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bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum

Discovering a New Compound

Almost 20 years ago, the University of Delaware’s Tom Hanson started studying the bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum (Cba. tepidum), an organism that only lives in...
​Electromethanol

Zero Emission Shipping on the Horizon

​The UN International Maritime Organization, IMO, aims to reduce shipping emissions of greenhouse gases by 50 percent by 2050 and eliminate them completely over...
Methane fuel cells

Finally, a Robust Fuel Cell that Runs on Methane at Practical...

Fuel cells have not been particularly known for their practicality and affordability, but that may have just changed. There’s a new cell that runs...
Cryogenic

Some like It Cryogenic

Sandia National Laboratories helped design the first generation of fueling stations for hydrogen-powered cars so that they’re as safe as conventional gas stations. Now, Sandia is...
hydrogen

Breakthrough in Hydrogen Fuel Technology Announced by Seattle Area Start-up

KONTAK, a Redmond, Washington-based, early-stage energy technology company announces that is has made a significant breakthrough the development in the prototyping of safe hydrogen storage and fuel delivery system using a recyclable hydrogen carrier.
organic dyes

Amazingly ‘Green’ Synthesis Method for High-Tech Dyes

They not only impress due to their radiant and intense colour, they also have an important technological significance: organic dyes are a class of...
sensor

Sensor Could Help Doctors Select Effective Cancer Therapy

MIT chemical engineers have developed a new sensor that lets them see inside cancer cells and determine whether the cells are responding to a...
metallic hydrogen

Researchers Unravel More Mysteries of Metallic Hydrogen

Metallic hydrogen is one of the rarest materials on Earth, yet more than 80 percent of planets—including Jupiter, Saturn, and hundreds of extrasolar planets—are...
hydrogen

Hydrogen as a Pedalling Aid

Florian Freund, a graduate of the Sumatra high school in Zurich, was already interested in energy as a child – from steam locomotives in museums to...
water-based battery

Researchers Have Developed a Water-Based Battery to Store Solar and Wind...

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is...
nitrogen

New Process Could Slash Energy Demands of Fertilizer, Nitrogen-Based Chemicals

Manufacturers currently make fertilizer, pharmaceuticals and other industrial chemicals by pulling nitrogen from the air and combining it with hydrogen. Nitrogen gas is plentiful,...
catalyst

New Catalyst for Hydrogen Production Is a Step Toward Clean Fuel

A nanostructured composite material developed at UC Santa Cruz has shown impressive performance as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce...
solar fuels

UT Boosts Efficiency of Solar Fuels Using Microwires

Researchers around the world are working on the development of solar fuel technology. This involves generating sustainable fuels using only sunlight, CO2 and water,...
hydrogen fuel

Photosynthesis-Inspired Hydrogen Fuel Production

Over the past few decades, research groups from around the world have been addressing the challenge of splitting water in order to produce hydrogen....
spacecraftvideo

NASA Deep Space Exploration Systems Look Ahead to Action-Packed 2018

Engineers preparing NASA’s deep space exploration systems to support missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond are gearing up for a busy 2018. The...
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

New Catalyst for Making Fuels from Shale Gas

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by...
nitrates

Rice U.’s One-Step Catalyst Turns Nitrates into Water and Air

Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them...
balancing

A Catalytic Balancing Act

Balance forms the foundation for a happy life or a healthy diet. For scientists working to design new catalysts to create renewable energy, balancing...
electronic devices

New Study Visualizes Motion of Water Molecules, Promises New Wave of...

A novel approach to studying the viscosity of water has revealed new insights about the behavior of water molecules and may open pathways for...
floating solarvideo

Columbia Engineers Develop Floating Solar Fuels Rig for Seawater Electrolysis

In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine...