Credit: CC0 Public Domain As a result of climate change, population growth, and rising expectations regarding quality of life, energy requirements for cooling processes are growing much faster worldwide than for heating. Another problem that besets today’s refrigeration systems is that most coolants cause environmental and health damage. A novel […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Europe’s decision to promote the use of wood as a “renewable fuel” will likely greatly increase Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world’s forests, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications. European officials on final language for a renewable energy directive earlier this […]

The diagram shows the beneficial magnetic distortion as color-shaded regions on the smooth doughnut-shaped surface of the KSTAR plasma, together with the external 3D field coils in blue and red used to generate the distortion. Credit: Image courtesy of Jong-Kyu Park, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. A long-time puzzle in the […]

Experimental two-electrode setup showing the photoelectrochemical cell illuminated with simulated solar light. Credit: Katarzyna Sokół The quest to find new ways to harness solar power has taken a step forward after researchers successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen by altering the photosynthetic machinery in plants. Photosynthesis is the process […]

Qifeng Han, a visiting research associate, holds a new solar cell developed by UCLA. Oszie Tarula/UCLA Materials scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design. The device […]

Lane Genatowski testified today before the Senate on his nomination to lead the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES The first reviews from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on President Donald Trump’s choice of an investment banker to lead a cutting-edge energy research agency […]