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Inflatable Concentrated Solar System Halves Costs

Inflatable Concentrated Solar System Halves Costs

An Austrian company, Heliovis, has developed an inflatable cylindrical thermal concentrator which concentrates sunlight onto a central thermal receiver, similarly to a parabolic trough, but at a much lower cost.  Read more »

Weather Forecast – Extreme and Worsening

Weather Forecast – Extreme and Worsening

The torrential rain can be one of the most devastating consequences of hurricanes, especially in urban areas where concrete makes it harder for water to drain and where people can drown. Expect more and worse.  Read more »

Roof Panels That Make Air-Conditioning Much More Efficient

Roof Panels That Make Air-Conditioning Much More Efficient

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a fluid-filled roof panel which can make air-conditioning significantly more efficient.  Read more »

Renewed Interest in Thorium Nucler Reactors

Renewed Interest in Thorium Nucler Reactors

Thorium has long held promise for safer nuclear power. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States designed and built a demonstration molten salt reactor and operated it from 1965 to 1969. There is now renewed interest in thorium technology around the world.  Read more »

Solar Glass Bricks

Solar Glass Bricks

Build Solar, a spin-off from the University of Exeter in the UK, has been set up to market an innovative solar glass block technology.  Read more »

Aluminium Material Produces Hydrogen from Water

Aluminium Material Produces Hydrogen from Water

Scientists and engineers at the US Army Research Laboratory have discovered an aluminum nanomaterial which produces high amounts of energy when it comes in contact with water. The discovery has great potential implications for future power and energy applications.  Read more »

Storing Energy in Salt and Antifreeze

Storing Energy in Salt and Antifreeze

Google’s parent company Alphabet’s X Division is trialling an energy storage technology using heated salt and cooled antifreeze.  Read more »

Protein for Food form Electricity and Carbon Dioxide

Protein for Food form Electricity and Carbon Dioxide

Researchers in Finland have produced a protein which is edible and nutritious enough to be used in cooking and as a livestock feed from just electricity, carbon dioxide and water with the help of microbes.  Read more »

New Material Could Allow Batteries to Charge in Seconds

New Material Could Allow Batteries to Charge in Seconds

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia ave reported that they have developed a new material, called MXene, which will allow batteries to be charged in seconds rather than hours.  Read more »

Coffee Cups Made from Coffee Waste

Coffee Cups Made from Coffee Waste

An Australian startup, Huskee, has developed reusable cups which are made from unwanted coffee bean husks.  Read more »