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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016 — What is the right and safe method to blow up ice on rivers, if a week ago the air temperature was about zero? How to plant explosives, in conditions when spring ice will not melt and it is low ... read more

New Material Substantially Reduces Nitrogen from Diesel

Feb. 2, 2016 — The Mexican Oil Institute (IMP) developed a catalyst adsorbent material that removes 80 percent of organic compounds from hydrocarbon charges before starting the process of hydrodesulfurization ... read more

Better Catalysts for Heavy Oil Extraction

Feb. 1, 2016 — Newly catalysts speed up heavy oil extraction under the conditions of in-situ ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — With microbial technology, the a research team aims to increase hydrocarbon recovery factor in extraction wells. The Technology of Hydrocarbons Recovery using Microbes uses microorganisms found in ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — A comprehensive analysis of oil in the Gulf of Mexico has been developed by researchers who have determined how much of it occurs naturally and how much came from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Collapsed cave systems are a new type of reservoir in the Barents Sea that can accommodate significant petroleum resources. Characterizing the reservoir properties of such systems is quite a ... read more

How the Economy Affects Traffic Fatalities

Jan. 21, 2016 — With the recent fall in gas prices, most drivers might be thinking that now they can afford to take that road trip, take a quick jaunt to the outlet mall, or just drive to work instead of taking ... read more

Assessment Aims to Maximize Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Bioenergy

Jan. 21, 2016 — A study used a new method, never before applied to the energy sector, to assess the 'sustainability index' of various sources of energy, both conventional and ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers are utilizing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to develop a new type of storage system that would adsorb natural gas like a sponge and allow for more energy-efficient storage and ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — An international team of researchers has taken a step toward achieving controlled nuclear fusion -- a process that powers the sun and other stars, and has the potential to supply the world with ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers report a breakthrough that promises to bring down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells by replacing expensive platinum catalysts with cheaper ones made from metals like ... read more

What Happens With the Environment When Your Car Moves?

Jan. 13, 2016 — Platinum and palladium salts readily aggregate into various clusters and give rise to a number of metal species upon a contact with water, report researchers. These findings draw attention to ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A scientist flying in a pollution-detecting airplane provided the first, and so far only, estimates of methane emissions spewing from the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Southern ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A new study explores the illicit treatment of racing tires with volatile chemicals to improve function and presents a new and effective method to determine if tires have been ... read more

Second-Generation Biofuels Can Reduce Emissions

Jan. 11, 2016 — Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production, ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence ... read more

Renewable Energy for State Renewable Portfolio Standards Yielded Sizable Benefits

Jan. 6, 2016 — Billions in dollars in benefits come from reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and from reductions in other air pollution for state renewable portfolio standard policies operating in 2013, a new study ... read more

New Efficiency Record Set With Dual-Junction Solar Cell

Jan. 6, 2016 — A new world record has been set by scientists for converting non-concentrated (1-sun) sunlight into electricity using a dual-junction III-V/Si solar ... read more

Increasing Liquefied Natural Gas Exports 'Marginally Positive' for US Economy

Jan. 4, 2016 — Increasing the United States' export of liquefied natural gas above 12 billion cubic feet per day would allow the US to continue to provide a competitive advantage for domestic ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — An international group of scientists has developed ion-exchange synthetic membranes based on amphiphilic compounds that are able to convert the energy of chemical reactions into electrical current. ... read more

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