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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

July 21, 2016 — A drilling tool that will withstand the heat of geothermal drilling has now been developed by scientists. The downhole hammer attaches to the end of a column of drill pipe and cuts through rock with ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A research team has confirmed the first observation of the hot electrons through the exothermic catalytic reaction occurring at the liquid phase. Previous findings were limited to observing hot ... read more

Sources, Occurrence Rate of Groundwater Methane in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin

July 11, 2016 — The rate of groundwater contamination due to natural gas leakage from oil and gas wells has remained largely unchanged in northeastern Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin since 2001, according to ... read more

Neural Networks to Obtain Synthetic Petroleum

July 6, 2016 — A research group has made progress in obtaining bio-oils and raw materials from biomass using its patented reactor. Biomass is one of the main sources of energy and heat in the field of renewable ... read more

Replacing Oil With Wood for the Production of Chemicals

July 6, 2016 — Two research projects have developed new processes to replace petroleum with wood for the production of important chemicals. These precursors are used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, plastics ... read more

Electron Scavenging to Mimic Radiation Damage

June 30, 2016 — High energy radiation affects biological tissues, leading to short-term reactions. These generate, as a secondary product, electrons with low energy, referred to as LEEs, which are ultimately ... read more

Bridge to Coveted Electronic Properties

June 28, 2016 — A new tabletop system can accelerate materials characterization and further our understanding of magnetic and electronic properties that enable energy-efficient electronics and information ... read more

Huge Helium Discovery 'a Life-Saving Find'

June 27, 2016 — A new approach to gas exploration has discovered a huge helium gas field, which could address the increasingly critical shortage of this vital yet rare ... read more

Researchers Discover a New Method to Boost Oil Recovery

June 27, 2016 — As oil producers struggle to adapt to lower prices, getting as much oil as possible out of every well has become even more important, despite concerns from nearby residents that some chemicals used ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Gas wells can continue to be productive longer than we predicted, before they need expensive “anti-aging” support, new laboratory tests ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Scientists have developed a revolutionary emissions abatement system that removes pollutants from exhaust gas to help the international shipping industry meet ambitious emissions ... read more

June 24, 2016 — As the solar industry booms, coal workers have the opportunity to pursue new work. A new study looks at what it takes to retrain underground skills for sunnier ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Researchers have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light. The work could have a number of potential applications, including improving ... read more

Better Material Insights With Gentle E-Beams

June 21, 2016 — There are several ways to change a molecule, chemically or physically. A lesser known method relies on electron collision, or e-beam technology. In a review outlining new research avenues based on ... read more

Sweden's 100 Percent Carbon-Free Emissions Challenge

June 21, 2016 — The Swedish power supply is largely free of carbon emissions. Indeed, it is mainly based on a combination of hydroelectric and nuclear power combined with power exchange with neighboring Scandinavian ... read more

How China Can Ramp Up Wind Power

June 20, 2016 — China has an opportunity to massively increase its use of wind power -- if it properly integrates wind into its existing power system, according to a new study. The research forecasts that wind power ... read more

June 17, 2016 — New technologies have now been developed to tackle two of the world's biggest energy challenges -- clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy ... read more

June 17, 2016 — Researchers have developed surfaces where oil transports itself to desired directions. Researchers' oleophobic surfaces are microtextured with radial arrays of undercut stripes. When oil drops ... read more

June 15, 2016 — Scientists have combined biology and 3-D printing to create the first reactor that can continuously produce methanol from methane at room temperature and ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Global emissions of ethane, an air pollutant and greenhouse gas, are on the uptick again, according to a new study. The air samples for the study were collected from more than 40 sites around the ... read more

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