New Enzyme Allows Plants to Consume More CO2 and Save Water

Scientists at the University of California San Diego have discovered new plant enzymes that can allow plants to save water while consuming more CO2 from the atmosphere. The enzyme causes the plants to react to CO2 and change how they use their pores and by modifying the enzyme, scientists believe that could be developed more CO2- and drought-tolerant crops.
Woolly mammoth de-extinction

Extinct Species Could Be Restored Thanks to New Technology

A team of researchers have mapped almost the entire genome sequence of two Siberian woolly mammoths, a step closer to the possibility of bringing...

Protein Nanotubes Could Make Solar Panels Self-Washable

Scientists at the Tel Aviv University (TAU) are sure that their newest research in the nanotechnology field could lead to the development of a new type of solar panels and glass that need no cleaning and apparently put window washers out of work.

Solar Impulse 2 Finally Reaches Hawaii

The world's first solar energy plane landed in Kalaeloa Airport around six AM this morning after flying all the way from Japan across the Pacific. Andre Borschberg,...
Graphene Has Very Unique Properties

Graphene and Monolayers For More Efficient Solar Cells

With all the talk about nanomaterials making up more efficient solar cells, most of the focus has been on graphene and its unique properties....

Solar-Powered System Refines Magnesium and Uses It as Green Fuel

Researcher Takashi Yabe at the Tokyo Institute of Technology claims that he developed a system that can run on solar energy, to refine magnesium and use it as a source of fuel.

Microbial Battery Cleans Wastewater, Generates Energy

A team of US researchers have found a cost effective way to use a microbial battery for cleaning up wastewater discarded during oil and...

New Imaging Technology Could Lead To Low-Cost Methane Detection

It turns out that a single pixel can make a big difference when it comes to detecting gases that would otherwise go unnoticed...

Friction Heater Gets Almost Free Energy From Wood – Iron Friction

If this truly works (and I don't see why it shouldn't), it is the greatest home-produced energy discovery since the wheel has been founded. Lloyd Tanner uses an incredibly simple assembly of two 4x4 inch wood pieces, and an iron wheel spinning in between.

Nanowires Could Enable Human Heart to Power Gadgets

Nanotechnology - the science of managing matter at a molecular level - has delivered its promises: if charging your iPod with your heart is...