A new study led by A&S professor Tao Wen used a novel method of machine learning to explore the environmental impact of oil and gas drilling. A study led by EES professor Tao Wen is one of the first to use machine learning techniques to holistically assess general water quality […]

Shutterstock Solar power is already the cheapest form of electricity generation, and its cost will continue to fall as more improvements emerge in the technology and its global production. Now, new research is exploring what could be another major turning point in solar cell manufacturing. In Australia, more than two million rooftops have solar […]

A recent study from Penn Engineering researchers provides new insights into why silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries rapidly degrade and fail. Using advanced imaging techniques and high-contrast gold to stand in for silicon, they’ve shown how pieces of the anode are trapped in the chemical layer that forms in each […]

Can you imagine a world powered by 100% renewable electricity and fuels? It may seem fantasy, but a collaborative team of scientists has just shown this dream is theoretically possible – if we can garner global buy-in. The newly published research, led by Professor James Ward from the University of […]

An artist’s impression of what the new demonstration plant might look like GENERAL FUSION A company backed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is set to build a large-scale nuclear fusion demonstration plant in Oxfordshire. Canada’s General Fusion is one of the leading private firms aiming to turn the promise of fusion into a […]

Dr Greg Brittles, Tokamak Energy TOKAMAK ENERGY Dr Greg Brittles’ eyes gleam with excitement when he explains the project he is working on. “It’s every engineer’s dream really, to have a project that’s technically challenging, which requires you to develop new technology and solutions to hard problems, but that are […]

Farm of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. Credit: Oxford Brookes University The now-familiar sight of traditional propeller wind turbines could be replaced in the future with wind farms containing more compact and efficient vertical turbines. New research from Oxford Brookes University has found that the vertical turbine design is far more […]

Cubic silicon carbide in water. Credit: Thor Balkhed/LiU One prospective source of renewable energy is hydrogen gas produced from water with the aid of sunlight. Researchers at LiU have developed a material, nanoporous cubic silicon carbide, that exhibits promising properties to capture solar energy and split water for hydrogen gas […]

West Mato Volcano erupting in 2009. Credit: Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans are capable of extremely powerful releases of energy, at a rate high enough to power the whole of the United States, according to research published today. Eruptions from […]