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Plasma confinement and cooling technique could revolutionize fusion energy sector

Plasma confinement and cooling technique could revolutionize fusion energy sector

Rapid cooling of high temperature plasma using a new confinement technique could be helpful in changing the way we look at fusion energy, according to a new research. The research team found that high-temperature and high-density plasma could be confined using strong magnetic fields and this could lead to further advancement of fusion energy techniques.

Scientists discover a way to boost efficiency of light-harvesting systems using genetically engineered viruses

Scientists discover a way to boost efficiency of light-harvesting systems using genetically engineered viruses

Scientists have come up with a way to boost the efficiency of light-harvesting systems by using genetically engineered viruses. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported that the researchers got their feat via exotic effects of quantum mechanics named as 'quantum weirdness'. The effects include fascinating ability of a particle to be present in more than one place in space and time.

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GE’s Q4 profit jumps 9%

GE’s Q4 profit jumps 9%

General Electric Co (GE) on Friday reported an increase of 9 per cent in its quarterly industrial profit, thanks to strong turbines and jet engines business that offset weak oil & gas sales.

The company's net income in the fourth quarter jumped 61 per cent to $5.15 billion, or 51 cents per share, from the corresponding quarter of last year.

University of Montana Students oppose EPA’s Plan to put Tax on Carbon

University of Montana Students oppose EPA’s Plan to put Tax on Carbon

Students from University of Montana have opposed Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to put a tax on carbon. According to the students, the plan couldn't be effective for Montana's high energy production capability.

Last week, Montana Department of Environmental Quality had discussed the issue in a public meeting held in Missoula.

Ohio State University Researchers Develop New “breathing" Solar Battery

Ohio State University Researchers Develop New “breathing" Solar Battery

Currently, solar energy is created with panels, which are then connected to external batteries to charge. Normally about 20% of the power generated by solar panels is lost in the transfer of electricity to the battery storage.

But now, researchers at The Ohio State University have created a hybrid device, which capable of revolutionizing the solar power industry.

Researchers Design Photoswitches that can Release Solar Energy Even in Dark

Researchers Design Photoswitches that can Release Solar Energy Even in Dark

Photoswitches that can store sun's heat and release it when needed i. e. either during day or night has been designed by researchers from MIT and Harvard. These are the materials that exist in two different configurations. After absorbing solar energy, size of photoswitches gets squeezed which later on regains their original structure by releasing heat.

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Researchers Develop Novel Device to Harness Solar Energy

Researchers Develop Novel Device to Harness Solar Energy

Many benefits of solar energy have been reported over fossil fuels. Solar and Wind energy can be considered as one of the best natural sources of energy. But, one drawback associated with the use of solar energy is that it can be harvested only during day time.

According to a new report, researchers have found the solution to the problem of dependency of source of solar energy.

2D Tin could be Next Conducting Material, Says Scientists

2D Tin could be Next Conducting Material, Says Scientists

Have you ever thought that 2D Tin could be ever used as conducting material? The new research by the scientists states that 2D tin could be the world's first material to conduct electricity. Scientists claimed that 2D Tin could be the next super material, which would be capable of conducting electricity at room temperatures with 100% efficiency.

2047, Is the Expected Dooms Year for the World: Research

2047, Is the Expected Dooms Year for the World: Research

According to a new study, the scientists have pinpointed the probable dates locating, when the cities and ecosystems around the world will experience hotter or hottest climates, like never before.

Hypothetically these dates could be 2018 for Singapore, 2031 for Mexico, 2036 for Cairo and 2043 for Phoenix and Honolulu.

Also according to the researchers the whole world is going to doom in 2047, these dates are fictitious, but are the outcome of many investigations and researches by the scientists.

Researchers Create Generator to Produce Paper Pieces

Researchers Create Generator to Produce Paper Pieces

Lately, a generator has been developed by a group of Disney researchers. A report claimed that the new device has the ability to make paper pieces.

If the pieces of paper are manipulated, these have further potential to release power, which could in turn illuminate an LED.

As per the findings, the paper has been created using material, which carries a "semi-permanent" electric charge. Teflon is one charge holding electrets, which when rubbed against a normal paper sheet, the opposite charge is formed.

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