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Doped carbon material produces low-cost energy and reduces CO2

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have developed a new material using doped carbon that allows low-cost energy to be produced and also reduces the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere. The recently-patented material is a gel that enables the CO2 to be turned back into hydrocarbons via electro-catalytic transformation, with great savings both in time and money.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2013

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Statistical physics offers a new way to look at climate

New research suggests that statistical simulations rooted in basic physics could make for new climate models that are more useful and require less brute-force computing power. A new paper shows how statistical simulations can be applied to fluid jets like the ones in Earth's atmosphere and oceans.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2013

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New method for greenhouse gas predictions

Until now, greenhouse gas emission estimates have been limited by the mathematical models used to predict them. Researchers at Concordia University have recently developed a new dynamic method to better predict the emission content of these gases.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2013

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Analytical theory may bring improvements to lithium-ion batteries

Researchers have shown theoretically how to control or eliminate the formation of "dendrites" that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail, an advance that if realized would improve safety and might enable the batteries to be charged within a matter of minutes instead of hours.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2013

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Customized motor fuels from biomass residue

On the way to the production of environment-friendly fuels from biomass residue, the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie in cooperation with the technology partner Air Liquide, has realized another important milestone: the second process stage of the bioliq pilot plant is ready.

Posted: Mar 4th, 2013

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Non-glaring photovoltaic installations

Before a photovoltaic installation may be constructed, engineers calculate, for some selected days in the year, when and where the interfering light reflections occur, especially if airports, highways or larger residential areas are close by. In the future, this will be easier and more comprehensive: with software that creates a three-dimensional depiction of the glare at the touch of a button.

Posted: Mar 4th, 2013

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