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Microbial soil cleanup at Fukushima

Proteins from salt loving halophilic microbes could be the key to cleaning up leaked radioactive strontium and caesium ions from the Fukushima Dai ichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan The publication of the X ... - Read More

Researchers Develop New Approach That Combines Biomass Conversion, Solar Energy Conversion

a type of cheap and abundant plant matter FDCA is an important molecule for the production of polymers Biomass conversion can offer a viable pathway to generate chemicals used in industrial processes without using petroleum ... - Read More

Longer life cycle for lithium-ion batteries?

Lithium ion batteries are common in consumer electronics They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics with a high energy density no memory effect and only a slow loss ... - Read More

2D nitrogenated crystals new potential rival for graphene

Researchers in South Korea have for the first time developed a simple technique to produce a two dimensional nitrogen containing crystal that has the capacity to be a potential rival to graphene and silicon as ... - Read More

Bioelectrochemical processes have the potential to one day replace petrochemistry: Lysine production as example

Researchers at Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research UFZ Germany and the University of Queensland UQ Australia have found that the electrification of the white biotechnology is not merely a green dream but an alternative to ... - Read More

One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and 'solar fuels'

Caltech scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel When ... - Read More

Chemists develop new way to make cost-effective material for electricity storage

University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to make state of the art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store The researchers wanted to find a better ... - Read More

Researchers create artificial methane hydrates, open an innovative pathway for use of new fuels

The Laboratory of Advanced Materials belonging to the University of Alicante's department of Inorganic Chemistry has developed a technology that allows the preparation of artificial methane hydrates The research has been published by the scientific ... - Read More

Fluid-filled pores separate materials with fine precision

In nature pores can continuously control how a living organism absorbs or excretes fluids vapors and solids in response to its environment for example tiny holes invisible to the naked eye called stomata cover a ... - Read More

Urine power to light camps in disaster zones

A toilet conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England UWE Bristol is proving that urine can generate electricity The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership ... - Read More

Nutrient pollution damages streams in ways previously unknown, ecologists find

An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now In a new study published March 6 in the journal Science a team of researchers led by University of Georgia ecologists ... - Read More

Researchers discover new material to produce clean energy

Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material intended to generate electric power from waste heat from a vehicle tailpipe for example or an industrial smokestack with greater efficiency and higher ... - Read More

Solar cells to get growth boost, price cut

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's OIST Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit have found that growing a type of film used to manufacture solar cells in ambient air gives ... - Read More

Democratizing synthetic biology

Deep in the heart of synthetic biology are the proteins that make it tick Protein engineering is the crucial pulse of the booming relatively new scientific discipline Scientists grow harvest and reprogram proteins to become ... - Read More

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions with a more effective carbon capture method

Trapping carbon dioxide CO2 emissions from power plants and various industries could play a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future But current materials that can collect CO2 from smokestacks for example ... - Read More

Energy-generating cloth could replace batteries in wearable devices

From light up shoes to smart watches wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers but these gadgets' versatility is still held back by the stiff short lived batteries that are required These limitations however could ... - Read More

New models yield clearer picture of emissions' true costs

When its environmental and human health toll is factored in a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price a new Duke University study finds The social cost of a gallon ... - Read More

Metabolic path to improved biofuel production

Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute EBI a partnership that includes the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab and the University of California UC Berkeley have found a way to increase the production of fuels ... - Read More

Breakthrough in energy harvesting could power 'life on Mars'

Martian colonists could use an innovative new technique to harvest energy from carbon dioxide thanks to research pioneered at Northumbria University Newcastle The technique which has been demonstrated for the first time by researchers at ... - Read More

Semi-artificial chloroplasts to manufacture biotechnologically relevant products

An international research team wants to create semi artificial chloroplasts for the manufacture of biotechnologically relevant products For this purpose they aim to modify the photosynthetic process of natural chloroplasts The EU is funding the ... - Read More
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