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transformers

New Energy Solution Will Maximise the Health of the Power-Grid’s Heart

Researchers from Trinity’s School of Physics have developed a next-gen solution to monitor and maximise the efficiency of power provision via the transformers that...
biofuels

Biofuels from Bacteria

You might not cook with this sugar, but from a biofuels standpoint, it’s pretty sweet. A Bay Area company has patented a group of...
Plutonium

A New Oxidation State for Plutonium

The Science Associated with nuclear power and national security, plutonium (Pu) has some of the most complicated chemistry on the periodic table. For the first...
instability

A Quick and Easy Way to Shut down Instabilities in Fusion...

Scientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built...
coffee grounds

More than Just Spilling the Beans

As part of its food production processes, the Swiss food industry produces about half a million tons of organic waste a year. The food...
Supercapacitor

Candy Cane Supercapacitor Could Enable Fast Charging of Mobile Phones

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge have found a way to improve all three problems in one...
green solar panels

Nanotechnology Gives Green Energy a Green Color

Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners...
Supercomputer

Launching a Supercomputer: How to Set Up Some of the World’s...

As you walk out of an electronics store clutching the cardboard box with your new computer, you dream of all of the cool things...
battery

Researchers Clarify Mystery about Proposed Battery Material

Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three...
battery

New Battery Material Goes with the Flow

A new material shows promise for batteries that store electricity for the grid. The material, created by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...
SQUID multiplexer chip

New SQUID-Based Detector Opens Up New Fields of Study With New...

Investigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that...
solar energy

Illuminating Solar Energy

While solar cells generate just 1 percent of the world’s electricity today, the International Energy Agency estimates that photovoltaic use will grow by 33...
immune system, sintering, Melanoma, hydrogen fuel cells, Parkinson’s disease, sleep apnea, parasitic worms, melanoma, climate, wastewater

Novel Manufacturing Method Could Lead to Massive Energy Savings, New Materials

Penn State researchers have developed a new method for sintering, a widely used manufacturing process for powdered materials. Using far less time and energy...
SOLETAIR

Power-to-Liquid: 200 Liters of Fuel from Solar Power and the Air’s...

Production of liquid fuels from regenerative electric power is a major component of the energy turnaround. The first 200 l of synthetic fuel have...
electrocatalyst

2 Sides to This Energy Story

Rice University chemists have produced a catalyst based on laser-induced graphene that splits water into hydrogen on one side and oxygen on the other...
carbon dioxide

Carbon Conversion

Chemists have figured out a new, more efficient way to create carbon-based fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2). In chemical reactions performed in the lab,...
battery

City College Engineers Produce Long Lasting, Energy Density Battery

A new generation of manganese dioxide-zinc batteries with unprecedented cycle life and energy density is the latest innovation at The City College of New...
solar glasses

Solar Glasses Generate Solar Power

Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight – and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a...
carbon dioxide emissions

Taking Concrete Steps Toward Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Concrete raises climate-change concerns because manufacturing its primary component, Portland cement, is responsible for as much as 8 percent of human carbon dioxide emissions....
antibiotics

Researchers Describe Cell Structures, Mechanisms That Enable Bacteria to Resist Antibiotics

Two new discoveries from Edward Yu’s Iowa State University laboratory are adding to the scientific understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics. Yu and his research...