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New form of carbon capture actually creates power, rather than consuming it

New form of carbon capture actually creates power, rather than consuming it A new form of carbon capture could solve one of the major problems facing the most efficient versions of the technology: energy.This new electrochemical cell, on the other hand, produces industrially useful oxalates that could be sold to chemicals companies and manufacturing companies.

How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone

How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone It turns out there’s a method to all this madness — but first we have to explain how USB power actually works.There are now four USB specifications — USB 1.

Scientists create liquid light, get one step closer to spintronics

Scientists create liquid light, get one step closer to spintronics “We have made a field-effect light switch that can bridge the gap between optics and electronics,” says Dr.“We’re reaching the limits of how small we can make transistors, and electronics based on liquid light could be a way of increasing the power and efficiency of the electronics we rely on.

Coal-fired electricity is at its lowest since officials started keeping track

Coal-fired electricity is at its lowest since officials started keeping track S.S.

Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power

Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power 2 billion write-down on the value of its nuclear plant construction business.In 2015, Toshiba declared its nuclear business was more profitable now than when the company acquired it, but scandals over the Japanese firm’s accounting broke soon thereafter.

A disgruntled cafe owner has started billing customers extra if they charge their phones

A disgruntled cafe owner has started billing customers extra if they charge their phones A cafe owner at a famous Vienna landmark has had enough of customers charging their smartphones on the premises.To try to discourage customers from sticking their chargers in the wall for lengthy periods of time, owner Galina Pokorny is now levying a fee of €1 (about $1.

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower 'Smartflower' claims to be the world's first "intelligent energy plant." It's a solar system that unfolds its giant solar panel petals in the morning and follows the sun throughout the day.

These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg

These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg 'Tech Tats' are temporary and use ink that conducts electricity.They are fitted with small sensors and trackers that turn them into tiny smart devices.

India finally becomes a net exporter of electricity

India finally becomes a net exporter of electricity Infamous for its power outages, India can finally tell the world it has become a net exporter of electricity.In comparison, the nation imported 5,585 million units of electricity during the same period, more than 200 million units short of the export quantity.