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Tajikistan on Friday inaugurates a $3.9 billion hydro-electric power plant, a mega project that will enable the impoverished country to eliminate domestic energy shortages and export electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Over 30 years ago, Marsha and Allen Barnett lost their sons to a puzzling childhood disease that relentlessly attacked their nervous systems and sapped their energy.
Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?
Animal weapons such as antlers, tusks and limbs specialized for fighting require a large energy expenditure...
Scientists presents a highly adaptable solution to creating yeast biohybrids with enhanced metabolism driven by light energy.
Researchers have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving 'magnetic reconnection' -- the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion -- in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment...
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving "magnetic reconnection"—the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion—in...
The most luminous galaxy known appears to have devoured three smaller galaxies at the same time, revealing details about why it shone so brightly.
Magnetic reconnection is an energy conversion process which occurs in many astrophysical contexts including the Earth’s magnetosphere, where the process can be investigated in-situ...
Nutrient composition and caloric intake have traditionally been used to devise optimized diets for various phases of life. Adjustment of meal size and frequency have emerged as powerful tools to ameliorate and postpone the onset of disease and delay aging,...
Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria and yeasts have long been used as living factories to produce drugs and fine chemicals. More recently, researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar...
University of Liverpool researchers undertook a study in response to a request from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to assess induced seismicity and the associated traffic light system...
The textile industry generates enormous amounts of waste and is one of the largest consumers of water and energy resources. Research is looking at ways to reduce its ecological impact...
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In the drive to decarbonise Europe's transport sector, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer crucial benefits. For one, their fuel – hydrogen – can be generated from a wide variety of local renewable energy sources, limiting...
The kambo cleanse is a South American ritual that uses the poison of the giant monkey frog to boost energy and cure illnesses. We take a...
Jason Smerdon is coauthor of the newly revised Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future. The book is a succinct, non-ideological reference for anyone who wants to understand what we know (and...
A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space.
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A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research.
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In Pakistan's bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which...
The researchers say this effect may improve the success of obesity treatment, especially among people with high insulin secretion (insulin level 30 minutes after consuming a standard amount of glucose).
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Brazil President Michel Temer inaugurated the opening construction phase of a particle accelerator the size of the Maracana football stadium that will be used to make advances in medicine, nutrition, archeology, electronics,...
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New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria...
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been lobbying in Prague for the U.S. civil nuclear industry as the most suitable to develop the Czech nuclear program
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Consumers appear to embrace sustainable innovations, such as electric vehicles and smart energy systems, because it means something positive for their status and identity....
With Halloween over, ghostly decorations are now being replaced by Christmas themed ornaments, many of which glow in the dark. This glow, termed luminescence, is produced by chemical and biochemical reactions or...
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You probably learned this basic lesson of biology in elementary school: Plants are self-feeders. These so-called autotrophs use the sun's energy and water to turn carbon dioxide from the air...
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Miniaturized semiconductor devices with energy harvesting features have paved the way to wearable technologies and sensors. Although thermoelectric systems have attractive features in this context, the...
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Energy giant Woodside has joined the world's largest miners in calling for Australia to re-introduce a tax on carbon emissions as pressure mounts on the conservative government to act on...
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Scientists have now characterized the higher energy levels reached by electrons in resonance in three-particle systems, which are too complex to be described using simple equations. This theoretical model is intended to offer guidance for experimentalists...
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Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have filed a provisional patent application on a new copper compound that can be used to purify ethylene for use as a...
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one of youtube s biggest creators is taking a burnout break
VIDEO Lilly Singh, one of YouTube’s most successful creators, is taking a break from the platform. In...
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Positrons are short-lived subatomic particle with the same mass as electrons and a positive charge. They are used in medicine, e.g. in positron emission tomography (PET), a diagnostic imaging method for metabolic disorders. Positrons also exist...
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of...
Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct...
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency have urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of radioactive...
Purple phototrophic bacteria -- which can store energy from light -- when supplied with an electric current can recover near to 100 percent of carbon from any type of organic waste, while...
Using microstructured layers, a team has been able to increase the efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, achieving 25.5 %, which is the highest published value...
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A new study shows that cancer stem cells switch from metabolizing sugar to metabolizing protein. Clinical trial based...
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Three researchers from the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Engineering—Bilbao and the University of Valladolid have explored how renewable energy cooperatives have evolved. They have found that these cooperatives have developed a significant capacity...
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The fossil fuels that provide much of the world's energy orginate in a type of rock known as kerogen, and the potential for recovering these fuels depends crucially on the size and...
Current lithium-ion intercalation technology, even when fully developed, is insufficient to satisfy the increasing demand for high-energy-density power sources for electric vehicles and electronics....
Think of energy metabolism like a party popper: Ripping something apart releases a bang. Most of...
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For the first time, physicists present a unified theory explaining two characteristic features of frustrated magnets and why they're often seen together.
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Biorefineries are picky eaters. They only consume one or two types of plant matter. Researchers processed and experimentally measured ethanol production from five different herbaceous feedstocks. They examined...
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how solar panels could cool our homes while harvesting energy
One day, rooftop solar panels could pull double-duty: harvesting energy from the Sun while also cooling...
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At a town hall meeting in Ohio in March 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said: "…I'm the only candidate who has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy...
VIDEO The way DNA folds largely determines which genes are read out. John van Noort and his group have quantified how easily rolled-up DNA parts stack. This costs less energy than previously assumed. Publication in...
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When two liquid droplets coalesce on a superrepellent surface, the excess surface energy is partly converted to upward kinetic energy, and the coalesced droplet jumps away from the surface. However,...
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With energy demands rising, researchers have completed an algorithm -- or approach -- to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy for their customers.
Around 75 percent of marine biodiversity in Finnish waters is left unprotected, reveals a performance assessment of the country's current Marine Protected Area network. Increasing protection by just...
A new study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, suggests that if a 1- to...
Americans in at least seven states voted on ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These...
Global demands for food and energy are driving research on sustainably using our planet's fast-depleting natural resources. One creative initiative looked to ancient land-use systems that supported millions of people with no apparent negative effect on biodiversity and ecosystem resilience.
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Can silica gel desiccant packs, often found in shoe boxes and electronics, be the answer to our energy challenges for buildings? A four-year project proves yes, sort of.
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Could new technology from Purdue University researchers have helped save the Titanic? Engineers from Purdue have developed technology to help prevent catastrophic...
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A purple-pigmented molecule could have been the first to turn sunlight into metabolic energy.
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An inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles - such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests - has been developed by researchers.
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An inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles—such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests—has been developed by researchers.
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Researchers have found that late afternoons and early evenings are the best time to lose weight as the metabolic rates are the highest around that time. The results...
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Engineers have developed a heat-rejecting film that could be applied to a building's windows to reflect up to 70 percent of the sun's incoming heat. The film is able to...
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Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that heat from the sun and coldness from outer space can be collected simultaneously with...
Primary aluminum–air batteries boast high theoretical energy densities, but negative electrode corrosion irreversibly limits their shelf life. Most corrosion mitigation methods are insufficient or compromise power and energy density. We...
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By using an X-ray technique available at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), scientists found that the metal-insulator transition in the correlated material magnetite is a two-step process. The researchers from the University of California...
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For several decades, particle physicists have been trying to better understand nature at the smallest distances by colliding particles at the highest energies. While the Standard Model of...
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Actinides, a series of 15 radioactive elements, are vital to medicine, energy, and national defense. Scientists examined two exceedingly rare actinides, berkelium and californium. These elements are at the extreme end of what is possible to...
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What if we could turn sunlight and water into fuel? That's the idea behind certain types of solar cells. Known as dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells, these devices use the...
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The job of hemoglobin seems to be quite simple: It transports oxygen molecules through the bloodstream. But this only works so well because the hemoglobin molecule is extremely complex. The same applies to chlorophyll, which converts sunlight into...
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Using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide, researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to...
An EU court ruled Thursday that Brussels regulators are wrong to test the energy efficiency of vacuum cleaners using empty dust bags, in a victory for British manufacturer Dyson.
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Mushrooms for lunch inspire scientists to try to generate electricity from a fungus covered in bacteria.
Plants reap energy from the sun using two photosynthesis pathways, C3 and C4. A new study suggests that...
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magnetic pumping pushes plasma particles to high energies
As you walk away from a campfire on a cool autumn night, you quickly feel colder. The same thing happens...
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A research group has successfully developed a methodology for enhancing thermoelectric power factor while decreasing thermal conductivity. By introducing ZnO nanowires into ZnO films, the thermoelectric...
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Researchers are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic...
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A new study shows how cyanobacteria, or bacteria that produce energy through photosynthesis like plants, change the way they grow and divide in response to different levels of...
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A team of researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology has developed bionic mushrooms patterned with energy-producing cyanobacterial colonies and an electrode...
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Voters reject efforts to tax carbon, limit drilling
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Financial institutions, such as banks and pension funds, have a key role to play in efforts to avoid dangerous climate change. And it is not only about redirecting...
Bitcoin recently turned 10 years old. In that time, it has proved revolutionary because it ignores...
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Scientists are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic...
Liquid-gated membrane filtration system improves industrial wastewater purification and saves energy.
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A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward...
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Generating complex multi-principle element transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) is essential for the future development of new generations of quantum, electronic, and energy conversion materials is difficult.
Since solar and wind power are now cheaper to produce than energy from fossil fuels, the only...
Filtering and treating water accounts for about 13 percent of all electricity consumed in the US every year and releases about 290 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere annually. New research demonstrates that recently...
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With energy demands rising, researchers at Penn State Behrend and the University of Tabriz, Iran, have completed an algorithm—or approach—to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy for their...
Greg Clark, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, confirmed today (Tuesday 6 November) that...
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When an endangered female North Atlantic right whale spends months, even years, disentangling itself from cast-off fishing nets, there's not much energy left over for mating and nursing...
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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidon’s failed relationship was...
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Landfill gases contain numerous contaminants, but one group has demonstrated a promising new application of plasma technology capable of removing...
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Methane gas released from landfills has long been a topic of interest for alternative energy. One issue, however, is that...
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A drug screen using the SPECTRUM library identified candidates that restore energy production in DGUOK-deficient liver-like cells, offering the first potential treatment for MTDPS.
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turbulence in space might solve outstanding astrophysical mystery
Contrary to what many people believe, outer space is not empty. In addition to an electrically charged soup of ions...
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Women who are considered morning people are less likely to develop breast cancer than those who have more energy in the evenings, according to researchers.
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As more of half of us live in cities, scientists are looking at new ways of harnessing urban energy.
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Tennessee and Alabama will get their largest solar power projects yet, to supply a Facebook data center with 100 percent renewable energy.
To study what is accelerating our universe's expansion, scientists will use a new experiment that employs choreographed robots to watch millions of galaxies every 20 minutes.
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Bending DNA costs less energy than assumed
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Scientists create new oil-resistant filter technology
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New study may provide clues to how birds began to fly
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New material, manufacturing process use sun's heat for cheaper renewable electricity
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VIDEO: 5,000 robots merge to map the universe in 3-D
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