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National Science Foundation
A multinational research team is developing biochars--fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.
National Science Foundation
New measurements of the NSF-funded Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz., show that sky brightness has remained remarkably constant over the past 20 years, despite the area's rapid population growth. The study demonstrates that with a... Read More
National Science Foundation
A team of engineers and scientists at North Carolina State University has developed a new method for harvesting marine algae. By applying an electric charge they change the chemistry of the algae cell boundary and cause cells to clump together.... Read More
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Researchers have developed a way to make an efficient catalyst that transforms biomass-derived sugars into a compound used in fuels, plastics and pharmaceuticals. The solid acid catalyst is noncorrosive and easily recovered for re-use, making it... Read More
These developers at Pecan Street Inc. believe that a sustainable economy must be based on promoting clean energy. They work closely with local businesses and the University of Texas-Austin to develop a systems that reduces the cost of both energy... Read More
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Researchers have re-engineered an anaerobic bacterium known as clostridia to prevent spore formation, a change that improves the bacteria's productivity in making biofuels. The University of Delaware engineers demonstrated the feasibility of using... Read More
Capturing sunlight to power our homes at night has been one of the key problems businesses and scientists have been trying to solve. Growing Energy Labs, Inc, a participant in the Clean Tech Open, is sharing an idea that could revolutionize the way... Read More
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A team of scientists from three universities has developed a weather-prediction system that will allow forecasters to predict tornadoes and other severe storms at least three days before the storms start. Tornadoes and other severe weather outbreaks... Read More
Clarkson University
According to these students at Clarkson University in New York state, unless you are located on the coast of California, it is nearly impossible to grow food year-round. They say they’ve created a unique greenhouse system that allows for year-round... Read More

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