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How we might recharge an electric car as it drives

Engineers have demonstrated a practical way to use magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots or even drones. Stanford engineers have taken...

Next-generation solar cells can take the heat, maintain efficiency

Engineers have developed a next-generation solar cell that takes advantage of the promising elctro-optical properties of perovskite materials. They've made the materials much more...

New biosolar cell could power sensors for ‘internet of things’

Right now, we live in a world where many of our various gadgets are connected, from computers and thermostats to refrigerators and smart watches. Futurists...

How a solar chimney can boost fire safety

A must-have in green building design, solar chimneys can slash energy costs up to 50%. Now research reveals they could also help save lives in...

Scientists see path to quantum computing at room temperature

Army researchers predict quantum computer circuits that will no longer need extremely cold temperatures to function could become a reality after about a decade. For...

New way to improve operational stability of hybrid perovskite solar cells significantly

Silicon has long been the conventional material of choice for solar cells, which convert energy from the sun into electricity. However, because light absorption in...

New promising material stable enough for use in solar cells and electronic devices

Soft and flexible materials called halide perovskites could make solar cells more efficient at significantly less cost, but they're too unstable to use. A Purdue...

Scientists convert heat into electricity to power autonomous robots for months

An energy-efficient generator intended to power private residences could power autonomous military vehicles for months, according to Army researchers. A team of scientists and engineers...

Next-generation batteries take major step toward commercial use

Lithium-sulfur batteries have been hailed as the next big step in battery technology, promising significantly longer use for everything from smartphones to electric vehicles...

Scientists make key progress in producing important biofuel—biobutanol

An international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel...

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