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First fully rechargeable carbon dioxide battery is seven times more efficient than lithium ion

October 3rd, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

 Lithium-carbon dioxide batteries are attractive energy storage systems because they have a specific energy density that is more than seven times greater than commonly used lithium-ion batteries. Until now, however, scientists have not been able to develop a fully rechargeable prototype, despite their potential to store more energy. Researchers at the University of Illinois at […]



This “Anti-solar panel” could generate power from the darkness

October 2nd, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

A new poll confirms that the majority of constituents in the United States are still opposed to president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, as well as his overall views on climate change. According to reporting by Time Magazine, “while the administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of […]



Scientists have figured out a way to turn heat into electricity using magnets!

October 1st, 2019 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

  Researchers all across the world are looking for ways to harness heat that otherwise would’ve been lost. They’ve put together ingenious solutions to trap atmospheric warmth and turn it into power when the Sun goes down and solar energy cannot be harnessed. However now, scientists have figured out a method to convert heat into […]



Graphene nanoribbons lay the groundwork for ultrapowerful computers

September 28th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

  Graphene nanoribbons on silicon wafers could help lead the way toward super fast computer chips. Image courtesy of Mike Arnold.  Smaller, better semiconductors have consistently allowed computers to become faster and more energy-efficient than ever before. But the 18-month cycle of exponential increases in computing power that has held since the mid 1960s now […]



Thermoelectric generator harvests renewable energy from the cold of space

September 24th, 2019 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

The thermoelectric generator uses a black aluminum disk to radiate heat into the atmosphere, and a polystyrene enclosure to keep the air inside warm.Aaswath Raman  As effective as solar panels are, one of their major downsides is that they only produce power during the day, so excess energy needs to be stored for use overnight. […]



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