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China’s EAST Reactor has reached a temperature exceeding 180 million; that’s hotter than the sun. For a brief period, this reactor was hotter than the sun. (Photo via IPP)   It’s no easy feat to artificially recreate the temperature of the sun. The core of the sun reaches about 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius) and recreating this extremely hot temperature is a challenge. But for a brief period, China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting ...
A team at the University of Waterloo have solved two of the biggest issues regarding lithium-oxygen batteries. Thanks to a new breakthrough, we could be a step closer towards rechargeable lithium-oxygen batteries. (Photo via James Walker/Digital Journal)   Lithium-oxygen batteries are seen as the ultimate rechargeable battery largely due to their theoretical-energy density, but issues with their chemistry and stability have prevented this concept from becoming a reality. Now, we may be a s ...
Researchers created the ‘bionic mushroom’ by covering its surface with cyanobacteria; the mushroom’s surface allowed it to grow and stay alive. An electrode network and cyanobacteria 3D printed on a mushroom to produce electricity. (Photo via American Chemical Society)   When it comes to finding environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists are starting to think outside the box. In a new study, researchers turned to an unlikely source to generate elect ...
Hunters Point features small homes that run on solar power and made out of carbon fiber materials. Is this the future of housing? (Photo from Pearl Homes)   A new neighborhood in a fishing village south of Tampa, Florida called Cortez is aiming to be the most energy efficient neighborhood in the community. A new development called Hunters Point will feature small homes that will run on solar power to reach a “net zero” energy footprint with the help of Google Home to make sure ...
H2GO Power would utilize low-cost hydrogen production and storage technologies using nanomaterials that can store the gas and provide energy on-demand. (Image credit: H2GO Power)   According to a 2017 report from the EIA (Energy Information Administration), energy consumption from developing nations will increase 28% by 2040, and while renewables can be implemented very quickly, the energy infrastructure in those nations is lagging behind the rest of the world. To help meet the rising powe ...
Not long ago my son decided that he wanted an Arc Reactor for Halloween; something simple to wear and looks awesome -seems I got some homework-.     In the past I've done other versions of this project which let's say I'm not 100% proud of -design mistakes, a lot of trial and errors to fit all the parts together and the approach I took to the electronics was not up to good standards. Like some say, it is more about the journey, not the destination project , well this post is about m ...