Solar power tech improves light-up probes for cancer cells

Using solar power technology solves a lot of the problems with the fluorescent dyes used to detect and attack cancer cells.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer light renewable-energy

Putting the “bang” in the Big Bang

Physicists simulate critical “reheating” period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 24, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: astrophysics computer-modeling physics cosmic-inflation research program-in-sts national-science-foundation-nsf school-of-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences department-of-energy-doe

How liquid air could help keep the lights on

The UK will build the first ever liquid air energy storage plant, based on an idea from a backyard inventor.

By Roger Harrabin | Oct. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: inventions renewable-energy engineering energy-industry

Shift away from coal saves billions of gallons of water

Moving from coal to natural gas could help save a lot of water, but moving to renewables would use just a fraction of the water we use today for power.

Tim Lucas-Duke | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment coal natural-gas renewable-energy sustainability water

‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 21, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: sustainability energy climate-change sustainable-earth fuel

Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | Oct. 9, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: energy climate-change advanced-materials sustainable-earth

A new mathematical approach to understanding zeolites

Study of minerals widely used in industrial processes could lead to discovery of new materials for catalysis and filtering.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 7, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering materials-research-laboratory industry research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology machine-learning energy-storage photonics mitnano artificial-intelligence dmse

Scientists observe a single quantum vibration under ordinary conditions

Studying a common material at room temperature, researchers bring quantum behavior “closer to our daily life.”

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 6, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: energy physics kavli-institute mechanical-engineering materials-science-and-engineering quantum-computing research school-of-engineering


Greener and fairer: Balancing pollution, energy prices, and household income

New research looks at how environmental taxes can work for everyone, in Spain and beyond.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Sept. 25, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change climate-change greenhouse-gases emissions environment energy economics policy carbon-dioxide research sustainability

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