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A quantum dot energy harvester

Quantum, Quantum
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat potentially making microcircuits more efficient Share This See Also Physics Quantum Physics Energy Technology Spintronics ... - Read More

Sustainable new catalysts fueled by a single proton

Chemists at Boston College have designed a new class of catalysts triggered by the charge of a single proton the team reports in the most recent edition of the journal Nature The simple organic molecules ... - Read More

A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

Silicon
New room temperature process could lead to less expensive solar cells and other electronic devices Share This See Also Electronics Solar Energy Materials Science Spintronics Research Computer Science Mobile Computing Silicon Semiconductor Solar cell Germanium ... - Read More

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials: 'Organic topological insulators' for quantum computing

Topological
University of Utah engineers demonstrated it is feasible to build the first organic materials that conduct electricity on their edges but act as an insulator inside These materials called organic topological insulators could shuttle information ... - Read More

What green algae are up to in the dark

Green
How green algae produce hydrogen in the dark is reported by biologists at the Ruhr Universität Bochum in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Biologists have uncovered a mechanism for the production of the gas which ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Heat-resistant biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Scientists confirm original tetrahedral model of molecular structure of water

molecular structure
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU have confirmed the original model of the molecular structure of water and have thus made it possible to resolve a long standing scientific controversy about the structure of ... - Read More

Large scale production of Edge-Functionalized Graphene Nanoplatelets (EFGnPs)

Researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST South Korea have pioneered a simple but efficient and eco friendly way to produce Edge selectively functionalized graphene nanoplatelets EFGnPs by dry ball milling ... - Read More

Innovative technique pinpoints protein locations, helping scientists figure out their functions

Protein, Protein, protein
An innovative technique which pinpoints protein locations and helps researchers unravel the protein's functions has been developed by the researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT researchers who recently moved from MIT to the ... - Read More

New technology for producing hydrogen

Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, hydrogen
The PhD thesis of Aingeru Remiro Eguskiza a chemical engineer of the University of the Basque Country UPV EHU deals with the quest for a process to produce hydrogen from bio oil that has a ... - Read More

Environmental hazards or energy solutions? Geophysicists size up energy resources, carbon capture and fracking

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda half truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources according to delegates at ... - Read More

New material promises better solar cells

New material
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology show that a recently discovered class of materials can be used to create a new kind of solar cell Share This See Also Materials Science Solar Energy Graphene ... - Read More

Understanding microbes blowing in the wind

Bacteria, bacteria
With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology U S Department of Agriculture USDA scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds The ... - Read More

New light shed on the mysteries of spider silk

Light, Light
Researcher and team are the first to measure all of the elastic properties of an intact spider's web drawing a remarkable picture of the behavior of one of nature's most intriguing structures The work could ... - Read More

Hydrothermal liquefaction: The most promising path to sustainable bio-oil production

Energy, Energy, energy, Energy
A new generation of the HTL process can convert all kinds of biomasses to crude bio oil which is sufficiently similar to fossil crude oil that a simple thermal upgrade and existing refinery technology can ... - Read More

New coal technology harnesses energy without burning, nears pilot-scale development

Coal, energy
and the iron beads are larger about 1.5 2 millimeters across Chung likened the two different sizes to talcum powder and ice cream sprinkles though the mix is not nearly so colorful The coal and ... - Read More

Predicting a low carbon future for Toronto

Cities are major players in the climate change game More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and over 70% of global GHG greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to cities A ... - Read More

Climate change clues from tiny marine algae -- ancient and modern

Climate
Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago The study found that their response to environmental change varies between species in ... - Read More

Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More

Newly discovered plant structure may lead to improved biofuel processing

Plant
When Li Tan approached his colleagues at the University of Georgia with some unusual data he had collected they initially seemed convinced that his experiment had become contaminated what he was seeing simply didn't make ... - Read More
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