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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]
Nano-Silicon Synthesised from Beach Sand Holds Promise for Li-ion Batteries with Longer Life

Nano-Silicon Synthesised from Beach Sand Holds Promise for Li-ion Batteries with Longer Life

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key material: sand. Yes, sand. [More]
Flexible Piezoelectric Nanogenerator Operates Self-Powered Artificial Cardiac Pacemaker

Flexible Piezoelectric Nanogenerator Operates Self-Powered Artificial Cardiac Pacemaker

Daejeon, Republic of Korea, June 23, 2014--As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years on average, requiring frequent replacements, which may pose patients to a potential risk involved in medical procedures. [More]