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...

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.
Addressing Climate Change, Not for OUR Benefit, but THEIRS

Climate Change Action Hampered by Shortsightedness, Schelling Was Right

Our ability to make decisions today, such as addressing climate change, for a future that we may not even live to see, better conditions...

Researchers Find New Way to Make Less Toxic Super-Fast Graphene Transistors

Graphene has a great potential to make electronic devices such as phones, radios and computers smaller and faster. The new graphene-based technology could play a key role in waste reduction and energy conservation.

New Highly Efficient Heat Pumps to Reduce Heating Costs in Cold Regions Discovered

According to a new study, heat pumps are not so efficient in extremely cold climates, only being suited for moderate climates. These provide cooling in summer and heating in winter. Researchers at Purdue University have recently developed a new type of heat pump that allows residents in cold climates to halve their heating bills, due to its high efficiency.

LED-powered Christmas Tree

Ever thought about how much electricity does your Christmas tree consume? You need not to be scarce, but think on big scale how many...

Researchers Found An Enzyme That Could Get Gasoline From Thin Air

"This organism is a very common soil bacteria that is very well understood and has been studied for a long time. But while we were studying it, we realized that the enzyme has some unusual behavior", said Markus Ribbe, a scientist at the University of California.

Sewage Could Be a New Way For Cheap Hydrogen

In the field of hydrogen fuel cell production, Oregon State University researchers have discovered that sewage can produce cheap hydrogen. In comparison with traditional electrolysis technology, sewage can produce hydrogen at a lower cost.

Biofuel Production Could Benefit from New Nanobowl Construction

One of the issues in biofuel production has always been making it efficient. Various catalyst materials have been found to be very efficient, but...

Tiny Biological Fuel Cells Could Power Future Implants

Scientists at the University of Georgia have discovered a new way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges. According to the researchers, this discovery is the first step in developing fuel cells for devices such as cochlear implants, prosthetic limbs and pacemakers.