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Why we should be turning waste into fuel

Converting waste into fuel or energy should be part of Australia’s recycling and rubbish reduction plan. Bobby Yip/Reuters Click for a full size image   Why we should be turning waste into fuel The federal government recently announced that it ...

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At the forefront of solar power

At the forefront of solar power Sunshine can be hard to predict. However, new software will make it possible to predict the electricity production from a photovoltaic (solar cell) system. Just like any other producers, owners of solar cell systems ...

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Origami Ninja Star Inspires New Battery Design

Seokheun “Sean” Choi, assistant professor of computer and electrical engineering at Binghamton University, holds a new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star. Jonathan Cohen/Binghamton University Click for a full size image Origami Ninja Star Inspires New Battery ...

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Physicists Discover Flaws in Superconductor Theory

This image of a magnet levitated over a high-temperature superconductor array shows rectangular TFMs (black) levitating a heavy ferromagnet (silver) above a container of liquid nitrogen. Weinstein/University of Houston Click for a full size image Physicists Discover Flaws in Superconductor ...

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New chemistries found for liquid batteries

An artist’s rendering of a calcium liquid battery. Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT Click for a full size image New chemistries found for liquid batteries Grid-scale approach to rechargeable power storage gets new arsenal of possible materials. Liquid metal batteries, invented by ...

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Power play

“We propose that you use the carbon tax in moderation and use research subsidies for clean technology in order to make that transition [to clean technology] faster,” Daron Acemoglu says. photo:Massachusetts Institute of Technology Click for a full size image ...

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Biofuel Tech Straight From the Farm

Anaerobic gut fungi colonize biomass, and secreted enzymes that release free sugars into their environment. Artistic rendering of the fungi by UCSB engineering graphic designer Peter Allen Click for a full size image Biofuel Tech Straight From the Farm Research ...

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