Japan has taken a recent interest in alternative forms of power generation, and one of their latest ideas is this 160 foot tall hexagonal tower that works twice as efficiently as conventional wind turbines, without giant spinning blades of death.
By mimicking the essential process that allows plants to produce energy, an MIT researcher has managed to create electricity out of water more efficiently than conventional solar cells, to the point where one and a half bottles of wastewater could power an entire house for a day.
With so many soldiers being deployed in hot sunny places, it seems like a no-brainer to put all that blazing sunlight to good use. So a British team has developed a special photovoltaic fabric, that captures the sun's rays to provide juice for all of a field soldier's electronic gadgets.
If you're going to build a giant waste incinerator, you might as well design it so that people can ski down its sides. Oh, and you should also make it blow smoke rings, and then shoot those smoke rings with lasers.
To build a solar power plant, you need two things: lots of energy, and lots of silicon. The Sahara desert can provide scads of both, and by using power plants to 'breed' more power plants, the Sahara Solar Breeder Project will theoretically be producing enough green energy to power half of humanity by 2050.
Fujitsu has unveiled what is undoubtedly the future of charging our devices with the debut of their wireless charging system.
How does a nuclear reactor work? This cutaway diagram of the No. 32 Windscale AGR reactor in Sellafield, U.K., gives a few clues.
Are you harboring an energy hog without even knowing it? Sure, all of the appliances and gadgets in your house — your television, DVD player, set-top box, toaster, game console and more — are constantly sucking energy. But some are...
Go ahead, turn up the heat. Alphabet Energy can take it and then use it to reduce your power consumption. The firm wants to harvest wasted energy found in the heat given off by mechanical and electrical processes, using thermoelectric...
The energy crisis of the 1970s happened a long time ago, but there's been a paltry amount of progress toward energy independence since then. Amid the boatload of energy-saving gadgetry, few have been groundbreaking products that really make a difference....