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How massive solar eruptions ‘probably’ detonated dozens of US sea mines

An extraordinary account of the impact space weather had on military operations in Vietnam in 1972 was found buried in the US Navy archives,...

Let’s store solar and wind energy – by using compressed air

Electricity generated by fossil fuels is increasingly unsustainable and a shift towards renewable energy – principally from the sun and wind – is vital. Renewable...

Nanotubes could help produce faster lithium batteries that last

Scientists are counting on carbon nanotube films to make lithium batteries charge faster and last longer. New research shows the thin nanotube films effectively stop...

Soda can metal may solve hydrogen fuel cell problem

Manganese is known for making stainless steel and aluminum soda cans. Now, researchers say the metal could advance one of the most promising sources of...

This see-through film could reject 70 percent of incoming solar heat

MIT researchers have developed a coating for windows that rejects up to 70 percent of incoming solar heat Material could be used to coat windows,...
New way to make wind farms more efficient

New way to make wind farms more efficient

With energy demands rising, researchers at Penn State Behrend and the University of Tabriz, Iran, have completed an algorithm—or approach—to design more efficient wind...

One device could harvest energy from the sun and cold space at the same...

Scientists at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time that heat from the sun and coldness from outer space can be collected simultaneously...

A new semiconductor nanofibre could make solar cells much more effective

A team from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) developed a novel nanostructure embedded into a semiconductor nanofibre that results in superb conductivity. The nanocomposite...

This bionic mushroom could generate electricity

In the quest to replace fossil fuels, scientists are always on the lookout for alternative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. But who could have imagined...

Manganese could make hydrogen fuel cells more affordable

Widely available and inexpensive, the metal could lead to a renewable energy boom Manganese is known for making stainless steel and aluminum soda cans. Now, researchers...