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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Liquid Hydrogen May Be Way Forward for Sustainable Air Travel

Feb. 23, 2017 — With sustainable solutions in mind, a new study looks at the energy efficiency of current modes of ... read more

Electronic Sensor System to Prevent Mining Explosions

Feb. 15, 2017 — A wireless network of sensors aimed at preventing explosions in mines is an innovation of worldwide significance that is being developed by a Norwegian-African cooperative ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have identified new toxic metalloid-reducing bacteria in highly polluted abandoned gold mine tailings in Manitoba's Nopiming Provincial Park. Uncovering new bacteria with high ... read more

Assembly of Micro-/meso-/macroporous Carbon Optimized for Li-S Batteries

Feb. 9, 2017 — High volume ratio of carbon micropores combined with the assembly of meso-/macropores remarkably improve the capabilities of Li-S batteries, which relieve shuttle effect by strong physical absorption ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Chemical engineers build simulations based on samples from unconventional, organic shale formations that can help predict how much oil and gas a well might produce and how best to extract ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A team of researchers has invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using renewable resources ... read more

Innovative Procedure to Measure Cell Energy Production Developed

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new software tool that enhances measurement and analysis of energy production generated by human immune cells has been ... read more

Material Can Turn Sunlight, Heat and Movement Into Electricity -- All at Once

Feb. 7, 2017 — Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy -- normally wasted -- can potentially help power your portable and wearable gadgets, ... read more

Electricity Costs: A New Way They'll Surge in a Warming World

Feb. 7, 2017 — Climate change is likely to increase US electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new ... read more

How to Recycle Lithium Batteries

Feb. 7, 2017 — Research describes a new way to extract the lithium and the cobalt that make up the bulk of the metal components of rechargeable lithium ion ... read more

Svalbard's Electric Power Could Come from Hydrogen

Feb. 7, 2017 — The energy supply to Longyearbyen, midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, is a hot topic in the climate debate. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of ... read more

Pharmaceuticals from a Coal Mine?

Feb. 6, 2017 — Digging around in the dark can sometimes lead to interesting results: in the acidic waters of an abandoned coal mine in Kentucky (USA), researchers discovered ten previously unknown microbial natural ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Significant progress in developing microbial fuel cells has been made by scientists, which rely on bacteria to generate an electrical current, that are cheaper and more ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Researchers have designed a small voltaic cell that are sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach and generate enough power to run sensors or drug delivery devices that can reside in the ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Chemists have published a different method, using enzymes derived from nature, that generates ammonia at room temperature. As a bonus, the reaction generates a small electrical ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new study unravels the properties of a promising new material for all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries, which could be safer and longer-lasting than traditional ... read more

Researchers Flip Script for Li-Ion Electrolytes to Simulate Better Batteries

Feb. 1, 2017 — Scientists have used the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer to identify new electrolyte materials with promising properties for lithium-ion conduction in ... read more

Controlling Electron Spin Makes Water Splitting More Efficient

Feb. 1, 2017 — One of the main obstacles in the production of hydrogen through water splitting is that hydrogen peroxide is also formed, which affects the efficiency stability of the reaction and the stability of ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Dust released by an active coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, reduced the spectral reflectance of nearby snow and ice by up to 84 percent, according to new ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Using advanced imaging techniques, scientists have been able to observe what exactly happens inside a cathode particle as lithium-ion batteries are charged and ... read more

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