AFP (Nov. 20, 2013) Eco-friendly cars are in the spotlight as the Tokyo Motor Show opens, with Toyota unveiling a new model and Nissan touting its aerodynamic BladeGlider for energy-conscious ... watch video
Reuters (July 2, 2012) A trio of Spanish architects believe that in the future humans will play an important role in generating energy for their homes. The team have designed the 'Jane Fonda Kit House', an eco-friendly ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 10, 2014) Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a new type of fusion reactor that could generate eco-friendly power for less money than fossil fuels. Ben Gruber reports.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 10, 2015) The first battery-powered passenger train to run on Britain's tracks in over 50 years completes a five-week trial in a bid to prove the viability of more eco-friendly alternatives to diesel-powered ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 13, 2015) An ambitious eco-friendly project containing 1,000 apartments is to be built in the Heliopolis district of Cairo. Architect Vincent Callebaut's plans for the Gate Residence will feature solar panels, ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 16, 2015) Sepios, a four-finned, omnidirectional robot built by undergraduate students at ETH Zurich, could inspire a new generation of eco-friendly, aquatic androids. Jim Drury went to see it in action.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 17, 2015) Egyptian builders are using discarded materials and plastic objects to create an eco-friendly home in a Cairo suburb. Edward Baran reports.
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Sep. 23, 2016 Multiferroics -- materials that exhibit both magnetic and electric order -- are of interest for next-generation computing but difficult to create because the conditions conducive to each of those ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 Short chains and rings of gold nanoparticles have now been produced with unprecedented precision. They used a special kind of nanoparticles with a well-defined structure and linked them together with ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles. But what if single north and south poles exist, just ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 Researchers have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 The coupling between electrons and phonons determines how efficiently solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. It also plays key roles in superconductors that transfer electricity without ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 For a long time, researchers have thought that combining palladium and ruthenium could lead to improved and novel properties for industrial applications. However, the two elements do not readily mix ... read more
Dec. 8, 2015 In solar flow batteries, the proposed charging process links harvesting solar energy and storing it as chemical energy via the electrolyte. Scientists built a solar flow battery that uses an ... read more
July 6, 2015 A study of an eco-friendly solvent helping to make PVC plastic more flexible reveals the molecular-level interaction of hydrogen bonds between the two ingredients. What gives plastic objects their ... read more
June 27, 2015 An eco-friendly biodegradable green 'herding' agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water has been developed by researchers. Derived from the plant-based small ... read more