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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

Policy Makers Must Act to Reduce Energy Drinks Consumption by Children, Adolescents, Says New Report

July 21, 2016 — UK policy makers must act against excessive energy drinks consumption by children and young people, argues a new ... 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

Combining Technologies Cracks Vaccine Chiller Issue

July 6, 2016 — Vaccines against killer diseases from polio to hepatitis are fragile and can easily be made useless if they get too hot or too cold. Now scientists and engineers have developed a cost-effective ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Scientists have found a way to better predict how thin-film semiconductors weather the harsh conditions in systems that convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Engineers have created a new computer modeling package that people anywhere in the world could use to assess the potential of a stream for small-scale, 'run of river' hydropower, an option ... read more

June 29, 2016 — A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children's lives in Africa. The innovation -- a solar-powered oxygen delivery system -- is providing concentrated oxygen in hospital for ... read more

Laser Uranium Enrichment Technology May Create New Proliferation Risks

June 27, 2016 — A new laser-based uranium enrichment technology may provide a hard-to-detect pathway to nuclear weapons production, according to a forthcoming ... read more

Household Fuels a Major Contributor to Beijing's Infamous Air Pollution

June 27, 2016 — Because of uncontrolled and inefficient combustion of solid fuels in household devices, emission reductions from the residential sector may have greater air-quality benefits in the North China Plain, ... 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

Energy from Sunlight: Further Steps Towards Artificial Photosynthesis

June 24, 2016 — Chemists have come one step closer to generating energy from sunlight: for the first time, they were able to reproduce one of the crucial phases of natural photosynthesis with artificial ... read more

June 23, 2016 — While some criticize the Paris climate target as impracticable, a team of scholars argues that it is a triumph of realism. First, keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius is necessary in ... 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

Fossil Fuel Combustion Endangers Children's Health in Two Significant Ways: Scientist Reviews the Evidence

June 21, 2016 — Fossil fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide has been identified as the root cause of much of the ill health of children today. Because of their inherent biological ... 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

Climate Scientists Are More Credible When They Practice What They Preach

June 16, 2016 — Americans are more likely to follow advice about personal energy use from climate scientists who minimize their own carbon footprint, according to new research. Scientists used two large online ... read more

New Insights Into California Electricity Crisis May Help Prevent Future Crises

June 16, 2016 — Between 2000 and 2001, California experienced the biggest electricity crisis in the US since World War II. Exactly how it happened, however, is complex. New research now reveals insights into the ... read more

Sustainability Criteria for Transport Biofuels Need Improvements

June 14, 2016 — In its Renewable Energy Directive, the European Union has set a 10% goal for the use of renewable energy in transport by 2020. Only biofuels meeting certain sustainability criteria are included in ... read more

Storage Technologies for Renewable Energy Can Pay Off

June 13, 2016 — Storage systems can make economic sense for renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, according to new ... read more

Businesses Can Save 30% on Electrical Bills by Adjusting Production Schedules

June 13, 2016 — Industrial manufacturing businesses can save over 30 percent on electrical bills, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 5 percent, by adjusting production schedules, according to new ... read more

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