Submitted by Safar Haddad on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:11
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.
Submitted by Safar Haddad on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 06:13
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.
Submitted by Safar Haddad on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 12:48
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.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 13:09
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.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:32
A recent experiment conducted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has suggested that charged water droplets could be created on a metal plate.
It was found that water drops create a superhydrophobic surface on a metal plate and carry an electric charge.
The researches conducted in the past had suggested that due to emission of excess energy from a superhydrophopic surface, the water drops does not slide down and rather jump. The action occurs especially when two or more than two water droplets come together.