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Engine design

Engine design takes a major leap at Argonne

The search for a truly revolutionary engine design that can make dramatic gains in efficiency requires deep scientific understanding and tools. Lots and lots...
tokamaks

PPPL scientists help test innovative device to improve efficiency of tokamaks

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton plasma-physics/" title="View all articles about Plasma Physics here">Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have helped design and test...
Chalice receptors

Chalice receptors attract metal contaminants with new chemical selectivity 

Atomic charges in chemical solutions are like Switzerland—they strive for neutrality. The tendency to balance charges drives dynamics when charged atoms or molecules, called...
perovskite

Stanford scientists improve perovskite solar-cell absorbers by giving them a squeeze

Adding pressure could improve the performance of solar cells made of perovskites, a promising photovoltaic material.
NextFlex

UW joins NextFlex flexible electronics consortium

The University of Washington has joined NextFlex, a consortium of 30 academic institutions and industrial partners to develop the next generation of flexible electronic devices. As a...
video

Metal Foam Obliterates Bullets – and That’s Just the Beginning

Composite metal foams (CMFs) are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. Given that these foams are also lighter than...
Copper-Oxide

Scientists Study the Insulator-Superconductor Transition of Copper-Oxide Compound in Fine Detail

Study reveals that fluctuations in the distribution of electrical charges at near-absolute-zero temperature compete with superconductivity
nanotubes

Tiny tubes move into the fast lane 

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes as small as eight-tenths of a nanometer in diameter...
battery, solar energy, Solar PV, cellulolytic, CdTe, Photovoltaic, solar, silicon solar cells, thermoelectric, NREL, battery, HydroGEN

NREL Reveals Potential for Capturing Waste Heat via Nanotubes

A finely tuned carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric power generator that captures and uses waste heat, according...
emissions

Hybrid system could cut coal-plant emissions in half

Combining gasification with fuel-cell technology could boost efficiency of coal-powered plants.
solar

Huge Impact for Energy Study

A paper by Technion Professor Yeshayahu Lifshitz and his Chinese colleagues received significant international praise. It was rated the top solar fuels paper of...
drought

California drought patterns becoming more common

Atmospheric patterns resembling those that appeared during the latter half of California's ongoing multi-year drought are becoming more common.
genetic code's

Proving the Genetic Code’s Flexibility

Researchers show deviations in an amino acid’s code can occur naturally.
battery, solar energy, Solar PV, cellulolytic, CdTe, Photovoltaic, solar, silicon solar cells, thermoelectric, NREL, battery, HydroGEN

NREL, SLAC Scientists Pinpoint Solar Cell Manufacturing Process

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have been able to pinpoint for the first time...
aerosols

What are Aerosols?

Brookhaven scientists discuss complexities of studying tiny particles that have a big impact on climate
battery

Argonne continues to pave way to improved battery performance testing

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have demonstrated that the design and placement of a tiny measurement device called a...
superconductor

Flat boron is a superconductor

Rice University scientists predict 2-D material – no longer theoretical – has unique properties 
battery, solar energy, Solar PV, cellulolytic, CdTe, Photovoltaic, solar, silicon solar cells, thermoelectric, NREL, battery, HydroGEN

PV’s Role in Energy Prosperity and Climate Change Mitigation

Scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with their counterparts from solar energy research institutes in Germany and Japan, gathered...
capital stock

Researchers warn ‘2°C capital stock’ will be reached in 2017

A new study from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and the Smith School for Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford,...
fracking

Stanford researchers show fracking’s impact to drinking water sources

A case study of a small Wyoming town reveals that practices common in the fracking industry may have widespread impacts on drinking water resources.