A new white paint keeps surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their surroundings—almost life AC or a refrigerator, but without using any energy.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: sustainability electricity emissions temperature science-and-technology earth-and-environment
"...with this kind of technology, you can take society into a superconducting society where you'll never need things like batteries again."
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: physics electricity materials-science superconductors temperature magnetism featured science-and-technology
A new green supercapacitor is flexible, lightweight, and cost-effective. It could charge your devices way faster, too, researchers say.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: sustainability electricity materials-science mobile-devices science-and-technology earth-and-environment supercapacitor
Electric fish use zaps to communicate but all that zapping can get confusing. When they sense their own signal, a brain function says, "Ignore it."
Aug. 25, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: electricity fish brains communication science-and-technology
A new hybrid solar energy converter generates electricity and steam with high efficiency and low cost, researchers report.
July 27, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: electricity heat science-and-technology earth-and-environment solar-energy
A new device for blackouts improves energy delivery between home solar-power systems and the electrical grid, report researchers.
July 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: electricity science-and-technology solar-energy public-utilities
"The self-powered sensing system could continuously monitor the fire and environmental conditions without requiring maintenance after deployment."
June 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: electricity trees fires forests sensors earth-and-environment
A new stretchy, self-healing, damage-resistant, and light-up material called HELIOS could be useful in soft robots or way tougher screens for our devices.
June 5, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: robots electricity light material-science featured science-and-technology self-healing
Researchers have created a shadow-effect energy generator that can use the contrast between shadows and light to generate electricity.
June 3, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: electricity light renewable-energy earth-and-environment wearable-devices
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