Monica Pham: Advancing nuclear power and empowering girls When she was 16, Monica Pham mapped out her future. “My chemistry teacher was talking about how atoms could generate unlimited power,” Pham recalls. “I asked her what kind of ...
Is there something up with stinky inflatable pool toys? Inflatable toys and swimming aids, like bathing rings and arm bands, often have a distinctive smell which could indicate that they contain a range of potentially hazardous substances. Some of ...
New method to create the next fuel-efficient renewable energy Scientists have long struggled with generating and storing hydrogen, the kind that might one day provide the backbone for renewable energy fuel cells that make our cars move, warm our ...
Researchers develop electrolytes for redox flow batteries from lignin from the pulp production The CMBlu project AG intends to develop cost-effective and sustainable organic electrolytes with five partners from lignin for redox flow batteries. These batteries is ideal especially for stationary storage of ...
Making batteries from waste glass bottles Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The ...
Clean power planning With a single executive order issued at the end of March, the Trump administration launched a robust effort to roll back Obama-era climate policies designed to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide ...
Exelon Generation supports research on advanced nuclear fuel cladding coatings Assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Michael Short and collaborators — professors Bilge Yildiz, Matteo Bucci, and Evelyn Wang, as well as the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory and the ...
Research Headlines - Harnessing the sun to clean up industrial processes The production of cement and lime involves fossil fuels and produces harmful greenhouse gases. Industry could change this, if scientists can develop a technology that can use solar power for ...
Combined energy and water system could provide for millions Many highly populated coastal regions around the globe suffer from severe drought conditions. In an effort to deliver fresh water to these regions, while also considering how to produce the ...
Electoral dysfunction: Why democracy is always unfair Worried that your vote counts for nothing? Mathematics says you might be right – no matter how governments are chosen
Up and atom: The fights to put people into the periodic table Element 118 has been named oganesson in honour of nuclear physicist Yuri Oganessian. Only 17 people have joined this exclusive club, and often not without a fight
Many tiny galaxies could host mammoth black holes The discovery of the second and third known ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with gargantuan black holes at their cores suggests such a mass mismatch may be common
Researchers design coatings to prevent pipeline clogging When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading to the worst oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the ...
ENN Group becomes MIT Energy Initiative member to advance energy storage technologies Recognizing the critical need for scalable energy storage solutions to develop regional energy systems in China, ENN Group of China has joined the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) to advance research ...
Events - Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment - 26-28 July 2017, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on ...
Events - 5th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event will focus on science & skills for renewables integration - 2 June 2017, Leuven, Belgium From 31 May to 2 June 2017, KU Leuven (Belgium) hosts the 5th UNI-SET Energy Clustering Event (ECE) on the SET-Plan Core Priority “N°1 in Renewable Energy”. The event intends ...
How some battery materials expand without cracking When you charge a battery, or when you use it, it’s not just electricity but also matter that moves around inside. Ions, which are atoms or molecules that have an ...
Events - Opportunities for small wind turbines in urban areas - Results of the SWIP Project - 11 May 2017, Brussels, Belgium Small scale wind energy has significant potential in urban, suburban and industrial areas, but numerous challenges currently stand in the way to wide-scale uptake of this decentralised energy resource.
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