New transistors can make electronics cheaper, more efficient

 A material called gallium nitride (GaN) is poised to become the next semiconductor for power electronics, enabling much higher efficiency than silicon.

Scientists develop faster method to produce graphene
Scientists develop faster method to produce graphene

 Researchers have found a faster, scalable method to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material applications.

China develops weapon that uses microwave energy

 China has developed a microwave-directed energy weapon that causes a burning sensation to its target, a media report said.

Google introduces new open format, APIs for building apps with BLE beacons
Google introduces new open format, APIs for building apps with BLE beacons

Google has announced several new products around its open source Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon format.

Humans will go extinct if plant life not secured: Study
Humans will go extinct if plant life not secured: Study

The continued destruction of the plant life on Earth has put humans in jeopardy, a study says.

Cooler computers, smartphones using graphene

 Almost half of the total energy used in running a computer goes in cooling it down. That is going to change now.

India, Turkmenistan back stronger energy ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to Turkmenistan on Saturday backed stronger energy ties with the gas-rich ex-Soviet state.

'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.