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January 29, 2020

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Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by ... read more
Chemistry researchers have uncovered a better way to scrub carbon dioxide from smokestack emissions, which could be a key to mitigating global ... read more

New Study Looks to Biological Enzymes as Source of Hydrogen Fuel

Research has chemists one step closer to recreating nature's most efficient machinery for generating hydrogen gas. This new development may help clear the path for the hydrogen fuel industry to move ... read more

Go With the Flow: Scientists Design New Grid Batteries for Renewable Energy

Scientists have designed an affordable 'flow battery' membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical ... read more
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Nanocarbon Antenna Makes a Rare Earth Element Shine 5 Times More Brightly

A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting ... read more

Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Production Sites Visible from Space

US and European satellites help scientists measure nitrogen dioxide from drilling, production and ... read more

New Assessment of Gas Locked in Ice in European Waters

A study has mapped several sites in Europe containing gas hydrate - a relatively clean fuel which could help bridge the gap between fossil fuels and ... read more

No Need to Dig Too Deep to Find Gold!

Why are some porphyry deposits rich in copper while others contain gold? A researcher investigated how the metals are accumulated over the time duration of a mineralizing event and discover that the ... read more

Low-Temp Photocatalyst Could Slash the Carbon Footprint for Syngas

Engineers have created a light-powered nanoparticle that could shrink the carbon footprint of syngas ... read more

Unused Stockpiles of Nuclear Waste Could Be More Useful Than We Might Think

Chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power -- transforming an unused stockpile into a versatile compound which could be used to create valuable commodity chemicals as well ... read more

Visualizing Chemical Reactions, E.g. from H2 and CO2 to Synthetic Natural Gas

Scientists have designed a reactor that can use IR thermography to visualize dynamic surface reactions and correlate it with other rapid gas analysis methods to obtain a holistic understanding of the ... read more

Preparing for the Hydrogen Economy

In a world first, researchers have found evidence of how hydrogen causes embrittlement of ... read more

Towards Sustainability -- From a by-Product of the Biodiesel Industry to a Valuable Chemical

Scientists develop a cheap and efficient copper-based catalyst that can be used to convert glycerol, one of the main by-products of the biodiesel industry, into a valuable compound called ... read more

Utilizing Relativistic Effects for Laser Fusion: A New Approach for Clean Power

Researchers have studied a new approach for laser nuclear fusion utilizing relativistic phenomena of intense laser light. By irradiating the ultra-intense laser light directly onto the fusion fuel, ... read more

Sustainable Supply of Minerals and Metals Key to a Low-Carbon Energy Future

The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals, a new ... read more

Development of Ultrathin Durable Membrane for Efficient Oil and Water Separation

Researchers have succeeded in developing an ultrathin membrane with a fouling-resistant silica surface treatment for high performance separation of oil from water. Furthermore, this membrane was ... read more

High-Performance Anode for All-Solid-State Li Batteries Is Made of Si Nanoparticles

A new study reveals that, in solid electrolytes, a Si anode composed only of commercial Si nanoparticles prepared by spray deposition -- the method is a cost-effective, atmospheric technique - ... read more

Untangling Links Between Nitrogen Oxides and Airborne Sulfates Helps Tackle Hazy Air Pollution

A research team has unveiled a first-in-kind study of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and its role in the rise and fall of airborne sulfates in hazy air pollution, offering policymakers new insights into ways ... read more

New Aqueous Lithium-Ion Battery Improves Safety Without Sacrificing Performance

As the lithium-ion batteries that power most phones, laptops, and electric vehicles become increasingly fast-charging and high-performing, they also grow increasingly expensive and flammable. ... read more

New Design Principle for Water-Splitting Catalysts

Understanding why platinum is such a good catalyst for producing hydrogen from water could lead to new and cheaper catalysts -- and could ultimately make more hydrogen available for fossil-free fuels ... read more

Effects of Natural Gas Assessed in Study of Shale Gas Boom in Appalachian Basin

A new study estimated the cumulative effects of the shale gas boom in the Appalachian basin in the early 2000s on air quality, climate change, and employment. The study found that effects on air ... read more

Consider Marine Life When Implementing Offshore Renewable Power

With countries adopting green energy practices, renewable energy now accounts for a third of the world's power. As this trend continues, more countries are looking to offshore energy sources to ... read more

Uncertain Role of Natural Gas in the Transition to Clean Energy

A new study examines the opposing roles of natural gas in the battle against climate change -- as a bridge toward a lower-emissions future, but also a contributor to greenhouse gas ... read more

Neutrons Optimize High Efficiency Catalyst for Greener Approach to Biofuel Synthesis

Researchers used neutron scattering in the development of a catalyst that converts biomass into liquid fuel with remarkably high efficiency and provides new possibilities for manufacturing renewable ... read more

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