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April 29, 2016

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Mar. 30, 2016 — Ionic transport has been studied extensively over the years for energy devices such as fuel cells and batteries using Li+, H+, Ag+, Cu+, F-, and O2-. Yet as researchers point out in a recent report, ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed a process for providing sensitive semiconductors for solar water splitting ("artificial leaves") with an organic, transparent protective layer. The extremely thin ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — Solar fuels, clean fuels from sunlight, water and CO2, form an attractive way for storing solar energy in hydrogen or hydrocarbons, for example. The efficiency of this technology still needs a ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — You probably don't think much of fungi, and especially those that turn bread moldy, but researchers have evidence that might just change your mind. Their findings suggest that a red bread mold ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Hype followed by disappointment: That's been the general pattern over the past few decades when an alternative fuel is presented to the public. It's a fuel du jour phenomenon, from methanol ... read more

New Fuel Materials Could Make Nuclear Reactors Safer

Mar. 16, 2016 — Nuclear power is an important energy source and is essential as a clean energy to reduce current carbon emissions from fossil fuels. However, many people feel the risk of nuclear accidents does not ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — A new kind of fuel cell that can turn urine into electricity could revolutionize the way we produce bioenergy, particularly in developing countries. The research describes a new design of microbial ... read more

Generating Electricity With Tomato Waste

Mar. 16, 2016 — A team of scientists is exploring an unusual source of electricity -- damaged tomatoes that are unsuitable for sale at the grocery store. Their pilot project involves a biological-based fuel cell ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — By combining two materials on the atomic scale, scientists built a designer interface that separates electrons and holes; this work matters because those electrons could go on to drive reactions that ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new electrode for analyzing lithium ion concentrations. Unlike traditional systems, it could be manufactured in a small format at low costs. The key is the material ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — A new materials recipe has been developed for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell that shields the nanocrystals from oxygen, moisture and contaminants while pushing its performance forward in key ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — A supercondenser has been developed that can be charged by the sun. It contains no expensive or hazardous materials, has patents pending, and it should be fully possible to manufacture it on an ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Researchers have boosted the efficiency of water electrolysis. They applied a layer of copper atoms in a conventional platinum electrode. Thus, reaction intermediates could desorb a bit more easily ... read more

Highly Efficient Hollow Copper Electrodes Developed

Mar. 9, 2016 — Scientists have developed an electrode in the form of a hollow porous copper fiber which is able to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide (CO) extremely efficiently. In principle the invention ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Researchers have determined the most climate-friendly use of natural gas is replacement of existing coal-fired power plants and fuel-oil furnaces rather than burning it in cars and ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Researchers working on developing new fuel cells have published a novel method to fabricate highly active gold nanoparticle catalysts. The team adopted methods it had already proven with platinum, ... read more

Miniaturized Fuel Cell Makes Drones Fly More Than One Hour

Mar. 8, 2016 — Drones are used for various applications such as aero picturing, disaster recovery, and delivering. Despite attracting attention as a new growth area, the biggest problem of drones is its small ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Scientists have worked out a way to make electric vehicles not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the lithium-ion batteries can be replaced ... read more

Novel Ceramics Convert Wasted Heat Into Electricity

Mar. 1, 2016 — A researcher has molded the chemical composition of a ceramics material and the manufacturing process to improve its properties. The aim is to create a ceramic with excellent chemical conditions, ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — New technologies are starved for efficient and inexpensive catalysts. The best materials are made up of nanoparticles, whose properties are the result of their small size. The single catalyst ... read more

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