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Air taxis – why they’re no longer pie in the sky

Imagine a taxi service that picked you up (into the sky) and then dropped you off after an exciting journey, completely free of road...

Scientists create new methane fuel cell to operate at practical temperatures

Researchers have created a new fuel cell that runs on cheap fuel at temperatures comparable to automobile engines and could slash materials costs. Fuel cells...

Will hydrogen-powered cars gradually become mainstream in Europe?

An EU initiative will deploy hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in three European capitals as taxis, private-hire and police cars. The move will accelerate their...

One step closer to efficient biofuel cell

Fuel cells that work with the enzyme hydrogenase are, in principle, just as efficient as those that contain the expensive precious metal platinum as...

Scientists finally decode kerogen- source rock of fossil fuels

Detailed 3D imaging of kerogen, a source of petroleum and natural gas, could improve estimates of recoverable amounts The fossil fuels that provide much of...

Can we produce enough green hydrogen to save the world?

Around a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions are produced by industries such as steel and cement. So if we're going to work towards an...
Scientists outline first-ever views of elusive energy explosion

Scientists outline first-ever views of elusive energy explosion

Researchers have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving “magnetic reconnection”—the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but...

Scientists explore where new solar technologies can be flexible

Rigid silicon solar panels dominate the utility and residential markets, but opportunity exists for thin-film photovoltaic and emerging technologies notable for being lightweight and...
Scientists create new records in perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells

Scientists create new records in perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells

Using microstructured layers, an HZB team has been able to increase the efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, achieving 25.5 percent, which is the...

Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories

First yeast biohybrid system using an adaptable light-harvesting semiconductor approach opens the door to more efficient and versatile biomanufacturing Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria...