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Minnesota 2020
When can a student project save the school money? School is all about learning, and these students in Minnesota are getting hands-on experience in sustainable innovations. The students were directly involved in getting solar panels installed at... Read More
National Science Foundation
H. Peter Vollhardt and collaborators at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered molecules composed of organic material and metal that store sunlight in the form of usable thermal energy. The direct conversion of solar photons (tiny... Read More
EM2 is a revolutionary new compact fast reactor that actually runs on the spent-fuel waste of conventional nuclear reactors -- a producing a virtually unlimited electricity supply with no greenhouse gases.
Rocky Research develops thermal and energy management design innovations for the defense industry. Trey McKay describes the Intelligent Thermostat, which is a combination thermostat - humidistat designed for use in environments encountered aboard... Read More
PARC’s breakthrough clean water platform technology, Hydrodynamic Separation (HDS), can potentially provide multiple benefits, such as: Compact form factor – ideal for space- and weight-constrained sites; Modular and scalable – easily increase or... Read More
National Science Foundation
Hong-Cai Zhou's team at Texas A&M University has developed many unique porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for hydrogen and methane storage. MOFs are especially designed porous materials that can hold large amounts of gases, some at levels... Read More
The safety issues of traditional lithium-ion batteries are well-documented: corrosion, toxic chemicals, and even fires and explosions. A new electrolyte material looks to put an end to these hazards; it's constructed out of non-corrosive and non-... Read More
National Science Foundation
Northwestern University researchers have found that microbial fuel cells designed to produce electricity and clean wastewater, or biofilm reactors, are more efficient when biofilms don't become too thick.
This team of researchers says that the United States’ large energy grid will not be able to handle an influx of new technology, like electric vehicles. They are developing ways for the grid to not only be able to provide EVs with electricity, but... Read More
The average person tends to know what plastic drip tape and soaker hoses are, but what is plastic mulch? In China alone, the equivalent area of South Carolina is covered with this fossil fuel based plastic sheet mulch every year and then the plastic... Read More

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