Tag Archives: research and development

Super-Size Me

“Supersize” wind turbines offer heightened efficiency and output, a Berkeley Lab study finds. Superconductors, supercables, superstition…most of today’s news is superlative. Why not let super-sized wind turbines join the party? A recent Berkeley Lab study, published in the science journal Wind Engineering, finds that making our wind turbines larger would yield exponential bounds of energy […]

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A ‘Water-Purifying’ Solar Panel?

Sometimes the craziest-sounding inventions can have the biggest impact. Researchers at the University of Rochester are collaborating with the armed forces on something that falls in that “so crazy it just might work” category—combining solar power and water purification to combat water shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Bear in mind, to them, this technology is […]

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Wind It Up

DoE to fund electric motor research As part of the Obama Administration’s Mission Innovation effort to double clean energy research and development (R&D) investments over the next five years, the Department of Energy announced in a press release on March 11th up to $25 million in available funding aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors […]

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Graphene: Worth the Price?

R&D heads striving to find out Graphene, the carbon-based material, was first synthesized in 2004 at the University of Manchester. Barely twelve years have elapsed since then, and research and development of the material has been constant and brimming with excitement at its potential. It has been called a “wonder material”, “extraordinary”, and “incredible” already, has […]

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