Tag Archives: energy

09Oct/17

How coffee could power your car

A new one-step process that turns spent coffee grounds into biofuel could help in the fight to reduce our reliance on diesel made from fossil fuels, say researchers at Lancaster University. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

09Sep/17

Black hole in a ‘bathtub’ makes waves for UK scientists

British-based scientists have recreated the conditions around black holes using a water bath, shedding new light on the extraction of energy from the astronomical phenomenon. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

10Jul/17

France may close up to 17 nuclear reactors by 2025

France may close as many as 17 reactors by 2025 as it seeks to reduce the share of nuclear power in its electricity mix. Julian Satterthwaite reports Continue reading

10Jul/17

Tesla to build world’s largest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Tesla signed an agreement with the state government of South Australia, promising to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in just 100 days, or it is free of charge. Continue reading

05May/17

Next stop outer space, as Solarstratos plane successfully passes first test flight

PAYERNE, SWITZERLAND (MAY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – A unique prototype plane, covered with 22 square metres of solar panels and with a 24.8 metre wingspan, Solarstratos successfully achieved on Friday morning (May 5) its first test flight on the Swiss air base of Payern, the result of three years of work.
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02May/17

Vulture vision study reveals raptor-like hunting ability

Researchers find that white-headed vultures have a surprisingly predatory foraging technique, and could explain why they’re less prone to flying into man-made objects like wind turbines. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

20Mar/17

Google’s Project Sunroof shows huge solar potential of U.S.

Google launched a project called Project Sunroof in 2015, which measures solar potential of individual homes in the U.S. The result of the project shows most U.S. homes have great solar viability.
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12Jan/17

Zambians worried at soaring costs as economy struggles

Zambia’s economy has been growing at a sluggish rate averaging three percent per annum since copper prices dipped two years ago. The cost of living and doing business has been soaring in the process as the country faces economic challenges after the government cut fuel subsides last year causing a 39 percent price hike in petrol, analysts say.

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17Dec/16

Google develops floating data centers propelled by windmill-like kites

After developing self-driving cars, Google is set to bring its innovation prowess to the seas, with a novel new ship propulsion system that uses kite energy.
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