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New Diamond-Like Coating Could Prove Useful for Wind Turbine Drivetrains

New Diamond-Like Coating Could Prove Useful for Wind Turbine Drivetrains

Despite the rigors of scientific analysis and the systematic approaches of the most talented researchers of the world, science still surprises us at times. [More]
Researchers Develop Fiber to Adsorb Uranium from Seawater

Researchers Develop Fiber to Adsorb Uranium from Seawater

More than four billion tons of uranium exist in the oceans. This huge quantity would be sufficient to meet the global energy requirements for the next 10,000 years, only if the element could be captured from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. [More]
PNNL's New Rechargeable Battery Offers Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Alternative for Storing Renewable Energy

PNNL's New Rechargeable Battery Offers Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Alternative for Storing Renewable Energy

A research team has unexpectedly discovered a rechargeable battery, which is as cheap as the standard car batteries, but with very high energy density. This new battery could be used as an alternative to support the power grid and store renewable energy in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner. [More]
Researchers Develop Ultrathin Organic Material that Enables Improved E-Skin Displays

Researchers Develop Ultrathin Organic Material that Enables Improved E-Skin Displays

An ultraflexible, ultrathin and protective layer has been developed by researchers from the University of Tokyo. The researchers illustrated the use of this material by developing an air-stable, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. [More]
Chemically Active 3D-Printed Structure to Mitigate Pollution

Chemically Active 3D-Printed Structure to Mitigate Pollution

3D-printed figures are often produced with the aid of costly or customized 3D printers, using various materials such as; glass, sugars, thermoplastics, ceramics, and metals. [More]
Researchers Explore Ways to Extract Rare Earth Minerals from Coal

Researchers Explore Ways to Extract Rare Earth Minerals from Coal

Virginia Tech engineers have developed a new technique to recover precious rare earth minerals from coal and coal byproducts. The team has collaborated with industry and academic partners in a major pilot project, which aims to extract rare earth elements from coal waste. [More]
Stanford Researchers Create Renewable Plastic Using Plants and Carbon Dioxide

Stanford Researchers Create Renewable Plastic Using Plants and Carbon Dioxide

A new method to create plastic has been developed by Stanford scientists, using carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. This method could provide a low-carbon substitute to the existing petroleum-based plastic bottles and other items. [More]
Researchers Establish Biorefinery System to Create Non-Natural Polymers from Natural Sources

Researchers Establish Biorefinery System to Create Non-Natural Polymers from Natural Sources

Renewable non-food biomass could potentially replace petrochemical raw materials to produce energy sources, useful chemicals, or a vast array of petroleum-based end products such as plastics, lubricants, paints, fertilizers, and vitamin capsules. In recent years, biorefineries which transform non-edible biomass into fuel, heat, power, chemicals, and materials have received a great deal of attention as a sustainable alternative to decreasing the reliance on fossil fuels. [More]
Researchers Improve the Maximum Voltage Available from CdTe Solar Cell

Researchers Improve the Maximum Voltage Available from CdTe Solar Cell

A milestone study in solar cell fabrication was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in partnership with Washington State University (WSU) and the University of Tennessee. This research will facilitate the use of solar energy to directly contend with electricity generated from traditional energy sources. [More]
Stanford Researchers Build Solar-Powered Battery Using Simple Metal Oxides

Stanford Researchers Build Solar-Powered Battery Using Simple Metal Oxides

An economy that depends solely on fossil fuels seems unsustainable in the current global scenario. Oil prices are crashing, and supplies of coal, oil, and similar fuels are limited. [More]