'Third-generation' steel to develop fuel-efficient cars
'Third-generation' steel to develop fuel-efficient cars

A "third-generation" steel being developed at a US university could help auto manufacturers roll out fuel-efficient vehicles that could meet future energy efficiency requirements, say researchers.

Nanowires could be LEDs of the future

 Light Emitting Diodes made from nanowires would use less energy and provide better light, scientists have found.

Evaporating water to produce electricity

Can the energy of evaporating water be harnessed to propel self-sufficient devices or produce electricity? A new experiment raises hopes.

Miley Cyrus hates 'macho' energy
Miley Cyrus hates 'macho' energy

 Singer Miley Cyrus says she has dated both men and women, but she felt uncomfortable due to the "macho energy".

Can active video gaming replace outdoor play?

 Active video gaming can make children of five to eight years of age expend as much energy as unstructured outdoor play does, new research says.

Brain develops differently in bipolar disorder

In adolescents with bipolar disorder, key areas of the brain that help regulate emotions develop differently, a new Yale study has found.

On World Environment Day, Javadekar asks all to opt for 'less'

 Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar exhorted industries and society to adopt the '3Rs' of 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle' on World Environment Day on Friday and urged all to opt for "less" in order to check the rate of depletion of natural resources.

World Environment Day: Water, food, energy and rising temperatures

The theme for this year’s WED is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care". It tells us how the well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources.

New 'designer carbon' enhances battery performance

Scientists at the Stanford University have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies.

Losses on resources front pressure Syrian regime on revenues

With most of its natural and mineral resources having fallen under rebel control, Syrian state revenues have shrunk, leaving the government dependent on unstable sources of income for its survival.

Used cigarette butts may power future computers
Used cigarette butts may power future computers

Scientists have successfully converted used cigarette butts into a high performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electric vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

'Revolutionary' bladeless wind turbines oscillate to generate power

These bladeless wind turbines can revolutionize the way wind energy is produced.

Beyonce has 'more energy' now
Beyonce has 'more energy' now

 Singer Beyonce Knowles says she has "more energy" since giving up meat and credits a plant-based diet for her trim figure.

Beyonce has 'more energy' now
Beyonce has 'more energy' now

 Singer Beyonce Knowles says she has "more energy" since giving up meat and credits a plant-based diet for her trim figure.

New tech to capture the energy of Sun
New tech to capture the energy of Sun

Researchers are developing molecules capable of harvesting and holding substantial amounts of solar energy, storing it for significant amounts of time and releasing it on demand.

Danish student in sun harvest breakthrough

A student from the University of Copenhagen has researched his way to a breakthrough that may prove pivotal for technologies trying to capture the energy of the sun and saving it for a rainy day.

This gel can create 'graceful' shape-shifting robots that move via own energy

A team of engineers has designed, by developing a new computational model, a synthetic polymer gel that can reconfigure its own shape and move using its own internally generated power.

New USD 3,000 battery to power households

A leading US electric carmaker has unveiled a USD 3,000 battery that can power households and even be used to store solar energy.

PM Modi slams developed nations for denying nuke fuel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday castigated developed nations which "lecture" India but deny it nuclear fuel for clean energy and reaffirmed the country's commitment to fight against climate change.

How 'free' mobile apps drain your resources
How 'free' mobile apps drain your resources

There's no such thing as free -- especially when it comes to smartphone apps! A new study by a team, including an Indian-American engineer, reinforces this conventional wisdom.