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Tuesday, April 05, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Nanoparticles improve solar collection efficiency
Using minute graphite particles 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, mechanical engineers at Arizona State University hope to boost the efficiency—and profitability—of solar power plants.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
First polymer solar-thermal device heats home, saves money
A new polymer-based solar-thermal device is the first to generate power from both heat and visible sunlight – an advance that could shave the cost of heating a home by as much as 40 percent.

Friday, April 01, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Novel Nanowires Boost Fuel Cell Efficiency
Fuel cells have been touted as a cleaner solution to tomorrow's energy needs, with potential applications in everything from cars to computers.

Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
NSF Announces New Awards That Will Investigate More Efficient Ways to Harvest Sunlight to Make New Biofuels and Biomaterials
Researchers used an "Ideas Lab" to generate potentially transformative projects and stimulate new approaches to a long-standing scientific problem

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Biological Nanowires expedite future fuel production
Scientists in the UK and US, including researchers at Arizona State University, have been awarded $10.3 million to improve the photosynthetic process as a means of producing renewable fuel.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
First practical nanogenerator produces electricity with pinch of the fingers
After six years of intensive effort, scientists are reporting development of the first commercially viable nanogenerator, a flexible chip that can use body movements — a finger pinch now en route to a pulse beat in the future — to generate electricity.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Stanford researchers use river water and salty ocean water to generate electricity
Stanford researchers have developed a rechargeable battery that uses freshwater and seawater to create electricity. Aided by nanotechnology, the battery employs the difference in salinity between fresh and saltwater to generate a current. A power station might be built wherever a river flows into the ocean.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Neutron analysis yields insight into bacteria for solar energy
Structural studies of some of nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems are lighting the way for new generations of biologically inspired solar cell devices.

Sunday, March 20, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Batteries charge quickly and retain capacity, thanks to new structure
Research group developed a three-dimensional nanostructure for battery cathodes that allows for dramatically faster charging and discharging without sacrificing energy storage capacity.

Friday, March 11, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
New technology would dramatically extend battery life for mobile devices
Technophiles who have been dreaming of mobile devices that run longer on lighter, slimmer batteries may soon find their wish has been granted.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Ultrafast laser 'scribing' technique to cut cost, hike efficiency of solar cells
Researchers are developing a technology that aims to help make solar cells more affordable and efficient by using a new manufacturing method that employs an ultrafast pulsing laser.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
mPhase Smart NanoBattery Published in IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems Microfluidic Control Using MEMS Processing
"Robust Si-Based Membranes for Fluid Control in Microbatteries Using Superlyophobic Nanostructures"

Monday, February 14, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Nanotechnology could pave the way for hydrogen fuels
This technology would make it possible to use hydrogen as a clean alternative to traditional hydrocarbon-based fuels in aeroplane and car engines.

Monday, February 14, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Spray-on Solar Panels
Have you seen those big, bulky, breakable photovoltaic cells that now collect the sun's rays? Well, what if solar energy could be harnessed using tiny collectors that could be spray painted on a roof, a wall or even a window?

Monday, February 14, 2011 | Energy | 0 comments
Veeco Receives $4.8M U.S. Department of Energy Solar Manufacturing Grant
The award was granted as part of the DOE’s “SunShot” High-Impact Supply Chain R&D Program, the goal of which is to achieve price parity between solar electricity and fossil-based electricity by the end of the decade, without additional subsidies.

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