How much do you know about fuel cells? Most people know it’s something to do with hydrogen, but because it’s pretty expensive, they probably didn’t pay much attention to it. The information is true: fuel cells rely on hydrogen and generate electricity when the right kind of electrochemical process takes place. And although the federal [...]
It appears the Japanese are so hyped up on technology that there is no stopping even for students! A group of them from the Osaka Sangyo University sacrificed their breaks to make a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle see the light of day in time for the Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on January 13.
It is said that for a household to be classed as in fuel poverty, it needs to spend at least 10% of its income on fuel to sufficiently heat the home. According to Consumer Focus, nearly 5.7 million households are in fuel poverty which roughly converts to one in four homes in Britain. To make [...]
Until recently, one had to choose whether to ask for electricity from solar panels or heat from solar-thermal panels, but you couldn’t have it both ways. Now, thanks to a team of researchers from Boston College and MIT, you can. As reported in the Nature Materials journal, engineers have worked out a way to trap [...]
We’re not sure what prompted Porsche to dig into its past and find the first hybrid car ever built, but that’s what they did and this is what they’ve come up with: Semper Vivus. Unveiled at the New Your Auto Show, the model is a faithful replica of the 1900 model that costs $750,000, almost [...]
It’s interesting to remark how even in the eco-friendly field, companies think about profit first. Probably they wouldn’t even be on the market if they didn’t. So, just as Google recently said about its latest investments, Avidan Management also talks about projects that “make sound business sense”. And these guys are not kidding: the New [...]
Have you ever wondered what happens when a river hits the sea? Apparently, energy can be produced from this! The fresh water of the river smashes the salty water of the sea, resulting in a certain amount of energy. In the relentless search for alternative sources of energy, the man’s mind has thought about capturing [...]
The researchers from MIT’s Nocera Lab, led by Dr.Daniel Nocera, claimed at the last National Meeting of the American Chemical Society that an artificial leaf has been already created and made stable in their labs. They say that this artificial leaf doesn’t look like the natural leaf ,but it has the same inputs and outputs.
Here is some good news for the environment: Google tries out an alternative fueling system based on wireless recharging for electric cars, suggestively named PluglessPower. The tests are being conducted by Evatran in Mountain View, Virginia.
A team of researchers at the Michigan State University have recently developed prototype for an internal combustion engine that could revolutionize the world. Unlike the current engines, the new prototype is capable of reducing auto emissions up to 90 percent.