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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

Environmental Impacts of Demand-Side Technologies, Strategies for Carbon Mitigation

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new article aims to advance our understanding of life cycle environmental and natural resource implications of energy efficiency ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Weaning cars and trucks off of gasoline and diesel made from fossil fuels is a difficult task. One promising solution involves biodiesel, which comes from natural oils and fats, but it is costly. ... read more

Improving Carbon Dioxide Storage Using Hospital Scanner

Apr. 20, 2016 — PET scanning is an effective tool for improved oil production and carbon dioxide storage, new research shows. PET scans are well known from the health service and the researchers were investigating ... read more

New Studies Highlight Energy Development's Impact on Birds

Apr. 20, 2016 — A special collection of open access articles has been published, highlighting the impact that energy development is having on North America's bird ... read more

Americans Used Less Energy in 2015 According to Analysis

Apr. 19, 2016 — Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Among the results, residential natural gas consumption fell by 0.5 quads in 2015 ... read more

SteamBio Enabling Sustainable Carbon for Industry

Apr. 18, 2016 — To create a more secure and sustainable future we need to use carbon from nature: “biocarbon”; using it to create biodegradable bioplastics, other biochemicals and for renewable energy generation ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — The worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade, according to an article published by a major energy think ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — By using a photoelectrode in which gold nanoparticles are loaded on an oxide semiconductor substrate, a research has worked to develop a method of artificial photosynthesis that may prove to be an ... read more

Using Methane Rather Than Flaring It

Apr. 14, 2016 — Chemists have found a new, direct way to convert gaseous methane into liquid methanol. This offers industry the interesting prospect of using the gas, rather than simply burning it off, as is ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A self-driving truck has tested successfully at speeds of up to 90 ... read more

Transparency Is Not a Panacea for the Resource Curse, New Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2016 — Global campaigns such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to bring more transparency to the oil and gas sectors in an effort to alleviate the resource curse have yet to live ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Smart synthetic skins have the potential to allow robots to touch and sense what's around them, but keeping them powered up and highly sensitive at low cost has been a challenge. Now scientists ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — To convert solar energy into electricity or solar fuels, you need specialized systems of materials such as those consisting of organic and inorganic thin films. Processes at the junction of these ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A successful new simulation method for characterizing carbon dioxide transfer and storage in natural rock reservoirs has been developed by researchers. The team scanned rocks with X-ray microcomputed ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — The level of oxygen in a coal ash disposal site can greatly affect how much toxic selenium and arsenic can be leached from the system, report scientists at the conclusion of their ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Scientists in Hong Kong report they have successfully developed perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with the world's highest power conversion efficiency of ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Biochemists have devised a clever way to make a variety of useful chemical compounds, which could lead to the production of biofuels and new pharmaceuticals, using an approach they call synthetic ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — A new article has apparently solved an age-old riddle of how constituent continents were arranged in two Precambrian supercontinents -- then known as Nuna-Columbia and Rodinia. It's a finding ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — For the first time ever, researchers have connected nine biological-solar (bio-solar) cells into a bio-solar panel. Then they continuously produced electricity from the panel and generated the most ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Materials scientists have produced an electrolyte/separator for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that withstands very high temperatures over many charge cycles. The key component is hexagonal boron ... read more

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