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Designing a cleaner future

Bicyclean, a 2012 thesis project that helps recycle e-waste in developing nations, wins silver at Acer Incredible Green Contest.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2013

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Global Sustainability Summer School 2013: The cities of the future

What do the cities of the future look like? What role do they play for global climate change? What influence does the German energy transformation have worldwide? These questions are in the centre of the 2nd Global Sustainability Summer School on 'COMPLEX(C)ITY - Urbanization and energy transition in a changing climate' taking place from 1 to 12 July.

Posted: Jul 1st, 2013

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Exotic alloys for potential energy applications

The search for thermoelectrics, exotic materials that convert heat directly into electricity, has received a boost from researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo, who have found the best way to identify them.

Posted: Jun 27th, 2013

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First World Conference on Climate Impacts: Painting the big picture

For the first time ever, scientists and stakeholders from all over the world come together this week to have a look at the big impacts picture. They assemble at the 'Impacts World 2013' conference in Potsdam, Germany, aiming at developing a new scientific agenda to systematically address knowledge gaps and to start bridging them.

Posted: Jun 27th, 2013

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Membraneless seawater desalination in microfluidic systems

A new method for the desalination of sea water has been reported. In contrast to conventional methods, this technique consumes little energy and is very simple. This electrochemically mediated seawater desalination is based on a system of microchannels and a bipolar electrode.

Posted: Jun 27th, 2013

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