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Study provides insight into pathway linked to obesity
A new study involving the University of Iowa, Mayo Clinic and two other institutions provides insight on weight control, suggesting that a potassium channel critical to survival and stress adaptation can contribute to fat deposition and obesity. (2010-01-05)
Dutch government could do more to promote sustainable energy
Dutch researcher Simona Negro discovered that seven key factors exert a major influence on the success or failure of sustainable energy in the Netherlands. (2007-02-15)
The global impact of coal power
With data and modelling from almost 8,000 coal power plants, researchers from ETH Zurich present the most comprehensive global picture to date of climate and human health impacts from coal power generation. (2019-02-18)
Green and lean: Secreting bacteria eliminate cost barriers for renewable biofuel production
A Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing low-cost, renewable biofuels from bacteria. (2011-05-26)
STEM gets greener: Promoting critical thinking using renewable energy technology
Can building model cars really help create the next generation of electric vehicle designers and engineers? (2009-12-17)
Researchers investigate environmental movements and neoliberalism
Recent dynamics of global environmentalism, ranging from indigenous people's rights to the reliance on non-governmental organizations, have been marked by a resurgence in environmental movements that more aggressively resist natural resource extraction, according to two University of Kansas researchers. (2016-08-22)
Wind farms can provide society a surplus of reliable clean energy, Stanford study finds
Stanford researchers have found that the wind industry can easily afford the energetic cost of building batteries and other grid-scale storage technologies. (2014-03-20)
Quantum dots and nanomaterials: Ingredients for better lighting and more reliable power
Two energy-industry companies are investing in research at Arizona State University's Advanced Photovoltaics Center. (2009-03-13)
NREL research advances hydrogen production efforts
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen. (2016-01-05)
Tecnalia leads the integration of energy efficiency in sports facilities
Tecnalia Research and Innovation and Emtesport are leading in Spain the European project within the VII Framework Program (2011-01-05)
ORNL scientists generate landmark DOE hydropower report
For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the US hydropower fleet's 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation's electricity. (2015-04-27)
University of Illinois awarded $3.1 million to develop all-terrain rovers for high-throughput field phenotyping
The University of Illinois announced that is has been awarded a two-year, $3.1 million grant from the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. (2015-06-24)
Americans use more clean energy in 2016
Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. (2017-04-10)
Building a market for renewable thermal technologies
A Yale-led analysis concludes that renewable thermal technologies have significant market potential in the state if supported by appropriate public policy and financing tools. (2017-03-23)
Measurements reveal a two-step energy flow process in Earth's magnetosphere
Scientists have obtained in situ measurements of Earth's magnetosphere, demonstrating a phenomenon that's long been thought to happen but not yet directly been shown: energy is transferred from hydrogen ions to plasma waves, and then from the waves to helium ions. (2018-09-06)
Fossil fuels increasingly offer a poor return on energy investment
University of Leeds researchers have calculated the EROI for fossil fuels over a 16 year period and found that at the finished fuel stage, the ratios are much closer to those of renewable energy sources -- roughly 6:1, and potentially as low as 3:1 in the case of electricity. (2019-07-11)
A guiding light for new directions in energy production
October's issue of Nature Photonics focuses on optofluidics, the study of microfluidics -- the microscopic delivery of fluids through extremely small channels or tubes -- combined with optics. (2011-09-11)
Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference
On August 28 and 29, 2006, the Honorable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, and the Honorable Archie Lang, Yukon Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, will co-chair the 2006 Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference. (2006-08-25)
MIT analysis shows how cap-and-trade plans can cut greenhouse emissions
Researchers at MIT's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research have produced a report concerning key design issues of proposed (2008-11-13)
Reports detail global investment and other trends in green energy
Investment in green energy in China, most notable in wind energy, least 53 percent in 2009, bucking a trend during the recession that saw global investments dip 7 percent overall from 2008 levels. (2010-07-15)
Harvesting energy from electromagnetic waves
This week in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing, researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada report a novel design for electromagnetic energy harvesting based on the 'full absorption concept.' This involves the use of metamaterials that can be tailored to produce media that neither reflects nor transmits any power -- enabling full absorption of incident waves at a specific range of frequencies and polarizations. (2015-04-14)
PNNL to tackle future grid challenges through new facility, capabilities
PNNL researchers and industry are now better equipped to tackle top challenges in grid modernization and buildings efficiency with the dedication today of the new Systems Engineering Building. (2015-08-19)
Eureka prize recognizes pioneering research replacing use of animals
Scientists who developed a breakthrough research method which reduces the use of animals in the laboratory have been awarded this year's esteemed Voiceless Eureka Prize. (2007-08-21)
Adapted Trombe wall now used for both building heating and cooling
Researcher Marwa Dabaieh from Lund University in Sweden has come up with a way to adapt the so-called Trombe wall -- a passive solar building design from the 19th century -- to not only heat but also cool buildings, while drastically reduce associated carbon emissions. (2016-02-24)
Rove beetles act as warning signs for clear-cutting consequences
New research from the University of Alberta and the Canadian Forest Service has revealed the humble rove beetle may actually have a lot to tell us about the effects of harvesting on forests species. (2007-06-12)
UCLA engineers create tandem polymer solar cells that set record for energy-conversion
Researchers at UCLA Engineering and the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA are reporting a unique way to significantly enhance the polymer solar cell performance by building a tandem structure device. (2012-02-13)
Gut instinct
UCSB chemical engineer Michelle O'Malley receives a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. (2016-01-22)
Sustainable energy technologies: Efford announces national panel members
The Honourable R. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), today announced the formation of a panel of distinguished experts in the field of energy science and technology (S&T). (2005-05-17)
Brown earns prestigious geography award
Marilyn Brown, director of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned the 2004 James R. (2004-04-01)
Turning human waste into next generation biofuel
Researchers affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology have found a new way to convert human waste into renewable energy sources. (2016-05-30)
Nordic countries are bringing about an energy transition worth copying
What can we learn from the Nordic low-carbon energy transition given the new US leadership vacuum on climate change? (2017-01-27)
Energy: Sources, Utilization, Legislation, Sustainability, Illinois as Model State
Energy was written to educate its readers about all aspects of energy -- including energy sources, energy utilization, and legislation related to better use and the move towards renewable energy and sustainability. (2016-01-05)
Advance toward making biodegradable plastics from waste chicken features
In a scientific advance literally plucked from the waste heap, scientists today described a key step toward using the billions of pounds of waste chicken feathers produced each year to make one of the more important kinds of plastic. (2011-03-31)
Buckyballs and diamondoids join forces in tiny electronic gadget
Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon -- one shaped like a soccer ball, the other a tiny diamond -- to make a molecule that conducts electricity in only one direction. (2014-09-09)
UK and US share a similar mindset when it comes to horizontal drilling for shale energy
While an entire ocean separates the UK from the US, when the issue of fracking arises, the great divide -- philosophically speaking -- narrows considerably. (2017-04-10)
High-value chemicals produced from ethanol feedstocks could boost biorefinery economics
Biorefineries developed to produce ethanol from cellulose sources such as trees and fast-growing plants could get a significant economic boost from the sale of high-value chemicals - such as vanillin flavoring - that could be generated from the same feedstock. (2006-09-10)
Call made for better metrics for energy savings
A Michigan State University professor says if the world is to make better decisions when it comes to developing new energy sources, it needs to have better methods of measuring progress toward its energy goals. (2010-02-21)
Ben-Gurion U. part of expert consortium to create Israeli Renewable Energy Center
The group of 27 senior researchers will include nine researchers from Ben-Gurion University who are leaders in production of biomass; photo-catalysis of CO2 and water to fuels; gasification of biomass; and production of liquid fuels from biomass and mixtures of CO2 and water. (2011-07-07)
Molecular tools for bioengineering eukaryotic microalgae
The article discusses some of the rapidly developing tools for genome editing and discusses their potential impact on the bioengineering of eukaryotic microalgae. (2016-06-23)
Aluminum battery from Stanford offers safe alternative to conventional batteries
Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. (2015-04-06)
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