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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Feb. 27, 2017 — A research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries. The innovation could lead to dramatic energy savings and reduced pollution, they ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, ... read more

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

Feb. 16, 2017 — Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials, report ... read more

Making Sodium-Ion Batteries That Last

Feb. 15, 2017 — Lithium-ion batteries have become essential in everyday technology. But these power sources can explode under certain circumstances and are not ideal for grid-scale energy storage. Sodium-ion ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Graphene's unusual electronic structure enables this extraordinary material to break many records of strength, electricity and heat conduction. Physicists have used a model to explain the ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Most of us take turning the lights on for granted. In reality, the energy we draw from the electrical grid to brighten homes, freeze food and watch TV is part of a complicated and widespread system. ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — The European Union activated its Galileo satellite navigation system in December 2016. The EU is dedicated to setting this system apart from other navigation systems such as GPS -- the US counterpart ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — A new flow battery has been developed that stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Engineers have developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial -- an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in nature -- to act as a kind of air conditioning system for ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — The bacterial world is rife with unusual talents, among them a knack for producing electricity. In the wild, 'electrogenic' bacteria generate current as part of their metabolism, and now ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Electromagnetic pulses lasting one millionth of a millionth of a second may hold the key to advances in medical imaging, communications and drug development. But the pulses, called terahertz waves, ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by ... 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

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 — Researchers are studying corrosion to help industry develop longer-lasting photovoltaic panels and increase ... read more

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