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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

Achieving Ultra-Low Friction Without Oil Additives

Oct. 11, 2016 — A new process for treating metal surfaces has been developed that has the potential to improve efficiency in piston engines and a range of other ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers set out to answer one not-so-simple question: Is it feasible to build and operate a high-speed passenger ferry solely powered by hydrogen fuel cells? The answer is ... read more

Catalyst for Green Biodiesel Production from Unrefined Feedstock

Oct. 3, 2016 — A durable catalyst for green biodiesel production from low grade feedstock through one-step catalysis has been developed, report ... read more

Assessing Health Risks from Oil and Gas Operations

Sep. 15, 2016 — A new study of air pollutant emissions from northern Front Range oil and gas operations has been presented to state officials in ... read more

Using Nature's Own Solvents for the Preparation of Pure Lignin

Sep. 15, 2016 — Lignin can now be efficiently and cost-effectively separated from sawdust, by using eutectic solvents. A research group has developed solvents using which 50% of the lignin from wood can be extracted ... read more

New Tools Assess the Future of Wind Power

Sep. 13, 2016 — The largest expert survey yet on any energy technology, in this case wind energy, has been completed by researchers. Wind power costs are expected to continue falling for the next several decades, ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Scientists have improved the ability of asphalt-derived porous carbon to capture carbon dioxide from natural ... read more

Taking the Momentum out of Vibrations

Sep. 8, 2016 — Diesel engines vibrate. This produces tremendous stress on the components of ships. Adaptronic systems effectively reduce these vibrations. At the maritime trade fair researchers are presenting a ... read more

US Should Act to Support Innovation in Increasingly Clean Electric Power Technologies

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new report urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase their support for innovation for what the report's study committee calls ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — The mining and milling of Canadian uranium contributes very few greenhouse gases to nuclear power’s already low emissions, a research group has ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Industrial interest is expected in a vehicular fuel cell membrane able to excrete protons at the most effective temperature ranges, allowing electrons to form an unimpeded electric ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Researchers have developed a panel with textile waste that improves both the thermal and acoustic conditions of buildings and reduces the energy impact associated to the production of construction ... read more

Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in Eastern Grid, USA

Sep. 6, 2016 — A new study used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the eastern United States could operationally ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — Merging two powerful 3-D X-ray techniques, a team of researchers have revealed new details of a process known as metal poisoning that clogs the pores of catalyst particles used in gasoline ... read more

Air Contamination Near Fracking Sites Result of Operational Inefficiencies

Aug. 26, 2016 — Chemists have published a new study that indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — ZnO-coated high-performance bearings reduce friction by about one-third, say researchers. Playing a vital role in a newly developed small jet engine generator for emergency ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming by injecting about 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Scientists believe they've found a way to convert all these ... read more

Unconventional Natural Gas Wells Associated With Migraine, Fatigue

Aug. 25, 2016 — New research suggests that Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') industry are nearly twice as likely ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — A new class of fuel cells based on a newly discovered polymer-based material could bridge the gap between the operating temperature ranges of two existing types of polymer fuel cells, a breakthrough ... read more

Study Reveals New Physics of How Fluids Flow in Porous Media

Aug. 23, 2016 — Detailed lab experiments provide fresh insight into the physics of fluid-fluid displacement in porous media, crucial to applications like carbon dioxide sequestration or fuel cell ... read more

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