Archive: 11/09/2011

China faces hurdles to developing shale gas

Energy-hungry China is tapping its vast shale gas reserves to reduce its reliance on dirty coal and imports, but experts warn its lack of technical expertise and scarce water supplies pose challenges.

Nov 09, 2011
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Plasmonic device converts light into electricity

(PhysOrg.com) -- While the most common device for converting light into electricity may be photovoltaic (PV) solar cells, a variety of other devices can perform the same light-to-electricity conversion, such ...

Nov 09, 2011 feature
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Cornell scientists review future of graphene

(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene is sort of a scientific rock star, with countless groups studying its amazing electrical properties and tensile strength and dreaming up applications ranging from flat-panel screens ...

Nov 09, 2011
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UC chemistry research looks to turn food waste into fuel

Three Department of Chemistry undergraduate researchers recently spent time at the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) University of Science, in Vietnam, working on ways to turn food waste into biodiesel fuel. Cody Nubel, ...

Nov 09, 2011
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