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Crystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could hold key to solar cell revolution
Solar energy researchers are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago. (2020-07-02)
Anammox bacteria generate energy from wastewater while taking a breath
More energy-efficient wastewater treatment may be possible by harnessing anammox bacteria's surprising ability to 'breathe' solid-state matter. (2020-06-29)
Maryland offshore wind farm could become stop-over for migrating sturgeon, striped bass
For the endangered Atlantic sturgeon and the commercially important striped bass, the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coastal shelf serves as an important spring and fall migratory route. (2020-06-26)
Cellulose for manufacturing advanced materials
The last decade has seen an increase in scientific publications and patents on cellulose, the most abundant natural polymer. (2020-06-26)
Al2Pt for oxygen evolution reaction in water splitting
Looking for rational design of new types of OER electrocatalysts and addressing fundamental questions about the key reactions in energy conversion, the inter-institutional MPG-consortium MAXNET Energy integrated the scientists from different institutions in Germany and abroad. (2020-06-26)
Electricity price more volatile during uncertainty periods in renewable energy regulation
Incorporating renewable energies into the electricity system entails a certain degree of volatility in the electricity price owing to the intermittent nature of generation by plants of this type. (2020-06-25)
Alternative to nitrogen: Oxygen plasma can improve the properties of electrode materials
A group of scientists from Skoltech and Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) showed that nitrogen is not the only element that can help enhance the specific capacitance of supercapacitors. (2020-06-25)
Food-grade wheatgrass variety released for public use
Farmers can now grow this superfood with environmental and health benefits. (2020-06-24)
Exciting new developments for polymers made from waste sulfur
Researchers at the University of Liverpool are making significant progress in the quest to develop new sulfur polymers that provide an environmentally friendly alternative to some traditional petrochemical based plastics. (2020-06-23)
Research determines financial benefit from driving electric vehicles
Motorists can save as much as $14,500 on fuel costs over 15 years by driving an electric vehicle instead of a similar one fueled by gasoline, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers at the U.S. (2020-06-23)
Using chaos as a tool, scientists discover new method of making 3D-heterostructures
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and their collaborators from Iowa State University have developed a new approach for generating layered, difficult-to-combine, heterostructured solids. (2020-06-23)
"Bright spot" during COVID-19: Increased power from solar panels thanks to cleaner air
During the COVID-19 pandemic, one unexpected outcome in cities around the world has been a reduction in air pollution, as people stay home to avoid contracting the coronavirus. (2020-06-22)
Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits
Researchers have documented short-term environmental benefits during the COVID-19-related lockdown, but that silver lining could be far outweighed by a long-term decline on clean energy investments, a new Yale-led study finds. (2020-06-22)
The exhaust gas from a power plant can be recovered and used as a raw reaction material
A Japanese research group developed a new technology that can drastically conserve the energy used to capture CO2 from gases exhausted from a concentrated source such as thermal power plants. (2020-06-19)
How a historic drought led to higher power costs and emissions
A researcher at North Carolina State University led a study of the impact of a historic drought in California on economic and environmental impacts for electric power systems. (2020-06-19)
Fish fossils become buried treasure
Rare metals crucial to green industries turn out to have a surprising origin. (2020-06-18)
Two-dimensional carbon networks
Lithium-ion batteries usually contain graphitic carbons as anode materials. Scientists have investigated the carbonic nanoweb graphdiyne as a novel two-dimensional carbon network for its suitability in battery applications. (2020-06-18)
Spacecrafts get a boost in 'aerogravity assisted' interactions
In a recently published paper in EPJ Special Topics, Jhonathan O. (2020-06-18)
Vapor fix lifts up perovskite crystal performance
A facile and mild bromine treatment eliminates surface and bulk defects from perovskites to boost the materials' optoelectronic properties. (2020-06-18)
A post-pandemic world: will populations be on the move? Study shows contagions could be catalysts for mass migration
Could the world soon be on the move again in the wake of COVID-19? (2020-06-11)
Lightning in a (nano)bottle: new supercapacitor opens door to better wearable electronics
Researchers from Skoltech, Aalto University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a high-performance, low-cost, environmentally friendly, and stretchable supercapacitor that can potentially be used in wearable electronics (2020-06-11)
Thematic package: Corona and sustainability
The COVID-19 pandemic remains an important topic throughout the world. (2020-06-11)
Falling clean energy costs can provide opportunity to boost climate action during COVID-19 recovery: UN
A UN report says 184 GW of clean power capacity was added in 2019, a 20 GW jump from the 164 GW added in 2018. (2020-06-10)
Renewable fuel from carbon dioxide with the aid of solar energy
Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are attempting to convert carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to fuel using energy from sunlight. (2020-06-09)
New nanodevice could use solar energy to produce hydrogen
Amsterdam, June 9, 2020 - Solar energy is considered by some to be the ultimate solution to address the current energy crisis and global warming and the environmental crises brought about by excessive consumption of fossil fuels. (2020-06-09)
Water vapor in the atmosphere may be prime renewable energy source
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that water vapor in the atmosphere may serve as a potential renewable energy source in the future. (2020-06-09)
Novel eco-friendly electrochemical reaction can synthesize useful semiconductor materials
In the field of electronics, developing novel strategies for organic semiconductor synthesis are crucial. (2020-06-08)
Researchers shed light on new enzymatic reaction
Researchers have discovered that repurposed enzymes and light are key to producing chemical compounds in an environmentally friendly fashion. (2020-06-08)
Marine energy devices likely pose minimal impacts to marine life, report shows
On World Oceans Day, an international team of marine scientists reports that the potential impact of marine renewable energy to marine life is likely small or undetectable. (2020-06-08)
Showtime for photosynthesis
Using a unique combination of nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis, an international team of researchers has revealed a key step in the molecular mechanism behind the water splitting reaction of photosynthesis, a finding that could help inform the design of renewable energy technology. (2020-06-04)
Silicon 'neurons' may add a new dimension to computer processors
Research from the McKelvey School of Engineering shows that energy constraints on a system, coupled with an intrinsic property of systems, push silicon neurons to create a dynamic, at-a-distance communication that is more robust and efficient than traditional computer processors. (2020-06-04)
Breaking the mold: An unusual choice of material yields incredibly long-lasting batteries
Scientists from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, develop a novel silica-based cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries, thereby enabling the realization of batteries that can last for over 2000 charge/discharge cycles. (2020-06-03)
Finding balance between green energy storage, harvesting
Generating power through wind or solar energy is dependent on the abundance of the right weather conditions, making finding the optimal strategy for storage crucial to the future of sustainable energy usage. (2020-06-02)
Australian researchers set record for carbon dioxide capture
Researchers from Australia's Monash University and the CSIRO have set a record for carbon dioxide capture using Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs). (2020-06-02)
Solar cells, phone displays and lighting could be transformed by nanocrystal assembly method
Smart phones, tablets and laptop displays, camera lenses, biosensing devices, integrated chips and solar photovoltaic cells are among the applications that could stand to benefit from an innovative method of nanocrystal assembly pioneered by Australian scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. (2020-06-02)
Towards a climate neutral Europe: The land sector is key
Land use choices can have a significant impact on climate change mitigation and help meet the increased ambition foreseen by the 'European Green Deal'. (2020-05-29)
The effectiveness of a heating system is validated, heating air from solar radiation
The device, which takes advantage of heat generated on the outer layer of building facades, could cover the heating required to ventilate a building for up to 75% of the days in a cold season. (2020-05-28)
Hydropower plants to support solar and wind energy in West Africa
Study maps smart electricity mix composed of solar, wind and hydropower for West Africa -- regional cooperation can provide up to 60% reliable and clean electricity (2020-05-28)
Technology is studied that could save 12% of the energy used in pressurized irrigation
A study, performed in two Andalusian provinces, analyzed the potential of producing electricity by means of recovering hydraulic energy by implanting new technology based on pumps working as turbines (2020-05-27)
Flow-through electrodes make hydrogen 50 times faster
Duke chemists tested three new materials as a porous, flow-through electrode to make hydrogen from electrolysis. (2020-05-26)
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