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7/30/2012 4:07 PM EDT
Fraunhofer researchers claimed they have developed a coolant for electric vehicle batteries that can absorb three times as much heat as water, and can prevent batteries from overheating.
post comment 5 comments last comment M. Oza
How would CryoSolplus be incorporated in a cooling system where the engine coolant is circulated to ...
7/25/2012 9:45 AM EDT
Valeo engineers claimed they have developed an electrification solution that enables car manufacturers to turn a traditional engine –diesel or gasoline- into a hybrid engine.
post comment 30 comments last comment steve.freestone
And put it on a motorcycle! Take that, Honda GoldWing! (1800 cc 6 cylinder boxer)
7/23/2012 1:47 PM EDT
At the Santa Rita do Sapucaí Penitentiary in Brazil, prisoners have been given the opportunity to shorten their sentence by becoming human power generators
post comment 33 comments last comment WKetel
Good Grief, there are a lot of liberal sociologists around! Using a stationary bike to charge ...
7/20/2012 5:29 AM EDT
Researchers from the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems and Dow Corning Corporation are working on materials to protect solar cells from environmental influences. Silicone appears as one of the most promising materials.
post comment 9 comments last comment I_B_GREEN
Silicoln in hollow glass spheres imbededin protective film..crack /stress releases silicoln to fill ...
3/1/2012 10:44 AM EST
As the global energy demand continues to increase, a team of researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum, in Germany, is developing a water-based lithium-ion battery.
post comment 1 comment last comment prabhakar_deosthali
This is a good idea. The objective of this project should be, apart from reducing the cost, to make ...
10/6/2010 2:29 PM EDT
Yesterday’s article in the New York Times about the U.S. military’s need to move away from fossil fuel reminded me of an interesting email exchange I had recently with Terry Bollinger, a technology analyst at MITRE Corp., concerning the military’s interest in renewable energy.
9/28/2010 12:26 PM EDT
Given the burgeoning need for improved storage methodologies, whether in batteries or supercapacitors, Nanotecture’s new nanoporous technology is really exciting. Here’s a quick synopsys.
8/13/2010 5:06 PM EDT
LEDs are hot, really hot. So when I got a call asking if I’d spend a few minutes with a startup claiming to have the next big thing in LED lighting, I jumped on it. And I wasn’t disappointed.
post comment 19 comments last comment takenmark
Yeah,i can not agree with you any more about I’d spend a few minutes with a startup claiming to have ...
8/9/2010 11:02 AM EDT
Researchers at Stanford have developed a cesium-coated gallium nitride PETE device that converts both light and heat into electrical energy, potentially doubling the efficiency of solar panels.
post comment 14 comments last comment p_g
No direct benefit but this will help them reduce power consumption.. may be reduce electricity price ...
7/19/2010 3:00 AM EDT
China passed the U.S. in energy used, but what's not noted is that it's also passed the world in net renewable energy generated.
post comment 6 comments last comment Silicon_Smith
A couple of points: One, the statistics not only reflect how the 1.3 B Chinese have grown but also ...