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Modeling every building in America starts with Chattanooga
A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently used the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility's Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer to model every building serviced by the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga--all 178,368 of them--and discovered through more than 2 million simulations that EPB could potentially save $11-$35 million per year by adjusting electricity usage during peak critical times. (2019-11-13)
Iron-based solar cells on track to becoming more efficient
An international study led from Lund University in Sweden shows that 30% of the energy in a certain type of light-absorbing iron molecule disappears in a previously unknown manner. (2019-11-12)
UC research finds potential target for tumor-causing condition
University of Cincinnati researchers have found additional ways to target the molecular processes involved in activating a certain protein complex to potentially develop new therapies for a tumor-causing disorder. (2019-11-11)
What's the story, morning glory? Taxonomy, evolution and sweet potatoes
Scientists at the University of Oxford reveal that the sweet potato and its storage root originated at least 2 million years ago -- that is, not only before agriculture but also long before modern humans appeared on Earth. (2019-11-11)
Using mountains for long-term energy storage
The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. (2019-11-11)
Skoltech scientists developed superfast charging high-capacity potassium batteries based on organic
Skoltech researchers in collaboration with scientists from the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS and the Ural Federal University showed that high-capacity high-power batteries can be made from organic materials without using lithium or other rare elements. (2019-11-11)
Plants and fungi together could slow climate change
A new global assessment shows that human impacts have greatly reduced plant-fungus symbioses, which play a key role in sequestering carbon in soils. (2019-11-07)
Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy
Scientists at Berkeley Lab have designed an affordable 'flow battery' membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid. (2019-11-07)
Catalyst switching means four become one
Catalyst switch strategy is the key step in the production of a four-component crystalline tetrablock quarterpolymer. (2019-11-07)
Minimizing post-harvest food losses
Research team from Graz, Austria, develops biological methods to improve the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. (2019-11-07)
Breaking down controls to better control wind energy systems
Researchers based in Brazil have developed a way to better control wind energy systems in electrical generation. (2019-11-06)
Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture
A Princeton University-led study in Nature Communications is among the first to show that solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid in groundwater sustainability. (2019-11-06)
UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain -- new study
Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study. (2019-11-06)
On the road to Paris: The shifting landscape of carbon dioxide reduction
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that current forecasts call for the US electric power sector to meet the 2020 and 2025 CO2 reduction requirements in the Paris Agreement--even though the US has announced its withdrawal--and also meet the 2030 CO2 reduction requirements contemplated by the Clean Power Plan--even though it has been repealed. (2019-11-05)
Post-lithium technology
Next-generation batteries will probably see the replacement of lithium ions by more abundant and environmentally benign alkali metal or multivalent ions. (2019-11-04)
Researchers find best classroom shapes for fish swimming in schools
A team of researchers has identified the best arrangements for fish swimming in schools -- formations that are superior in terms of saving energy while also optimizing speed. (2019-11-04)
Sponge-like 2D material with interesting electrical conductivity and magnetic properties
Researchers synthesize a new 2D Metal Organic Framework with an ever-growing list of possible applications. (2019-10-31)
Lithium ion battery design can charge an electric vehicle in 10 minutes
Scientist have developed a lithium ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes. (2019-10-30)
Using renewable electricity for industrial hydrogenation reactions
The University of Pittsburgh's James McKone's research on using renewable electricity for industrial hydrogenation reactions is featured in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A's Emerging Investigators special issue. (2019-10-29)
To rid electric grid of carbon, shore up green energy support
Cornell and Northwestern University engineers, along with a federal economist, have created an energy model that helps to remove carbon-generated power from the US electric grid -- replacing it with a greener, financially feasible wind, solar and hydro energy system. (2019-10-28)
Hydrogen boride nanosheets: A promising material for hydrogen carrier
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, and colleagues in Japan report a promising hydrogen carrier in the form of hydrogen boride nanosheets. (2019-10-25)
Immune system upgrade
Theoretically, our immune system could detect and kill cancer cells. (2019-10-25)
Brown and white body fat speak different languages
Most adults have two types of body fat: white and brown. (2019-10-25)
Ionic channels in carbon electrodes for efficient electrochemical energy storage
Development towards high-performance electrochemical energy storage devices has evoked our effort on novel carbon electrodes, as certain nanocarbons are perceived to own advantages such as high specific surface areas and controllable structure. (2019-10-22)
Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution
The art of croissant making has inspired researchers from Queen Mary University of London to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. (2019-10-18)
Nobel Laureate Prof. John B. Goodenough discusses lithium-ion batteries in Science China Chemistry
Prof. Goodenough recently published a perspective article entitled 'A Perspective on the Li-Ion Batteries' in Science China Chemistry and discussed the history, current challenges, and promising research directions of lithium-ion batteries, the ubiquitous energy-storage devices in electronics. (2019-10-18)
A new stable form of plutonium discovered at the ESRF
An international team of scientists, led by the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), have found a new compound of plutonium with an unexpected, pentavalent oxidation state, using the ESRF, the European Synchrotron., Grenoble, France This new phase of plutonium is solid and stable, and may be a transient phase in radioactive waste repositories. (2019-10-18)
Electric cloth
Evening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. (2019-10-18)
Why modified carbon nanotubes can help the reproducibility problem
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) conducted an in-depth study on how carbon nanotubes with oxygen-containing groups can be used to greatly enhance the performance of perovskite solar cells. (2019-10-18)
Big data technique reveals previously unknown capabilities of common materials
According to research published today by Nature Journal NPG Asia Materials, a group of researchers -- led by Edwin Fohtung, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- have found a new way to optimize nickel by unlocking properties that could enable numerous applications, from biosensors to quantum computing. (2019-10-17)
A highly alkaline-stable Co3O4@Co-MOF composite for high-performance electrochemical energy storage
The strategy herein is the synthesis of a highly alkaline-stable Co3O4@Co-MOF, via a controllable one-pot hydrothermal method under a highly alkaline condition. (2019-10-16)
Computer models show clear advantages in new types of wind turbines
Researchers from Aarhus University and Durham University have modelled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines via high-resolution numerical simulations. (2019-10-16)
Calcium batteries: New electrolytes, enhanced properties
Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. (2019-10-15)
To reduce gun violence, lift roadblocks to firearm data
While gun violence in America kills more than 35,000 people a year and as calls for policies to stem the crisis grow, University of Washington researchers point out in a new analysis that barriers to data stand in the way of advancing solutions. (2019-10-15)
Shaping nanoparticles for improved quantum information technology
Argonne researchers find that semiconductor nanoparticles in the shape of rings have attractive properties for quantum networking and computation. (2019-10-11)
Six degrees of nuclear separation
For the first time, Argonne scientists have printed 3D parts that pave the way to recycling up to 97 percent of the waste produced by nuclear reactors. (2019-10-11)
How preprocessing methods affect the conversion efficiency of biomass energy production
Research on energy production from biomass usually focuses on the amount of energy generated. (2019-10-11)
New electrolyte stops rapid performance decline of next-generation lithium battery
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have designed and tested a new electrolyte composition that could greatly accelerate the adoption of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. (2019-10-10)
Stable radicals can solve unconventional problems in modern science and technology
Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University study reaction properties of verdazyl radicals, which can expand scientific knowledge into the field of organic chemistry and help to obtain new materials. (2019-10-10)
Food comas and long-term memories -- New research points to an appetizing connection
There may be a connection between food comas -- resting after eating -- and the formation of long-term memories, a team of neuroscientists concludes based on its study on brain activity in sea slugs. (2019-10-10)
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