Gamera II Human Powered Helicopter Reaches (Unofficial) Record Height

Human-powered flying machines have been dreamed of ever since the Middle Ages, when Da Vinci sketched his ornithopter and his other flying concepts (that...
Hyundai E4U Personal Electric Vehicle Out On the Road

Hyundai E4U Concept – Egg-Shaped Personal Electric Vehicle

Personal electric vehicles aren't so new, and by now we're probably used to seeing the elderly and infirm getting around on electric wheelchairs and...

DIY: How to Build the Simplest Electric Motor in Your Kitchen (video)

Electric motors have simple designs, are easy to operate and have a great resistance to various environments. That's why they are to be chosen as alternative to internal combustion engines. This is a trivial experiment showing how you can feel you made a real electric motor yourself. Just for fun.
"Portable" Hydrogen Fuel Cell Container for Port of Honolulu

“Portable” Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Reduce Emissions in Honolulu

In an effort to reduce idling ship emissions at port, a hydrogen fuel cell pilot project will provide power to ships, without burning a...

Influence of Solvent Mixtures on The Structure of Organic Solar Cells

Physicists from North Carolina State University claim that by controlling the way “mixing” occurs between the solar cell domains, we can boost their efficiency. According...
Fungus Trichoderma Reesei's Unique Enzymes Could Speed Up Biofuel Synthesis

PNNL Fungus Study Could Speed up Biofuels Production

In theory, biofuels programs could gives us a ready supply of carbon-neutral fuels for use in everyday applications, but the process is expensive and...

Berkeley Researchers Advance In Studying How Magnets Can Be Used in Fridges

According to the researchers, in the future, our refrigerators could use magnets to keep the food cold. Besides the fact that one such refrigerator uses less power and runs quieter than a conventional fridge, it wouldn't contain any hydrofluorocarbons (HCF), gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Mitsubishi Electric's New PV Cell Module has an Output of 200W

Mitsubishi has developed a new photovoltaic (PV) cell module that has an output of 200W and unlike conventional ones it uses monocrystalline silicon (Si) PV cells. For the moment, the PV cell module is targeted at residents of Japan, but the company plans to start offshore shipments from Oct 20, 2010.

Converting Heat To Electrical Power Efficiently Using Quantum Dots

Microcircuits might become much more efficient, with the development of a new type of nanoscale engine, which uses quantum dots to generate electricity. Professor Andrew...

New Materials Greatly Improve Solar Fuel Cell Peformance

Chemists from University of Texas at Arlington(UTA) have devised new materials of high performance for solar cells to split Carbon dioxide and water into fuels...