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Florida Tech explores microalgae for biofuel
Responding to the urgent need for alternative energy, Florida Tech Professor of Biological Science, Junda Lin, has received a $430,000 contract from Aurora Biofuels for large-scale production of microalgae. (2007-04-26)
NREL developed mobile app for alternative fueling station locations released
iPhone users now have access to a free application that locates fueling stations offering alternative fuels, including electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, e85 Ethanol, propane and hydrogen. (2013-11-12)
NIH-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to host town meeting on complementary and alternative medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are hosting a town meeting in Boston (3/15/00) on complementary and alternative medicine. (2000-02-24)
Wave energy integration costs should compare favorably to other energy sources
A new analysis suggests that large-scale wave energy systems developed in the Pacific Northwest should be comparatively steady, dependable and able to be integrated into the overall energy grid at lower costs than some other forms of alternative energy, including wind power. (2015-01-07)
Study sheds light on powerful process that turns food into energy
The way in which our cells convert food into fuel is shared by almost all living things -- now scientists have discovered a likely reason why this is so widespread. (2015-09-29)
Regulating alternative splicing during neural development
In the July 1 issue of G&D, Dr. Douglas Black (UCLA) and colleagues detail how alternative splicing is reprogrammed during neuronal development. (2007-06-30)
Cellular organelle evolved repeatedly
NWO researchers have discovered that in the course of evolution hydrogenosomes repeatedly evolved from mitochondria. (2001-07-26)
Energize: ONR supports new energy partnership
The Office of Naval Research remains actively committed to the development of alternative energy sources for the American warfighter -- and is moving forward with a new research effort that involves partners ranging from naval warfare and engineering centers to veterans and wounded warrior programs. (2012-10-18)
New research seeks to enhance alternative fuel integration in public vehicle fleets
Rochester Institute of Technology and the County of Monroe, New York have created a research partnership to assess the performance of the county's fleet of E85 flex-fuel vehicles. (2007-07-17)
There might be ways to exploit renewable energy and also allow for protecting biodiversity
Global expansion of bioenergy possesses serious threats to biodiversity, whereas solar energy could have potential for power provision with limited impacts on biodiversity. (2015-10-29)
Forum to explore thorium as abundant source of clean energy
The forum will address the role of thorium in three key areas: the environmental benefits of thorium; the safety and national security aspects of thorium; and the economic benefits and commercial applications of thorium. (2006-11-15)
Energy in the 21st century: government policy and alternative sources
Researchers address scientific questions underlying the political rhetoric and public concerns about energy, such as: How much energy do we use? (2001-08-26)
In vivo visualization of alternative splicing
The Feb. 1 cover of G&D features an unprecedented use of fluorescent proteins to visualize developmentally regulated alternative mRNA splicing in a living organism. (2008-01-28)
Novel high-power microwave generator
High-power microwaves are frequently used in civil applications, such as radar and communication systems, heating and current drive of plasmas in fusion devices, and acceleration in high-energy linear colliders. (2015-02-11)
BP funds energy scholarships for K20 scholars
BP, one of the world's largest energy companies, announced a $135,000 contribution to the University of Oklahoma's K20 Center to support a program aimed at encouraging new students to pursue energy-related degrees. (2008-06-02)
Ethanol Causes Pollution, Too, Argonne Scientists Say
While the use of ethanol as an automobile fuel additive improves air quality by reducing hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions, it also increases the release of certain other pollutants, according to research by scientists at Argonne National Laboratory. (1997-11-03)
Scientists' breakthrough in production of biofuels
A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield have scooped an international award in recognition of their work on an innovative device which will make the production of alternative biofuels more energy efficient. (2010-01-07)
NTU to collaborate with Det Norske Veritas on energy research
The Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University and Det Norske Veritas Pte Ltd. have firmed up plans to collaborate in joint research and development in clean energy and environmental technologies. (2010-03-18)
Missouri board grants Washington University Sustainability Center $3 million
The Missouri Life Sciences Research Board has funded Washington University's International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability nearly $3 million for biofuels research. (2008-01-31)
Power switch
The wisest energy strategy for the United States and other countries facing similar challenges is to move away from their reliance on large-scale centralized coal and nuclear plants, and instead, invest in renewable energy systems and small scale decentralized generation technologies. (2007-09-20)
Alternative medicines need to be considered in diabetes management
People with diabetes are risking their health by not discussing their use of complementary and alternative therapies with the health professionals managing their conventional treatment. (2007-07-04)
New Cancer Procedure At Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Offers Hope
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the only facility in the Southeast offering a new procedure for malignant tumors previously thought untreatable. (1999-04-09)
Concern over billion dollar alternative medicine bill
An Australian researcher has expressed concern over multi-billion-dollar spending on alternative therapies, and is calling for more rigorous testing of alternative medicines. (2002-09-16)
Research team assesses environmental impact of organic solar cells
To better understand the energy and environmental benefits and detriments of solar power, a research team from Rochester Institute of Technology has conducted one of the first life-cycle assessments of organic solar cells. (2010-09-17)
Montana State University picked as home for Wind Applications Center
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has named Montana State University as the home for Montana's new Wind Applications Center, which means more wind-related coursework and research for MSU students and a demonstration turbine on campus. (2008-08-22)
IEEE-USA recommends ways United States can break oil addiction, mitigate climate change
The United States can break its addiction to oil and mitigate climate change by electrifying transportation, building a modern electric grid, developing alternative fuels and increasing energy efficiency. (2009-02-17)
Alternative fuel for your brain
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Raimund Herzog and colleagues at Yale University used magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure the concentrations and enrichment of different energy substrates and their metabolites in a rat model of recurrent hypoglycemia. (2013-04-01)
New Tests Show
A motor fuel made from corn, paper, wood chips and other biomass waste products produces significantly fewer noxious emissions, according to just released test results, and is being proposed by the Department of Energy to be added to its list of officially recognized alternative fuels. (1998-08-23)
$5.5 million gift aids search for alternative energy
Scientists at the University of Missouri are the recipients of a five-year, $5.5 million gift from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation that will help focus efforts in fundamental, physical sciences in the search for new alternative energy sources. (2012-02-10)
Is oil pricing itself out of the market?
University of Alberta researcher Andrew Leach likes the way Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal thinks. (2011-08-19)
Research finds bright future for alternative energy with greener solar cells
Research to green alternative energy technologies has led to a dye-sensitized solar cell that uses a bacteria and dye to generate energy. (2012-04-10)
Sustainable energy is focus of plenary talks at American Chemical Society meeting
Advances in renewable and sustainable energy, including mimicking photosynthesis and optimizing lithium-ion batteries, are the topics of three plenary talks at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, taking place here from March 16-20. (2014-02-27)
To control climate change, alternative energy technologies must be developed
Uncertainty in the climate sensitivity to growing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide has been a stumbling block to policy makers addressing the climate change issue. (2003-03-27)
New journal Energy & Environmental Science to be launched by RSC Publishing
International not-for-profit publisher RSC Publishing announced today at the MRS Fall meeting that it will launch a new publication, Energy & Environmental Science, in Summer 2008. (2007-11-26)
Younger, more educated Parkinson's patients more likely to use alternative treatments
Parkinson's patients who use alternative treatments such as vitamins and acupuncture are more likely to be younger, more educated and have higher incomes than patients who don't use alternative treatments, according to a study published in the September 11 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2001-09-10)
Spanish solar energy: A model for the future?
There is no free fuel. Whether you drill for and refine oil, or manufacture and maintain a panel to collect solar energy and convert it into electricity, it takes energy to make energy. (2013-03-04)
NSF awards $1.2 million grant to Clemson professor for energy storage research
Clemson University physics professor Apparao Rao has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the use of carbon nanomaterials for energy storage. (2012-09-20)
Making nuclear power more attractive
Increasing the safety and reliability of nuclear power as a solution for satisfying energy needs is the challenge addressed by a new initiative announced today. (2005-11-01)
NREL launches fuel research lab in Denver
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will dedicate a new a research facility in Denver on July 19 that will develop cleaner fuels for trucks and buses - part of a broader DOE effort to find domestically produced alternatives to petroleum and improve the nation's air quality. (2002-07-23)
New efficiency benchmark for dye-sensitized solar cells
In a paper published online June 29 in the journal Nature Materials, EPFL professor Michael Graetzel, Shaik Zakeeruddin and colleagues from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have achieved a record light conversion efficiency of 8.2 percent in solvent-free dye-sensitized solar cells. (2008-06-29)
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