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Plant-based jet fuel could reduce emissions by 68%

Replacing petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%, according...

Solar panels on half the world’s roofs could meet its entire electricity demand

Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive to...

Scientists find greener way to extract and separate rare earth elements

A new method improves the extraction and separation of rare earth elements—a group of 17 elements critical for technologies such as smart phones and...

New fabric could protect against both biological and chemical threats

A Northwestern University research team has developed a versatile composite fabric that can deactivate both biological threats, such as the novel coronavirus that causes...

New non-toxic technology could extract more gold from ore

New method recovers 84% of gold compared to the 64% recovered with traditional methods. Gold is one of the world’s most popular metals. Malleable, conductive and...

Scientists create new material that could both move and block heat

This unusual material could improve the reliability of electronics and other devices. Moving heat around where you want it to go—adding it to houses and...

Researchers create novel human-powered bioelectronics

A team of bioengineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human...

Scientists clear the efficiency hurdle for organic solar cells

Researchers have identified a key mechanism responsible for the lower efficiencies of organic solar cells and shown a way that this hurdle might be...

Scientists develop the strongest and toughest glass inspired by seashells

Scientists from McGill University develop stronger and tougher glass, inspired by the inner layer of mollusk shells. Instead of shattering upon impact, the new material...

Unusual metamaterial could double capacity of wireless networks, shows study

Your office wall may play a part in the next generation of wireless communications. University of Toronto researchers George Eleftheriades and Sajjad Taravati have shown...