New inexpensive materials bring cheap hydrogen fuel closer to reality

Researchers have combined cheap, oxide-based materials to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gases using solar energy with a solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency of 1.7 percent.

Cell phone batteries to recharge in 15 minutes

Scientists are closer to developing a cell phone battery that will take just 15 minutes to recharge and last more than a week.

Electricity from microbes a step closer: Study

Microbes have microscopic "wires" which are used to to discharge excess electricity.