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Synthetic options for the diesel engine
PHYS.ORG Synthetic fuels, such as oxymethylene ether, could prepare Diesel vehicles to play a major role in the drive train mix of tomorrow. Scientists at the TU Darmstadt are carrying out research into the practical viability of... 13 minutes
Subsidizing electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
PHYS.ORG Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute... 4 hours
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but... 11 hours
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
PHYS.ORG Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released... 19 hours
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
PHYS.ORG Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery-described in a paper set to publish online in the journal Science on Thursday,... 19 hours
Atomic-layered Au clusters on {alpha}-MoC as catalysts for the low-temperature water-gas shift reaction
Science Magazine The water-gas shift (WGS) reaction (CO+H2O=H2+CO2) is an essential process for hydrogen generation and CO removal in various energy-related chemical operations. This... 20 hours
Radioactive elements in Cassiopeia A suggest a neutrino-driven explosion
SCIENCE DAILY Stars exploding as supernovae are the main sources of heavy chemical elements in the Universe. In particular, radioactive atomic nuclei are synthesized in the hot, innermost regions during the explosion... 23 hours
Multifunctional catalyst for poison-resistant hydrogen fuel cells
PHYS.ORG Demand for eco-friendly fuel sources is increasing as the goal of diminishing reliance on fossil fuels becomes commonly recognized. Hydrogen represents a possible sustainable fuel source when it is produced from water and burned... 24 hours
The astronaut's extra nose
PHYS.ORG How do we prevent astronauts in space from inhaling hazardous gases? A German-Norwegian hi-tech optical gas sensor provides a solution. 1 day
Oil, gas giants could waste trillions in a 2C world: report
PHYS.ORG Thirty percent of investments planned by oil and gas majors over the next decade could be wasted if the world economy retools to cap global warming... 2 days
British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption
REUTERS STAFFORD, England (Reuters) - Researchers at a British University have embarked on a decade-long experiment that... 2 days
Researchers find new mechanism for genome regulation
PHYS.ORG The same mechanisms that quickly separate mixtures of oil and water are at play when controlling the organization in an unusual part of our DNA called heterochromatin, according to a new study by researchers... 2 days
The astronaut's extra nose
SCIENCE DAILY How do we prevent astronauts in space from inhaling hazardous gases? A hi-tech optical gas sensor provides a solution. 2 days
New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a 'clean'... 2 days
Getting the biggest bang out of plasma jets
SCIENCE DAILY Capillary discharge plasma jets are created by a large current that passes through a low-density gas in what is called a capillary chamber. The gas ionizes and turns into plasma. When plasma... 2 days
New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel
PHYS.ORG Australian scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a... 2 days
Iconic Nebulas and Bright Gas Cloud Shine in Massive, Mesmerizing Photo
SPACE.COM Two iconic nebulas and a bright gas cloud shine brightly in a new mega-scale image. 3 days
Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether... 3 days
Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds
PHYS.ORG Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether... 3 days
Researchers lend expertise to TAMEST shale task force report
PHYS.ORG Danny Reible and Denny Bullard in the Whitacre College of Engineering examined the impact of shale oil and gas production on water quality. 3 days
Mussels and sponges in the deep sea can thrive on oil with the help of symbiont bacteria
PHYS.ORG At asphalt volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico that spew oil, gas and tar,... 3 days
Opinion: Trump's attack on renewable energy
PHYS.ORG Fossil fuels have long been subsidized by tax policies, such as the oil depletion allowance, and by infrastructure construction, such as the interstate highway system. In light of these long-standing subsidies, it's always a little ironic... 3 days
Protecting resources from oxygen damage
PHYS.ORG Vital to life on this planet, oxygen has a sinister and ravenous side that harms plants and biofuel production. That's why the Department of Energy's Office of Science supports research to tame oxygen's dark side. 3 days
Next-gen solvents capture carbon with half the energy
PHYS.ORG U.S. energy production could increase with the help of an improved carbon capture technology that use about half the energy of today's standard technologies. Emissions captured at fossil fuel power plants could... 3 days
Breakthrough in algae biofuel research reported
PHYS.ORG ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. today announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain's growth. 3 days
Keeping California's natural gas system safe
PHYS.ORG The massive natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon shined a light on California's aging natural gas infrastructure. And five years of extreme drought also exacted its toll on transmission pipelines. Now the Department of Energy's Lawrence... 4 days
Keeping California's natural gas system safe
SCIENCE DAILY The massive natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon shined a light on California’s aging natural gas infrastructure. And five years of extreme drought also exacted its toll on transmission pipelines. Now the researchers have been awarded... 4 days
Deadly heatwaves expected to continue to rise
SCIENCE DAILY Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a new study. Even if emissions are aggressively... 4 days
Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, study finds
PHYS.ORG Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate... 4 days
Six key impact areas of shale oil and gas development in Texas
SCIENCE DAILY A comprehensive review of the impacts of oil and gas development in Texas by a cross-disciplinary task force of top researchers finds a wide... 4 days
Image: A stormy stellar nursery
PHYS.ORG This shot from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a maelstrom of glowing gas and dark dust within one of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud. 4 days
Tracking methane with robust laser technology
PHYS.ORG Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This... 4 days
Biofuel for Conventional Diesel Engines Created
SCIENCE DAILY In accordance with an EU directive, conventional automotive diesel is supplemented with seven percent biodiesel. This proportion is set to rise to ten percent by 2020. However, this presents a significant technical challenge: biodiesel vaporises at... 4 days
into the storm Into the storm
ESA Space Science Image of the Week: A maelstrom of glowing gas and dark dust in one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies 4 days
Young Star's Roiling Gas Cloud Shows Chaotic Magnetic Field
SPACE.COM Astronomers have mapped the tangled web woven by the magnetic field of a gas cloud as it births a star. Our own solar system might have looked the same in... 4 days
Researchers produce biofuel for conventional diesel engines
PHYS.ORG In accordance with an EU directive, conventional automotive diesel is supplemented with 7 percent biodiesel. This proportion is set to rise to ten percent by 2020. However, this presents a significant technical challenge: biodiesel... 4 days
The anatomy of Orion
PHYS.ORG The Orion molecular cloud is a large complex of hot young stars, nebulae, and dark clouds of gas and dust located in the constellation of Orion. Two particularly famous sights in the night sky, the Orion Nebula and the Horsehead... 4 days
Microwaves and microbes turn household waste into biodegradable plastic
PHYS.ORG Researchers are working hard to figure out how to harness the 477 kilograms of household waste that that average person in the EU generates. Some of this waste is recycled,... 4 days
Astronomers Spot Vast Filament of Star-Forming Gas in Orion Molecular Cloud
SCI-NEWS.COM Dr. Rachel Friesen of the University of Toronto and colleagues have captured a detailed... 7 days
New Biofuel Could Work in Regular Diesel Engines
LIVE SCIENCE A new way of refining biodiesel so that it works in standard diesel car engines could help broaden the use of renewable fuels, according to scientists. 7 days
Biofuel by isomerizing metathesis of rapeseed oil esters with (bio)ethylene for use in contemporary diesel engines
Science Magazine Rapeseed oil methyl ester (RME) and (bio)ethylene are converted into biofuel with an evenly rising boiling... 7 days
Emails reiterate EPA chief's ties to fossil fuel interests
PHYS.ORG Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma's state attorney general, a position in which he... 1 week
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