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Found: New cellulose digestion mechanism by fast-eating enzyme

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest ... - Read More

The Play-by-Play of Energy Conversion: Catching Catalysts in Action

but some details remain hidden Beginning in 2015 the next generation National Synchrotron Light Source II NSLS II will provide even brighter x rays and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials CFN will operate the first ... - Read More

Negative temperature negated

Negative temperature
Over the past 60 years several theories and experiments have claimed the existence of negative absolute temperatures in certain quantum systems This fuelled speculations about hyper efficient heat engines that could act as perpetual motion ... - Read More

Greek economic crisis leads to air pollution crisis

In the midst of a winter cold snap a study from researchers in the United States and Greece reveals an overlooked side effect of economic crisis dangerous air quality caused by burning cheaper fuel for ... - Read More

DNA motor 'walks' along nanotube, transports tiny particle

DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA
Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along the length of a carbon nanotube The design was inspired by ... - Read More

Cellulose nanocrystals possible 'green' wonder material

Cellulose, Green, nanocrystals
The same tiny cellulose crystals that give trees and plants their high strength light weight and resilience have now been shown to have the stiffness of steel The nanocrystals might be used to create a ... - Read More

Ethanol blends carry hidden risk

Methane, Methane
Blending more ethanol into fuel to cut air pollution from vehicles carries a hidden risk that toxic or even explosive gases may find their way into buildings according to researchers at Rice University Those problems ... - Read More

Researchers split water into hydrogen, oxygen using light, nanoparticles

Oxygen
Researchers from the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can quickly generate hydrogen from water using sunlight potentially creating a clean and renewable source of energy Their research published online Sunday in Nature ... - Read More

Quantum effects help cells capture light, but the details are obscure

Sophisticated recent experiments with ultrashort laser pulses support the idea that intuition defying quantum interactions between molecules help plants algae and some bacteria efficiently gather light to fuel their growth But key details of nature's ... - Read More

Experiment is first to simulate warming of Arctic permafrost

Although vegetation growth in the Arctic is boosted by global warming it's not enough to offset the carbon released by the thawing of the permafrost beneath the surface University of Florida researchers have found in ... - Read More

Turning waste into power with bacteria and loofahs

Bacteria, bacteria
Loofahs best known for their use in exfoliating skin to soft radiant perfection have emerged as a new potential tool to advance sustainability efforts on two fronts at the same time energy and waste The ... - Read More

Companies could make the switch to wood power

Heat, Fuel
Some companies could economically convert their operations to wood boilers for heat and power according to a team of forestry researchers The conversion to wood powered burners would make the most sense for larger commercial ... - Read More

Iron-based process promises greener, cheaper, safer drug, perfume production

University of Toronto researchers have developed a series of techniques to create a variety of very active iron based catalysts necessary to produce the alcohols and amines used in the drug and perfume industry The ... - Read More

Better combustion through plasma

Mix together air fuel and heat and you get combustion the chemical reaction that powers most engines in planes trains and automobiles And if you throw in some ionized gas plasma it turns out you ... - Read More

Methane emissions vastly surpass previous estimates

Government calculations of total U S methane emissions may underestimate the true values by 50 percent a new study finds The results are published the week of November 25 in the early online edition of ... - Read More

Copper promises cheaper, sturdier fuel cells

Fuel, Fuel cells
Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty makes sturdy affordable wiring and helps our bodies absorb iron Now researchers at Duke University would like to use copper to transform sunlight and water into a chemical fuel ... - Read More

Breakthrough for biofuel production from tiny marine algae

marine, algae, Marine, algae
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae As reported in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the ... - Read More

Inner workings of bacterial black box caught on time-lapse video

Time
Cyanobacteria found in just about every ecosystem on Earth are one of the few bacteria that can create their own energy through photosynthesis and fix carbon from carbon dioxide molecules and convert it into fuel ... - Read More

Using waste heat to make cars more efficient

Yanliang Zhang wants to make vehicles more efficient by using a resource most people aren't even aware of the waste heat that results from the inherent inefficiency of engines when converting fuel into energy Zhang ... - Read More

Technique developed to convert thermoelectric material into high performance electricity

Material, Material
A team of Clemson University physicists consisting of nanomaterial scientists Apparao Rao and Ramakrishna Podila and thermoelectricians Terry Tritt Jian He and Pooja Puneet worked synergistically through the newly established Clemson Nanomaterials Center to develop ... - Read More
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