Quark fusion produces eight times more energy than nuclear fusion

To reduce the emissions fueling climate change and develop more efficient ways of generating energy, while focusing on the bottom line, governments and private institutions all over the world have been turning to renewable energy. And while solar and wind energy advance and become more widely accepted, scientists continue to explore the possibility of stabilizing…

Streptococcus vaccine ‘could prevent over 100,000 baby deaths worldwide’

More than 100,000 stillbirths and baby deaths worldwide could be prevented by the development of a vaccine against an infection commonly carried by pregnant women, according to a groundbreaking report. The impact of disease caused by group B streptococcus (GBS) has not been properly chronicled before and only in relatively recent years has anyone taken…

A new organic material that generates electricity when stressed

We all get stressed out. But typically, when we stress, we don’t produce electricity. The same can’t be said of a flexible new material developed by researchers from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. They’ve created a thin, flexible, rubbery material that generates electricity when stretched and compressed, giving it applications ranging…

Le Costa Rica bat un nouveau record d’électricité 100 % renouvelable

Au Costa Rica, le Centre National de Contrôle de l’Énergie (CENCE) vient d’annoncer une excellente nouvelle : en 2017, le pays est parvenu à produire de l’électricité à 100% d’origine renouvelable durant 300 jours. Et l’année est loin d’être terminée. Un exemple de transition écologique. Le 17 novembre dernier, le Costa Rica annonçait que 99,62% de…