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.

Odisha MP for greener, sustainable energy for his constituency

 With an aim to provide energy access to people with greener and sustainable alternatives, a Lok Sabha MP has planned a host of development activities in his constituency based on renewable energy.

Earth Hour 2015 kicks-off; world goes ahead with ritual
Earth Hour 2015 kicks-off; world goes ahead with ritual

The ninth edition of Earth Hour kicks-off, people across the globe show their growing concern over climate change by switching off the lights for an hour.

Silk to power next-generation batteries
Silk to power next-generation batteries

Again frustrated at dead smartphone battery again? Wait till "green" silk comes to your rescue. 

New energy device may power life on Mars
New energy device may power life on Mars

A new type of engine that harvests energy from carbon dioxide could power life on Mars, scientists say.

Solar cells made more efficient

Scientists have reported progress in photovoltaic research as they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy of the sun and thus create a higher current.

PM Modi calls for innovation in renewable energy for affordable power

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was confident that solar energy will become economically viable in the coming days.

Have no AC, microwave: Atul Kulkarni ensures conserving energy
Have no AC, microwave: Atul Kulkarni ensures conserving energy

Actor Atul Kulkarni, who promoted Young Energy Savers (YES) 2015, a school contact program aimed at creating awareness about the importance of energy and its conservation, says he neither has an air conditioner nor any wooden item at home.

PM Modi to visit France in April; invites French companies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday invited French companies to take advantage of "Make in India" programme in various sectors while pointing out the liberalised FDI regime in India.

World can cut carbon emissions and live well, eco tool shows

 Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2 degree centigrade rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows.

New research brings invisibility cloaks closer to reality

New metamaterials may take engineers one step closer to building invisibility cloaks or even shields that can conceal military airplanes, scientists say.