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Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material

Microwave
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic ... - Read More

'Dark oxidants' form away from sunlight in lake and ocean depths, underground soils

Ocean, Sunlight, Sunlight, Ocean
Breathing oxygen can be hazardous to your health Share This See Also Extreme Survival Bacteria Fish Geochemistry Earth Science Caving Microorganism Antioxidant Saliva Oxygen Indeed our bodies aren't perfect They make mistakes among them producing ... - Read More

How graphene and friends could harness the Sun's energy hitting walls

Sun
Combining wonder material graphene with other stunning one atom thick materials could create the next generation of solar cells and optoelectronic devices scientists have revealed Share This See Also Graphene Materials Science Energy and the ... - Read More

Solar-powered nanofilters pump in antibiotics to clean contaminated water

Pump
Using the same devious mechanism that enables some bacteria to shrug off powerful antibiotics scientists have developed solar powered nanofilters that remove antibiotics from the water in lakes and rivers twice as efficiently as the ... - Read More

Ecological knowledge offers perspectives for sustainable agriculture

A smart combination of different crops such as beans and maize can significantly cut the use of crop protection agents and at the same time reduce the need for fertilizers Integrating ecological knowledge from nature ... - Read More

Scientists investigate release of bromine in polar regions

Ozone, Ozone
The chemical element bromine whose compounds contribute significantly to the depletion of ozone in the lower atmosphere is also released in polar regions to a great extent from snow on land This is the result ... - Read More

New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid

Battery
Researchers from the U S Department of Energy's DOE SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low cost long life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers ... - Read More

Recipe for low-cost, biomass-derived catalyst for hydrogen production

Catalyst
In a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Energy & amp Environmental Science researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory describe details of a low cost stable effective ... - Read More

Source of organic matter affects Bay water quality

organic matter
Each time it rains runoff carries an earthy tea steeped from leaf litter crop residue soil and other organic materials into the storm drains and streams that feed Chesapeake Bay Share This See Also Sustainability ... - Read More

New material approach should increase solar cell efficiency

New material
When designing next generation solar energy conversion systems we must first develop ways to more efficiently utilize the solar spectrum explained Lane Martin whose research group has done just that Share This See Also Materials ... - Read More

Biological activity alters the ability of sea spray to seed clouds

sea, biological
Ocean biology alters the chemical composition of sea spray in ways that influence its ability to form clouds over the ocean That's the conclusion of a team of scientists using a new approach to study ... - Read More

Scientists map all possible drug-like chemical compounds: Library of millions of small, carbon-based molecules chemists might synthesize

molecules, Chemical compounds, Compounds, Synthesize
Drug developers may have a new tool to search for more effective medications and new materials Share This See Also Chemistry Organic Chemistry Computer Programming Communications Chemical compound Molecule Chemical bond Resonance chemistry It's a ... - Read More

Research harnesses solar-powered proteins to filter harmful antibiotics from water

antibiotics, antibiotics
New research just published details how University of Cincinnati researchers have developed and tested a solar powered nano filter that is able to remove harmful carcinogens and antibiotics from water sources lakes and rivers at ... - Read More

Technique unlocks design principles of quantum biology

Quantum, Quantum
University of Chicago researchers have created a synthetic compound that mimics the complex quantum dynamics observed in photosynthesis and may enable fundamentally new routes to creating solar energy technologies Engineering quantum effects into synthetic light ... - Read More

New solar-cell coating could enable a major boost in efficiency

Coating
Throughout decades of research on solar cells one formula has been considered an absolute limit to the efficiency of such devices in converting sunlight into electricity Called the Shockley Queisser efficiency limit it posits that ... - Read More

Research uses mirrors to make solar energy cost competitive

If the current national challenge to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of this decade is met Ranga Pitchumani the John R Jones III Professor of Mechanical Engineering ... - Read More

Surprising findings on hydrogen production in green algae

New research fuels hope of efficient hydrogen production with green algae being possible in the future despite the prevailing scepticism based on previous research The study changes the view on the potential of green algae ... - Read More

Solar booster shot for natural gas power plants

Natural gas, Gas
Natural gas power plants can use about 20 percent less fuel when the sun is shining by injecting solar energy into natural gas with a new system being developed by the Department of Energy's Pacific ... - Read More

CO2 Released From Burning Fuel Today Goes Back Into New Fuels Tomorrow

in making or synthesizing other products Syngas can be converted into synthetic hydrocarbons for instance gasoline diesel and jet fuel or aviation kerosene Jet fuel is already industrially produced in significant quantities from syngas obtained ... - Read More

'Pharmaceutical' approach boosts oil production from algae

Taking an approach similar to that used for discovering new therapeutic drugs chemists at the University of California Davis have found several compounds that can boost oil production by green microscopic algae a potential source ... - Read More
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