Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch to be lit using hydrogen for first time

Organisers aim to offset all carbon emissions generated during the Games and also use the Olympics to boost awareness of environmental issues in Japan.

Jan 27, 2020, 13:07 PM IST

Researchers show how plastics can be reused

The Journal for Carbon Research, focuses on chemical recycling which uses the constituent elements of the plastic to make new materials.

Jul 18, 2019, 18:04 PM IST

Hot hydrogen atoms in Earth's upper atmosphere found

A team of University of Illinois researchers has discovered the existence of hot atomic hydrogen (H) atoms in an upper layer of Earth's atmosphere known as thermosphere.

Dec 08, 2016, 22:34 PM IST

'Mars-quakes' could produce energy source to support life

Rocks formed by the grinding together of other rocks during earthquakes are rich in trapped hydrogen and similar seismic activity on Mars may produce enough hydrogen to support life, a study says.

Sep 22, 2016, 00:11 AM IST

Oceans may have massive reserve of hydrogen

Recent discoveries of free hydrogen gas, which was once thought to be very rare, have been made near slow-spreading tectonic plates deep beneath Earth's continents and under the sea.

Jul 21, 2016, 11:29 AM IST

Scientists detect hydrogen gas in distant galaxy

A team of scientists for the first time has detected a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a more than five billion light years away which is almost double the previous record.

Jun 02, 2016, 13:28 PM IST

US scientists create efficient hydrogen biofuel

Scientists at a US university have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen -- one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fuelling cheap and efficient cars that run on water.

Jan 07, 2016, 00:47 AM IST

New 'nano-reactor' to produce hydrogen biofuel

Scientists have created a cheap and highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen, an advance that may lead to new environmentally friendly ways of producing biofuel.

Jan 05, 2016, 14:12 PM IST

Getting closer to hydrogen-powered cars

Hydrogen fuel is desirable because, unlike gasoline, it doesn't release carbon into the atmosphere when burned. 

Oct 08, 2015, 17:49 PM IST

Plants use less water than previously assumed

Plants use less water than earlier studies had indicated and freshwater passes more rapidly through soil than previously thought, new research using NASA satellite shows.

Sep 04, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

NASA's Hubble discovers 'little gem in space'- planetary nebula NGC 6818

 NASA's Hubble telescope has stumbled upon a little colourful gem nebula - an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionised gases.

Aug 10, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?

NASA could land humans on the Moon in the next five to seven years and build a permanent base 10 to 12 years after that, a new study has claimed.

Jul 22, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy: Study

Planets having atmospheres rich in helium may be common in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new theory based on data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Jun 12, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

Plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after Big Bang

A new study has revealed that plenty of water may have existed in space in first billion years after the Big Bang.

Apr 29, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

Soon, run your car on hydrogen from corn

Stop worrying about rising petrol costs as researchers have now discovered a novel way to create hydrogen fuel using abundantly available corn stalks and husk.

Apr 07, 2015, 16:46 PM IST

IIT developing bio-hydrogen fuel from waste

Aiming to generate clean fuel from waste, a large-scale bio-reactor plant for producing hydrogen on a pilot level would be ready at IIT Kharagpur this year.

Mar 08, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

Astronomers find image of a white dwarf leaving behind 'Jupiter's Ghost'

In a new observation, astronomers have identified an image of a white dwarf expelling out its outer layers.

Feb 03, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

Low-cost technology to produce clean hydrogen fuel

New York; In a thrust to “artificial leaf” technology, a team of scientists have reported a significant progress toward a stand-alone system that lends itself to large-scale, low-cost production.

Dec 04, 2014, 11:35 AM IST

Scientists closer to making fuel from water and sun

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have moved one step closer to turning water and sunlight into sustainable fuel by successfully replicating a crucial step in photosynthesis.

Dec 03, 2014, 18:34 PM IST

Hydrogen fuel cell cars to rule the roost in future

They may be exorbitantly expensive at the moment, but cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells have the potential to challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars in the near future, said a researcher from Loughborough University in Britain.

Oct 22, 2014, 14:31 PM IST