Energy

A better battery: one-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

A better battery: one-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that one or more organic compounds in a family that traditionally has been known as pollutants could...
Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

The global spread of green technologies must quicken significantly to avoid future rebounds in greenhouse gas emissions, a new Duke University study shows. "Based on...
convert heat into electricity

One step closer to reality: Devices that convert heat into electricity

The same researchers who pioneered the use of a quantum mechanical effect to convert heat into electricity have figured out how to make their...
Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or...
Flow Battery

A battery inspired by vitamin B2

Research opens a ‘new universe’ of organic molecules that can store energy in flow batteries  Harvard researchers have identified a whole new class of...
Building better batteries

Building better batteries

Lithium-ion batteries, widely used in devices ranging from electric cars to iPhones, are composed of a cathode made from a positively charged lithium compound...
Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

Instead of ordering batteries by the pack, we might get them by the ream in the future. Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New...
No more burning batteries? Stanford scientists turn to AI to create safer lithium-ion batteries

No more burning batteries? Stanford scientists turn to AI to create safer lithium-ion batteries

Scientists have spent decades searching for a safe alternative to the flammable liquid electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries. Now Stanford University researchers have identified nearly...
Liquid hydrogen may be fuel of the future

Liquid hydrogen may be fuel of the future

When NASA saved a shuttle-era storage facility at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from demolition five years ago, engineers already had future...
Test Cell with Separated Electrodes

Battery research reaching out to higher voltages

For years, small rechargeable lithium-ion batteries have reliably supplied billions of portable devices with energy. But manufacturers of high-energy applications such as electric cars...