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July 2, 2015

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July 2, 2015

Bioenergy in the Upper Rhine Area: Potential for Improvement

June 30, 2015 — Scientists have analyzed the potentials of sustainable use of biomass on the Upper Rhine. The conclusion drawn by the researchers: Further increase in biomass production is limited, as this would ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Researchers are making better heat exchangers for industrial use using the same plastic as in garbage ... read more

Graphene: Magnetic Sensor 100 Times More Sensitive Than Silicon Equivalent

June 26, 2015 — Scientists have created a graphene-based magnetic sensor 100 times more sensitive than an equivalent device based on ... read more

Optimizing Shale Gas Production from Well to Wire

June 25, 2015 — A researcher has analyzed the life-cycle of the shale gas supply chain and operations and found that the process systems can be made more environmentally and economically ... read more

The Quantum Spin Hall Effect Is a Fundamental Property of Light

June 25, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated that the quantum spin Hall effect -- an effect known to take place in solid state physics -- is also an intrinsic property of ... read more

June 25, 2015 — A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin,' that could be used in ... read more

What Your Clothes May Literally Say About You

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have designed a responsive hybrid material that is fueled by an oscillatory chemical reaction and can perform computations based on changes in the environment or movement, and potentially ... read more

Distributed Technique for Power 'Scheduling' Advances Smart Grid Concept

June 24, 2015 — A new technique for 'scheduling' energy in electric grids has been developed. It moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. ... read more

Artifical Neuron Mimicks Function of Human Cells

June 24, 2015 — Scientists have managed to build a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics. This artificial neuron contain no ‘living’ parts, but is capable of mimicking the function of a human ... read more

June 23, 2015 — An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Physicists have demonstrated a novel method that scientists can use to manipulate the intrinsic - or self-generated - rotation of hot, charged plasma gas within fusion facilities called ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new power converter chip that can harvest more than 80 percent of the energy trickling into it, even at the extremely low power levels characteristic of tiny solar cells. ... read more

June 23, 2015 — The terahertz range is one of the last sections of the electromagnetic spectrum -- which extends from radio waves through optical applications right up to X-ray radiation -- that is still rarely used ... read more

June 23, 2015 — A growing interest in thermoelectric materials -- which convert waste heat to electricity -- and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic devices have led to ... read more

June 23, 2015 — A new approach to realizing color displays breaks away from the RGB construct and provides a rich palette of colors at each mirror-pixel ... read more

Russia's Renewable Energy Policy: Profitable for Investors

June 23, 2015 — In 2013, Russia implemented an incentive system for renewable energy sources that is based on the wholesale electricity capacity mechanism. It is intended to increase the share of renewable energy in ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new technique to rapidly create multi-layered, self-assembled grids could transform the manufacture of high-tech coatings for anti-reflective surfaces, improved solar ... read more

New Formula Expected to Spur Advances in Clean Energy Generation

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have devised a new formula for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials, the first new formula in more than a half-century, designed to speed up the development of ... read more

June 22, 2015 — It may be significantly easier to design electronic components in future. Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of a compound of niobium and phosphorus increases enormously when ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A new technique which enables researchers to visualize the activity of individual ions inside battery-like devices called supercapacitors, could enable greater control over their properties and ... read more

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