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Enerpulse to Present on Nano-Plasma Assisted Combustion Technology at SAE International Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting

Enerpulse to Present on Nano-Plasma Assisted Combustion Technology at SAE International Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting

Enerpulse Technologies, the manufacturers of Pulstar Spark Plugs, announced today that its founder, president and chief technology officer (CTO), Lou Camilli, will present an innovative technical paper at the 2014 SAE International Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants meeting in Birmingham, England on Monday, October 20. [More]
IRIS Helps Observe Telltale Signs of Nanoflares in Sun's Corona

IRIS Helps Observe Telltale Signs of Nanoflares in Sun's Corona

Why is the Sun's million-degree corona, or outermost atmosphere, so much hotter than the Sun's surface? This question has baffled astronomers for decades. Today, a team led by Paola Testa of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is presenting new clues to the mystery of coronal heating using observations from the recently launched Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS). [More]
MOF Slurry-Based Process May Revolutionize Carbon Capture

MOF Slurry-Based Process May Revolutionize Carbon Capture

Scientists from EPFL, UC Berkley and Beijing have developed a slurry-based process that can revolutionize carbon capture. The slurry, consisting of a porous powder suspended in glycol, offers the efficient large-scale implementation of a liquid while maintaining the lower costs and energy efficiency of solid carbon-capturing materials. [More]
Airbus and South Africa's National Aerospace Centre Enter Agreement to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies

Airbus and South Africa's National Aerospace Centre Enter Agreement to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies

HyperSolar, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, today commented today on a recent announcement that Airbus, a leading airplane manufacturer, has entered into a three-year research agreement with South Africa's National Aerospace Centre to fund and develop hydrogen fuel cell technologies. [More]
StoreDot Raises New Round of Funding to Commercialize Bio-Organic Nanodot-Based Devices

StoreDot Raises New Round of Funding to Commercialize Bio-Organic Nanodot-Based Devices

Nanotechnology pioneer StoreDot Ltd announced today the completion of its Series B Round of financing of $42 Million. Singulariteam Ltd., a private investment fund that focuses on early stage new and disruptive technology companies, provided seed funding for StoreDot. [More]
Hollow Nanospheres Demonstrate Unprecedented Performance for Batteries

Hollow Nanospheres Demonstrate Unprecedented Performance for Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. There are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology, however, that prevent the batteries from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications. [More]
Novel Thermoelectric Generator Turns Waste Heat Into Electricity

Novel Thermoelectric Generator Turns Waste Heat Into Electricity

It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. energy — from vehicles and heavy equipment, for instance — is wasted as heat. Mostly, this waste heat simply escapes into the air. But that’s beginning to change, thanks to thermoelectric innovators such as MIT’s Gang Chen. [More]
Strongest Evidence for Presence of Nanoflares on the Sun

Strongest Evidence for Presence of Nanoflares on the Sun

Scientists have recently gathered some of the strongest evidence to date to explain what makes the sun's outer atmosphere so much hotter than its surface. [More]
Fuel Cells’ Process to Produce Electricity Tracked Using High-Brilliance X-rays

Fuel Cells’ Process to Produce Electricity Tracked Using High-Brilliance X-rays

Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale alternative energy power systems more practical and reliable [More]
Novel Nano Particle Catalysts Facilitate Opposite Reactions

Novel Nano Particle Catalysts Facilitate Opposite Reactions

Chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have made a decisive step towards more cost-efficient regenerative fuel cells and rechargeable metal-air batteries. They developed a new type of catalyst on the basis of carbon, which can facilitate two opposite reactions: electrolysis of water and combustion of hydrogen with oxygen. [More]