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LED lamps embedded within a flexible, printed solar panel could potentially replace the kerosene lamps still used around the developing world.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
Tags: LED, solar pv
By replacing the liquid in dye-sensitized solar cells with a solid iodine-based semiconductor, Northwestern University researchers hope to eliminate the leakage and corrosion issues seen in other prototypes.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
Scientists in India have developed a cheap phase change material that could drastically reduce the need for heating in homes.
Date: 01/20/2012
Type: News
Many auto companies have plug-in electric vehicles set to be sold in the coming years, but few cities are investing in electric charging stations.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Hydrobee Lets You Charge A Battery From A Fast-Flowing River To Juice Up USB Devices Off-Grid.
Date: 11/22/2013
Type: News
Graphite-based "heat spreaders" in cell phones could make it possible to build lighter car batteries with the same number of cells.
Date: 06/23/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Tags: graphite
Shuji Nakamura, inventor of blue LED, and Jaap Haartsen, inventor of Bluetooth, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 12, 2015.
Date: 05/11/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
On May 3rd, the carbon-dioxide concentration in the atmosphere around the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii hit 400 parts per million, forcing scientists to believe that we are not even close to slowing down climate change.
Date: 05/13/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
EnerDel, with support of the DOE and a Portland utility, will utilize it's lithium ion batteries to store energy.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
A Denver-based inventor aims to eliminate the use of kerosene for lighting in developing countries with his solar-charged light bulb.
Date: 01/25/2012
Type: News

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