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Drum beats from a one atom thick graphite membrane
Researchers at TIFR, Mumbai, demonstrate the ability to electrically manipulate the vibrations of a drum, of nanometer scale thickness, a million times smaller than that of human hair. (2016-06-14)
Spintronics: Resetting the future of heat assisted magnetic recording
A HZB team has examined thin films of Dysprosium-Cobalt sputtered onto a nanostructured membrane at BESSY II. (2016-06-14)
Can energy access end poverty?
On June 15, 2016, an interactive debate, (2016-06-13)
A new material can clear up nuclear waste gases
An international team of scientists at EPFL and the US have discovered a material that can clear out radioactive waste from nuclear plants more efficiently, cheaply, and safely than current methods. (2016-06-13)
Chemicals from wood waste
Vitamins, medication, solvents, crop protection products and polymers -- in future, it will be possible to manufacture many of these from wood waste. (2016-06-13)
Climate consequences of oil price uncertainty could be significant
Oil prices can have a major impact on the types and quantities of energy sources used -- and thus on greenhouse gas emissions. (2016-06-13)
Do Hispanics with cancer rely on complementary health practices?
A study of complementary and integrative health (CIH) use among Hispanic adults with colorectal cancer found that about 40% reported experience with CIH. (2016-06-09)
Novel energy inside a microcircuit chip
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed an extremely efficient small-size energy storage, a micro-supercapacitor, which can be integrated directly inside a silicon microcircuit chip. (2016-06-08)
Revisiting trajectories at the quantum scale
There is a gap in the theory explaining what is happening at the macroscopic scale, in the realm of our everyday lives, and at the quantum level, at microscopic scale. (2016-06-07)
Unexpected function of small nucleolar RNAs explains cause of some diseases
Scientists have discovered unexpected functions of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) that explain the cause of some diseases. (2016-06-06)
Silicon Valley Energy Summit
Stanford University's annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit delivers insights on the latest sustainable energy technologies, corporate practices, market trends and emerging government policies. (2016-05-31)
It pays to increase energy consumption
Researchers at Aarhus University have carried out extensive theoretical mappings of the way private consumers can save money for heating in a modern supply system based on electricity. (2016-05-31)
Study shows tax on plug-in vehicles is not answer to road-funding woes
Given declining revenues from gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and the need for new ways of funding road infrastructure, state and federal policymakers are considering or have enacted annual registration fees for plug-in vehicles. (2016-05-27)
UH researcher recognized for work in clean energy
Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, has received the 2016 C3E Research Award. (2016-05-26)
C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium & Awards
Journalists are invited to attend the morning session and lunch keynote of the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium & Awards at Stanford University, on May 31, 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. (2016-05-26)
Investment in energy storage vital if renewables to achieve full potential
Government subsidies should be used to encourage investment in energy storage systems if renewable power is to be fully integrated into the sector, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. (2016-05-26)
Right size + Right chemistry = Right stuff for plastics manufacturing
Findings published in the journal Science show that metal-organic frameworks can effectively remove the contaminant acetylene from ethylene, the material from which much of the world's plastic is made. (2016-05-19)
Electricity and economics
A nation's electricity consumption has been seen as a useful proxy for measuring economic growth offering a useful alternative to conventional measures such as gross domestic product (GDP) by incorporating the assumption that greater consumption means a better quality of life. (2016-05-19)
Dietary intake differs in infants who follow baby-led weaning
Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ones. (2016-05-17)
Speeding up key oxygen-oxygen bond-formation step in water oxidation
By accelerating the formation of the oxygen-oxygen bond in water oxidation, newly developed ruthenium catalysts could drive the reaction needed to efficiently store solar energy in the chemical bonds of clean fuels. (2016-05-16)
Use of complementary, alternative medicine affects initiation of chemotherapy
Women with early-stage breast cancer for whom chemotherapy was indicated and who used dietary supplements and multiple types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) were less likely to start chemotherapy than nonusers of alternative therapies, according to latest research at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. (2016-05-12)
Penn State to lead University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research
Penn State will lead a University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) that will identify, select, execute, review and disseminate knowledge from research that will advance basic and applied research for clean energy in support of the US Department of Energy mission. (2016-05-11)
New research shows how silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets
Research published in the journals Materials Today Communications and Scientific Reports has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications. (2016-05-11)
Sexy ideas won't slow climate change if people don't buy in and buy them
As governments and researchers race to develop policies and technologies to make energy production more sustainable and mitigate climate change, they need to remember that the most sophisticated endeavors won't work if they're not adopted. (2016-05-09)
Marine Corps teams with Sandia on microgrids and renewable energy planning
The US Marine Corps are the first boots on the ground in a crisis. (2016-05-05)
How do anesthesiologists view acupuncture and acupressure?
In a new study of anesthesia providers in the US, most report not having used or received any education in acupuncture or acupressure. (2016-05-04)
Three PNNL scientists receive DOE Early Career Research awards
Three scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been selected to receive 2016 Early Career Research Program research grants from the US Department of Energy. (2016-05-04)
Can personality traits affect likelihood of using mindfulness-based stress reduction?
A new study of older adults, who can gain particular quality of life benefits from the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques, showed that specific personality traits were associated with individual differences in the use of MBSR during and post-training. (2016-05-03)
Renewed carat app gives a smart boost to battery
The Carat Project Team at the University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science, has published a new version of the popular mobile energy-awareness application. (2016-05-02)
Co-expression of alternative gene products helps neurons take shape
A new study from the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London carried out in collaboration with the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Genentech, USA suggests that neurons often co-express functionally distinct alternative products from the same gene. (2016-04-28)
Researchers list '7 chemical separations to change the world'
Researchers are suggesting seven energy-intensive separation processes they believe should be the top targets for research into low-energy purification technologies. (2016-04-27)
NREL demonstrates light-driven process for enzymatic ammonia production
A new process using light to reduce dinitrogen into ammonia, the main ingredient in chemical fertilizers could inspire development of new, more sustainable processes that eliminate the energy-intensive, lengthier processes now commonly in use. (2016-04-26)
NREL theory establishes a path to high-performance 2-D semiconductor devices
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have uncovered a way to overcome a principal obstacle in using two-dimensional (2-D) semiconductors in electronic and optoelectronic devices. (2016-04-26)
NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy. (2016-04-26)
Innovation making waves pulling water from air
Researchers at Simon Fraser University are developing a sustainable solution to the global water shortage by more efficiently generating drinkable water from the atmosphere. (2016-04-25)
SMU 'Power Plays' conference to promote geothermal energy production in oil and gas fields
SMU's renowned Geothermal Lab will host its eighth international energy conference April 25-26 on the Dallas campus, focused on using the oilfield as a base for alternative energy production through the capture of waste heat and fluids. (2016-04-22)
Bakery switches to propane vans
A switch to propane from diesel by a major Midwest bakery fleet showed promising results, including a significant displacement of petroleum, a drop in greenhouse gases and a fuel cost savings of 7 cents per mile, according to a study recently completed by the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. (2016-04-21)
USU chemists shed new light on global energy, food supply challenge
Utah State University, NREL, University of Colorado and Montana State announce light-driven process to convert dinitrogen to ammonia. (2016-04-21)
Can changes to your diet help you sleep better?
A review of 21 studies that analyzed the effectiveness of modifying nutritional intake as a treatment for improving sleep found mixed results, as reported in the article 'Systematic Review of Dietary Interventions Targeting Sleep Behavior' in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (2016-04-21)
New studies highlight energy development's impact on birds
Ornithology journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications is publishing a special collection of open access articles highlighting the impact that energy development is having on North America's bird populations. (2016-04-20)
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