows at the sad brick walls of the building opposite them may soon be answered thanks to transparent light shutters. A novel liquid ... read more
Apr. 28, 2015 When a mirror reflects light, it experiences a slight push. This radiation pressure can be increased considerably with the help of a small superconducting island. The finding paves a way for the ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 Scientists have dramatically improved the performance of graphene by encapsulating it in boron nitride. They’ve now shown they can similarly improve the performance of another 2D material, ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 To directly observe chemical processes in unusual, new materials is a scientific dream, made possible by modern microscopy methods: researchers have, for the first time, captured video images of the ... read more