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Generations after people learned to make ice in the desert, the same technique under development to provide us with radiative cooling

Generations after people learned to make ice in the desert, the same technique under development to provide us with radiative cooling

Sarah Kaplan writes on the Washington Post website about the innovation from one scientist at the University of California at Los Angeles to use ancient techniques to demonstrate  electricity-free electricity. It will be interesting to follow these developments in the future.   Bringing the chill of the cosmos to a warming planet Long ago, in … Continue reading

Development in sodium-ion batteries has made significant progress recently

Development in sodium-ion batteries has made significant progress recently

We are regularly reading about latest technical developments. Alexander Freund discusses latest developments in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. Sodium-ion rechargeable batteries could soon be a cheaper and resource-saving alternative to current lithium-ion cells. Powerful prototypes and ground-breaking findings in basic research make a breakthrough seem imminent.   The batteries of the future: … Continue reading

New algorithm to improve energy performance can be integrated into any vehicle type – whether a gas vehicle, an e-vehicle, a compact car, or a truck

New algorithm to improve energy performance can be integrated into any vehicle type – whether a gas vehicle, an e-vehicle, a compact car, or a truck

James Billington writes on the electric & hybrid vehicle technology international website about a new algorithm developed by FEV, a globally leading service provider which is cost efficient and flexible for many vehicle types.   New algorithm provides EVs with more accurate range and energy-saving routes Vehicle weight is a crucial factor when it comes … Continue reading

Technical breakthrough in transparent solar technology

Technical breakthrough in transparent solar technology

A research team at the University of Michigan has achieved record efficiency for transparent solar cells that could one day be used in buildings. Madeleine Cuff explains in an article on the inews website.   Scientists make breakthrough in solar window technology with see-through panels Builders could one day be installing windows in homes and … Continue reading

Wooden skyscrapers: a low-carbon, low-energy alternative

Wooden skyscrapers: a low-carbon, low-energy alternative

Wooden skyscrapers are increasingly being built all over the world. Warren Mabee, Director, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, at Queen’s University in Ontario discusses the benefits of skyscrapers built with wood in an article on The Conversation website.   Wooden skyscrapers could transform construction by trapping carbon emissions All over the world, architects … Continue reading

Researchers developing a new type of smart solar cell that can adapt to the amount of available light, meaning it can work indoors

Researchers developing a new type of smart solar cell that can adapt to the amount of available light, meaning it can work indoors

Marina Freitag, Royal Society University Research Fellow at Newcastle University writes on The Conversation website about the development of a new type of social cell that can adapt to the amount of light available. These cells can even outperform extremely efficient versions that are normally used for trips into space. She believes that they can … Continue reading