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
Deutsche Welle (Nov. 10, 2011) Scientists say solar cells made of transparent synthetics could provide energy in the future. Scientists in Dresden are working on what they call "organic solar cells" that they want to eventually ... watch video
AP (Feb. 22, 2013) Scientists at Cornell University created a new human-shaped ear using a 3D printer and injections of living cow cells. The researchers hope one day they'll be able to use a person's own cells to ... watch video
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
Aug. 1, 2015 After debuting the world's first solar air battery last fall, researchers have now reached a new milestone. They report that their patent-pending design -- which combines a ... read more
July 29, 2015 Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an ... read more
July 31, 2015 As the demand grows for ever smaller, smarter electronics, so does the demand for understanding materials’ behavior at ever smaller scales. Physicists are building a unique ... read more
July 31, 2015 Nanoscale worlds sometimes resemble macroscale roller-coaster style hills, placed at the tip of a series of hexagons. Surprisingly, these nanohills stem from the self-organization of particles -- the ... read more
July 31, 2015 Precise targeting biological molecules, such as cancer cells, for treatment is a challenge, due to their sheer size. Now, scientists have proposed an advanced solution that can potentially be applied ... read more
July 30, 2015 The behavior of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields, new research shows. The research indicates that the wings of the insects are disturbed ... read more
June 11, 2014 It converts chemical energy directly into electrical energy. Still, there hadn’t been a market breakthrough for the fuel cell. The systems were too complex. Now scientists have developed a simple ... read more
Feb. 25, 2014 Clean hydrogen power that’s expected to lower emissions and reduce energy consumption will be coming to the Port of Honolulu in 2015 after the completion of a new fuel cell technology ... read more
Sep. 4, 2012 A by-product of biofuel manufacture can power microbial fuel cells to generate electricity cheaply and efficiently, according to scientists. The work could help develop self-powered devices that ... read more