Energy

27 February 2017

Renewable energy systems must rely on better, more powerful energy storage systems if the industry wants to become...

16 September 2016

A new concept in energy storage based on water and capable of soaking up power from solar cells has been developed by...

27 June 2016

Solar powered aeroplane Solar Impulse 2 has broken a world record without burning a drop of a jet fuel...

10 June 2016

A new coating, illuminated by a low-cost infrared laser, can produce powerful beams of warm white light.

10 June 2016

Researchers have demonstrated a unique carbon capture and storage process that can convert carbon dioxide into...

01 October 2015

A new magnetic material, called Galfenol, could alert car passengers to an impact up to a thousand times faster.

17 September 2015

A record efficiency has been achieved for the production of hydrogen from sunlight using an artificial leaf.

21 August 2015

Roads, and their environmental impacts, often have negative impacts on wildlife, air quality and climate change but...

18 June 2015

Evaporating water can be used as an energy source to generate electricity using bacterial spores found in soil.

11 June 2015

Batteries that can stretch up to 150% their original size could revolutionise the design of wearable technology...

11 June 2015

By applying designs from nature to engineering problems, your heating bills could be reduced as nature-inspired designs...

25 September 2014

Low-cost production of hydrogen from water using solar energy has been unveiled by Swiss scientists this week

19 September 2014

Use your chatterbox co-workers to power the entire office's electronics...

18 September 2014

Poor workmanship and materials are to blame for fracking-related contamination of water supplies, new research has...

15 August 2014

Tattoos could be a new form of human battery...

24 March 2014

Three cellulosic ethanol plants are set to come online in the US in the next few months, but will they work in the...

18 February 2014

Powerful lasers have managed to create a fusion reaction that releases more energy than was put in...

07 January 2014

Will use of renewable energy take off in 2014?

05 December 2013

How much energy is generating using renewables?

28 August 2013

An expert has said that he’s deeply worried about cooling water leaks at Fukushima. But how does nuclear power work?

11 July 2013

A solar-powered medical steriliser for third world countries uses nanoparticles to produce a scalding jet of bug-...

24 April 2013

Biofuels – often suggested as low or no carbon alternatives to fossil – may not be as green as they seem.

24 April 2013

As you increase an LED's power, the efficiency tends to droop. A team of researchers have worked out why.

04 April 2013

German scientists have designed a high-efficiency, low-cost lithium-sulphur battery...