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July 25th, 2014 at 8:00 am

China and India race to fully harness thorium for nuclear power

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Thorium is an alternative to uranium as a way of doing nuclear fission.

Although the chemical element thorium sounds like the kind of material used as a plot device in a comic book blockbuster, it could solve the fuel crisis in the real world.

 

 

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July 21st, 2014 at 10:41 am

Generating electricity from jumping water droplets

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This process can generate small amounts of electricity.

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic (water-repelling) surfaces during condensation, the droplets can gain electric charge in the process.

 

 

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July 21st, 2014 at 9:53 am

Project proposals nearly double California’s energy storage target

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Energy storage

On paper, California’s push to transform the market for grid-scale energy storage is working even better than expected.

 

 

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July 18th, 2014 at 10:54 am

Electric life forms that live on pure energy are unlike any other life on Earth

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Geobacter is one type of ‘electric bacteria.’

‘Electric bacteria’ are unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere. (Video)

 

 

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July 8th, 2014 at 8:25 am

Top 10 ways technology will change the world by 2025

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By 2025 electric vehicles will take over traditional vehicles.

Technology is changing the way we live our day-to-day lives. It’s exciting to imagine what the future will bring.  We may like to imagine one day living on Mars with technology that lets us teleport our toothpaste from CVS and the ability to apparate like Harry Potter.

 

 

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July 8th, 2014 at 8:01 am

Tesla’s vision for wireless power transmission is reborn

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Tesla Tower Prototype

One of the greatest visionaries of the early 20th century was Nikola Tesla. His work to help develop the AC power system we all use to this day was crucial, but his personal goal was to develop a way to wirelessly transmit electrical power. He got as far as building a huge tower for transatlantic wireless power demonstrations, but the system was never completed. Now a group of Russian engineers want to complete Tesla’s work, and have launched a funding campaign to build a working prototype of Tesla’s wireless power system.

 

 

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June 26th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

New technology from Sharp demonstrates ultra-high efficiency solar cells

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Sharp’s technology could be twice as efficient at converting sunlight to electricity.

Right now the best solar cells we have convert less than a third of the energy on sunlight into electricity, even though for decades researchers have calculated that exotic physics could allow solar cells to convert far more energy than they do now.

 

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June 8th, 2014 at 8:34 am

Electric car travels over 1,100 miles without a recharge on a new aluminum-air battery

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Together the Israeli company, Phinergy, and the aluminum giant, Alcoa Canada, demonstrated an electric vehicle (EV) capable of driving over 1,100 miles between charges using a combination of aluminum-air and lithium-ion storage technologies.

 

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June 5th, 2014 at 9:59 am

Archimedes Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine is the world’s most efficient urban wind turbine

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Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine

The Rotterdam-based tech firm The Archimedes has introduced its Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine, which is said to have an energy yield that is “80 percent of the maximum that is theoretically feasible.” That’s quite the assertion, given that most conventional wind turbines average around 25 to 50 percent. (Video)

 

 

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May 26th, 2014 at 8:47 am

8 companies where employees hit $1million in revenue

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Valero Energy

In the first quarter of 2014, did you generate $1 million for your employer?  If not, you’d better stop reading this and get back to work if you want to keep up with the most productive workers in the U.S.

 

 

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