cars
Toyota Made Over 5,600 of its Fuel Cell Patents Available Royalty-Free

In an effort to help spread the adoption and further the development of the hydrogen fuel cell technology the company developed for its FCV concept vehicle—now known as the Mirai—Toyota has announced that it's making approximately 5,680 fuel cell patents available for royalty-free use. Read More >>

power
Your Smartphone Could One Day be Powered by Jet Fuel

Short battery life on modern gadgets is a constant bother. So why not power your mobile devices with something a little more potent like...jet fuel? That's the idea of researchers from the University of Utah, who think that fuel cells could efficiently be made to run using the same fuel as fighter jets. Read More >>

science
A Spoonful of This New Material Can Suck-Up a Whole Roomful of Oxygen

A team of scientists in Denmark has invented a crystalline material that can absorb oxygen with astounding efficiency. How astounding? Well, a single spoonful of the stuff can suck all of the oxygen out of a room. The best part is that it can release it again with just a little bit of heat. Say goodbye to bulky oxygen tanks. Read More >>

cars
Water Vapour Will Be the Only Emission From Toyota’s New Fuel Cell Car

Electric-only cars might be hot-topic right now, but Toyota is pursuing another eco-friendly alternative to petrol engines with its FCV concept. Read More >>

Bog-phone
science
You Can Now Power Your Phone With Your Pee

It's not like you're going to run out of urine anytime soon, so why not use it for something useful like charging your phone? That's exactly what researchers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have managed using fancy microbial fuel cells. Read More >>

power
Powertrekk’s Long Road to Store Shelves Is Nearly Over (Maybe)

We've been waiting nearly a year to get our hands on the Powertrekk portable charger — you know, the water-powered one. Well that wait is nearly over according the company. It has announced pricing and availability (sorta). Read More >>

transport
UK Prepares for Hydrogen Explosion (Dull Eco Car News)

Electric cars haven't exactly been flying off the forecourts of dealers across the UK, and now there's another eco technology on the way to battle for the incredibly small low-carbon car market. Get ready for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which the government expects to hit the market in 2014 or 2015. Read More >>

uncategorized
Future MacBooks Could Be Powered by Fuel Cells

The latest patent application to come out of Cupertino could allow for new MacBooks that are slimmer, lighter, greener and could provide power for days without a charge. What's the magic ingredient? Fuel cells! Read More >>