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A more earth-friendly way to make bright white cotton fabrics

With a growing number of consumers demanding more Earth friendly practices from the fashion world scientists are developing new ways to produce textiles that could help meet rising expectations They report in the ACS journal ... - Read More

Common semiconductors stabilized for solar fuels generation

Researchers around the world are trying to develop solar driven generators that can split water yielding hydrogen gas that could be used as clean fuel Such a device requires efficient light absorbing materials that attract ... - Read More

Solar panel manufacturing is greener in Europe than China, study says

Solar panels made in China have a higher overall carbon footprint and are likely to use substantially more energy during manufacturing than those made in Europe said a new study from Northwestern University and the ... - Read More

Quantum mechanisms of organic devices for alternative solar panels are revealed

Silicon panel based technology requires a very costly contaminating manufacturing process while organic photovoltaic OPV devices have been positioned as one of the most attractive alternatives as a source of solar energy This research has ... - Read More

Caught by a hair: Quick, new identification of hair may help crime fighters

Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen's professor Diane Beauchemin Dr Beauchemin Chemistry and student Lily Huang MSc'15 have developed a cutting edge technique to identify human ... - Read More

First real time movies of the light-to-current conversion in an organic solar cell

Photovoltaic cells directly convert sun light into electricity and hence are key technological devices to meet one of the challenges that humankind has to face in this century a sustainable and clean production of renewable ... - Read More

Buried fossil soils found to be awash in carbon

Soils that formed on Earth's surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon adding a new dimension to our planet's ... - Read More

Vines choke a forest's ability to capture carbon

Tropical forests are a sometimes underappreciated asset in the battle against climate change They cover seven percent of land surface yet hold more than 30 percent of Earth's terrestrial carbon As abandoned agricultural land in ... - Read More

Rules to cut carbon emissions also reduce air pollution harmful to people, environment

Setting strong standards for climate changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick damage forests crops and lakes and harm fish and ... - Read More

Large muskies lured by the moon: Study ties lunar cycles, fish behavior to angler success

The lunar cycle may synchronize with feeding activity luring large muskies to take angler bait according to results published May 28 2014 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mark Vinson from U S ... - Read More

Microalgae capable of assimilating ammonia resulting from the management of agrifood waste

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development Neiker Tecnalia the public body that reports to the Sub Ministry for Agriculture Fisheries and Food Policy of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community has confirmed ... - Read More

Particles near absolute zero do not break the laws of physics after all

A change of models demystifies anomalous particle behaviour at very low temperatures confirming that the third law of thermodynamics has not been violated In theory the laws of physics are absolute However when it comes ... - Read More

Solar energy prospects are bright for Scotland, experts say

Installing state of the art solar panels on a quarter of a million roofs could meet one sixth of Scotland's electricity demands experts say Scientists say the strategy could ease the plight of one in ... - Read More

A new way to harness waste heat: Electrochemical approach has potential to efficiently turn low-grade heat to electricity

Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy Most such efforts have ... - Read More

Chemistry behind BBQ

It's that time of the year again when people are moving their kitchens outside in order to soak up the warm weather and smoky aromas of grilling IFT spokesperson Guy Crosby PhD CFS provides insight ... - Read More

Better catalysts for petrochemical industry

Zeolites are among the substances which can accelerate chemical reactions they are known as catalysts Usually applied in pellet form the industrial production of gasoline from crude oil without zeolites is today inconceivable The chemical ... - Read More

Scientists Pinpoint the Creeping Nanocrystals Behind Lithium-Ion Battery Degradation

Batteries do not age gracefully The lithium ions that power portable electronics cause lingering structural damage with each cycle of charge and discharge making devices from smartphones to tablets tick toward zero faster and faster ... - Read More

New laser sensing technology for self-driving cars, smartphones and 3-D video games

A new twist on 3 D imaging technology could one day enable your self driving car to spot a child in the street half a block away let you answer your Smartphone from across the ... - Read More

Engineering a better way to rebuild bone inside the body

Traumatic bone injuries such as blast wounds are often so severe that the body can't effectively repair the damage on its own To aid the recovery clinicians inject patients with proteins called growth factors The ... - Read More

NASA-funded rocket to study birthplace of stars

Update May 27 2014 NASA successfully launched the Colorado High resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph or CHESS payload aboard a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket at 3 35 a m EDT on May 24 2014 ... - Read More
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