Energy/Fuel

Both businesses and homeowners are increasingly using distributed wind power thanks to innovative business models and other trends, according to a new report...
by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9:38am
8.9.2017
Two nuclear power units that were under construction in South Carolina will be abandoned. The economic and financial reasons behind the abandonment plan...
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10:05am
8.2.2017
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Lithium-ion batteries are popular power sources for cellphones and other electronics, but problematic in extreme heat or cold. A Rice University laboratory has...
by Rice University
9:17am
7.27.2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the...
by University of Lincoln
11:18am
7.21.2017
Vast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers has...
by Penn State University
4:47pm
7.20.2017
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Energy storage is one of the main limitations of solar power. But a new meta-analysis of the progress of green energy forecasts coming lithium-ion improvements...
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12:51pm
7.19.2017
Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, U.S. officials said in court...
by Blake Nicholson, Associated Press
12:07pm
7.19.2017
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An underwater robot has captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on its first day of work.
by Associated Press
8:57am
7.19.2017
Researchers recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have...
by Penn State
9:09am
7.18.2017
Attaining the goal of sending no materials to landfills after sporting events -- instead composting some refuse left by crowds and recycling the rest -- is as...
by Penn State
2:11pm
7.10.2017
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Tesla has won the bid to install the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia—and must do it within 100 days or it will be free.
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1:38pm
7.7.2017
Taking inspiration from an unusual source, a team has dramatically improved the science of scintillators — objects that detect nuclear threats. Using organic...
by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
2:24pm
6.29.2017
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More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called Bikini Atoll, researchers are studying how long-term...
by Stanford University
2:20pm
6.29.2017
U.S. regulators said they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to...
by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
9:00am
6.27.2017
A new report finds that if commercial buildings fully used controls nationwide, the U.S. could slash its energy consumption by the equivalent of what is...
by PNNL
2:55pm
6.23.2017
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A new study of the overall economic and energy costs confirms some suspicions: corn is better off on your dinner plate than in your gas tank.
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3:00pm
6.21.2017
ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have announced a potential breakthrough in producing oil from algae. The two companies have collaborated on the promise of...
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9:59am
6.20.2017
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Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optimize wind power...
by Chinese Association of Automation
3:05pm
6.9.2017
A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world’s growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different...
by Purdue University
9:49am
6.9.2017
Climeworks, a spinoff company created by two engineers from ETH Zurich, is the world’s first facility to take carbon dioxide from ambient air and sell the...
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11:57am
6.1.2017
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Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from transportation...
by University of Washington
2:19pm
5.31.2017
Researchers are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. They demonstrate the viability of using...
by Concordia University
1:58pm
5.31.2017
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A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced that it will hold...
by Associated Press
9:16am
5.30.2017
Switzerland voted for a pivotal new energy plan that includes phasing out nuclear power in favor of renewables. The referendum held Sunday passed by an...
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10:00am
5.22.2017
Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China...
by Matthew Brown, Associated Press
9:06am
5.19.2017
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Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says. That extra...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
9:06am
5.17.2017
The hunt for “needle in a haystack” materials that could help efficiently produce fuel from just water, sunlight and carbon dioxide has, over four decades,...
by Erin O'Neill, Contributing Science Writer
1:00pm
5.11.2017
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Distributed microgrid tech can secure the electrical grids at military bases to reduce the impact of cyberattacks, physical attacks from terrorists and natural...
by Michigan Technological University
9:03am
5.9.2017
Researchers have succeeded in developing a process that purifies air and, at the same time, generates power. The device must only be exposed to light in order...
by KU Leuven
10:01am
5.8.2017
A new study is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be affected by the construction of wind farms...
by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
1:52pm
5.5.2017
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