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Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria Provide Clean Energy

Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria Provide Clean Energy

Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and North Carolina State University (NC State) have developed cooperatively a new “green” technology which could lead to clean production of hydrogen from nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Thermotoga maritima (green/yellow rods) growing in co-culture with ...

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NASA to go Nuclear on the Moon

NASA to go Nuclear on the Moon

NASA has announced the development of an energy generator for the moon based on nuclear power. The new power system should have sufficient power to service astronauts’ research needs. Although still in its initial stages, several companies are already working ...

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Flexible Nanoantenna Capture Abundant Solar Energy

Flexible Nanoantenna Capture Abundant Solar Energy

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory have recently devised an inexpensive way to produce plastic sheets containing billions of nanoantennas that collect heat energy generated by the sun and other sources. The technology is the first ...

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Polymer Electric Storage

A team of materials scientists led by Qing Wang, associate Professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State, is currently developing ferroelectric polymer-based capacitors that can deliver power more rapidly than conventional batteries. The polymer, with the addition of ...

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Improved Way for Creating Hydrogen Developed

Improved Way for Creating Hydrogen Developed

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have recently developed a new catalyst material, based on cobalt phosphate rather than expensive metals like platinum, which can be used for hydrolysis in water. Electrolysis breaks water into ...

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Alaska Opts for Underground Energy

Alaska Opts for Underground Energy

Alaskan state officials have recently announced their intentions to begin funding the exploration and surveying of Alaska’s largest volcanoes in hopes of utilizing these as a source of geothermal energy which they say could provide enough energy to power thousands ...

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Huge Lenses to Observe Dark Energy

Huge Lenses to Observe Dark Energy

UK astronomers, as a part of the Dark Energy Survey collaboration, have reached a milestone in the construction of one of the largest ever cameras to detect dark energy by completing the shipment of the glass required for the five ...

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Graphene Semiconductors

Graphene Semiconductors

Physicists at the University of Maryland have proven that graphene holds great promise for replacing conventional semiconductor materials such as silicon in applications ranging from high-speed computer chips to biochemical sensors. At room temperature, graphene‘s intrinsic limit to the mobility ...

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First Hydrogen Powered Manned Flight

First Hydrogen Powered Manned Flight

For the first time in aviation history, Boeing flew a manned airplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Although unmanned fuel-cell based aircrafts were flown in the past, this manned flight is an important milestone in aircraft engineering, as fuel-cell vehicles ...

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New Method Doubles Solar Cells Efficiency

New Method Doubles Solar Cells Efficiency

Scientists from the University of Washington (UW) have developed a unique method that could drastically boost the efficiency of cheap solar cells. The researchers recently presented their findings at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The new method ...

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