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battery

New Fast-Charging Flow Battery Aims To Advance The State-Of-The-Art In Energy...

Masdar Institute researchers have engineered a novel non-aqueous low-cost flow battery equipped with fast-charging that is able to charge itself in half the time...
atmosphere

Study Reinforces the Amazon Forest’s Importance in Regulating Atmospheric Chemistry

Airborne measurements made as part of the Green Ocean Amazon experiment (GOAmazon) show that the Amazon rainforest emits at least three times more isoprene...
batteries

Research Collaboration Brings New Concepts for Potassium-ion Batteries

Researchers are making progress in developing rechargeable batteries based on potassium, a potential alternative to lithium that’s less expensive and far more plentiful, and...
fuel cell

Fuel of the Future

Norway’s role as a pioneer in the field of hydrogen technology started more than a century ago at a waterfall. In the steep mountain...
solar desalinationvideo

Freshwater from Salt Water Using Only Solar Energy

A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water...
oxygen

Oxygen: The Jekyll and Hyde of Biofuels

Vital to life on this planet, oxygen has a sinister and ravenous side that harms plants and biofuel production. That's why the Department of...
polymer

To Connect Biology with Electronics, Be Rigid, yet Flexible

The problem is a fundamental incompatibility in communication styles. That conclusion might crop up during divorce proceedings, or describe a diplomatic row. But scientists designing...
carbon capture solvents

Next-gen Solvents Capture Carbon with Half the Energy

U.S. energy production could increase with the help of an improved carbon capture technology that use about half the energy of today's standard technologies....
light energy

The Exciting Future of Light Energy

In a world of growing energy needs, and a global imperative to halt carbon emissions, a tiny ‘quasiparticle’ called an exciton could provide the...
software

How to Build Software for a Computer 50 times Faster than...

Imagine you were able to solve a problem 50 times faster than you can now. With this ability, you have the potential to come...
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Grant Focuses on ‘Hydrogen Sponge’ for Use in Fuel-cell Vehicles

Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy,...
nanomaterials

Synthetic Development of Low-dimensional Nanomaterials Could Revolutionize Future Technologies

Ames, IA –Javier Vela, scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, believes improvements in computer processors, TV displays and solar cells will...
Giant Viruses

The Rise of Giant Viruses

The Science The number of microbes in, on, and around the planet is said to outnumber the stars in the sky. The number of viruses...
solar paint

Solar Paint Offers Endless Energy from Water Vapour

The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets to absorb moisture and keep food, medicines...
wildfires

Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed. Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at...
microbial

Turning Waste into Fuels, Microbial Style

The Science Life on this planet is fueled by sugars and compounds made via photosynthesis. Photosynthetic bacteria use light and turn carbon dioxide to produce...
cleaning robot

An Energy-efficient Cleaning Robot

At a solar energy farm just outside Budapest in Hungary, a cleaning robot is industriously getting on with today’s task. Hundreds of square metres...
climate

Defrosting the World’s Freezer: Thawing Permafrost

Snowy peaks rise up in one direction; boggy tundra spreads across the other. Fuzzy heads of long-stemmed plants sway in the wind, interspersed with...
batteries

A Seaweed Derivative Could Be Just What Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Need

Lithium-sulfur batteries have great potential as a low-cost, high-energy, energy source for both vehicle and grid applications. However, they suffer from significant capacity fading....
food waste, weight gain, ultrathin graphene, Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, biopolymer, Memory limits, brain cancers, robots, sperm tails

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy

In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into...