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England will test electric car charging lanes
An 18-month off-road trial will test underground charging systems to juice up on the go and extend driving range
Energy
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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Genetic switch makes fat cells burn energy rather than store it
We now know how to turn fat cells into ones that burn calories as heat rather than store them – raising the prospect of a gene therapy for obesity
Health
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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A Lot Of Heat Is Wasted, So Why Not Convert It Into Power?
What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? An entrepreneur says something called thermoelectrics is the key.
Energy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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Shell gets final permit for Arctic
Oil and gas giant Shell has been granted the final permit it needs to begin drilling below the ocean floor for oil in the Arctic.
Energy
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
Rating: | Views: 1146 | Comments: 0
New Research Explores Why The Universe Is Dying
A study by the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) project measured energy output of more than 200,000 galaxies. The findings show the galaxies are half as strong as they were 2 billion years ago.
Astronomy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, 10:51am
Rating: | Views: 1206 | Comments: 0
New tidal energy system could help power UK, say developers
Harnessing tidal power around the UK's coast has so far been limited by the cost of the large dams and barrages required and unpredictable results.
Energy
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
Rating: | Views: 1056 | Comments: 0
‘Dipstick’ in the brain could predict damage just in time
A probe inserted into a person's brain can alert intensive-care staff to a critical drop in energy supply, potentially saving the patient's life
Healthcare
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
Rating: | Views: 1006 | Comments: 0
The Renewable Energy Source That’s About to Boom Again
'Whether we like it or not, over the next 20 years roughly the world will double its hydropower capacity'
Energy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
Rating: | Views: 1090 | Comments: 0
Portuguese scientists discover why pendulum clocks swing together
Pair of physicists bust a 350-year-old conundrum in a report that proposes a transfer of energy through a sound pulse causes clocks to synchronise
Physics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
Rating: | Views: 1339 | Comments: 0
China spends big on nuclear fusion as French plan falls behind
It could be 2030 before the reactor being built in France starts making more energy than it uses. Meanwhile, China is investing heavily in its own project
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
Rating: | Views: 1160 | Comments: 0
How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas
Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.
Energy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
Rating: | Views: 900 | Comments: 0
Japan’s Softbank to Invest $20 Billion in Solar-Energy Projects in India
"Twice the sunshine, half the cost"
Energy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
Rating: | Views: 904 | Comments: 0
CO2 emissions stall thanks to China's passion for renewables
China leads way in breaking link between economic growth and rising carbon emissions, as investments in green energy beat fossil fuel spending for fifth year
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 411 | Comments: 0
Got Water? Most Kids, Teens Don't Drink Enough
More than half the young people in a recent study were at least mildly dehydrated — maybe enough to affect energy and concentration. Roughly 25 percent said they never drink water.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
Rating: | Views: 420 | Comments: 0
Antigravity pump lifts water upwards with no power source
A cleverly designed pipe that uses water's own energy to fight gravity could be used in miniaturised disease labs
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
Rating: | Views: 597 | Comments: 0
Sweet source for aviation biofuel
Researchers identify a novel way to produce aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could deliver an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 385 | Comments: 0
Record smashed at LHC as machine limbers up for its second run
CERN's recently restarted Large Hadron Collider has collided two proton beams at a record energy of 13 teraelectronvolts, meaning experiments are about to resume
Physics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 559 | Comments: 0
Energy Companies Step In To Fund STEM Education
Many public high schools lack funding for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — programs. Energy companies worried about finding future employees are donating to schools.
Energy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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30,000 wind turbines located in critical bird habitats
A new report predicts that widespread growth in wind power will put many migratory and endangered birds at risk
Energy
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
Rating: | Views: 324 | Comments: 0
LHC smashes collision energy record
The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.
Physics
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
Rating: | Views: 521 | Comments: 0
How The Transportation Sector Is Moving Away from Petroleum
More than 8% of fuel used by the transportation sector came from non-petroleum sources in 2014
Energy
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8:20am
Rating: | Views: 142 | Comments: 0
The Lake That Could Light Up Central Africa
In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.This video is a companion to Lake Kivu’s Great Gas Gamble.
Energy
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
Rating: | Views: 382 | Comments: 0
Cyprus pins hopes on Australian solar technology to make shift away from oil
Solar thermal technology will generate electricity and tackle water shortages – earning Australia’s science agency CSIRO $500,000 for solar field design
Energy
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am
Rating: | Views: 436 | Comments: 0
Flying Is Sometimes Greener Than Driving
The energy used per person can be lower on a plane than in a car
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
Rating: | Views: 626 | Comments: 0
Will Huge Batteries Save Us From Power Blackouts?
In projects across the United States, batteries are providing backup power and integrating renewable energy into the nation's electric grid.
Energy
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
Rating: | Views: 786 | Comments: 0
City of Kathmandu shifted 10 feet by earthquake
The enormous tremor that has devastated Nepal packed 10 hydrogen bombs' worth of energy at an unusually shallow depth
Geology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 8:19am
Rating: | Views: 669 | Comments: 0
Australia has chance to go 100 per cent renewable by 2050
But its government has been cutting back on climate-change measures, even arguing for a reduction in renewable-energy targets
Environment
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 12:02pm
Rating: | Views: 876 | Comments: 0
Researchers Fly Over Shale Fields To Study Air Pollution
This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is flying an airborne research lab over oil and gas producing states.
Energy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
Rating: | Views: 410 | Comments: 0
U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s
Citing a boom in natural gas and shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."
Energy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
Rating: | Views: 171 | Comments: 0
Wind energy blows US emissions onto right track for 2025 target
Carbon emissions from US power stations in 2015 are set to drop to their lowest level for 20 years, as wind, solar and gas replace coal
Energy
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
Rating: | Views: 409 | Comments: 0
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