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Heliogen’s systems use AI and mirrored panels to generate heat (Image credit: Heliogen)   A new startup backed by tech guru Bill Gates has recently achieved promising results that could be a major breakthrough for solar energy. Heliogen claims they have been able to harness enough solar energy from mirrored panels to generate heat reaching temperatures above 1,832 Fahrenheit. That’s hot enough to possibly replace fossil fuels producing cement, steel, and glass, usually rely on ...
After an hour, the chemical reaction creates the red powder that’s key to turning carbon dioxide into fuel (Image credit: University of Waterloo)   Climate change is a serious problem that continues to get worse. We’re constantly look for ways to fight back against pollution and ways to promote renewable energy. One team of scientists from the University of Waterloo is fighting back with their newly created “artificial leaf,” which inexpensively changes harmful carb ...
Ravenswood Development will demolish the remaining peaker plants in Queens and replace them with a 316 MW/2,528 MWh energy storage facility. (Image credit: Ravenswood Development)   New York’s Public Service Commission has given the green light to dismantle LS Power’s remaining gas peaker plants in Queens, and replace them with a 316 MW/2,528 MWh battery energy storage project undertaken by Ravenswood Development (PDF document). The project is expected to be the largest battery ...
Graphene is one of those super-materials that continues to surprise scientists worldwide with its level of usefulness and relatively unique characteristics. It seems like new discoveries with the material are being made every month, and it’s quickly becoming clear that one-day graphene will be heralded as one of the most important materials humans have ever discovered. It has already proven key in the advancement of electronics, batteries, and pigments among other things. Just last year re ...
There is no doubt that sustainable energy sources are the way of the future, but exactly how we generate that sustainable energy is anyone’s guess. While solar, wind and even hydroelectric energy generation is progressing forward every year, that has not stopped researchers from experimenting to find new ways to generate electricity.  In a recently released study, researchers at Northwestern University, and Caltech have discovered a new method for generating electricity from common ru ...
Overheating electrical components is one of the main causes of failure in electronic hardware, and is quickly becoming one of the leading causes of failure in modern mobile devices. While some of the overheating issues are caused by faulty components, the issue is mostly attributed to improper heat displacement and the lack of adequate heat shielding. Often times, engineers will place small aluminum heatsinks and shielding plates on the more egregious thermal offenders and will use air-gaps, car ...