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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

Plant protein shape puzzle solved by molecular 3-D model

Molecular, Plant, plant, molecular
Researchers from North Carolina State University believe they have solved a puzzle that has vexed science since plants first appeared on Earth Share This See Also Endangered Plants Botany Biology Biochemistry Materials Science Organic Chemistry ... - Read More

Color of OLEDs can now at last be predicted thanks to new modeling technique

Light, Light
OLEDs can be made more efficiently and at lower cost by a better understanding of the electronic processed Share This See Also Optics Inorganic Chemistry Chemistry Graphene Technology Electronics Lighting Infrared Electrical conduction Integrated circuit ... - Read More

Cutting specific pollutants would slow sea level rise, research indicates

Pollutants, sea
With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow down sea level rise this century Share This See Also Global Warming Climate Air Quality ... - Read More

Better batteries from waste sulfur

sulfur
A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars reports a University of Arizona led team The new plastic has other potential uses including optical ... - Read More

Carbon dioxide removal can lower costs of climate protection

Protection
Directly removing CO2 from the air has the potential to alter the costs of climate change mitigation It could allow prolonging greenhouse gas emissions from sectors like transport that are difficult thus expensive to turn ... - Read More

New device could cut costs on household products, pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals
Sometimes cost saving comes in nanoscale packages Share This See Also Nature of Water Civil Engineering Organic Chemistry Chemistry Materials Science Engineering Soap bubble Surface tension Energy conservation Concrete A new procedure that thickens and ... - 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

Reaction rates of second key atmospheric component measured

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility the University of Manchester Bristol University University of Southampton and Hong Kong Polytechnic have successfully measured reaction rates of a second Criegee intermediate CH3CHOO and proven that ... - Read More

Revealing the Scientific Secrets of Why People Can't Stop After Eating One Potato Chip

began coming out of the bag today in research presented at the 245th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society the world’s largest scientific society The meeting which news media have termed ... - Read More

Cost-Saving Measure to Upgrade Ethanol to Butanol -- A Better Alternative to Gasoline

despite several disadvantages Ethanol for instance has a lower energy content per gallon than gasoline which can reduce fuel mileage Ethanol also has a corrosive effect on car engines and can’t easily be used in ... - Read More

Innovative self-cooling, thermoelectric system consumes no electricity

Researchers at the UPNA NUP Public University of Navarre have produced a prototype of a self cooling thermoelectric device that achieves free cooling of over 30ºC in devices that give off heat It is a ... - Read More

Lights, chemistry, action: New method for mapping brain activity

Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry
Building on their history of innovative brain imaging techniques scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators have developed a new way to use light and chemistry to map brain ... - Read More

Faster than silicon: Redesigned material could lead to lighter, faster electronics

Silicon
The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can be modified in a new way to advance future electronics according to a new study Share This See Also Materials ... - Read More

High Levels of Lead Detected in Rice Imported From Certain Countries

Rice imported from certain countries contains high levels of lead that could pose health risks particularly for infants and children who are especially sensitive to lead’s effects and adults of Asian heritage who consume large ... - Read More

Redesigned material could lead to lighter, faster electronics

Material, Material
The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can be modified in a new way to advance future electronics according to a new study Share This See Also Materials ... - Read More

Liquid on liquid goes solid

A Kiel based research group has discovered nano crystals at the interface between two liquids Share This See Also Nature of Water Inorganic Chemistry Physics Graphene Chemistry Materials Science Mechanics Liquid Particle accelerator Surface tension ... - Read More

Major Symposium on Arsenic Contamination in Food and Water Supplies

manufacturers stopped adding it to common household products ” Other speakers in the symposium focused on the ongoing problem of arsenic contamination in the 21st century Arsenic occurs naturally in elevated concentrations in the soil ... - Read More

Overcoming a Major Barrier to Medical and Other Uses of 'Microrockets' and 'Micromotors'

acids bases and hydrogen peroxide depending upon its surroundings Therefore we can use these motors in many more environments than ever before ” The scientists are working on extending the lifetimes of the vehicles so ... - Read More
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