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March 18, 2019

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March 18, 2019

Renewable Energy Won't Make Bitcoin 'Green,' but Tweaking Its Mining Mechanism Might

Mar. 14, 2019 — The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is known for its energy footprint. Now, a researcher suggests that renewable hydropower production cannot supply the large quantities of energy needed to power machinery ... read more

Chemical Hydrogen Storage System

Mar. 7, 2019 — Hydrogen is a highly attractive, but also highly explosive energy carrier, which requires safe, lightweight and cheap storage as well as transportation systems. Scientists have now developed a ... read more

Improving Solar Cell Efficiency With a Bucket of Water

Mar. 6, 2019 — Beth Parks has devised an astonishingly simple way to overcome a limitation of solar cells -- a bucket of water. She developed a frame that holds the solar cell with a bucket suspended on either end. ... read more

Good News! Europe's Electric Grid Will Still Work Even as the World Crumbles

Mar. 6, 2019 — Temperatures may climb and seas may rise, but the lights (and, undoubtedly, the air conditioning) will still be on in nations with high capacities for wind and solar energy. New research suggests ... read more

Electrifying Wound Care: Better Bandages to Destroy Bacteria

Mar. 6, 2019 — Bandages infused with electricity can help heal wounds faster than typical bandages or antibiotics -- but for years, researchers have not really understood why. A recent study is offering new clues ... read more

Mar. 6, 2019 — Scientists have found a new way to control light emitted by exotic crystal semiconductors, which could lead to more efficient solar cells and other advances in electronics, according to a new ... read more

Engineers Develop Inexpensive, Smart Stop Sign to Improve Driver Safety

Mar. 6, 2019 — According to the US Department of Transportation, more than half of all roadway fatalities occur on rural roads. Now engineers are building and testing a low-cost, self-powered thermal system that ... read more

Mar. 6, 2019 — Researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves. Geologists have said copper would be crucial in a renewable-powered ... read more

Mar. 6, 2019 — Electric currents drive all our electronic devices. The emerging field of spintronics looks to replace electric currents with what are known as spin currents. Researchers have discovered that the ... read more

Scientists Study Neutron Scattering for Researching Magnetic Materials

Mar. 5, 2019 — Physicists have demonstrated for the first time in a comprehensive study how different magnetic materials can be examined using neutron scattering ... read more

Successful Development of High-Performance Color Filter-Free Image Sensor

Mar. 5, 2019 — A technology that has maximized space intensity by eliminating color filter from an image sensor has been developed. The research team developed a color filter-free full-color image sensor using an ... read more

Mar. 5, 2019 — For the first time researchers have demonstrated a new way to perform functions essential to future computation three orders of magnitude faster than current commercial devices. The team created a ... read more

Mar. 5, 2019 — Researchers have developed an easy-to-use, tunable biosensor tailored for the terahertz range. Images of mouse organs obtained using their new device verify that the sensor is capable of ... read more

Machine Learning Used to Identify High-Performing Solar Materials

Mar. 5, 2019 — Thanks to a study that combines the power of supercomputing with data science and experimental methods, researchers have developed a novel 'design to device' approach to identify promising ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — Physicists propose a new vantage point to observe quantum ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — Electronic devices are getting smaller and will soon hit the limits of performance based on electrical currents. Devices based on magnonic currents would transform the industry, though scientists ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — Typically, light is converted to electricity by chemically altering a semiconductor to have a built-in electric field. A team of researchers has developed an alternative means using a unique ... read more

New Quantum Sensor Could Improve Cancer Treatment

Mar. 4, 2019 — A new quantum sensor has proven it can outperform existing technologies and promises significant advancements in long-range 3D imaging and monitoring the success of cancer ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — A team of chemical engineers have developed a new kind of jet mixer for creating biomass from algae that extracts the lipids from the watery plants with much less energy than the older extraction ... read more

Mar. 4, 2019 — Scientists have shown that pulses of light could be used to turn materials into superconductors through an unconventional type of superconductivity known as 'eta ... read more

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