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Report: Nuclear has potential to play bigger role in meeting global energy demand

By Faye Oney / September 25, 2018

A new report from MIT Energy Initiative says that nuclear energy has the potential to be used as an alternative energy source as long as cost and policy issues are addressed. Read the report and watch the video to learn more.

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Video: New paint generates clean hydrogen fuel from solar energy and water vapor

By Faye Oney / June 21, 2017

Could paint be the next material to generate hydrogen fuel? Researchers recently developed a way to produce hydrogen fuel from solar energy and humid air. They mixed synthetic molybdenum sulfide with titanium oxide to create a paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.

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Taller concrete wind turbine towers may finally get off the ground to expand wind power potential

By April Gocha / June 12, 2017

According to studies of wind power potential from towers positioned at varying distances off the ground, taller wind turbine towers would make wind power viable in a much wider region of the United States than is currently feasible.

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Patented process produces hydrogen on demand for fuel cell-powered aircraft

By Faye Oney / May 5, 2017

Airlines may soon be “going green.” Researchers at Technion Israel Institute of Technology have patented an eco-friendly process to produce hydrogen on demand and in air, offering up new potential for fuel cell-powered aircraft.

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Alt-E Fund offers individuals the opportunity to support clean energy

By Faye Oney / April 11, 2017

Alt-E Fund, a nonprofit organization, has a goal of generating financial support to fund research in clean energy technologies. It wants to change the way energy research is funded by “harnessing the passion of millions of citizens to vote with their wallet and provide the needed funds to enable crucial research.”

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 28, 2016

Hairy nanorods have diverse applications, merging solar with liquid batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 28, 2016.

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Quantum materials help design longer lasting solid oxide fuel cells

By April Gocha / June 9, 2016

Researchers at Harvard University have devised a different way to generate longer lasting fuel cells, this time using quantum materials.

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Redesigned micro solid oxide fuel cell may provide more power, less charging, to small consumer electronics

By April Gocha / March 22, 2016

Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology have developed a micro-sized solid oxide fuel cell that incorporates a much more robust support—porous stainless steel, which significantly improves the cell’s thermal and mechanical stability.

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Video: Could solar panels provide the world’s entire energy needs?

By April Gocha / January 13, 2016

“Is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy?” TED-Ed answer that question by diving into the science behind solar cells in a new explainer video that focuses on the atomic happenings within a silicon solar cell.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 13, 2016

Ceramic foam fights fires, solar energy from trashed batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 13, 2016.

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