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Maryland's new biodiesel plant is turning used vegetable oil into biofuel. Can we power our cars from the fat from making our food?
National Science Foundation
A team of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Central Florida is transforming fly ash--a waste product from coal-fired power plants--into an environmentally friendly adsorbent for oil-spill cleanup. Researchers hope this... Read More
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Science at work! NSF-funded engineers have found a way to make solar cells with plastics in a cheaper, more environmentally-friendly way.
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Because cities have so many dark surfaces that absorb heat, they can become extremely hot and congested during the summer. A new study suggests that by painting roofs white, city temperatures could decrease nearly two degrees during the summer... Read More
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NSF-sponsored research at an Ohio college has led to a revolutionary discovery, a new form of silica glass that can absorb and extract large amounts of contaminants from water and air.
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University of Alaska researchers developed a numerical model of the ice-covered Arctic ocean that includes tides. They used a highly innovative approach that embeds the sea ice directly into the ocean model. The results of the model compare... Read More
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Most of today's power plants--from some of the largest solar arrays to nuclear energy facilities--rely on the boiling and condensing of water to produce energy. The process of turning heated water into energy was essentially understood by James Watt... Read More
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Counter to conventional wisdom, rural communities demonstrate that self-regulated, community-based resource management systems are effective. Successful resource management on a small scale provides a model for policymakers to apply to resource... Read More
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Researchers have come up with an easy way for both park employees and visitors to contribute to conservation efforts--using their mobile phones. The "What's Invasive!" application for the Android and iPhone, developed by the NSF-funded Center for... Read More

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