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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Jan. 11, 2019 — Researchers have come up with a new way to create ammonia from nitrogen and water at low temperature and low pressure. They've done it successfully so far in a laboratory without using hydrogen ... read more

Racial Inequality in the Deployment of Rooftop Solar Energy in the United States, Study Finds

Jan. 10, 2019 — Fewer rooftop solar photovoltaics installations exist in African-American and Hispanic-dominant neighborhoods than in white-dominant neighborhoods, even when controlling for household income and home ... read more

Dec. 26, 2018 — Ultrabright X-rays at NSLS-II reveal key details of catalyst growth for more efficient hydrogen fuel ... read more

Sustainable 'Plastics' Are on the Horizon

Dec. 25, 2018 — A new study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water -- resources that are scarce in much of the world. The resulting material is biodegradable, ... read more

Lean Electrolyte Design Is a Game-Changer for Magnesium Batteries

Dec. 21, 2018 — Researchers have discovered a promising new version of high-energy magnesium batteries, with potential applications ranging from electric vehicles to battery storage for renewable energy ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — Recent droughts caused increases in emissions of carbon dioxide and harmful air pollutants from power generation in several western states as fossil fuels came online to replace hampered ... read more

A Mountain of Evidence on Air Pollution's Harms to Children

Dec. 20, 2018 — A new study organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children's health. The article is the first comprehensive review of the associations between various ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — Scientists have designed an electrocatalytic mechanism that works like a mammalian lung to convert water into fuel. Their research could help existing clean energy technologies run more ... read more

New Study First to Predict Which Oil and Gas Wells Are Leaking Methane

Dec. 20, 2018 — A new study is the first to predict -- with up to 87 percent accuracy -- which oil and natural wells are most likely to be leaking ... read more

Powder Could Help Cut CO2 Emissions

Dec. 19, 2018 — Scientists have created a powder that can capture CO2 from factories and power plants. The powder can filter and remove CO2 at facilities powered by fossil fuels before it is released into the ... read more

Disordered Crystals Are Promising for Future Battery Technology

Dec. 19, 2018 — Tiny, disordered particles of magnesium chromium oxide may hold the key to new magnesium battery energy storage technology, which could possess increased capacity compared to conventional lithium-ion ... read more

Upwind Wind Plants Can Reduce Flow to Downwind Neighbors

Dec. 18, 2018 — New research highlights a previously unexplored consequence of the global proliferation of wind energy facilities: a wake effect from upwind facilities that can reduce the energy production of their ... read more

Dec. 18, 2018 — Researchers developed an inexpensive large-scale flexible thermoelectric generator (FlexTEG) module with high mechanical reliability for highly efficient power generation. Through a change in ... read more

Old Mines Cast a Long Shadow on Their Surroundings

Dec. 17, 2018 — Local stakeholders need more information than is currently available to them on the impacts of former mining activities on ground water and surface water, potential soil contamination, and the safety ... read more

Dec. 17, 2018 — Lab simulations nix the common wisdom that atmospheric oxygen and organic compounds are good evidence that a planet harbors ... read more

Jiggly Jell-O to Make Powerful New Hydrogen Fuel Catalyst

Dec. 15, 2018 — A cheap and effective new catalyst can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, currently the best -- but also most expensive -- water-splitting catalyst out there.The ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Scientists have identified a new catalyst that uses only about a quarter as much platinum as current technology by maximizing the effectiveness of the available ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Conventional lithium ion batteries have reached performance limits. Scientists have now developed a new nanostructured anode material for lithium ion batteries, which extends the capacity and cycle ... read more

Obtaining Polyester from Plant Oil

Dec. 12, 2018 — Chemists have developed a new catalysis concept for obtaining polyester from castor ... read more

Scientists Identify New Minerals for Carbon Capture

Dec. 12, 2018 — Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the carbonate family to naturally capture atmospheric CO2 in ... read more

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