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

13Oct/15

Tapping into plant energy to charge phones

A trio of Chilean student engineers have developed a biocircuit device that can harness plant energy and convert it into small charges of electricity to power smartphones. Ben Gruber reports.
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06Jul/15

Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Holes

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NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) recently caught a glimpse of five of these secluded beasts. While hidden from view from most other telescopes, NuSTAR can spot them by detecting the highest-energy X-rays, which can penetrate through the enshrouding gas and dust.
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26May/15

Street lights powered by solar and wind energy to light up Barcelona

BARCELONA, SPAIN (REUTERS/UPC) – Barcelona’s beach is being lit up with new-look street lights.

The six innovative lamp posts are each fitted with two solar panels, a wind turbine and a battery.

As a result, the environmentally-friendly lights generate enough energy to run for ten hours overnight.
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