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 kilowatt facility the size of a shipping container is now set to supply the Ministry of Research in Berlin with electricity. Report by Holger Trzeczak.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 4, 2014) Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity. With a grant from an organization that promotes research aboard the International Space ... watch video
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Deutsche Welle (May 14, 2012) Organic solar cells provide new hope for future energy generation, and researchers in Dresden now want to make this option commercially viable.
It’s a fascinating proposition: once the ... watch video
Reuters (Jan. 1, 2013) Researchers at the University of Tokyo are using cells to fold microscopic origami shapes. The scientists hope that in the future the use of tissue cells to fold structures will lead to next ... watch video
AP (July 16, 2014) Scientists have come up with a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that change ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. They hope ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Nov. 10, 2011) Hydrogen is being touted as the fuel of tomorrow, but there are still some problems to be ironed out. Now, scientists doing basic research are proposing a solution. They call it carbazol, which looks ... watch video
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