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December 31, 2019 | Source: Oak Ridge Laboratory, www.ornl.gov, Alex MacCalman, Jeff Grubb, Joe Register and Mike McGuire
Manufacturing—Layering on the Strength
A team, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and University of Tennessee researchers, demonstrated a novel 3-D printing approach called Z-pinning that can increase the...
September 24, 2018 | Source: Power Technology, power-technology.com, 23 July 2018, Molly Lempriere
Space Race: a Look at NASA’s New Kilopower Fission Reactor
NASA and the US Department of Energy have developed a new nuclear fission reactor design for space applications, the Kilopower. NASA successfully conducted testing and...
June 22, 2018 | Source: Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), energy.gov, 1 June 2017, Steven Bushong
Overcoming a Major Wave Energy Challenge
Abstract. This report summarizes the activities conducted under the DOE-EERE funded project DE-EE0006400, where ABB Inc. (ABB), in collaboration with Texas A&M’s Advanced...
May 21, 2018 | Source: NuScale Power Newsroom, newsroom.nuscalepower.com, 30 April 2018
NuScale Power’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Becomes First Ever to Complete NRC’s Phase 1 Review
Moving the U.S. closer to energy independence - a milestone in bringing America’s first Small Modular Reactor (SMR) to market. NuScale Power, LLC is developing a new modular light...
May 11, 2018 | Source: IFL Science, iflscience.com, Manfred Lenzen, Professor of Sustainability Research, School of Physics at University of Sydney
Is Nuclear Power Zero-Emission? No, but It Isn’t High-Emission Either
“Even though we have not broken ground on a new nuclear plant in nearly 30 years, nuclear energy remains our largest source of fuel that produces no carbon emissions." ... “We’ll...
May 7, 2018 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, rh.gatech.edu, 26 Jan 2018, John Toon
Researchers Boost Efficiency and Stability of Optical Rectennas
The research team that announced the first optical rectenna in 2015 is now reporting a two-fold efficiency improvement in the devices — and a switch to air-stable diode materials...
February 2, 2018 | Source: UNSW Sydney, newsroom.unsw.edu.au, 7 June 2017, Sue Min Liu and Deborah Smith
New Material for Splitting Water Could Make Hydrogen Production Cheaper
UNSW chemists have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce clean hydrogen fuel. UNSW chemists have invented a new,...
December 18, 2017 | Source: Exxon Mobile Energy Factor, energyfactor.exxonmobil.com, 28 September 2017
Fuel Cells - the Future of Carbon Capture?
On paper, the idea is brilliant: Capture carbon dioxide molecules from a power plant’s emissions before they reach the atmosphere, while also generating power. The concept,...
November 20, 2017 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, rh.gatech.edu, 9 Oct 2017, John Toon
Novel Circuit Design Boosts Wearable Thermoelectric Generators
Using flexible conducting polymers and novel circuitry patterns printed on paper, researchers have demonstrated proof-of-concept wearable thermoelectric generators that can...
November 6, 2017 | Source: Science Dialy, sciencedaily.com, 4 October 2017, University of Central Florida
New Nanomaterial Can Extract Hydrogen Fuel from Seawater
It's possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly. UCF researcher Yang Yang...