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New process doubles production of alternative fuel while slashing costs
A new discovery should make the alternative fuel butanol more attractive to the biofuel industry. (2012-08-14)
Renewable energy needed to drive uptake of electric vehicles
Plugging into renewable energy sources outweighs the cost and short driving ranges for consumers intending to buy electric vehicles, according to a new study. (2017-04-03)
Kavli Lectures: Computers for drug discovery, clean energy
Harnessing the power of computers to find new medicines and to explore the viability of alternative clean energy strategies will be the topics of a pair of Kavli Lectures at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (2016-03-01)
Adding up renewable energy
Do the overall efficiencies of renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and geothermal add up in terms of their complete life cycle from materials sourcing, manufacture, running, and decommissioning? (2007-08-13)
Use of complementary and alternative medicine before surgery poses risk to patient safety
A new study by Columbia Presbyterian researchers cautions patients about to undergo cardiac surgery on the risk for potential adverse reactions from the use of alternative and complementary medicines. (2000-09-21)
Nanostructured Materials: Environmental, Energy and Sensing Applications
Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is sponsoring an international, interdisciplinary, highly participative conference on Nanostructured Materials at the Il Ciocco Conference Center in Barga (Tuscany), Italy September 18-22, 2005. (2005-08-17)
National Academies Advisory: April 22 Science Cafe on Alternative Energy
The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences will celebrate Earth Day with a night of informal discussion on alternative energy. (2005-03-08)
Addressing Australia's energy and transport future now
In the first meeting of its kind, Australian industry, government, scientific, community and environmental groups will today come together to discuss the nation's energy and transport future. (2005-02-14)
DOE publishes research roadmap for developing cleaner fuels
The Department of Energy today released an ambitious new research agenda for the development of cellulosic ethanol as an alternative to gasoline. (2006-07-07)
Getting into hot water
An analysis of the engineering and economics for a solar water-heating system shows it to have a payback period of just two years, according to researchers in India. (2009-03-09)
Argonne scientists discover new platinum catalysts for the dehydrogenation of propane
The process to turn propane into industrially necessary propylene has been expensive and environmentally unfriendly. (2009-03-13)
Clean Cities program saves 375 million gallons of gas in 2006
Clean Cities coalitions around the nation displaced the equivalent of 375 million gallons of gasoline in 2006, according to a recent report from the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2007-10-01)
The meal as medicine: Anti-obesity effects of soy in a rat model of menopause
Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds that a diet rich in soy prevents weight gain in post-menopausal female rats. (2010-07-13)
Universities collaborate to look at offshore wind power
What is the viability of wind power in the southeastern United States off the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas? (2007-02-20)
Researchers look at lower-cost alternative protein source for pig diets
Threonine is an indispensable amino acid, which is often provided in supplement form in swine diets. (2015-06-11)
Engineering progress could cut pollution
An eight month secondment to Australia has enabled a Cardiff, UK, scientist to make significant progress in developing new measurement techniques for combustion processes, which could lead to more efficient use of energy sources and reductions in pollution. (2004-06-30)
Household sewage: Not waste, but a vast new energy resource
In a finding that gives new meaning to the adage, (2011-01-05)
University of Illinois study confirms glycerin as a feasible feedstuff for swine
An increased interest in biofuel production and a growing need to find cost-effective livestock feedstuff alternatives has led University of Illinois researchers to further evaluate the use of glycerin in swine diets. (2011-01-19)
The heat is on: NIST zeroes in on energy consumption of ice makers
In tests of four different types of new refrigerators, NIST researchers found that ice makers increased rated energy consumption by 12 to 20 percent. (2011-04-14)
Alternative medicine use high among children with chronic conditions: UAlberta medical research
Children who regularly see specialists for chronic medical conditions are also using complementary medicine at a high rate, demonstrates recently published research from the University of Alberta and the University of Ottawa. (2013-01-14)
Many brain tumor patients use homeopathy, alternative treatments
Many people with incurable brain tumors use alternative therapies, such as taking vitamins and homeopathy, in addition to their conventional treatments, according to a study published in the Dec. (2010-12-13)
NREL tool finds effective behind-the-meter energy storage configurations
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has used the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool to confirm that energy storage for demand-charge management can deliver attractive economic benefits. (2015-03-10)
Screening Africa's renewable energies potential
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published today a study mapping the potential of renewable energy sources in Africa. (2012-02-08)
About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine
Nearly three out of every four adults over age 50 use some kind of alternative medicine, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, according to a new study. (2005-04-09)
Energy department awards $9 million for energy-related genomic research
The Department of Energy will fund the Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, headed by J. (2003-04-24)
ASU signs $10 million with USAID for clean energy training, education
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $10-million cooperative agreement (CA) to Arizona State University to lead a consortium of higher education institutions and service providers that offer clean energy training and education to develop and implement programs worldwide. (2011-05-11)
NYU Medical Center's Department of Pediatric cardiology reports use of alternative therapies in children poses cardiovascular risks
On Tuesday, October 23, 2001 Michael Artman, MD, FAAP, Director of Pediatric Cardiology at NYU Medical Center presented information at the National Conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in San Francisco regarding the potential risk of using complementary and alternative medical therapies, particularly the use of common herbs and nutritional supplements, and their adverse implications on the cardiovascular systems of children. (2001-10-24)
Full power: Alternative energy partnerships flourish in Asia
As President Barack Obama begins a trip to Asia to coordinate with allies and reconfirm America's strategic pivot to the Pacific, officials at the Office of Naval Research emphasized today the Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Partnership as an example of strong and growing ties between the United States and its allies in the region. (2014-04-22)
UC-San Diego joins the Green Grid
UC-San Diego, which has implemented a wide range of energy-reducing initiatives across all levels of campus operations, has joined the Green Grid, a global consortium of companies dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and computing ecosystems. (2008-01-07)
NCCAM announces opportunities for new research Centers on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will establish new Centers for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (2002-12-17)
Dundee-China linkup uncovers secrets of our cellular 'energy sensor'
A scientific collaboration between researchers in Scotland and China has uncovered a new kind of 'energy sensor' in our cells, changing our understanding of how the body monitors glucose levels and switches on the supply of alternative 'fuels.' It is thought the research, published in the journal Nature, could have particular implications for diabetes, in which the level of glucose in the blood is abnormally high. (2017-07-19)
WSU Tri-Cities professor receives grant to study high-energy biofuels
Hanwu Lei, Washington State University Tri-Cities associate professor in biological systems engineering, was awarded a $494,000 grant this fall to research catalysts, which will be used to increase the energy output and performance of biofuels. (2015-08-31)
Fraunhofer and MIT establish research center for renewable energy
The research scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE will in future be working in close cooperation with the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. (2008-05-28)
NIH to hold workshop on complementary and alternative medicine in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research
Alternative medicine practitioners and mainstream researchers will meet next week to exchange ideas, report on current research, and discuss ways to foster collaborative research in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research. (2000-06-07)
Study indicates alternative medicine here to stay
Will the demand for complementary and alternative medicine fade or is it here to stay? (2001-08-20)
MicroRNAs, alternative splicing and the muscle proteome
As reported in the January 1 issue of G&D, a UCLA research team led by Dr. (2006-12-31)
Risks of mixing drugs and herbal supplements: What doctors and patients need to know
Herbal, dietary, and energy or nutritional supplements may offer specific health benefits, but they can also have harmful and even life-threatening effects when combined with commonly used medications. (2012-05-01)
Bacterial supplement could help young pigs fight disease
Weaning is a time of stress and a lack of energy for pigs. (2013-01-22)
Energy-efficient buildings: Government of Canada supports the BC government strategy
Conserving energy and improving energy efficiency in British Columbia homes and buildings are the goals of Government of Canada funding provided to the Province of British Columbia. (2006-07-14)
In vitro fertilization less successful with alternative fertility treatments
The common belief is that it won't hurt to try alternative fertility treatments before reverting to in vitro fertilization (IVF). (2009-08-18)
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