Electricity

Wind Power Without Wind

Wind Power Without Wind

Diagram of the phere (Creditt: Alexander Slocum MIT) In recent years more an more offshore wind farm projects have been emerging all over the world. Although many of them are capable of producing large amounts of power, depending on the ...

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100-watt LED Bulbs are on the Way

A new age of more efficient, cleaner lighting has been an unfulfilled promise for many years. Now thanks to some innovative new technologies the revolution might be closer than ever and its name is LED.     Switch Lighting LED ...

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Harvard Scientists Quench Flames using Electricity

Harvard Scientists Quench Flames using Electricity

For many years the only way to fight fire was water. Then cComes the 20’th century and special foams and powders which are somewhat more effective but are used in a fundamentally similar fashion – hose, bucket or pressurized container, ...

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Smart Glass Controls Lighting and Temperature

Smart Glass Controls Lighting and Temperature

Research Frontiers, a New York based research company, has developed a “Smart Glass” that can regulate the level of incoming light through windows. The company developed and patented a film technology called Suspended Particle Devices (SPD) that can vary the ...

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Healing the Heart with Electricity

Healing the Heart with Electricity

A research team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, led by Professor Boris Rubinsky, has developed a technique for eliminating recurring blockage of arteries following a heart attack by using short electric pulses. This invention could save the lives of ...

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Sony Hybrid Fuel Cell

Sony Hybrid Fuel Cell

Sony recently exhibited an innovative hybrid fuel cell at the Fifth International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expo (FC Expo 2009) in Japan. The fuel cells, displayed in three unique designs, are an energy alternative that is more efficient, non-polluting and ...

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New Catalyst Makes Efficient Fuel Cells Feasible

New Catalyst Makes Efficient Fuel Cells Feasible

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), in collaboration with researchers from the University of Delaware and Yeshiva University, have developed a novel catalyst which could enable efficient production of ethanol-powered fuel ...

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Swift Wind Turbine

Swift Wind Turbine

Developed by Renewable Devices in Scotland, the Swift Wind Turbine is the first quiet rooftop turbine that generates electricity by harnessing the power of the wind as a cost effective energy source for home, commercial, and industrial applications. The Swift ...

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Hydrogen Produced from Aluminum and Water

Hydrogen Produced from Aluminum and Water

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and Virginia Commonwealth University are producing hydrogen by exposing clusters of aluminum atoms to water. Rather than relying on the electronic properties of the aluminum, this new process depends on the geometric distribution of atoms ...

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