Energy

The World’s Largest Artificial Sun ‘Synlight’ Rises in Germany

The World’s Largest Artificial Sun ‘Synlight’ Rises in Germany

The world’s largest artificial sun, called Synlight, by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) was switched on the 23rd of March 2017, with the intention...

Bizarre Alternative Fuel Ideas That Haven’t Made It out of the Lab

Bizarre Alternative Fuel Ideas That Haven’t Made It out of the Lab

Alternative fuel ideas can be wild and whacky yet do, in theory, offer “clean” energy alternatives to fossil fuels. Wouldn’t it be great if...

Seven Cool Biofuel Crops That We Use for Fuel Production

Seven Cool Biofuel Crops That We Use for Fuel Production

Biofuels and biofuel crops have been vaunted by politicians, journalists and scientists for years. A method of producing fuel from plants or other sources...

Google’s New Sun Map Shows Which Roofs in US Have Solar Potential

Google’s New Sun Map Shows Which Roofs in US Have Solar Potential

Ever wonder if the benefits of installing solar panels will outweigh the costs? Curious as to how much solar exposure those panels would even...

This Plastic Film Could Provide Ultimate Relief For Intense Heat

This Plastic Film Could Provide Ultimate Relief For Intense Heat

Sweltering heat plagues and even ruins outdoor events. The sun beats down on even the most heat-tolerant people and makes them miserable. However, one...

These Three Solar Plants in Chile Could Change the Solar Energy Game

These Three Solar Plants in Chile Could Change the Solar Energy Game

Chile could be the next major world leader in solar power. The government recently approved three solar thermal plants from SolarReserve, a US-based company....

The Future of Portable Power: Batteries or Tiny Micro Generators?

The Future of Portable Power: Batteries or Tiny Micro Generators?

We all know the struggle of having a nearly dead phone battery, but will we always have to rely on batteries or could some...

Disney Creates Room That Can Wirelessly Charge All Devices in It

Disney Creates Room That Can Wirelessly Charge All Devices in It

The Disney Research group managed to create a full-coverage wireless power system for all devices in a room. A recently published paper in PLoS...

Insect-Inspired Wind Turbines Offer 35% More Efficiency

Insect-Inspired Wind Turbines Offer 35% More Efficiency

Traditional wind turbines are great- as long as the wind blows at a certain speed. Now, with inspiration from insects and some clever engineering,...

This New Battery Offers a Decade of Function

This New Battery Offers a Decade of Function

Harvard researchers have developed a new flow battery that uses organic structures for power. The process results in a much safer type of battery,...