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New Russian alloy to reduce global energy loss three-fold

Russian scientists have discovered a way to reduce energy loss inside electric transformers and motors by 66 percent. They are currently developing a unique ferrum-based amorphous alloy whose specifications considerably surpass those of conventional materials.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2017/3/10 17:21:31

87th International Motor Show kicks off in Geneva

A nanoFlowcell Quant 48Volt sports car is seen on the first press day of the 87th International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 7, 2017. This year's Geneva International Motor Show hosts some 180 exhibitors and exhibits about 900 models including 148 world or European premieres.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/8 9:41:19

Australia could achieve 100 pct renewable energy with hydro storage: research

Pumped hydro power, where water is pumped uphill and stored to generate hydroelectric electricity on demand, could help transform Australian into a 100 percent green energy nation, according to researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/27 12:58:12

German researchers produce new solar cell with record efficiency

German solar energy researchers have developed a new type of multicrystalline photovoltaic (PV) cell with a record efficiency of 21.9 percent.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/24 8:36:32

Chinese electric company uses flame-throwing drones to clean power lines

A Chinese power company has found an interesting and certainly awesome-looking use for drones: a flamethrower-equipped UAV is being used to clean rubbish off power lines.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2017/2/21 23:14:17

Battery developed at OSU uses only hydronium ions as charge carrier

Researchers with Oregon State University (OSU) have developed they claim to be the world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/21 8:55:58

High radiation levels may have caused robot to stop working in damaged Fukushima reactor

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Thursday its attempt to retrieve data from a robot from inside the No. 2 reactor had failed possibly due to extremely high levels of radiation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:46:40

Russian scientists develop materials for energy-generating windows

Russian scientists have developed solar concentrators made of fluorescent polymeric materials to turn ordinary windows into solar panels, Russia's Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/16 14:40:09

Gehetou photovoltaic power generation station in north China

Grid-connected new energy capacity, including wind power and solar power, has reached 12.81 million kilowatts in northern regions of Hebei as of the end of 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/13 10:50:42

Prototype eco-car unveiled for Shell Eco-Marathon in the Philippines

Engineering majored students carry their prototype eco-car for the Shell Eco-Marathon Philippines at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, the Philippines, Feb. 1, 2017. Shell Eco-Marathon is a competition in which participants build special vehicles to achieve the highest possible fuel efficiency. Many student teams will compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon Philippines from February 2 to 5.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/3 8:25:13