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Light-induced degradation in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells: New insight into microscopic mechanism
Researchers at the Helmholtz Center Berlin (HZB) have taken a leap forward towards a deeper understanding of an undesired effect in thin film solar cells based on amorphous silicon - one that has puzzled the scientific community for the last 40 years. View News Article (2014-02-14)

University of Guelph study assesses environmental impact of Ontario corn production
Researchers at the University of Guelph examined the energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with corn production in Ontario. Their findings are published today in the Agricultural Institute of Canada's (AIC) Canadian Journal of Soil Science. View News Article (2014-02-14)

Waste from age-old paper industry becomes new source of solid fuel
In today's search for renewable energy sources, researchers are turning to the hi-tech, from solar and hydrogen fuel cells, and the very low-tech. The latest example of a low-tech alternative comes from an age-old industry: paper. View News Article (2014-02-13)

How do polar bears stay warm? Research finds an answer in their genes
In the winter, brown and black bears go into hibernation to conserve energy and keep warm. View News Article (2014-02-11)

Biodiversity in production forests can be improved without large costs
Forest management is based on recommendations that are supposed to maximize economic revenues. However, in 40% of cases a better economic result would be achieved by neglecting some of the recommendations. This would also greatly benefit biodiversity.  View News Article (2014-02-11)

Teens who consume energy drinks more likely to use alcohol and drugs
Nearly one-third of US adolescents consume high-caffeine energy drinks or "shots," and these teens report higher rates of alcohol, cigarette, or drug use, reports a study in the January/February Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. View News Article (2014-02-05)

Quantum dots provide complete control of photons
By emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid, researchers at Linköping University are creating a polarized light source for such things as energy-saving computer screens and wiretap-proof communications. View News Article (2014-02-03)

Study finds nutritional value for co-products from the human food industry in pig feed
Co-products from the human food industry offer a lower-cost alternative to cereal grains in diets fed to pigs.  View News Article (2014-01-30)

NREL Study: Active Power Control of Wind Turbines Can Improve Power Grid Reliability
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with partners from the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Colorado have completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system. View News Article (2014-01-29)

UT Austin Engineer Converts Yeast Cells into 'Sweet Crude' Biofuel
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. View News Article (2014-01-22)

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