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Self-Assembling Nanocubes

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering have developed a technique that enables metallic nanocrystals to self-assemble into larger, complex materials for next-generation antennas and lenses.

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Energy storage research projects at Brookhaven Lab

One of the world’s leading energy storage researchers and the electrochemist, Mrs. Esther Takeuchi, joined Brookhaven National Laboratory to advance energy storage projects. She was awarded the 2009 National Medal of Technology by President Obama for her innovation in lithium battery technology and biomedical devices. As she says “I hope to expand Brookhaven Lab’s focus […]

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Researchers use nanotechnology to harness the power of fireflies

What do fireflies, nanorods, and Christmas lights have in common? Someday, consumers may be able to purchase multicolor strings of light that don’t need electricity or batteries to glow.

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Scientists  turns carbon dioxide into fuels

Ask Andrew Bocarsly about the innovation behind Liquid Light, a New Jersey startup company that turns carbon dioxide into fuels and industrial chemicals, and the Princeton University chemistry professor smiles ruefully. “The project goes back to the early ’90s,” he said. “But nobody cared about carbon dioxide at that time.”

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ORNL microscopy reveals workings behind promising inexpensive catalyst

A newly developed carbon nanotube material could help lower the cost of fuel cells, catalytic converters and similar energy-related technologies by delivering a substitute for expensive platinum catalysts.

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Wireless power via laser?

Wireless power via lasers can be used anywhere that it’s too expensive or impractical to run an extension cord.

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Korean technology to develop a new piezoelectric nanogenerator

Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed a new piezoelectric nanogenerator, low cost and scale self powered energy system. As well know piezoelectric materials can convert vibration and mechanical forces into an electric current. This property has been used to create better microphone transducers and recently to harvest energy from shoes, clothing or […]

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‘Nanocable’ could be big boon for energy storage

Thanks to a little serendipity, researchers at Rice University have created a tiny coaxial cable that is about a thousand times smaller than a human hair and has higher capacitance than previously reported microcapacitors.

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New way to split water at low temperatures

Providing a possible new route to hydrogen-gas production, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have devised a series of chemical reactions that allows them, for the first time, to split water in a nontoxic, noncorrosive way, at relatively low temperatures.

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Sharing power between electric-powered vehicles and homes

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that it has developed a vehicle to home1(V2H) system for the mutual sharing of power between electric-powered vehicles, such as plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) and electric vehicles (EVs), and homes.

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