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 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

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 Technical breakthrough in transparent solar technology

A brick wall could one day become a powerbank to charge electrical devices

Madeleine Cuff writes on the inews website that scientists have coated red bricks with conductive fibres, turning them into batteries that could store power for hours.   House bricks could become energy storage systems to charge electrical devices A brick wall could one day become a powerbank to charge electrical devices, thanks to an energy … Continue reading A brick wall could one day become a powerbank to charge electrical devices

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

Prototype jet engine uses compressed air and electricity to create enough power to lift a plane in the air

Madeleine Cuff writes on the inews website about latest developments in China where scientists have designed a new kind of jet engine that could fly planes halfway around the world without emitting fossil fuels.  What are your views?   Scientists in China target emissions-free flight with air plasma jet engine Scientists have designed a new … Continue reading Prototype jet engine uses compressed air and electricity to create enough power to lift a plane in the air

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

Highways could become charging sites for electric vehicles, say Stanford engineers

Madeleine Cuff writes on the inews website about a breakthrough in wireless charging announced by Stanford engineers.   Scientists make breakthrough in wireless charging for electric vehicles Drivers could one day charge their electric vehicles without having to stop and plug in, thanks to a breakthrough in wireless charging announced by Stanford engineers. The US … Continue reading Highways could become charging sites for electric vehicles, say Stanford engineers

A “breakthrough” method of firing ceramic materials could enable a leap in manufacturing a wide range of products, including solid-state batteries and fuel cells

Harry Cockburn writes on The Independent website about a  new manufacturing method invented by scientists at the University of Maryland that both meets the needs of modern ceramics and fosters the discovery of new material innovations.   ‘Superfast’ new manufacturing method could allow breakthrough in battery technology, scientists say A “breakthrough” method of firing ceramic … Continue reading A “breakthrough” method of firing ceramic materials could enable a leap in manufacturing a wide range of products, including solid-state batteries and fuel cells

Scientists discovered a strain of bacteria that can degrade the harmful compounds in polyurethane products — a positive step toward reducing the amount of plastic pollution in the environment

Scottie Andrew writes on the CNN website about a new synthetic chemical compound that can degrade the harmful compounds in polyurethane products. Hopefully industry won’t take this to mean they can produce more plastic   Plastic-eating bacteria could be small step toward tackling world's pollution crisis Plastic products made with polyurethane, a synthetic chemical compound, … Continue reading Scientists discovered a strain of bacteria that can degrade the harmful compounds in polyurethane products — a positive step toward reducing the amount of plastic pollution in the environment

Researchers have developed a new type of concrete that can not only bend better, but doesn’t require cement to make, reducing its environmental footprint

Michael Irving writes on the New Atlas website about a new bendable type of concrete that has been developed.  What are your views?   Bendable concrete goes cement-free to cut environmental footprint Concrete is the world’s most widely-used building material thanks to its incredible strength – but it doesn’t stand up well against bending. Now, … Continue reading Researchers have developed a new type of concrete that can not only bend better, but doesn’t require cement to make, reducing its environmental footprint