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Researchers fabricate high performance Cu(OH)2 supercapacitor electrodes
Conducting electric current in the solution results in the efficient nano structure formatin on the copper substrate. using this technique high performance copper hydroxide supercapacitor electrodes have been fabricated. (2016-12-29)
Treating cancer with drugs for diabetes and hypertension
A combination of a diabetes medication and an antihypertensive drug can effectively combat cancer cells. (2016-12-27)
First movie of energy transfer in photosynthesis solves decades-old debate
Using ultrafast imaging of moving energy in photosynthesis, scientists have determined the speed of crucial processes for the first time. (2016-12-23)
Driverless platoons
MIT engineers have studied a simple vehicle-platooning scenario and determined the best ways to deploy vehicles in order to save fuel and minimize delays. (2016-12-21)
Why big brains are rare
Do big-brained creatures steal energy for them from other organs or eat more to supply this expensive tissue? (2016-12-21)
Innovative proposal in the wind energy sector won the APREN Award
Bernardo Marques Amaral Silva, a INESCTEC researcher and a MIT Portugal Program Sustainable Energy Systems Phd doctorate at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto won the first prize of the Portuguese Association of Renewable Energies Award (APREN) for his thesis which presented a pioneering approach to take the best profit of Wind farms (WF). (2016-12-21)
Research discredits theory that e-cigarettes make tobacco use socially acceptable
A study conducted by the Glasgow-based Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR) has cast doubt on the link suggested by some between the increased visibility of e-cigarette use and the renormalization of smoking. (2016-12-20)
New material with ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism may lead to better computer memory
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have demonstrated that ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism coexist at room temperature in thin films of bismuth-iron-cobalt oxide. (2016-12-20)
Study reveals inequalities in carbon footprints of Chinese households
Inequalities in China's household carbon footprints and incomes risk undermining the country's attempts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research involving the University of East Anglia (UEA). (2016-12-19)
Ultrafast lasers reveal light-harvesting secrets of photosynthetic algae
Using ultrafast lasers, Princeton scientists discovered a surprising mechanism of cryptophyte algae for extremely efficient light-harvesting that gives valuable insight for the design of artificial light capture systems. (2016-12-16)
Listeria infections stable but frequently reported among the elderly
European experts have noted an increasing trend of listeriosis since 2008, but they highlight that the number of affected people stabilized from 2014 to 2015. (2016-12-16)
Toward energy solutions for northern regions
Emphasis should be on the energy needs of companies and communities rather than locally available resources. (2016-12-16)
Lower cost of LEDs reduce profitability for manufacturing landscape
Although residential and commercial industries are widely adopting energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs), the drop in LED prices is driving away manufacturers because of decreased profitability, dramatically dislocating and restructuring the solid-state lighting marketplace, says a new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report. (2016-12-15)
MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector
An MIT Energy Initiative report developed with IIT-Comillas recommends proactive regulatory, policy, and market reforms that can help guide the evolution of electric power systems in the US, Europe, and other parts of the world. (2016-12-15)
Heating apartment houses sustainably
For the energy transition to be successful, it will also be important to secure heat supply of the housing stock by sustainable technologies. (2016-12-14)
Efforts needed to stop the spread of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
ECDC's latest risk assessment highlights the need of increased efforts to face this significant threat to patients and healthcare systems in all EU/EEA countries and outlines options to reduce risks through clinical management, prevention of transmission in hospitals and other health-care settings, prevention of cross-border transmission, and improvement of preparedness of EU/EEA countries. (2016-12-14)
Sugar and sweeteners -- how do they affect our appetite?
What should healthy young men who want to watch their weight and manage their blood sugar levels drink? (2016-12-13)
New research provides methods to combat holiday excess
An American University Kogod School of Business Professor researched the transformative potential of applying mindfulness to consumerism. (2016-12-13)
Energy cascades in quasicrystals trigger an avalanche of discovery
In a new study from Argonne National Laboratory, scientists looked at networks of magnetic material patterned into the unique and quite beautiful geometries of quasicrystals to see how the nature of the non-repeating patterns lead to the emergence of unusual energetic effects. (2016-12-12)
New anode material set to boost lithium-ion battery capacity
A team of researchers affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, claims to have made yet another step towards finding a solution to accelerate the commercialization of silicon anode for Lithium-ion batteries. (2016-12-12)
UK steel production to benefit from efficiency innovation
Steel production in the UK could be cheaper and more energy-efficient in the future, thanks to research at WMG, University of Warwick. (2016-12-12)
Wind farms play key role in cutting carbon emissions, study finds
Wind farms have made a significant impact in limiting carbon emissions from other sources of power generation in Great Britain, a study shows. (2016-12-11)
Finger swipe-powered phone? We're 1 step closer
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer. (2016-12-09)
Mobile money improves economic well-being in Kenya
Access to digital financial services lifted 194,000 Kenyan households out of poverty, a new study estimates, and increased consumption levels, especially among female-headed households. (2016-12-08)
Study: Mobile money lifts Kenyan households out of poverty
MIT Prof. Tavneet Suri is co-author of a new paper showing that mobile-money services have had notable long-term effects on poverty reduction in Kenya -- especially among female-headed households -- and have inspired a surprising occupation shift among women. (2016-12-08)
Heavy alcohol use changes adolescents' brain
Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters the development of brain, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2016-12-08)
Do thoughts of death change our shopping habits?
new research from the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) and HEC Montréal shows that, for people with certain world views, thoughts of death can actually trigger the buying impulse. (2016-12-07)
Sandia Labs, Singapore join forces to develop energy storage
Sandia National Laboratories has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the government of Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) that will tap into the labs' expertise in energy storage. (2016-12-07)
Radiation that knocks electrons out and down, one after another
Researchers at Japan's Tohoku University are investigating novel ways by which electrons are knocked out of matter. (2016-12-06)
NREL 2016 Standard Scenarios outlook shows continued growth in renewables and gas
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2016 Standard Scenarios: A US Electricity Sector Outlook. (2016-12-06)
Direct link between REM sleep loss and the desire for sugary and fatty foods discovered
The researchers at the University of Tsukuba's International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (IIIS) used a new method to produce REM sleep loss in mice along with a chemical-genetic technique to block prefrontal cortex neurons and the behaviors they mediate. (2016-12-06)
High renewable electricity growth continued in 2015
The 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that US renewable electricity grew to 16.7 percent of total installed capacity and 13.8 percent of total electricity generation during the past year. (2016-12-06)
Genetically altered goats may produce milk that causes fewer allergic reactions
The presence of the allergen β-Lactoglobulin (BLG) in the milk of goats and other ungulates restricts the consumption of goat's milk by humans. (2016-12-05)
3-D solutions to energy savings in silicon power transistors
Tokyo Tech researchers demonstrate operation energy-savings in a low price silicon power transistor structure by scaling down in all three dimensions. (2016-12-05)
How plants manage excess solar energy
Life on earth largely depends on the conversion of light energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis by plants. (2016-12-05)
Researchers stress the need for research on Ebola virus disease in great apes
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a threat to human health, but it also threatens the survival of African great apes. (2016-12-05)
A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases
A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. (2016-12-04)
Seafood consumption 15 times higher among Indigenous than non-Indigenous people
Coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. (2016-12-02)
Indigenous seafood consumption 15 times higher per capita than national averages
Coastal Indigenous people eat, on average, 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, finds a Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program study published today in PLOS ONE. (2016-12-02)
Northern Ohio institutions become laboratories for future energy usage
Case Western Reserve University, NASA Glenn Research Center and the University of Toledo will serve as 'living laboratories' that demonstrate the value of integrating distributed energy sources with the assortment of devices, equipment and other power consumers within buildings and across the grid. (2016-12-01)
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