Energy independence turns the gears of the visionary’s imagination, and grants us individual control of our modern lives. No meaningful alternative to the Crown’s system can be achieved without exploring decentralized energy production and storage.

Indonesia progressing to an experimental small modular nuclear reactor

Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) has launched a roadmap for developing a detailed engineering design for its Experimental Power Reactor.

Terrestrial Energy on track to commercial molten salt reactor competitive with natural gas prices

Terrestrial Energy is developing a 190 megawatt small modular molten salt reactor that will cost less than $1 billion to build.

Theoretical progress on producing and storing several grams of antimatter per year

There was a 2016-2017 Kickstarter for Antimatter fuel production.

Laser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusion with record efficiency

Using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires, CSU scientists and collaborators have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab.

Doubling battery power of consumer electronics

New lithium metal batteries could make smartphones, drones, and electric cars last twice as long.

Meet gallenene: Gallium joins graphene in the second dimension

Graphene hogs all the headlines about two-dimensional materials, but it might just be the beginning.

Proto-molecular nanotechnology –

– Programmable Molecular Fabrication of trillions of functionalized carbon nanotubes

A different view every week: The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home

Florida-based company Arkup has floated the concept of an off-grid, liveable luxury yacht.

Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo next week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating 5 million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them.

Solar-powered two-seater plane will soar to the edge of space

Solar planes have already traversed the Alps and flown around the world, but one team has its sights set a little higher: the edge of space. SolarStratos is planning to fly a solar-powered plane to an altitude of over 80,000 ft (24,000 m), from where

Lightweight platform concept points the way to longer-range EVs

Just last month, Williams Advanced Engineering announced it would be teaming up with Singer Vehicle Design to create a 500-hp air-cooled flat-six.

Commonwealth Fusion Systems will try to use more powerful superconductors and magnets...

Bob Mumgaard, CEO of the private company Commonwealth Fusion Systems has attracted $50 million in support of a new nuclear fusion project from the Italian energy company Eni.

Graphene superlattices could be used for superconducting transistors

Researchers created a "superlattice" of two graphene sheets stacked together -- not precisely on top of each other, but rotated ever so slightly, at a "magic angle" of 1.1 degrees.

Rimac C_Two 1,914-hp electric hypercar can drive itself if you're too scared

Ladies and gents, please put your hands together for one of the fastest cars ever built.

New thermoelectric technology harvests power from temperature fluctuations

(Natural News) Massachusetts researchers have invented the first of a new breed of thermoelectric devices, reported Science Daily. Dubbed the "thermal resonator," it can generate electricity from its surroundings on a 24/7 basis for years.

Scientists unleash graphene's innate superconductivity

Already renowned for its potential to revolutionize everything from light bulbs and dental fillings through to semiconductors and motorcycle helmets, graphene can now add innate superconductivity to its repertoire

Hitachi and Honda team up for cheaper electric motors

As electric cars become more common, manufacturers are battling to find new ways to improve their hardware and lower costs.

Hybrid aqueous battery charges up in under 30 seconds

We're so used to having our everyday devices powered by lithium-ion batteries that sometimes it's hard to imagine using anything else. But there are plenty of teams working on alternatives like lithium-air, sodium-ion, lithium-metal and aluminum-ion

Hybrid aqueous battery charges up in under 30 seconds

We're so used to having our everyday devices powered by lithium-ion batteries that sometimes it's hard to imagine using anything else.

Canada begins SMR strategy roadmap

Canada has launched a process to prepare a roadmap to explore the potential of on- and off-grid applications for small modular reactor (SMR) technology. The roadmap will help position Canada to become a global leader in the emerging SMR market, accor

CERN scientists get antimatter ready for its first road trip

Antimatter is notoriously tricky to store and study, thanks to the fact that it will vanish in a burst of energy if it so much as touches regular matter. The CERN lab is one of the only places in the world that can readily produce the stuff, but gett

Toyota has reduced the rare earth materials used in electric vehicle magnets by 50%

Toyota has developed the world's first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles, use of which is expected to increase rapidly in the

Heating and ventilating a 10,000 person space station

The National Space Society has a 33-page analysis of heat and energy transport and management for an outline but realistic habitat design.

UK needs 12 years to build 440 MW nuclear reactor while China needs 3 years to...

UK needs 12 years to build 440 MW nuclear reactor while China needs 3 years to make 400MWth reactors

Coming to a Home Depot near you:

Coming to a Home Depot near you: Tesla's "invisible" solar roof tiles and home energy storage units will become available this year

Revolutionary small modular nuclear reactors for space and earth applications starting in 2024

The three-year Kilopower safe 4 kilowatt nuclear reactor project started in 2015 with a challenging goal of building and testing a full-scale flight-prototypic nuclear reactor by the end of 2017 mid-2018.

TAE Technologies Gen 5 reactor targets tripling confinement with 10 times the power by 2020

TAE Technologies, Inc. (formerly Tri Alpha Energy), the world's largest and most advanced private fusion company, has announced that its proprietary beam-driven field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma generator, "Norman," surpassed a new tec

New Tesla Model 3 Battery Line Could Increase Output By Factor Of 4

One of the overlooked takeaways from the recent Tesla earnings call was connected to automation in battery module production.

All-New Jaguar XJ To Go Electric In 2019?

Work on styling has been completed and is expected to usher in a new design language for the brand.

Crumpled Graphene balls makes better batteries

With its high theoretical capacity and low electrochemical potential, Li would be the ideal anode for Li-ion batteries. However, practical use of the Li anode has been hindered by its tendency for dendritic growth, which leads to unstable solid elect

Honda's Mobile Power Pack – One Battery Powers Everything From ATV To Tiny Scooter

Honda recently presented its Mobile Power Pack World – a single battery module for all sorts of different applications.

Commercial Perovskite solar cells at 10 cents per watt could soon bring lower cost energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created an environmentally stable, high-efficiency perovskite solar cell, bringing the emerging technology a step closer to commercial deployment.

Metallic nanofoam wrings hydrogen out of water more efficiently

Hydrogen could be a key renewable fuel source in the future, but considering it's the most abundant element in the universe it's surprisingly tricky to produce.

100 Petawatt lasers could generate antimatter from vacuum and create commercial nuclear fusion

In Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records a pulse laser at the Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility (SULF). At the center is a single cylinder of titanium-doped sapphire about the width of a Frisbee. In 2016

Lithium metal electrode batteries

Reversible lithium metal electrode has potential to almost double the energy density of lithium-ion batteries and lower the cost to $100 per kilowatt hour.

New Space based solar power designs can get to less than 2 cents per kwh

Additional details of the "SPS-ALPHA Mk-II" will be presented in the second edition of a Mankin book. The book is planned for release in 2018.

The next generation of smartphone cameras could see through walls

The latest camera research is shifting from increasing the number of megapixels towards fusing data with computational processing

Russia to Install World's First Floating Nuclear Power Plant in Arctic Town

This year the floating power plant will be towed from Saint Petersburg in the Baltic to Murmansk in the Barents Sea, the year after that it will be towed another 6,000 km to the Arctic town of Petrov

Smallest Electro-optic modulator is 100 times more energy efficient

Researchers at Oregon State University have designed and fabricated the world's smallest electro-optic modulator, which could mean major reductions in energy used by data centers and supercomputers.

Key hurdle overcome towards organic solar cells up to 1000 times cheaper...

Key hurdle overcome towards organic solar cells up to 1000 times cheaper than solar panels

Bizarre metal conducts electricity without heating up

In an apparent contradiction to textbook physics, a metal has been identified that conducts electricity but produces almost no heat in the process.

Kilopower, Megapower reactors would revolutionize energy safety and space...

Kilopower, Megapower reactors would revolutionize energy safety and space and military applications

Graphene Nanoribbons are 100 times brighter than previous single molecule devices

Researchers observed a bright and narrow band emission of red light from individual graphene nanoribbons, only 7-atom-wide, at a high intensity comparable to bright light-emitting devices made from carbon nanotubes.

New battery technology using ionic liquids under development at Keio University #DigInfo

Katayama Laboratory, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University Investigating electrochemical reactions in ionic liquids

Fisker EMotion Gallery Plus Videos

The eMotion promises to be quick, boasts a long-range, fast charging, luxury and autonomous capabilities – at least according to Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc.

AirSpaceX's autonomous, electric air taxi lands in Detroit

Airspace Experience Technologies, LLC (AirSpaceX) has given a preview of its vision for the future of air taxi services at this year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Device creates negative mass and a new way to generate lasers

Most objects react in predictable ways when force is applied to them--unless they have "negative mass." And then they react exactly opposite from what you would expect.

China Air Force Engineers propose space-based laser to remove small space junk

Researchers from the Information and Navigation College, Air Force Engineering University and the Institute of China Electronic Equipment System Engineering Company performed computational analysis for using a space-based laser to remove space junk.

Russia approves operation of 70 Megawatt floating nuclear reactor

Russia has approved the operation of the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov.