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Solar Panel Farm Yields 17,000 Tons Of Food Annually In The Worst Climates

Sundrop Farms is challenging traditional farming by producing food in the worst areas of the world.

Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

is story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever invented.

Spark Racing Technology Releases Concept Images Of New Formula E Cars

Spark Racing Technology, the company engaged for the design of first Formula E racers (SRT01), won a new tender last year for the next generation cars (for season 5 in 2018-2019).

Molten Silicon thermal energy storage system has higher energy density...

1414 Degrees had its origins in patented (Australian) CSIRO research and has built a prototype molten silicon storage device which it is testing at its Tonsley Innovation Precinct site south of Adelaide.

Nanostructured electrode could boost lithium battery storage by 50%

The Nanode™ is a three-dimensional, nano-structured, porous electrode that will overcome the limitations of today's batteries by storing as much as 50% more energy than existing technologies.

Tesla Powerwall 2 Now Shipping With 2170 Gigafactory Batteries Inside

Tesla is finally ready to begin Powerwall 2 production and deliveries in earnest after fulfilling early batch of Powerpack 2 orders.

NASA developing carbon nanotube-based, ultra-high strength, lightweight aerospace---

--- structural material within five years for Stronger and lighter vehicles and Mars habitats

Perovskite mixed into solar ink can print 20.1% efficient solar onto glass or plastic

A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper.

"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight

Graphene spends most of its time in a two-dimensional form, but that makes it hard to make use of its long list of advantages, like its strength, light weight, and electricity and heat conduction.

Tata AirPod Compressed-Air Car To Launch In Hawaii This Year: Report

A few years ago, there was a flurry of interest in compressed-air cars--but, forgive the pun, that seemed to deflate quickly.

Telsa Motors will begin pilot production of the Model 3 on Feb 20 2017...

Tesla has told suppliers it planned to begin test-building its Model 3 sedans on Feb. 20, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could allay concerns about the company meeting its target to start production in July.

Hitachi and Honda team up for cheaper electric motors

As electric cars become more common, manufacturers are battling to find new ways to improve their hardware and lower costs.

China will go from 1% solar power in 2016 to possibly 2.5% power generation from solar in 2020

China's installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world's biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Saturday.

Process for producing ammonia that generates electricity instead of consuming energy...

Process for producing ammonia that generates electricity instead of consuming energy. 500 million tons of ammonia are made each year for fertilizer

Toward all-solid lithium batteries

Most batteries are composed of two solid, electrochemically active layers called electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte.

Bizarre metal conducts electricity without heating up

In an apparent contradiction to textbook physics, a metal has been identified that conducts electricity but produces almost no heat in the process.

Tokamak Energy plans net electricity production fusion by 2025...

Tokamak Energy plans net electricity production fusion by 2025 and commercial grid production by 2030

Surge in Utility Scale Battery Projects

Three massive battery storage plants--built by Tesla, AES Corp., and Altagas Ltd.--are all officially going live in southern California at about the same time.

Metallic Hydrogen update

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen.

2017 terahertz science and technology roadmap

Here is a 50 page 2017 terahertz science and technology roadmap from the Journal of Physics D- Applied Physics

A majorly better way of growing microalgae?

Among other things, microalgae is a potentially valuable source of biofuel. Unfortunately, however, growing it on a large scale can be a rather fussy process, making it less likely to be adopted commercially.

Did Harvard really create the "holy grail" of solid metallic hydrogen?

Researchers at Harvard University say they've managed to create a potentially revolutionary material that has only been imagined in theory for the past several decades: solid metallic hydrogen.

These slow-burning logs made out of coffee grounds, paraffin wax...

Most people throw out their coffee grounds without a second thought. Some toss them on the compost heap for fertilizer. A few students, however, are using spent coffee grounds in another way, one that is capable of helping others in need.

Physicists patent detonation technique to mass-produce graphene

A Kansas State University team of physicists has discovered a way to mass-produce graphene with three ingredients: hydrocarbon gas, oxygen and a spark plug.

Residential turbine design inspired by hummingbird wings

As unconventional wind turbines go, the flapping machine introduced by Tunisian company Tyer Wind is on the far edge of quirky.

Near term off-grid electrification for 1.2 billion people

1.2 billion people currently do not have electricity. It costs $800-2000 per person to connect people to a grid many poor countries do not the means or capacity to create a universal national grid.

Semiconductor for next generation power electronics

Researchers have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of a semiconductor called beta gallium oxide, which could bring new ultra-efficient switches for applications such as the power grid, military ships and a

Scientists unleash graphene's innate superconductivity

Already renowned for its potential to revolutionize everything from light bulbs and dental fillings through to semiconductors and motorcycle helmets, graphene can now add innate superconductivity to its repertoire.

Creating atomic scale graphene nanoribbons

Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing.

How It Works: AC Electric Motor Used by the US Air Force - Vintage Documentary

Vintage documentary explaining how the ac motor, used by the us air force in the past, are working.

5 Stylish Homes That Generate More Energy Than They Consume

Innovative, worldwide houses generate enough energy to power the entire house and electric cars.

New Technology Allows Human Activity To Generate Renewable Energy

Renewable energy can now be generated through the act of walking or running, thanks to innovative technology.

Room temperature Superconductor with critical temperature near the Melting Point of Tin

. They also demonstrate that superconductors with critical temperatures beyond 504 K (231 Celsius) are obtained by alkanes with 16 or more carbon atoms.

Hybrid Fusion Fission Molten Salt Reactor

A single HMSR (Hybrid Fusion Fission Molten Salt Reactor) is designed to produce 5 GW thermal power at 700 C, thermal conversion systems should be able to generate 2.1 GW gross electricity.

Nanocomp Technologies makes builk carbon nanotubes 100 times longer at 1-10 ....

A new commercial manufacturing process for carbon nanotubes (CNTs) produces tubes in the range of 1–10 mm in length (5–12-nm dia.), two orders of magnitude longer than currently available CNTs, which typically have lengths from 5–20µm.

Proposals for new stellerator fusion designs and projects in the 2020s

Although there is as yet no clear path to a practical steady-state fusion system, stellarator research greatly improves the chances for success.

Current Flywheels moving to Superconducting flywheels using carbon fiber...

Current Flywheels moving to Superconducting flywheels using carbon fiber or carbon nanotubes

Gigafactory Battery-cell production begins

The start of Tesla Gigafactory battery mass production is a huge milestone in Tesla's quest to electrify transportation, and it brings to America a manufacturing industry--battery cells--that's long been dominated by China, Japan, and South Kor

Family Thrives In The Arctic Circle By Building Cob House Inside A Solar Geodesic Dome

This geodesic dome home was made from recycled building materials, is outfitted with solar panel technology, and enables its hosts to grow food year-round.

Nikola Tesla's 5 Lost Inventions That Threatened The Global Elite

(anonhq.com) Most great inventions fundamentally change the society in which they exist. Since the people at the top of the social structure have more to gain by reinforcing the status quo, they suppress revolutionary technologies favorable to the wo

Towards roll to roll graphene production

An innovative new cheap and simple mass production technique, developed by the University of Exeter, is set to open up the global potential of the 'wonder' material graphene.

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 technique work in a form more suitable to industry.

EV Electro Swift, Electric car Conversion

EV Electro Swift, Electric car Conversion

Researchers Use World's Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide...

Researchers Use World's Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide for early example of diamondoid assembly

Tesla, Panasonic agree to make PV cells in Buffalo, New York

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese electronics company Panasonic and U.S. electric car maker Tesla said Tuesday they plan to begin production of photovoltaic cells and modules at a factory in Buffalo, New York.

Las Vegas Is Now Running Entirely On 100% Renewable Energy

'Sin City' is the largest city in the U.S. to run entirely on renewable energy.

The Best Battery for Off Grid and Solar Systems - Nickel Iron NiFe Edison Battery - "Tarrin it

The most difficult problem with off-grid living, solar, and wind power systems is the batteries. Traditional lead batteries are cheap but low quality and die quickly in the cold. What if a battery existed that could run for 100 years, run in any kind

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