MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power

    The batteries that power the ubiquitous devices of modern life, from smartphones and computers to electric cars, are mostly made of toxic materials such as lithium that can be difficult to dispose of and have limited global supplies.  Researchers at MIT have come up...
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    Electric Scooter Is Made From Hemp and Glue

        Electric Scooter Is Made of Hemp and Glue Photo by : Waarmakers Holland The Be.e scooter, was developed by Dutch Van.eko, in conjunction with InHolland, NPSP composites and Waarmakers.   The first bio-based e-scooter can go from 0-50 kph in seven...
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    5 Companies Positioned In Grid-Scale Energy Storage

      Here are five of the 25 companies likely to be big players in this emerging global industry.  The energy storage industry is in the early stages of what will become a giant global market. Energy is the new currency Energy storage will support and compete with...
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    Improving Thermoelectric Performance

      Tailoring thermoelectric properties of n-type bismuth telluride for high thermoelectric performance. Solid state Thermoelectrics are a bit of a holy grail. Most are a little better than 10% in efficiency. They can be used to recover waste heat energy form...
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    Battery mystery solved

    Why I am publishing so many battery articles is that the research is key to achieving lower cost and increased energy density. Increased energy density means longer range for electric vehicles, Lower cost means the electricity grid would be replaced with renewables...
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    A battery story with a happy ending

    After years of reporting improvements in battery technologies from leading institutions and spin of companies, finally one is being put into production. New lithium metal batteries could make smartphones, drones, and electric cars last twice as long. I expect they...
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    Solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns

      I like to thank TIP (one of our commentators) for reminding us of this technology. We covered it here briefly (breakthroughenergynews.com) last year.. One of the most common questions raised from the BlackLight Power press release we published last week was how...
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    Solar Cells That Self Cool Boosting Power And Lasting Longer

    [important](Got to make this short and to the point, pressed for time on the computer. I'd like to thank our new authors for stepping up and contributing this last week. There's been some very good content. If anyone else is interested in submitting an article,...
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    Clean Energy Under Siege: A Sierra Club Report

      This is the second publication regarding energy, politics and the money trail Clean Energy Under Siege: Following the Money Trail Behind the Attack on Renewable Energy Free...
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    Some philosophy on work, and how we might get it for free

    Recently I've had a couple of people contact me with some ideas for how to get "free energy" using buoyancy. I've also reviewed some ideas using motors and generators, and explained why I don't expect them to work either. It's maybe time to have a bit of a rant...
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    Silicon Photovoltaic Based on Thin Film

    Silicon Photovoltaic based on thin film and on Heterojunction technology: current status and future developments. Prof. Christophe Ballif EPFL, STI Institute of microengineering IMT, Neuchâtel Photovoltaics and thin film electronics laboratory Switzerland...
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    13 Year Old Discovers the Solar Secret of Trees.

    13 year old Aidan Dwyer developed an idea that could change the way we look at solar collection arrays in the future. It's amazing how the mind of young person can be stimulated to come up with ideas that could change the world. All that's needed is a solid education,...
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    Soda-lime glass creates high electron density in graphene

    Despite being heralded as a breakthrough "wonder material," graphene has been slow to leap into commercial, industrial products and processes. Scientists have developed a simple and powerful method for creating resilient, customized, and high-performing graphene:...
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    Faulty Logic 101

    The C%$p detector   I am not sure if it is true, but it has been said that Ernest Hemingway once remarked that everybody should have a sensitive and well-developed c%$p detector. The problem is of course that these days people are subjected to so much c%$p that...
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    Scientists achieve 100% efficiency for water-splitting half-reaction

    Why we are on the topic of innovation from Israel (nano-Satellites) anther team has found away to half split water with 100% efficiency Splitting water is a two-step process, and in a new study, researchers have performed one of these steps (reduction) with 100%...
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    New nuclear “diamond”  batteries developed

    New nuclear “diamond” batteries developed

    A new Battery technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able...

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    New plastic for carrying and storing hydrogen

    New plastic for carrying and storing hydrogen

    I have been in China last few days and will be home Thursday. Been very busy. Here is an interesting article I found while travelling.I can not do discus comments in China so will update on Hydra light latter in week. All is good. A polymer which can store hydrogen in...

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    Bring Christmas to the village children

    Bring Christmas to the village children

    Given it is fast approaching Thanks Giving in the USA and Christmas to many other parts of the world, I thought I would be a little self indulgent and run a story on my annual pilgrimage up the mountain here in the Philippines  Many of you have already donated via the...

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    Junk Yard Battery Update

    Junk Yard Battery Update

    I thought I would post a second story with a description of how the scientists built the junkyard battery. I have also added a video sent to me by an inventor of a simplistic home made rechargeable battery. Our first story is located...

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    Over Faraday HV HHO production?

    Over Faraday HV HHO production?

    Over many years I followed, researched,experimented with, and tested many devices world wide that claimed they could produce hydrogen or a combination of hydrogen and oxygen (often referred to as HHO) from water that defied known physics. The purpose of doing this was...

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    Energy News Snips

    Energy News Snips

    I often come across stories that do not really have enough information or content to warrant a full feature. So I thought I could do a grab of some of these headlines. UNIST researchers turn waste gas into road-ready diesel fuel Climate change is one of the most...

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