- The Battery- Its Birth and Structure
With this first post, I will make an attempt to give a quick outline of the battery's invention and how a battery is structured. Hopefully, it will be accessible to those not from the electrochemical field and not too sacrilegious to those who are. Pl ...
Blog Post - Navarre Bartz - Feb 25 2009 - 12:05am
- Solvent-Free Solar Cells Get Boost To Light Conversion Efficiency
Dye-sensitized solar cell technology was invented by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) professor Michael Grätzel at EPFL in the 1990s and always seemed to have great promise as a cheap alternative to expensive silicon solar cells. Dye-sensiti ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2008 - 1:51pm
- Distillers Grains Goes From Livestock Feeds To Green Killer Of Weeds
Commercial flower and plant growers know all too well that invasive, ubiquitous weeds cause trouble by lowering the value and deterring healthy growth of potted ornamental plants. To control weeds, many commercial nursery owners resort to the expensive pra ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2008 - 1:01am
- Finding A Green Way To Produce Green Energy
If you weren't living under a scientific rock for the last 20 years, you know that everyone from environmental groups to Senator and then Vice-President Al Gore believed biofuels were the renewable way to cut dependence on foreign oil and have a clean ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2008 - 11:52am
- Hydrogen Bioreactor Makes Food For Energy
Hydrogen has three times more potential energy by weight than petrol, making it the highest energy-content fuel available. Research into using bacteria to produce hydrogen has been revived thanks to the rising profile of energy issues. Researchers have com ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 16 2008 - 6:27pm
- Nanoparticle Additives Boost Industrial Cooling Systems (That Means Saving Energy)
Adding just the right dash of nanoparticles to standard mixes of lubricants and refrigerants could yield the equivalent of an energy-saving chill pill for factories, hospitals, ships, and others with large cooling systems, suggest the latest results from N ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2008 - 12:00am
- Cow Poop Power Could Meet 3 Percent Of North American Energy Consumption
Livestock manure, left to decompose naturally, emits two particularly potent greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) – nitrous oxide and methane. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, nitrous oxide warms the atmosphere 310 times more than car ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2008 - 11:55pm
- Thermal Loss: The Hidden Source Of Increased CO2
Accurate measurement of thermal performance is crucial if legislation aimed at producing dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions is to be successful. The UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is offering construction companies a way of meeting this man ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2008 - 9:19am
- Isn't It Good, Norwegian Wood (For Oil)
Did you know that Norwegian trees require only a few minutes to replace the timber used to produce the first edition of Aftenposten- equivalent to the time we spend making our morning coffee. Norway is full of forests and the trees are growing. With just o ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2008 - 4:00pm
- Nostoc: Another Milestone In Producing Fuel From Bacteria
Scientists at the University of Sheffield writing in the journal Bioinformatics, say they have shown how bacteria could be used as a future fuel, a milestone in producing truly sustainable fuels in the future. Like all living creatures, bacteria sustain t ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2008 - 10:12am