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Fast-charging, long-running, bendy energy storage breakthrough

The discovery overcomes the issue faced by high-powered, fast-charging supercapacitors - that they usually cannot hold a large amount of energy in a small space.

17 Feb 2020 Nature Energy

New green technology from UMass Amherst generates electricity ‘out of thin air’

Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices.

17 Feb 2020 Nature

Energy choices can be contagious – but why? New insights into peer influence

The authors find the extent to which peer influence affects behavior depends on several factors.

8 Feb 2020 Nature Energy

New droplet-based electricity generator: A drop of water generates 140V power, lighting up 100 LED bulbs

Generating electricity from raindrops efficiently has gone one step further.

5 Feb 2020 Nature

Instant hydrogen production for powering fuel cells

Researchers develop a method for on-demand hydrogen production, which has potential for use in portable hydrogen fuel cells.

28 Jan 2020 Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Shutdown of coal-fired plants in U.S. saves lives and improves crop yields

Between 2005 and 2016, the shift away from coal saved an estimated 26,610 lives and 570 million bushels of crops.

7 Jan 2020 Nature Sustainability

The water-energy nexus at rivers can be resolved worldwide by 2050 as a consequence of the energy transition

Currently used electricity generation technologies depend to a large extent on water availability.

5 Jan 2020 Nature Energy

Monash develops world’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery

Monash University researchers have developed the world's most efficient lithium-sulphur battery, capable of powering a smartphone for five continuous days.

3 Jan 2020 Science Advances

Membrane inspired by bone and cartilage efficiently produces electricity from saltwater

Osmotic energy represents an enormous resource for humankind, but its implementation is severely limited by the availability of the high-performance ion-selective membranes.

18 Dec 2019 Joule

Consider marine life when implementing offshore renewable power

Green technology used on land, such as the wind farms, has had negative impacts on birds and bats, who collide into the massive spinning blades during migration or while on their night flights.

17 Dec 2019 Trends in Ecology & Evolution

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