Researchers at the University of Leeds aims to develop a system that can harness kinetic energy from marching soldiers. The $1.5 million plan will focus on finding a way to convert human energy into usable power for military field applications. It is part of the larger “battery-free soldier” project that also includes development of solar [...]
With the unbearable heat of a Middle Eastern July upon us, many of us try to find ways to stay cool. Though regular energy-guzzling air conditioning is tempting, some of us will try to relieve our consciences with more energy effecient cooling methods, such as using the cross breeze or a solar powered air conditioner.
A team of students at the University of Hertfordshire has raced the world’s first completely electric Formula Student racing car and won this month’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers Formula Student competition.
Maryland scientists have accidentally discovered a bowl-shaped molecule that has the ability to extract CO2 from thin air. According to J. A. Tossell, a scientist from Maryland, another scientist discovered the molecule while doing research unrelated to global climate change.
A team of Italian researchers have developed a new technique that could be used to make clean fuel from water using nothing other than lasers. ”There is no other chemical agent involved in the process – not solvents, catalysts or radial initiators,” said the researchers Roberto Bini. “This is extremely important because it means that [...]
Researchers at the Ohio University have developed an efficient way of producing hydrogen from urine – a feat that could not only fuel the cars of the future, but could also help clean up municipal wastewater. Using hydrogen to power cars has become an increasingly attractive transportation fuel, as the only emission produced is water [...]
The burning hot sun at the equator is a far cry from the weak sunlight that reaches higher latitudes. To make the most of such different conditions you need specially tailored solar cells, according to UK firm Quantasol.
The company Infinite Power Solutions(IPS) has developed a new range of high-density flexible batteries that could revolutionize renewable energy systems. The manufacturer says these tiny, rechargeable, thin-film batteries combine the energy density of traditional batteries with the high discharge current of supercapacitors. With some models measuring just 0.5in. square (12.7mm) and less than .01in. thick [...]