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Millions of tons of plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products

The United Nations estimates that more than 8 million tons of plastics flow into the oceans each year. A new chemical conversion process could transform...

To conserve energy, AI clears up cloudy forecasts

If the forecast calls for rain, you'll probably pack an umbrella. If it calls for cold, you may bring your mittens. That same kind of...

New technique help observe hydrogen’s effects in metal

Microscopy technique could help researchers design safer reactor vessels or hydrogen storage tanks. Hydrogen, the second-tiniest of all atoms, can penetrate right into the crystal...

New design could revolutionize power plants

University of Cincinnati researchers say they have found a solution to one of the biggest environmental problems facing the energy industry: water consumption. Power plants...

Engineers harvest heart’s energy to power life-saving devices

Dartmouth engineers develop dime-sized device to capture and convert the kinetic energy of the heart into electricity to power a wide-range of implantable devices. The...

Scientists develop new catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells

Chinese scientists announced that they have successfully addressed a key problem impeding the promotion of hydrogen vehicles by developing a new catalyst system for...
Technology level required for low-cost renewable hydrogen production

Technology level required for low-cost renewable hydrogen production

NIMS, the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly evaluated the economic efficiency of hydrogen production systems combining photovoltaic power generation and rechargeable...
Future polymer batteries wouldn’t contain any metal

Future polymer batteries wouldn’t contain any metal

New findings are a step toward the creation of a metal-free, 100-percent polymer battery. A major hurdle is finding a polymer that is electrochemically active—meaning...
New tool compares costs and benefits of alternative fuels and vehicle technologies

New tool compares costs and benefits of alternative fuels and vehicle technologies

Many fleet managers are looking at alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies to reduce their environmental footprint and save money. The AFLEET Tool, and its newly launched web-based...
Scientists find a way to boost sodium-ion battery performance

Scientists find a way to boost sodium-ion battery performance

Researchers at the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) in Japan have demonstrated that a specific material can act as an efficient battery component for...