Archive for the ‘Experiments’ Category

Trees to Power Tiny Electrical Circuits

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 6:35 1 Comment

Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated that trees can generate electricity. For the beginning they have successfully powered tiny electrical circuits.

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Replacing Expensive Nafion with Non-Precious Metals for Low-Cost Fuel Cells

Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:07 No Comments

Professor Yushan Yan of UC Riverside and associates have developed an alkaline membrane that they believe will one day replace Nafion and enable non-precious metal fuel cell catalysts that are composed of elements such as cobalt, nickel, iron and silver.

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Process to Clean Wastewater and Generate Electricity Using a Modified Microbial Fuel Cell

Monday, August 10, 2009 7:41 No Comments

New researcher conducted by an international team of researchers from U.S. and China have developed a process that cleans wastewater and generates electricity. Clean water for drinking, washing and industrial uses is a scarce resource in some parts of the world.

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Energy Scavenging Microbes Use Mud for Electricity

Thursday, August 6, 2009 6:01 No Comments

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have discovered a microbe called Geobacter that generates electricity when placed in wastewater and mud. Geobacter’s hairlike pili are extremely fine, only 3 to 5 nanometers in diameter or about 20,000 times finer than a human hair, and more than a thousand times longer than they are wide.

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Plastic Material That Could Convert Light to Electricity Could Have a Big Impact on Solar Technology

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 9:03 1 Comment

Scientists the world over are striving to develop organic solar cells that can be produced easily and inexpensively as thin films that could be widely used to generate electricity.

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Newly Discovered Bowl-Shaped Molecule Could Refine Carbon Capture Systems

Sunday, July 19, 2009 5:35 No Comments

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.

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Urine Broken Down into Hydrogen Using Electrolysis

Saturday, July 4, 2009 5:22 No Comments

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 [...]

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Tiny Biological Fuel Cells Being Developed at University of Georgia

Saturday, June 20, 2009 8:46 No Comments

Researchers at the University of Georgia ave developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electricity, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power prosthetic limbs, pacemakers and cochlear implants.

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Bacteria is Capable to Produce Biofuel From Non-Food Biomass

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 5:09 2 Comments

Researchers have founded that microscopic organisms like microalgae and bacteria are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels, which would help solve the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century.

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Citroen C1 Ev’ie, the first 100% electric car hit London streets

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:15 No Comments

Citroen has launched the first 100 electric car, that will hit the London streets. It’s name is C1 Ev’ie, based on the Citroen C1 version. Even if it is not a family car, C1 Ev’ie has a lot of advantages: no road tax, no C02 emission – be kind to the planet,  free parking in [...]

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