News tagged with energy states

Chu: New materials could be transformative

In a talk rich with historical examples, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu made a strong case Wednesday that the right policies — and concerted efforts by the nation’s engineers and scientists — could once ...

Dec 02, 2011
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The hidden lives of proteins

An important Brandeis study appearing in the December 3 issue of Nature raises the curtain on the hidden lives of proteins at the atomic level. The study reports that for the first time, researchers used x ...

Dec 02, 2009
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Screens set to go green

Fitting the screens of electronic devices, such as televisions and smartphones, with a new display technology called 'organic light-emitting diodes' (OLEDs) will reduce their energy consumption, but such screens ...

Aug 22, 2011
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New device exposes explosive vapors

Decades after the bullets have stopped flying, wars can leave behind a lingering danger: landmines that maim civilians and render land unusable for agriculture. Minefields are a humanitarian disaster throughout the world, ...

Aug 15, 2011
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France upholds fracking ban

France's Constitutional Council on Friday upheld a law banning fracking, the controversial process used to extract shale oil and gas from the ground.

Oct 11, 2013
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Climate warnings ignored with US elections looming

The U.S. Congress, ignoring dire new warnings about climate change, continues to shy away from legislation that might mitigate the effects of global warming, leaving President Barack Obama with limited tools to reduce greenhouse ...

May 15, 2014
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