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Bioethanol

The properties of ethanol have been studied for a long time now, and the primary reason behind such exhaustive studies is to excavate the potential held by ethanol for climate protection. An advanced diesel engine developed at TU Wien can run on 70% bioethanol, a commendable value for the energy sector. The engine developed by TU Wien simultaneously deploys two fuels viz. diesel and bioethanol, the former being used for

Ion Gels

The electronics industry is witnessing new developments each day which has upped the game of commercialisation within the industry. In a similar feat, a team of scientists and researchers at Japan’s Yokohama National University, in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, have developed an ion gel that exhibits self-healing properties in extreme environments and temperatures. This property of ion gels is expected to come in handy during the manufacture of

Nano-Satellites

Small satellites, commonly referred to as nano-satellites, have become a matter of immense discussion, analysis, and research in the technological circles. The rising levels of standardisation for these satellites coupled with reduced costs have been a key reason behind the growing popularity of such satellites. From 1990 to 2012, the total number of satellites launched every year averaged to 10 satellites, and this number is believed to touch 3000 in

Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers at KAUST have developed thin films that can increase the efficiency of solar cells. The design of efficient solar cells plays an integral role while optimizing them for efficiency because their physical structure and crystalline quality come in handy during energy production. Furthermore, the number of charged holes and negatively charged electrons derived from the conversion of photons is also important for optimizing energy efficiency of these cells. The

Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars will be on fast lane in the US a pilot program said the Trump administration on Tuesday. This could allow the road-testing for limited vehicles on road. Self-driving cars involved in the program needs to have a feature to disable the vehicle from self-driving mode if it fails to drive in safe speed limit. These criterions are created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The organization