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Maine students became experts in renewable energy

A hydropower turbine has the potential to not only create energy, but has also sparked the creation of both a renewable energy company and a renewable energy education program in Maine.

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Stay super-dry with Nokia’s nanotechnology

What happens when a drop of water falls on a lotus leaf? It’s not a philosophical question, but a natural phenomenon scientists have been studying, and trying to make sense of, for hundreds of years.

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Nanotrees Harvest the Sun’s Energy to Turn Water into Hydrogen Fuel

University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are building a forest of tiny nanowire trees in order to cleanly capture solar energy without using fossil fuels and harvest it for hydrogen fuel generation.

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Spider silk conducts heat as well as metals

Xinwei Wang had a hunch that spider webs were worth a much closer look.

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Extracting energy from the waste water and salt water

Production of energy from the difference between salt water and fresh water is most convenient near the oceans, but now, using an ammonium bicarbonate salt solution, Penn State researchers can combine bacterial degradation of waste water with energy extracted from the salt-water fresh-water gradient to produce power anywhere.

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Bugs from space to increase the electrical output of the fuel cells

Bacteria normally found 30km above the earth have been identified as highly efficient generators of electricity.

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Renewable energy would be the cleanest solution to power Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio would be officially 100 percent powered by renewable energy without significant cost increase for actual consumers.

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Single-atom transistor for a future quantum computer

In a remarkable feat of micro-engineering, UNSW physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal.

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EasyJet to implement the electric green taxi-ing system for its fleet

EasyJet the European low-cost airline is to trial a new electric green taxi-ing system that could deliver significant fuel and carbon emissions reduction by removing the using of engine when manoeuvring in and out of airport stands.

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How a battery material works

MIT team uncovers a reason why the hottest new material for rechargeable batteries works so well.

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