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July 11, 2017
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Invention produces cleaner water with less energy and no filter

The same technology that adds fizz to soda can now be used to remove particles from dirty water. Researchers at Princeton University have found a technique for using carbon dioxide in a low-cost water treatment system that eliminates the need … Continue reading

September 25, 2016
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Scientists Harness CO2 to Consolidate Biofuel Production Process

Technique controls toxicity of ionic liquids, could lower cost by recycling key ingredient Carbon dioxide has emerged as a new secret ingredient in the recipe for making ethanol, and that addition represents a major step forward in streamlining the biofuel … Continue reading

December 20, 2015
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Cyclotron Road Leads Energy Entrepreneurs Across the Innovation Gap

New Berkeley Lab program seeks scientists to commercialize the next breakthrough technology. Steven Kaye got his Ph.D. working on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), one of the most exciting materials in chemistry today and especially effective for separating gases. But nearly a … Continue reading

October 8, 2015
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River Buries Permafrost Carbon at Sea

New study traces the fate of carbon stored in thawing Arctic soils As temperatures rise, some of the organic carbon stored in Arctic permafrost meets an unexpected fate—burial at sea. As many as 2.2 million metric tons of organic carbon … Continue reading

March 21, 2015
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Hydrogen fuel: Inexpensive, efficient bi-metallic electrocatalysts may open floodgates for hydrogen fuel

University of Delaware researchers have discovered a cheap and efficient catalyst for converting water to hydrogen fuel (known as hydrogen evolution), a vital step in making hydrogen a viable and sustainable energy source. “The rising concerns about carbon dioxide emissions … Continue reading

December 18, 2014
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Meteorite That Doomed Dinosaurs Remade Forests

The impact decimated slow-growing evergreens and made way for fast-growing, deciduous plants, UA researchers say, and that provides an explanation for those fall colors. The meteorite impact that spelled doom for the dinosaurs 66 million years ago decimated the evergreens … Continue reading