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Stinky gases emanating from landfills could transform into clean energy

A new technique transforming stinky, air-polluting landfill gas could produce the sweet smell of success as it leads to development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices and hospitals, researchers say. The advance would convert methane gas into hydrogen, an efficient, clean form of energy.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2014

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The immediate aftermath of an oil spill

The fate of oil during the first day after an accidental oil spill is still poorly understood, with researchers often arriving on the scene only after several days. New findings from a field experiment carried out in the North Sea provide valuable insight that could help shape the emergency response in the immediate wake of disasters.

Posted: Aug 8th, 2014

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NASA selects four proposals for advanced energy storage technologies

Development of these new energy storage devices will help enable NASA's future robotic and human-exploration missions and aligns with conclusions presented in the National Research Council's 'NASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities', which calls for improved energy generation and storage with reliable power systems that can survive the wide range of environments unique to NASA missions.

Posted: Aug 8th, 2014

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Chemists develop MRI technique for peeking inside supercapacitors

Researchers have developed a method for examining the inner workings of battery-like devices called supercapacitors, which can be charged up extremely quickly and can deliver high electrical power. Their technique, based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), establishes a means for monitoring and potentially enhancing the performance of such devices.

Posted: Aug 1st, 2014

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Tackling the many challenges of smarter, greener cities

The EU project CITyFiED aims to carry out an extensive demonstration of its low energy consumption concept, among other things, through in selected districts in the cities of Laguna de Duero, in Spain, Lund in Sweden and Soma in Turkey.

Posted: Aug 1st, 2014

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New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to fuel

Scientists have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products, bringing the process closer to commercial viability.

Posted: Jul 30th, 2014

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