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Yunasko: Ultracapacitors with High Power Efficiency

03/05/2013, [CeBIT 2013] I met with Yunasko‘s co-founders Natalia Stryzhakova (Ph.D.) and Andrii Buvailo at CeBIT in Hannover. Yunasko develops ultracapacitors, which are energy storage devices with extremely high power capacities and fast charge / discharge...

German Student Wants To Harness Electricity From Thin Air

02/12/2013, Dennis Siegel is a German student from the University of Arts Bremen, and he is working on a device that can gather energy from various radiation sources, including hi-tech radio signals like WiFi, GSM etc, but this should work with any type of...

How Beneficial Will Be The New 54.5 Mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards?

08/28/2012, Obama Administration has been diligently working on making the auto-industry more fuel-efficient. President Obama has been pursuing the very policy since 2009 and a new set of fuel efficiency standards was due to arrive sometime this year. Now, it is...

Personal Power Generator Prototype Powered By Organic Viruses

05/15/2012, A group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity. Basically, it works by tapping a finger on a...

Electro-Kinetic Shoe technology said to charge mobile phones

05/11/2012, 24 year old Anthony Mutua of Kenya has developed an ultra-thin chip that, when placed into the soles of a shoe, can charge mobile phones . Basically, the technology can generate electricity when put under pressure, which would be a variant of the...

70 Megawatt Solar Plant Project in the Pipeline for Southern Japan

04/10/2012, Three companies, Kyocera Corporation, IHI Corporation and Mizuho Corporate Bank have unveiled their plans to install a 70 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in Kagoshima City located in Southern Japan. Kyocera will supply the 290,000 multicrystalline...

Energy Power EM-2.1 speaker system

11/01/2011, Ever heard of Energy before? No? Neither have I, but then better late than never, don’t you think so? Energy is actually part of the Klipsch Group, so from the get go you can more or less be sure that at least some bit of quality is thrown into the...

Alloy could create inexpensive hydrogen

08/31/2011, A team of scientists in Kentucky has claimed that they’ve managed to “tweak” an inexpensive semiconductor to generate hydrogen from water using sunlight. Using an alloy that is formed by replacing 2% of the antimony in gallium nitride, it is said to...

Google teams up with SolarCity

06/14/2011, In an effort to make solar energy more affordable for the whole country, Google has teamed up with a company called SolarCity that helps to finance solar installations across the country. Google announced that they’ve invested $280 million dollars...

Power your car with exhaust fumes in the future?

05/26/2011, Engineers have been working on a way to convert the waste heat in your car’s exhaust into energy for some time now but so far attempts haven’t been very successful. The exhaust gases can reach up to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s...

Google invests $100m in the world’s largest wind farm

04/19/2011, Google seems to be hell-bent on world domination… in a safe clean way at least. The company has been reported to have invested $100m in the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon. The latest investment follows previous investments in clean energy after the...