A breakthrough in creating invisibility cloaks, stealth technology

Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks.

A breakthrough for marine biofuel production

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae. As reported in this week’s online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scripps graduate student Emily Trentacoste led the development of a method to genetically engineer a key growth component in biofuel production.

Breakthrough claimed for solar cell efficiency

Did you know that crystals form the basis for the penetrating icy blue glare of car headlights and could be fundamental to the future in solar energy technology?

Ionic liquid breakthrough in thermal electrical energy

Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.

Hydrogen fuel breakthrough could revolutionize the alternative energy market

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.

Biofuel breakthrough could replace diesel

The rising economic and political costs of foreign oil, coupled with climate-change fears, have been driving the search for renewable, alternative transportation fuels in the United States.