Energy

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Drilling into molten magma to create a new energy source

Experts in Iceland hope to establish a new energy source by drilling into the molten magma which flows through volcanoes. The new project may generate up to 50 megawatts of electricity if successful and could pose a major breakthrough in sustainable energy...

October 24, 2016

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Scientists discover highly efficient way of producing hydrogen

Researchers from the University of Houston and the California Institute of Technology have discovered an efficient catalyst that uses molybdenum sulfoselenide particles on three-dimensional porous nickel diselenide foam to increase catalytic activity. The step is...

October 05, 2016

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Venezuela shutting down due to energy crisis, again

According to a government statement published this week in a state-run newspaper, the entire Venezuela will be given a week off to cope with yet another crippling energy crisis. The measure is not new; the same happened in 2010 when the first electricity crisis hit....

March 18, 2016

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Germany one step closer to clean energy: Wendelstein 7-X fusion device now in operation

The biggest step so far toward the world's goal of providing clean, virtually limitless energy resources has been made, as the scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald, Germany produced the first helium plasma. The plasma was...

December 11, 2015

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121 countries jointly invest in solar energy technologies

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced today that 121 world's warmest countries have been banded together to invest into solar energy technologies and use the power to bring the electricity to one billion people, who are living without any kind...

December 03, 2015

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World’s largest floating wind farms to power UK homes in few years

The construction of the world's largest floating wind farm has been approved off the coast of Peterhead in Scotland, Scottish Government announced on November 2, 2015. The UK's first floating wind development, Hywind, will be built about 25 km (15.5 miles)...

November 05, 2015

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A small fusion power plant to supply electricity to 100 000 people in the next ten years

The scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have proposed a new design for a practical, efficient fusion reactor, aided by the advancement of superconducting technology. It seems the era of practical fusion power could be arising sooner than previously tho

August 22, 2015

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The solar power forecast to account for one third of new electricity generation by 2040: China becoming the global leader

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 China announced it's plan to reduce the usage of fossil fuels over the next 15 years, and further increase it's investments in solar power. This project is in agreement with UN's new pledge to cut carbon emissions around the globe.

August 07, 2015

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The end of peak oil? Audi invents way to create crude fossil fuels from mixture of air and water

German automaker Audi says it has developed a process for making diesel fuel out of nothing but water and carbon dioxide, laying the groundwork for a green, carbon-neutral fuel.Audi calls the diesel produced by the new process "e-diesel" and is trumpeting it a

May 03, 2015

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Being Prepared is not Fear - do YOU have the power?

As I said in last nights Transpicuous News Report, I am not a negative person, nor a pessimist - far from it in fact. But I am a Realist, and right now, the Realist in me says "Be Prepared".At this moment, the world of "Finance" "Economy" a

December 21, 2014

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Ireland takes first steps toward wave energy

Pelamis Wave Power announced last week that it was shortlisted as one of just two technology developers to progress to the next stage of a WestWave procurement process with Irish utility ESB for the deployment of Pelamis wave energy machines on the west coast of Ireland

October 03, 2014

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Russia announces fast neutron reactor progress

Russia's ‘Proryv’, or Breakthrough project is nearing it's ultimate aim to eliminate production of radioactive waste from nuclear power generation. Russia has announced two new milestones that enables a closed nuclear fuel cycle. According to

September 21, 2014

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Eliminating the mother of all physics myths

Today if you are one of the lucky physicists who is supported by mass media you can say anything you want and it will be considered physics fact. You can propose a new imaginary particle and call it the God particle, Devil particle, Angel particle, Ghost particle and ev

September 11, 2014

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New dams in Mekong basin threaten Cambodia's food security, up to 80% of population affected

Experts are warning that the planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia. Up to 80 percent of population might be affected.“Cambodia is going to pay the highest price for dam devel

July 28, 2014

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Iberian Peninsula’s geothermal power can generate current electrical capacity five times over

Researchers from the University of Valladolid (Spain) have estimated how much electricity could be obtained from the heat stored in the first ten kilometres beneath the Peninsula. Results indicate around 700 GW: five times that of all the electrical power installed

June 19, 2014

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SolarCity to build the world's largest advanced solar panel factory, cut down cost of solar power

Chairman of clean energy provider "SolarCity", Elon Musk, announced yesterday the company has signed an agreement to acquire Silevo, a solar panel technology and manufacturing company. The news comes just a couple of days after his Tesla Motors

June 18, 2014

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Supercritical solar - new frontier for power generation

CSIRO has used solar energy to generate hot and pressurised ‘supercritical’ steam, at the highest temperatures ever achieved in the world outside of fossil fuel sources.Supercritical steam is a breakthrough for solar energy and means that one day the sun cou

June 17, 2014