New research to make better batteries
We want them doing more, for longer.
The quest for a better battery is engaging a lot of scientific minds, but it’s not often three advances are reported ...
The ultimate in power windows
Researchers incorporate solar cells in glass.
Australian researchers say they’ve developed new perovskite solar cells that could effectively and efficiently transf...
Ironing out the bumps in perovskite’s potential
Detecting imperfections that reduce performance.
A literal “trick of the light” can detect imperfections in perovskite solar cells, Australian scientists say, boostin...
Researchers make solar efficiency breakthrough
Fast conversion makes technology more viable.
Australian researchers have set a new world record for the conversion of solar energy to electricity using quantum do...
The biggest engineering challenge
Transforming our world into a sustainable ‘electric planet’.
I want you to imagine a highway exclusively devoted to delivering the world’s energy. Each lane is restricted to tru...
Generating electricity 'out of thin air'
Researchers unveil a new device powered by a microbe.
Scientists in the US have developed a device they say uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in t...
Extreme weather can disrupt energy supply
We need more storage and grid improvements.
Future climate variation could produce a gap of up to 34% between renewable energy potential and demand without conce...
Splitting hydrogen just got cheaper
Creating hydrogen using only water, iron, nickel and electricity.
Hydrogen-powered cars may soon become more than just a novelty after a UNSW-led team of scientists demonstrated a muc...
Australia's hydrogen future has arrived
Australia’s Chief Scientist is pushing for us to take the lead.
In 1874, science fiction author Jules Verne set out a prescient vision that has inspired governments and entrepreneur...
How Westinghouse lit up the world
Success flowed from the epic Current War.
“Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cut...
Light-loving polymer acts like a sunflower
New smart material could be a game-changer for solar energy.
Many living things exhibit phototropism – the ability to track a light source and align to it. The best-known example...
Charge a car in just 10 minutes?
It’s possible say the engineers behind a new lithium battery.
US mechanical engineers say they have developed a lithium ion battery that can be charged sufficiently in 10 minutes ...