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EMO Milano 2015: Henkel to Highlight Extended Bonderite Range for Clean Sustainable Machining

EMO Milano 2015: Henkel to Highlight Extended Bonderite Range for Clean Sustainable Machining

Henkel will unveil exciting opportunities for the metalworking industry to achieve significant cost savings and cleaner, more efficient machining as it presents its extended Bonderite portfolio for the first time at EMO Milano 2015. [More]
Using Infrared Region of Sun’s Spectrum for More Efficient Solar Cells

Using Infrared Region of Sun’s Spectrum for More Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers from University of California, Riverside have discovered a novel method to enhance the efficiency of solar energy conversion by integrating inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules and managing to “upconvert” photons in the visible and near-infrared regions of the solar spectrum. [More]
IBERS Leads ADMIT BioSuccInnovate Consortium for Sustainable Packaging Project

IBERS Leads ADMIT BioSuccInnovate Consortium for Sustainable Packaging Project

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University leads the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate, an innovative Climate-KIC initiative funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), along with Reverdia and other European partners. [More]
Smart Window Material Advancements for Improved Light and Energy Efficiency

Smart Window Material Advancements for Improved Light and Energy Efficiency

A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is involved in developing smart windows with advanced energy efficient engineering materials capable of allowing windows to reveal light without transferring heat-transfer and, conversely capable of restricting light while allowing heat to pass through. These concepts are illustrated by them in two new research papers. [More]
Rare-Earth Recovery Process Enables the Creation of Magnets from Recycled Material

Rare-Earth Recovery Process Enables the Creation of Magnets from Recycled Material

Scientists belonging to the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub managed by the Ames Laboratory, have discovered a novel way to recycle manufacturing waste to recover precious rare-earth magnetic material and utilize it to form useful magnets. One of the ways to minimize demand of rare-earth magnetic materials, which are limited mined resources, is to develop efficient waste-recovery techniques. [More]
Simple Method to Efficiently Recycle Rare Earth Metals

Simple Method to Efficiently Recycle Rare Earth Metals

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a simple, efficient method for recycling of rare earth magnets. These materials are widely used in consumer electronics, however, as their name signifies, they are quite rare. The process of mining and purifying rare earth metals affects the ecology, and is very costly and labor-intensive. [More]
Researchers Improve Solar Cell Performance by Identifying Defects in Perovskites

Researchers Improve Solar Cell Performance by Identifying Defects in Perovskites

Researchers from the University of Washington and University of Oxford have identified inefficient regions in perovskite materialsResearchers from the University of Washington and University of Oxford have identified inefficient regions in perovskites and have shown that those defects can be engineered to further improve solar devices. [More]
Researchers Artificially Harness Photosynthesis to Assist in Making Everyday Items

Researchers Artificially Harness Photosynthesis to Assist in Making Everyday Items

Researchers Peidong Yang, Michelle C. Y. Chang, Christopher J. Chang and their teams took on the challenge of finding an alternative that would significantly cut mankind’s dependence on fossil fuels. [More]
University of Tokyo Researchers Create New Electronic Paper for Inexpensive Electronic Displays

University of Tokyo Researchers Create New Electronic Paper for Inexpensive Electronic Displays

Based on an old e-paper concept, a team of researchers from the University of Tokyo have created an economical handwriting-enabled e-paper which is ideal for large displays such as whiteboards. [More]
Improved Electrocatalyst with Outstanding Performance and Stability for Energy Conversion Processes

Improved Electrocatalyst with Outstanding Performance and Stability for Energy Conversion Processes

Tiva Sharifi, physicist at Umeå University, Sweden has embarked on a challenging project to experimentally prove that earth-abundant materials mainly based on nitrogen, carbon, and transition metal oxides can be integrated into high performance energy conversion devices, which can be used in both electrolysis and in fuel cells. Tiva Sharifi defended her thesis on 31 March 2015. [More]