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Harnessing everyday motion to power mobile devices (video)

For futurists believe energy is everywhere and can be harvested with the correct tools, last week’s news report from the American Chemical Society about harnessing everyday motion is exciting. Who knows? One day we may never need to recharge a cellphone again. Take a look!  Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your […]

March 17th

Lithium Air Battery Development News

Batteries with longer range remain the biggest issue for ongoing development of the electric vehicle platform. According to the American Chemical Society, researchers are reporting new progress on a “breathing”  lithium air battery that has the potential to one day replace the lithium-ion technology of today’s EVs. Read the following press information. A battery that ‘breathes’ […]

March 16th

Waste from age-old paper industry becomes new source of solid fuel

More options are emerging for developing energy from waste products! “In today’s search for renewable energy sources, researchers are turning to the hi-tech, from solar and hydrogen fuel cells, and the very low-tech. The latest example of a low-tech alternative comes from an age-old industry: paper. A new study, appearing in ACS’ journal Energy & Fuels, […]

February 17th

Harvesting Electricity from Carbon Dioxide

They describe technology that would react the CO2 with water or other liquids and, with further processing, produce a flow of electrons that make up electric current. It could produce about 1,570 billion kilowatts of additional electricity annually if used to harvest CO2 from power plants, industry and residences. That’s about 400 times the annual electrical output of the Hoover Dam.

July 24th

Plastic Particles Now Polluting Great Lakes

Floating plastic debris — which helps populate the infamous “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the Pacific Ocean — has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world. Scientists reported on the latest findings from the Great Lakes here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

April 9th