Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Every Streetlight in NYC to go LED

When many people think of New York City, beyond the crowds their image of the city is the lights. Soon, the lit-up skyline will be much whiter because all 250,000 … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Continuous” nuclear fusion comes one step closer

Researchers at a California lab have got one step closer in achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion. If successfully harnessed, fusion – the process which powers the sun – could become an … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Solar power may get cheaper with new breakthrough

A research team in Europe has achieved a world record-setting solar conversion efficiency of 44.7 percent, and assuming that higher efficiency translates into lower costs, it’s yet another indicator that … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Germany Breaks Its Own Record For Solar Power Generation

Germany just broke its monthly solar power generation record once again. In July, the grey-skied country logged 5.1 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity from solar power, slightly better than the … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Microbial Team Turns Corn Stalks and Leaves Into Better Biofuel

A fungus and E. coli bacteria have joined forces to turn tough, waste plant material into isobutanol, a biofuel that matches gasoline’s properties better than ethanol.

August 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Solar power users considering legal action against WA government after it announces cut to feed-in tariffs

Solar power users considering legal action against WA government after it announces cut to feed-in tariffsBy Pamela Medlen Posted August 09, 2013 17:03:42 Thousands of solar power users in Western … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Artificial photosynthesis to make plants green with envy

Natural photosynthesis – the remarkable ability of plants to transform sunlight into useful energy – powers virtually all life on Earth. But that’s not enough for some people. Caltech chemistry … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment
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