What the world’s most powerful batteries do, and why they are so good

A new battery is here to help you power your home, but its new design is just as much about making the whole house more efficient.The Smart Energy Converter, or SCE, is an innovative electric motor that is built into a battery and converts energy to power.The device uses a combination of lasers and electronics […]

What does it take to create a microchip with a human touch?

The first chip in the world is already there.The second is coming soon.But with the next wave of chips on the horizon, it is important to know what exactly goes into creating a chip that can interact with a device and then, ultimately, make that device work with your phone, tablet or other device.We are […]

Michigan Technology University offers new $1M investment in solar research

Michigan Technology and Innovation University has made a $1 million investment in an energy efficiency technology developed by the university, the university announced.The technology, called SmartSense, uses infrared sensors to monitor and measure how heat and light are distributed in the environment.The goal of SmartSense is to reduce energy use by at least 40 percent […]

How algae-derived biofuel could help drive climate change

The Irish government says it has a “significant” investment in algae technology to be used in fuel.Energy Minister Richard Bruton said on Wednesday the company, Green BioFuel, is using algae to produce carbon-free energy.Its algae-based biofuel will be sold in supermarkets and fuel stations in the country.Its founder, Ian O’Brien, said algae has the potential […]