OSU Powers Up a 500 Trillion Watt Laser

We've got a pretty good handle on creating short fusion reactions, just look at the H-bomb. But in the 60 years since the weapon's invention, we still haven't figured out sustained fusion reactions—the holy grail of energy production. A new high-power laser on the OSU campus could soon help solve that scientific… » 4/23/12 9:20pm 4/23/12 9:20pm

Latest Super-Efficient Solar Technology Captures Every Color of the…

Not surprisingly, there are several ongoing attempts to increase the efficiency of solar cells: IBMs use of concentrator photovoltaics » 10/20/08 12:15pm 10/20/08 12:15pm or the University of Delaware's technology that into high energy, low energy, and medium energy chunks are a couple of examples. The latest breakthrough comes from Ohio State…

Team Doubles Efficiency of Thermoelectric Material: Good News for Car…

Scientists at Ohio State University have taken a thermoelectric material that's been used for decades to power deep-space probes, and worked out how to double its efficiency. That's good news: thermoelectrics convert heat directly into electrical energy. By catching exhaust heat, the new material may allow car… » 7/25/08 5:24am 7/25/08 5:24am