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February 9, 2019
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New, durable catalyst for key fuel cell reaction may prove useful in eco-friendly vehicles

The new catalyst, developed by Brown University researchers, exceeds Department of Energy targets for performing the oxygen reduction reaction, a key step in generating an electric current in a hydrogen fuel cell. Continue Reading →

February 8, 2019
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Ancient Pigment Can Boost Energy Efficiency

Berkeley Lab researchers find Egyptian blue ideal for cool roofs

A color developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago has a modern-day application as well – the pigment can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls, and could also enable solar generation of electricity via windows. Continue Reading →

February 7, 2019
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Älteste Körnerfresser entdeckt

Senckenberg-Wissenschaftler Gerald Mayr hat gemeinsam mit US-amerikanischen Kollegen zwei neue fossile Vogelarten aus 50 MiIlionen Jahre alten Fossilfundstellen in Deutschland und Nordamerika beschrieben. Bei den mit finkenartigen Schnäbeln ausgestatteten Tieren handelt es sich um die bislang bekannten ältesten körnerfressenden Vögel. Die Studie erscheint heute im Fachjournal „Current Biology“. Continue Reading →

February 6, 2019
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IBM to Help Utilities Cut Tree Trimming Budgets and Reduce Outages

Oncor Uses Breakthrough Technology from IBM Research and The Weather Company to Help Make Energy Grid More Reliable

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — DISTRIBUTECH 2019 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled new technology to reduce power outages by helping energy companies predict where trees and other vegetation may threaten power lines. IBM worked with Oncor, the largest utility company in Texas and the fifth largest in the U.S., to develop a solution tailored for the energy and utility industry, to help improve operations and provide reliable electric service for millions of customers across the state. Continue Reading →

February 5, 2019
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In sicheren Tiefen

Forscher zeigen, dass sich auch Standorte mit geologischen Störungen für die Speicherung von Kohlenstoffdioxid eignen

Ein Team um Dr. Johannes Miocic vom Institut für Geo- und Umweltnaturwissenschaften der Universität Freiburg und Dr. Stuart Gilfillan von der Universität Edinburgh in Schottland hat gezeigt, dass Kohlenstoffdioxid (CO2) auch dann sicher in tiefen Erdschichten gespeichert werden kann, wenn geologische Störungen vorhanden sind. Ihre Ergebnisse haben die Forschenden in der Fachzeitschrift „Scientific Reports“ veröffentlicht. Continue Reading →

February 5, 2019
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Helping Students Play to Their Strengths

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Many teachers and parents might agree that maximizing a student’s strengths and mitigating known challenges can lead to success, both at school and home. Yet, when tasked to report about any one student’s strengths and difficulties, teachers and parents oftentimes maintain different perspectives.  Continue Reading →

February 4, 2019
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What makes diamonds blue? Boron from oceanic crustal remnants in Earth’s lower mantle

Washington, DC — Blue diamonds—like the world-famous Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History—formed up to four times deeper in the Earth’s mantle than most other diamonds, according to new work published on the cover of Nature. Continue Reading →

February 3, 2019
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Nicht immer ist alles dort, wo es zu sein scheint

Wissenschaftler haben einen Welleneffekt nachgewiesen, der zu Messfehlern bei der optischen Positionsbestimmung von Objekten führen kann. Die nun in Nature Physics veröffentlichte Arbeit könnte Konsequenzen für die Lichtmikroskopie haben, aber auch bei der Positionsbestimmung mit Hilfe von Schall, Radar- oder Gravitationswellen eine Rolle spielen. Continue Reading →