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October 21, 2020

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A Renewable Solution to Keep Cool in a Warming World

Month-after-month, year-after-year, the world continues to experience record high temperatures. In response to this and exacerbated by a growing global population, it is expected that ...

A New Material for Separating CO2 from Industrial Waste Gases, Natural Gas, or Biogas

With a new material, the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) can be specifically separated from industrial waste gases, natural gas, or biogas, and ...

Colorful Perovskites: Thermochromic Window Technologies

Scientists report a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates ...

Radiative Cooler That Cools Down Even Under Sunlight

Now that autumn is upon us, there is a large temperature gap between day and night. This is due to the temperature inversion caused by radiative cooling on the Earth's surface. Heat from the sun ...
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Aerodynamicists Reveal Link Between Fish Scales and Aircraft Drag

A new research study has revealed that fish scale arrays generate a streaky base flow on the surface of the animal which yields important clues into reducing drag - the aerodynamic force that opposes ...

New Findings Pave the Way to Environmentally Friendly Supercapacitors

Similar to batteries, supercapacitors are suitable for the repeated storage of electrical energy. Researchers have now presented a particularly safe and sustainable variant of such a ...

Hydrogen Embrittlement Creates Complications for Clean Energy Storage, Transportation

Hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement, and developing safe and cost-effective storage and transportation methods for it is essential but complicated, because hydrogen can ...

Climate-Friendly Cooling to Help Ease Global Warming

A new study shows that coordinated international action on energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could avoid as much as 600 billion tons CO2 equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions in this ...

Team Extracts More Energy from Sunlight With Advanced Solar Panels

Researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke more energy out of sunlight. A new study shows that by ...

Spinach: Good for Popeye and the Planet

Spinach, when converted from its leafy, edible form into carbon nanosheets, acts as a catalyst for an oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells and metal-air ...

Two's a Crowd: Nuclear and Renewables Don't Mix

If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize support for renewables, rather than nuclear power, the findings of a major new ...

Lego-Like Assembly of Zeolitic Membranes Improves Carbon Capture

Chemical engineers have developed a new way to manufacture zeolitic membranes, state-of-the-art materials used for gas separation in harsh ...

Ecological Power Storage Battery Made of Vanillin

Researchers have found a way to convert the aromatic substance vanillin into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries. The technology is an important step towards ecologically ...

Generating Renewable Hydrogen Fuel from the Sea

The power of the sun, wind and sea may soon combine to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel, according to researchers. The team integrated water purification technology into a new proof-of-concept ...

Untapped Potential Exists for Blending Hydropower, Floating Solar Panels

Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to a ...

Air Pollution Leads to Increase in Electricity Usage

High levels of air pollution are forcing people inside to consume more electricity, subsequently causing even greater environmental problems by increasing greenhouse gas ...

This Tiny Device Can Scavenge Wind Energy from the Breeze You Make When You Walk

Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers have designed a kind of 'tiny wind turbine' that can scavenge wind energy from ...

New Materials: A Toggle Switch for Catalysis

A special material made of lanthanum, strontium, iron and oxygen can be switched back and forth between two different states: In one state the material is catalytically extremely active, in the other ...

Researcher Analyzes the Use of Solar Energy at US Airports

By studying 488 public airports in the United States, researchers found that 20% of them have adopted solar photovoltaic (PV), commonly known as solar panels, over the last ...

New Discovery to Have Huge Impact on Development of Future Battery Cathodes

A new article reveals how researchers fully identified the nature of oxidized oxygen in the important battery material - Li-rich NMC - using RIXS (Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering). This compound ...

Better Catalysts for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

Researchers want to make so-called zeolites more efficient. Today, these compounds are already indispensable additives in the chemical industry and have been used as catalysts in oil refineries since ...

Mirror-Like Photovoltaics Get More Electricity out of Heat

New heat-harnessing 'solar' cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can't convert to electricity could help bring down the price of storing renewable energy as heat, as well as ...

Shape Matters for Light-Activated Nanocatalysts

Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light, according to recent ...

Effective Pathway to Convert CO2 Into Ethylene

The scientists developed nanoscale copper wires with specially shaped surfaces to catalyze a chemical reaction that reduces greenhouse gas emissions while generating ethylene -- a valuable chemical ...

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