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January 06, 2017
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The notion of using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one. Swiss researchers have done the math, and found that a 3.6 square centimeter solar cell is all that is needed to generate enough power during winter and summer to power a typical pacemaker. The study is the first to provide real-life data about the potential of using solar cells to power devices such as pacemakers and deep brain stimulators. According to lead author ... read more

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Artificial leaf goes more efficient for hydrogen generation
A team of international researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently engineered a new artificial leaf that can convert sunlight into fuel with groundbreaking efficiency. The research result ... more
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Stability challenge in perovskite solar cell technology
While solar cell technology is currently being used by many industrial and government entities, it remains prohibitively expensive to many individuals who would like to utilize it.. There is a need ... more
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First movie of energy transfer in photosynthesis solves decades-old debate
Using ultrafast imaging of moving energy in photosynthesis, scientists have determined the speed of crucial processes for the first time. This should help scientists understand how nature has perfec ... more
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New approach captures the energy of slow motion
A new concept in energy harvesting could capture energy currently wasted due to its characteristic low frequency and use it to power next-generation electronic devices, according to a team of Penn S ... more
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Ohio keeps renewable energy standards
Ohio's republican governor said the state can't erase the economic gains that come from renewable energy mandates by signing a law making them optional. ... more
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Tesla, Panasonic team up for solar power
Japanese electronics corporation Panasonic and energy storage company Tesla announced plans to start producing solar power components at a factory in New York. ... more
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Blue Oak Energy and Sun Air Solar complete additional 808kW PV System
Blue Oak Energy and Sun Air Solar have completed a 259 kWdc rooftop solar PV system atop a facility occupied by Abbott's diabetes care business and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Located ... more
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Tenth Year of Consecutive Global Growth for PV Demand, IHS Markit Says
Strong demand from China will drive the tenth year of consecutive growth for the global PV market, according to a new report released by IHS Markit. The quarterly IHS Technology PV Demand Mark ... more
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Ultrafast lasers reveal light-harvesting secrets of photosynthetic algae
Photosynthetic algae have been refining their technique for capturing light for millions of years. As a result, these algae boast powerful light-harvesting systems - proteins that absorb light to be ... more


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Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy Completes 200 Megawatt Garland Solar Facility
Canadian Solar has announced the commercial operation of the 200 MWac/272 MWp Garland Solar Facility in California. The Garland Solar Facility was developed by Canadian Solar's wholly owned subsidia ... more
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U.S., Cuba explore renewable energy options
The U.S. government said it held an outreach session with its counterparts in Cuba to discuss ways to collaborate on clean and renewable energy. ... more
Economics of forest biomass raise hurdles for rural development
The use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely to be a source of jobs in the near future, according to an analysis by economists at Oregon State University. In a model of the forest industry, researchers in the College of Forestry combined an evaluation of costs for collecting, transporting and processing biomass with the p ... more
Potential biofuel crops in Hawaii may successfully sequester carbon in soil

Biomass operations aren't currently feasible in rural communities

Molecular Velcro boosts microalgae's potential in biofuel, industrial applications

China's Huawei adds Amazon Alexa to flagship phone
Chinese tech giant Huawei is adding Amazon's artificial intelligence application Alexa to its flagship smartphone for its US launch. The number three global smartphone brand, Huawei announced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show that its Mate 9 handset would include the personal digital assistant developed by Amazon. The Mate 9, a large-screen "phablet" marketed as a rival to the big ... more
Fractional calculus helps control systems hit their mark

Fractional disturbance observers could help machines stay on track

Smart tech: This year's CES big on artificial intelligence

The answer is blowing in the wind
The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn't always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so traditional power plants must be kept running, ready to fill the energy gap at a moment's notice. Because the grid has no storage, and unlike coal or nuclear, there is no control over the fluctuating producti ... more
French power group aims to double wind capacity

New rules for micro-grids in Alberta

Offshore wind makes U.S. debut

Electric car startup unveils 'new species' of vehicle
Faraday Future, the secretive electric car startup with ambitions to overtake Tesla, unveiled its first production vehicle Tuesday, proclaiming it to be a "new species" for personal transportation. The company, backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting (YT Jia), announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that it would begin taking reservations for deliveries in 2018 with a $5,000 deposit for ... more
Chrysler's new tech-rich concept car aims young

Hyundai eyes autonomous cars for the masses

BMW to deploy 40 self-driving cars in US, Europe

Tesla starts mass production of batteries
Tesla Motors announced Wednesday that it has begun mass production of energy-saving batteries that it vows will take electric cars mainstream. "Today at the Gigafactory, Tesla and Panasonic begin mass production of lithium-ion battery cells, which will be used in Tesla's energy storage products and Model 3," Tesla said on its website. Mass production of the batteries are a critical step ... more
Devices that convert heat into electricity

Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

Rolling out an e-sticker revolution

AREVA NP supplies Safety Instrumentation and Control System for Generation 3 Reactor
AREVA NP supplied Rosatom with its safety instrumentation and control (I and C) system for its installation within unit 1 of the Novovoronezh-2 Russian nuclear power plant, which has been connected to the grid recently. AREVA NP supplied the digital reactor protection system based on the company's proven I and C platform TELEPERM XS. The system helps ensuring the safe condition of th ... more
Battling energy crisis, Pakistan turns on fourth nuclear plant

Report finds additional radioactive materials in gas-well drill cuttings

Chemistry research breakthrough that could improve nuclear waste recycling technologies

Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
China to build $1.5 billion power line across Pakistan
China's State Grid Corporation is set to build a $1.5-billion power line across Pakistan to enable the transmission of 4,000 megawatts of electricity from the country's north to south, the government said Friday. Pakistani and Chinese officials signed an investment agreement in Beijing on Thursday to build the country's first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) line, according to a governmen ... more
MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector

Toward energy solutions for northern regions

Energy-hungry Asia slowing down, lender says

Scientists try turning Christmas trees into plastic
Scientists at the University of Bath are developing a process for turning pinene, the chemical that gives pine trees their distinct aroma, into plastic. Pinene is found in pine needles and is also a paper industry waste product. It is part of the terpene chemical family, a group that includes a variety of hydrocarbons found in conifers. In recent years, materials scientists have ... more
Obama creates two new national monuments

Amazonia's best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed

Warming could slow upslope migration of trees

InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
MIT researchers reveal new technique for measuring gravity
Researchers have found a way to improve atom interferometers, the most common and precise tool for measuring gravity. Atom interferometers measure difference in wave characteristics between atomic matter. They rely on an exotic state of matter called Bose-Einstein condensates. Researchers in MIT have found a way to improve the precision of atom interferometers by augmenting the condensa ... more
A population of neutron stars can generate gravitational waves continuously

LISA Pathfinder's pioneering mission continues

Magnetic mirror could shed new light on gravitational waves

Scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks
A team of international scientists have found a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks, which is traditionally done by computer processors like those made by Intel and Qualcomm. This means data could now be processed in the same spot where it is stored, leading to much faster and thinner mobile devices and computers. This new computing circuit was developed by Nanyang Technologic ... more
Germanium's semiconducting and optical properties probed under pressure

ONR global seeks more powerful electronic devices

Random access memory on a low energy diet

Madrid lifts partial car ban as pollution eases
Madrid on Thursday lifted an unprecedented ban on half of most private cars as pollution in the Spanish capital eased up. A day earlier and for the first time in Spain, authorities decided to implement a measure already used in other cities abroad by ordering vehicles with even-number registration plates to drive on even-number days, and cars with odd-number plates on odd-number days. Th ... more
Obama criticized after monument designation

Beijing starts 2017 under a cloud

In Spain first, Madrid bans half of cars to fight smog

'Thousands' of pilgrims return to China before Dalai Lama event
Thousands of mostly Tibetan pilgrims who travelled to India for a rare Buddhist ceremony held by the Dalai Lama have returned to China under pressure from Beijing, organisers said Wednesday. The 81-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader will this month preside over the Kalachakra teachings at Bodhgaya in eastern India, where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment more than 2,000 years ... more
Chinese official sentenced 10 years in vaccine scandal

Football and prayer wheels: views of modern Tibet

As thousands march China says Hong Kong must not subvert mainland

Small drone achieves flight endurance record
A small propeller-driven drone has stayed aloft for more than two days and nights, achieving the world duration record for its class. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said the flight by the VA001 was conducted in late November and early December at at testing center in New Mexicos and "for nearly 56 hours, the plane flew at an altitude between 6,500 feet and 7,500 feet ... more
General Atomics contracted for MQ-9 sale to Spain

General Atomics to perform Reaper, Predator support services

Tiny spy drones no match for Repellent-1 mobile anti-drone net

How to 3-D print your own sonic tractor beam
Last year Asier Marzo, then a doctoral student at the Public University of Navarre, helped develop the first single-sided acoustic tractor beam - that is, the first realization of trapping and pulling an object using sound waves from only one direction. Now a research assistant at the University of Bristol, Marzo has lead a team that adapted the technology to be, for all intents and purposes, 3- ... more
Saab, UAE sign radar support deal

Elbit contracted for airborne laser designator work

RADA contracted for high energy laser radars

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Northrop Grumman to develop next-gen fighter laser system
Northrop Grumman will help the U.S. Air Force to develop a directed energy laser system that will offer self-protection for the service's next-generation jets, the company announced Wednesday. The work, under an Air Force Research Laboratory contract, will see Northrop Grumman develop and produce the beam control piece of an airborne laser weapon demonstration array that the laboratory ... more
UK to start laser gun program

Russia's Ray Guns: The Military Capability of Moscow's Secret Laser Weapons

The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes. The laser works at length scales 1000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair. The lifetimes of light captured in such small dimensions are so short that the light wave has time to wiggle up and down only a few te ... more
Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures

Going green with nanotechnology

Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared



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