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Researchers pump up oil accumulation in plant leaves

Increasing the oil content of plant biomass could help fulfill the nation's increasing demand for renewable energy feedstocks But many of the details of how plant leaves make and break down oils have remained a ... - Read More

MRI technique detects evidence of cognitive decline before symptoms appear

A magnetic resonance imaging MRI technique can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain even before symptoms appear according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology The technique has the potential ... - Read More

An innovative way to increase flower, seed and fruit production

A scientist from UPM has developed a method to enhance crop yield by the contact of roots aerial parts or even the substratum of the plant fungus 'Colletotrichum tofieldiae' A new method developed at the ... - Read More

No need for water, enzymes are doing it for themselves

New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology that enzymes need water to function The breakthrough could eventually lead to the development of new industrial ... - Read More

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach ... - Read More

Researchers Study Vital 'On/Off Switches' That Control When Bacteria Turn Deadly

No matter how many times it’s demonstrated it’s still hard to envision bacteria as social communicating creatures But by using a signaling system called “quorum sensing ” these single celled organisms radically alter their behavior ... - Read More

New species of electrons can lead to better computing

In a research paper published this week in Science the collaboration led by MIT's theory professor Leonid Levitov and Manchester's Nobel laureate Sir Andre Geim report a material in which electrons move at a controllable ... - Read More

The biomethane market needs clear frame conditions for further growth, experts urge

Biomethane as a substitute for the fossil energy carrier natural gas offers a variety of options and applications for a sustainable energy supply Nevertheless a consequent market penetration is still pending because of a lack ... - Read More

Environmental costs, health risks, and benefits of fracking examined

A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp The environmental costs and ... - Read More

Agricultural revolution in Africa could increase global carbon emissions

Productivity boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions a Purdue University study finds Historically improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land and decreased carbon emissions ... - Read More

Looking deep inside a working lithium-ion battery

For the first time researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium ion battery Using a neutron beam chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University ... - Read More

Like weeds of the sea, 'brown tide' algae exploit nutrient-rich coastlines

The sea grass beds of Long Island's Great South Bay once teemed with shellfish Clams scallops and oysters filtered nutrients from the water and flushed money through the local economy But three decades after the ... - Read More

Switching clicks in polymers: Thermoset materials acquire thermoplastic properties with the aid of triazolinediones

At Ghent University Belgium a new type of so called ‘click’ chemistry has been introduced Like with most of click chemistry it is based on a long known efficient chemical reaction which was now also ... - Read More

Jet fuel ignition advancement

Researchers from MIPT Viktor Zhukov Vladislav Sechenov and Andrei Starikovsky have published experimental data on the combustion of jet fuel in the journal Fuel The results of their research are important for simulating processes in ... - Read More

New solutions needed to recycle fracking water, experts say

Rice University scientists have performed a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing aka fracking of three gas reservoirs and suggested environmentally friendly remedies are needed to treat and reuse it Rice University researchers ... - Read More

Gasification of oil palm biomass to produce clean producer gas for heat, power generation

This technology can simultaneously remove impurities and produce clean gas for heat and power generation from waste biomass The process of burning fossil fuels such as petroleum coal and natural gas releases huge amounts of ... - Read More

Novel process for creation of fuel and chemical compounds

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin Madison has identified the genes and enzymes that create a promising compound the 19 carbon furan containing fatty acid 19Fu FA The compound has a variety ... - Read More

Cost-effective, solvothermal synthesis of heteroatom (S or N)-doped graphene developed

A research team led by group leader Yung Eun Sung has announced that they have developed cost effective technology to synthesize sulfur doped and nitrogen doped graphenes which can be applied as high performance electrodes ... - Read More

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Spinach gave Popeye super strength but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists the ability to convert sunlight into a clean efficient alternative fuel Purdue University physicists are ... - Read More

New materials for future green tech devices

From your hot car to your warm laptop every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat But thermoelectric devices which convert heat to electricity and vice ... - Read More
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