Energy

Energy from evaporation could power much of US: Study

Though still limited to experiments in the lab, evaporation-harvested power could be made on demand, day or night, overcoming the intermittency problems plaguing solar and wind energy.

Sep 27, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

The Philippines relies overwhelmingly on imports to fuel its fast-growing economy and needs to develop indigenous energy resources. Its main source of natural gas, the Malampaya field near the disputed waters, will be depleted within a decade.

Jul 25, 2017, 15:17 PM IST
NASA eyes solar eclipse to understand Earth's energy system

NASA eyes solar eclipse to understand Earth's energy system

If successful, the scientists would further develop new calculations that could improve the estimates of the amount of solar energy that reach the ground.

Jul 21, 2017, 14:05 PM IST

India, Pakistan become full members of SCO

PM Narendra Modi said energy, education, transport, agriculture, security, development and trade would be the top drivers in India`s ties with the SCO.

Jun 09, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
Scientists create artificial photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into clean air and fuel

Scientists create artificial photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into clean air and fuel

Researchers have found a way to trigger a chemical reaction in a synthetic material called metal-organic frameworks (MOF) that breaks down carbon dioxide into harmless organic materials.

Apr 26, 2017, 20:04 PM IST
Donald Trump to set new executive orders on environment, energy this week

Donald Trump to set new executive orders on environment, energy this week

On Wednesday, Trump is expected to sign an executive order related to the 1906 Antiquities Act, which enables the president to designate federal areas of land and water as national monuments to protect them from drilling, mining and development, the source said.

Apr 24, 2017, 10:43 AM IST
Feeling drained? Forget coffee, take the stairs for 10 minutes to re-energize yourself!

Feeling drained? Forget coffee, take the stairs for 10 minutes to re-energize yourself!

The study aimed to simulate the hurdles faced in a typical office setting, where workers spend hours sitting and staring at computer screens and don't have time for a longer bout of exercise during the day.

Apr 21, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

Donald Trump to sign executive order rolling back Obama's climate change measures

The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and Obama view the role the US plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government's approach to rising sea levels and temperatures - two impacts of climate change, CNN reported.

Mar 28, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
'Clean' coal won't be viable until 2030, says energy analysis

'Clean' coal won't be viable until 2030, says energy analysis

RepuTex argued that the rising price and the falling cost of energy storage made renewable energy the cheapest source of reliable power in Australia.

Mar 09, 2017, 12:06 PM IST
Scientists develop new 'electronic' rose plant that can store energy!

Scientists develop new 'electronic' rose plant that can store energy!

With an electrode at each end and a gate in the middle, a fully functional transistor was created.

Feb 28, 2017, 22:12 PM IST

Hungry bacteria can extract energy from sewage

By using the contact-stabilisation process, up to 55 per cent of the organic matter could be recovered from sewage.

Nov 26, 2016, 12:27 PM IST
Indian scientists show new way to transform CO2 into methanol

Indian scientists show new way to transform CO2 into methanol

Charting out a new route to enhance production of alternative energy, scientists at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, have designed a method to transform carbon dioxide into methanol under prevailing atmospheric conditions.

Nov 08, 2016, 21:19 PM IST

Know why bitter gourd is good for health!

Butter gourd is really good for our health as it promotes many health benefits and helps prevents many diseases.

Oct 22, 2016, 23:19 PM IST

Know the amazing health benefits of Kombucha!

Have you ever tried or heard of Kombucha? It is a fermented drink made out of black tea and sugar as well as green tea.

Sep 27, 2016, 22:13 PM IST

Maharashtra to soon introduce Energy Conservation policy

The draft of the policy, prepared in line with the Centre's Energy Conservation Policy of 2001 has been uploaded on the government's website and recommendations have been invited from experts to strengthen it, a statement released by the state Energy department said.

Aug 24, 2016, 01:45 AM IST

Lesser-known health benefits of apple cider vinegar!

Though we all have heard of apple cider vinegar, but might not be aware that it is good for our health.

Jul 31, 2016, 10:26 AM IST

Here`s why artificial sweeteners make you eat more

Researchers identified a new system in the brain that senses and integrates the sweetness and energy content of food.

Jul 14, 2016, 08:58 AM IST
Tiny satellites can better estimate Earth's reflected energy

Tiny satellites can better estimate Earth's reflected energy

Small shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet's reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellites, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin professor.

Jul 13, 2016, 23:09 PM IST
Volcanoes go quite silent before eruption

Volcanoes go quite silent before eruption

 Seismic quietness occurs immediately before volcanoes erupt and can, thus, be used to forecast an impending eruption for restless volcanoes, say researchers.

Jun 24, 2016, 20:54 PM IST

Oil producers fail to agree output freeze

The world`s top oil producers failed to reach agreement on capping output in Doha.

Apr 18, 2016, 01:57 AM IST