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Rapid diagnostic tests decrease waiting time for drug-resistant TB patients
Results of a new study suggest that three new diagnostic tests could each be used to successfully diagnose drug resistance in tuberculosis (TB) patients in a quarter of the time taken by the current method.  View News Article (2013-09-09)

Stanford scientists calculate the energy required to store wind and solar power on the grid
Renewable energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity than is needed by consumers.  View News Article (2013-09-09)

New Connection between Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy of 70,000 Suns
North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar energy devices and reduce the cost of solar energy production. View News Article (2013-09-06)

Report reveals missed opportunities to save water and energy
Water and wastewater managers are missing substantial opportunities to save energy and money, according to a report published Wednesday (Sept. 4) by Water in the West, a research center at Stanford University. View News Article (2013-09-05)

Life without insulin is possible
Several millions of people around the world suffer from insulin deficiencies. Insulin is a hormone, secreted by the beta cells in the pancreas, which plays a major role in the regulation of energy substrates such as glucose. View News Article (2013-09-04)

Advancing graphene for post-silicon computer logic
A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have solved a problem that previously presented a serious hurdle for the use of graphene in electronic devices. View News Article (2013-09-03)

Hydrogen Fuel From Sunlight: Berkeley Lab Researchers at Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis Make Unique Semiconductor/Catalyst Construct
In the search for clean, green sustainable energy sources to meet human needs for generations to come, perhaps no technology matches the ultimate potential of artificial photosynthesis. View News Article (2013-08-30)

New flow battery could enable cheaper, more efficient energy storage
MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn't rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity. The device, they say, may one day enable cheaper, large-scale energy storage. View News Article (2013-08-16)

A new sense of urgency for energy cane and other energy crops
"Energy cane" may sound like a trendy sports drink, but it actually is among a new generation of energy crops that could yield up to 5 times more ethanol per acre than corn.  View News Article (2013-08-15)

Can solar energy help save Greece?
What happens to renewable energy programs in a country that gets whacked by a full-scale debt crisis, like the one that struck Greece beginning in 2009 -- do the programs whither and die in the winds of austerity? View News Article (2013-08-15)

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