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New battery holds promise for green energy

A chemist envisions a future where every house is powered by renewable energy stored in batteries. He has created a new battery that could have profound implications for the large-scale energy storage needed by wind and solar farms. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Energy News

New tech solves longstanding challenges for self-healing materials

Engineering researchers have developed a new self-healing composite that allows structures to repair themselves in place, without having to be removed from service. This latest technology resolves two longstanding challenges for self-healing materials, and can significantly extend the lifespan of structural components such as wind-turbine blades and aircraft wings. Read Full Article Here For more…

Keeping planes and wind turbines ice-free

Engineers have made a significant breakthrough in de-icing technology. New research examines a smart, hybrid — meaning passive and also active — de-icing system that works by combining an interfacial coating with an ice-detecting microwave sensor. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Energy News

New ice-shedding coating is 100x stronger than others

To combat the hazards of ice, a mechanical engineer has developed a sprayable ice-shedding material that is 100 times stronger than any others. It’s been tested by Boeing under erosive rain conditions at 385 miles per hour and outperformed current state-of-the-art aerospace coating technologies. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Energy News

A sustainable battery with a biodegradable electrolyte made from crab shells

Accelerating demand for renewable energy and electric vehicles is sparking a high demand for the batteries that store generated energy and power engines. But the batteries behind these sustainability solutions aren’t always sustainable themselves. Scientists have now create a zinc battery with a biodegradable electrolyte from an unexpected source — crab shells. Read Full Article…

Wind turbine blades could someday be recycled into sweet treats

Wind power is an increasingly popular form of renewable energy. But when it’s time to replace the huge turbine blades that convert wind into electricity, disposal is a problem. Today, scientists report a new composite resin for making these behemoths that could later be recycled into new turbine blades or many other products, including countertops,…

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