Solar Energy and Art Come Together in the Lunar Cubit. When art and science come together to make something both beautiful,useful and thought provoking the artist has accomplished something wonderful and the work should be shown. In this case maybe the work should move from a possibility to a reality. It is called the Lunar […]

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Some Bad News About Lithium Ion and Nanotechnology Batteries. Lithium is the lightest of all known metals. It has the atomic number of 3 and is a soft silver-white metal. It is also the main component of what we know as the lithium ion battery, without which many devices and even cars would be possible. […]

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Making Alternative Liquid Fuel from CO2. Moving the world from fossil fuels and the corresponding reduction in atmospheric and ocean borne CO2 will require that we use all of the technologies at our disposal. Researchers the world over are investigating different types of alternative fuels that can be use to replace gasoline and diesel liquid […]

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The Latest Prototype Wave Energy Converter Tested in the Ocean. At Tek-THinK we love to showcase new technologies to give our readers a chance to learn and maybe speculate on whether the tech will survive the test of time. When it comes to harnessing the power of the ocean’s waves this is even more challenging.

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A New Clean Energy Source Harvests the Power of Vibration. New tools for harvesting wind energy may soon look less like giant windmills and more like tiny leafless trees. A project at The Ohio State University is testing whether high-tech objects that look a bit like artificial trees can generate renewable power when they are shaken […]

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New Developments For Solar Photo-Bioelectrochemical Cells. There is more than one way to skin a cat is the way the saying goes right? This is true when it comes to ways to convert the sun’s energy into usable clean energy whether it be heat, stored heat or electricity. For electricity we have photovoltaic and solar […]

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The Use Of Biofuels to Combat Climate Change. A study reported in the journal Energy used a new method, never before applied to the energy sector, to assess the “sustainability index” of various sources of energy, both conventional and renewable.

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  Research Continues for Fuel Cells, Batteries and Super Capacitors. Fuel cells take hydrogen ( or hydrocarbons) and oxygen and recombine them to make water and electricity. If we can find a way to make, transport, compress and pump hydrogen in a clean and economical way we will truly be able to say good bye […]

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Why Do We Need a Transparent Battery? Researchers at Stanford University are working to perfect completely transparent battery technology. The aim is to be able to power new transparent gadgets such as cell phones and bio-sensors without having the battery be visible.

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The Chemistry of the Lithium Ion Battery. Lithium ion batteries have quickly replaced lead acid and nickel based chemical batteries and are the most popular form of battery in everything from cell phones to electric cars. The reason is their performance as an energy storage device.

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