Stereographic Image of Graphene Modeled in Paper - Still Not as Cool as the Real Thing

Saltwater Graphene Generator Discovered

Scientists and researchers are still coming up with ways to use graphene, perhaps the greatest wünder-material in recent memory. Graphene, an atom-thick single-layer two-dimensional lattice...

Sound Waves – A Different Kind of Power Source That Can Charge Your Cellphone

Researchers from Korea are working on a new technology that can power your cellphone with sound. They have turned zinc oxide (the main ingredient of calamine lotion) into a tiny material that converts sound waves into energy through piezoelectricity.

Monks apply space technology to make beer-brewing more sustainable

The monks of La Trappe Abbey brewery in the Netherlands decided to renovate their factory and achieve more sustainable use of water in the...
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Solar Powered Trike For The Disabled on The World Disabled Day

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), we would like to present the idea of this Solar Powered Trike for...

Vibration-Powered Magnetostrictive Generator Invented By Japanese Researcher

Vibrations can drive your watch and other small appliances more easily, as one researcher from the Kanazawa University in Japan has developed a possible replacement for button batteries. His device works on vibrations and could one day power even bigger stuff, if put in a serial configuration.

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,...

Chunlei Guo's Metal Pushing Water Uphill Without Extra Energy

Chunlei Guo, a researcher from the University of Rochester, along with a team of scientists, have created a slab of metal that can push water uphill, defying gravity, by using the capillary effect. It's the same effect that happens when you put a piece of fabric in a wine glass, for example, and hold it with your hand.

Green Algae Modified to Act as Photovoltaic Cells Power a Clock

Algae and photosynthetic bacteria could also be exploited to generate electricity, besides jellyfish. University of Cambridge researchers let by Adrian Fisher and Paolo Bombelli study how they could use the two fore-mentioned to actually generate usable energy.

Modified Nokia Cell Phone Powered by Coke or Any Other Soda

A Chinese developer called Daizi Zheng has discovered a new source of power for cell phones: Coca-Cola. He recently modified a Nokia cell phone to be powered by this juice or any other sugary solution.

Air-Purifying Concrete Paving Stones Remove Nitrogen Oxides from Vehicle Emissions

Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands claim to have invented a new type of paving material that actually removes some pollutants from the air as vehicles travel over the surface. Combined with concrete or normal asphalt, the new material is able to eliminate 25% to 45% of nitrogen oxides from vehicle gases.