Argonne National Laboratory Engineer makes better diesel engine but states there will be no demand without regulation

Northwestern University – Steve Ciatti, a mechanical engineer at Argonne National Laboratory west of Chicago, modifies diesel engines. By the time he finishes, emissions are reduced 66 to 95 percent and gas mileage improves. Q: Why hasn’t there been more progress in fuel economy for cars sold in the U.S. despite the high price of …

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Entanglement Makes Quantum Batteries Almost Perfect

Technology Review – In theory, quantum batteries such as atoms and molecules can store and release energy on demand almost perfectly–provided they are entangled, says physicists. Physicists have long known that it is possible to extract work from some quantum states but not others. These others are known as passive states. So the quantity physicists …

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Commercializable Thermoelectric material could convert 20% of waste heat into Electricity

Phys Org – Northwestern University scientists have developed a thermoelectric material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to electricity. This is very good news once you realize nearly two-thirds of energy input is lost as waste heat. This is a very environmentally stable material that is expected to convert 15 …

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Wired UK covers Rossi, Celani, Brillouin and Defkalion in a generally positive review

Wired UK has an article that summarizes recent developments with cold fusion / low energy nuclear reactions. They cover recent news from Rossi, Brillouin, Celani, Defkalion and others. The weekend of 7 and 8 September saw a conference in Zurich on Rossi’s reactor, known as the E-Cat. The conference mainly preached to the converted, attended …

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