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The large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet achieved a field strength of 20 tesla, making it the strongest magnate of its kind ever created on the planet. (Image credit: MIT)   Engineers from MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems have successfully tested the world’s strongest high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet, technology that could become a key component for commercial fusion energy. The magnet achieved a field strength of 20 tesla, making it the strongest of i ...
(Image Credit: Antonie Julien/Unsplash)   SWG3 recently announced that it plans to install an advanced renewable heating and cooling system, called BODYHEAT, which converts a crowd’s body heat into reusable energy. The collected heat can either be used immediately, keeping the audience cool or stored underground to heat the building at a later time. Plans are already underway to install this system by November 1st.   First installed in Scotland, BODYHEAT utilizes heat pumps an ...
The energy-harvesting flooring uses wood with a combination of a silicone coating and nanocrystals, which produces enough energy to power LED bulbs and small electronics. (Image credit: ETH Zurich)   Scientists from ETH Zurich’s Wood Materials Science Center have developed wood-based flooring capable of generating enough energy to power LED bulbs and small electronics. The flooring uses wooden panels with a combination of a silicone coating and nanocrystals to produce a nanogenerator. ...
The Wind Catching System is equipped with small turbines, stands more than 1,000 feet tall, and is situated on a floating platform anchored to the ocean floor. (Image credit: Wind Catching Systems)   Norway-based Wind Catching Systems (WCS) are developing an offshore wind system that will reportedly produce enough renewable energy to power 80,000 homes. A single unit is outfitted with more than 100 tiny turbines, rises around 1,000 feet tall and will see a 50-year service cycle. WCS states ...
(Image credit: Flickr)   It's estimated there are about 8-million tons of plastic littering the world's oceans, and that number continues to grow. While some plastics remain floating once they enter the water, others get thrashed around and break into tiny pieces known as microplastics, which are smaller than 5mm and can sink to the bottom and wreak havoc on oceanic ecosystems. Some of those microplastics come from hand soap, which could cause hermit crabs to become extinct if nothing is d ...
The new battery uses a cobalt-poor, nickel-rich layered cathode (NCM88) and a commercially available dual anion ionic liquid electrolyte, which provides a higher energy density of 560-Wh/kg and increased stability. (Image credit: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)   Lithium-ion batteries are part of our daily lives, and we use them to power our mobile devices and electric vehicles. In the past, lithium-metal batteries have had a tendency to become stable or even explode under some circumst ...
This image shows the internal structure of INF’s preamplifier support. (Image Credit: Damien Jemison/LLNL)   Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Northern California used a unique nuclear fusion creation technique at the National Ignition Facility to yield over 10 quadrillion watts of power, a world record. The team achieved this feat by focusing intense light beams from 192 giant lasers at a tiny pea-sized hydrogen pellet, releasing 1.3 megajoules of energy in ...

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