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Scientists develop new viable sodium battery

Scientists have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries. This makes for a...

Smart windows could self-illuminate on rainy days without electricity

Smart windows that automatically change colors depending on the intensity of sunlight are gaining attention as they can reduce energy bills by blocking off...

Solar energy farms could offer second life for electric vehicle batteries

As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for...

New 5G switches bring better battery life, higher bandwidth and speeds

The 5G revolution has begun, and the first lines of phones that can access the next generation of wireless speeds have already hit the...

New tech could improve fuel economy for passenger vehicles, light duty trucks

A technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could pave the way for increased fuel economy and...

Next-generation solar cells pass strict international tests

Australian scientists have for the first time produced a new generation of experimental solar energy cells that pass strict International Electrotechnical Commission testing standards...

Butter-like material could make solid state batteries more stable

The electric vehicle industry has great interest in solid state batteries. Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Xi'an Jiaotong University, China now present...

Moisture-sucking gels boost the efficiency of solar panels by 20 percent

When the gel is fully filled with water, it can free enough water to reduce panel temperatures by 10 degrees Celsius. A cooling system developed...

Scientists build promising supercapacitor for electronics and electric vehicles

A new supercapacitor based on manganese oxide could combine the storage capacity of batteries with the high power and fast charging of other supercapacitors,...

New hardware could curb artificial intelligence’s energy appetite

Quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence. To just solve a puzzle or play a game, artificial intelligence can require software running on...

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