Researchers Develop Device to Convert Vibrations Into Electricity

Bristol University researchers have developed a new way to provide free energy to businesses and homes. They have created a new type of energy-harvesting device that makes use of non-linear springs and mass.

Eco-Friendly Hobbit Home Must be Destroyed According to City Planning Council

Charlie Hague and his partner Megan have been given two months to raze their “hobbit” house. The Pembrokeshire County Council has deemed the home...

Scientists Fantasizing How to Refreeze the Arctic Ice Cap

A scientist from Arizona State University has a bold plan to refreeze the arctic ice cap. Steven Desch is an astrophysicist, and he wants...

Cleaning Contaminated Water Using Photocatalysts

Solar Water Disinfection is a well-known technique for cleaning contaminated water with ultraviolet rays.  Although this technique has been investigated by many, Deepika Kurup...

Sharp Unveils LED Devices With Better Luminous Efficiency

Sharp Corp has recently unveiled an LED device that has a luminous efficiency of 91 lumens/Watt with an input power of about 25W, being used for lighting purposes.

Novel bio-inspired materials to substitute plastics

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) developed a novel approach to manufacture biodegradable substitutes for plastic. The team make use of...

New Phase Change Material Offers Huge Energy Savings in Buildings

The novel non-deformed energy storage phase change material (PCM), as the scientists dubbed it, can efficaciously regulate heat, by virtue of its large energy storage capacity. The best part is that it could be cheaply manufactured.

How to Beat the Agony of a Dying Phone Battery

Phones and tablets are our main computers these days. We rely on them. Manufacturers limit the device's performance once battery capacity has...

Israel’s First “Green Roofs” Ecology Research Center Founded at University of Haifa

The first ever Israeli research center for Green Roofs Ecology is about to start functioning at University of Haifa. Non-irrigated green roofs, improvements on...
Graphene - Superpowered?

What Is Graphene, Anyway?

We’ve covered graphene on this site a number of times, but of course, what is it? Where does it come from? What does it...