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May 18, 2017 — Many elements are required for making the energy system more sustainable. Among them are smart solar storage systems, smartly interconnected energy grids, and electricity-based synthetic fuels ... read more

Public Divides Over Environmental Regulation and Energy Policy

May 16, 2017 — A 54 percent majority of US adults believe that 'government regulations are necessary to encourage businesses and consumers to rely more on renewable energy sources,' while 38 percent ... read more

May 12, 2017 — The process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, ... read more

Data Science Used to Better Predict Effect of Weather and Other Conditions

May 12, 2017 — Data science has been used by researchers to determine and predict the effects of exposure to weather and other conditions on materials in solar panels. Using data science to predict the ... read more

Is This the 'Holey' Grail of Batteries?

May 11, 2017 — In a battery system, electrodes containing porous graphene scaffolding offer a substantial improvement in both the retention and transport of energy, a new study ... read more

Can the Motion of Checking Your Smartwatch Charge It?

May 10, 2017 — Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) are small devices that convert movement into electricity, and might just be what bring us into an era of energy-harvesting clothes and implants. But could TENGs, ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Researchers have investigated the influence of the geometry of single-molecule devices on their ability to produce electricity from heat. They fabricated devices consisting of a single molecule ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Engineers are unveiling an upgrade to the transistor laser that could be used to boost computer processor speeds - the formation of two stable energy states and the ability to switch between them ... read more

Power Plants Could Cut a Third of Their Emissions by Using Solar Energy

May 9, 2017 — The COMBO-CFB project has developed a new innovative concept to increase solar energy production in the energy system. According to this research, the concept can reduce fuel consumption and ... read more

Installing Solar to Combat National Security Risks in the Power Grid

May 8, 2017 — Power grid vulnerabilities are one of the most prevalent national security threats. The technical community calls for building up grid resiliency using distributed energy and microgrids for ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Bioengineers who specialize in creating tools for synthetic biology have unveiled the latest version of their 'biofunction generator and bioscilloscope,' an optogenetic platform that uses ... read more

New Cell Separator With Humble Beginnings Could Revolutionize Medical Advances in Cancer and Alzheimer’s Research

May 8, 2017 — A new cell separator that began life as a tinfoil and epoxy glue prototype built with supplies from a University shop could revolutionise stem-cell and regenerative cell-based ... read more

X-Ray Imaging and Computer Modeling Help Map Electric Properties of Nanomaterials

May 6, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new approach for studying piezoelectric materials using ultrafast 3-D X-ray imaging and computer modeling. Their integrated approach can help us better understand ... read more

May 5, 2017 — “Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process that recycles wastewater from biofuel production to generate hydrogen. The hydrogen can then be used to convert bio-oil into higher ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Researchers have developed new mathematical techniques to advance the study of molecules at the quantum level. Mathematical and algorithmic developments along these lines are necessary for enabling ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Light initiates many chemical reactions. Experiments have for the first time demonstrated that increasing the intensity of illumination some reactions can be significantly faster. Here, acceleration ... read more

New Self-Sustained Multi-Sensor Platform for Environmental Monitoring

May 4, 2017 — A research team has engineered a self-sustaining sensor platform to continuously monitor the surrounding environment without having an external power ... read more

Bringing Efficiency to Network Processes

May 3, 2017 — It is human nature to seek to spend the least amount of energy, time and cost on any given task to achieve a desirable result, whether that is working out at the gym, finding the best path to travel ... read more

Turning Chicken Feces, Weeds Into Biofuel

May 3, 2017 — Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird's popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy for dealing with poultry poop is to ... read more

Keeping Cool in the Summer Leads to Increased Air Pollution

May 3, 2017 — As the weather warms, so does the use of air conditioners. But running these devices requires power plants to ratchet up electricity production, causing air polluting emissions to rise. An analysis ... read more

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