Research duo examines reasons for low participation in weatherization assistance program
As Midwest temperatures dip in October, ash and maple trees flaunt bronze and flaming red leaves, and college football fans launch into super-zeal mode. It's a great time to be outdoors. Not necessarily so ...
From plant matter to jet fuel: Streamlining the production of ultraclean fuel
Plant materials are one of the oldest renewable energy sources, and today scientists are working to produce ultra-clean fuels from them using refined chemical techniques, work made possible by Canadian Light ...
Short, sharp shocks let slip the stories of supernovae
When we look up at the night sky, it's easy to feel as though the stars we see have always been, and always will be, there. But just like ourselves, stars are born and die.
Semiliquid battery competitive with both Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors
Enhancing knowledge crucial to improving energy-saving behaviors, study shows
Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviours are to be encouraged among individuals and organisations, a study suggests.
Power to the batteries
Better solar panels and wind turbines are important to helping ensure a low-carbon future. But they are not enough. The energy from these intermittent sources must be stored, managed, converted and accessed ...
World's largest particle collider busts record
The world's largest particle smasher broke the record for energy levels late Wednesday in a test run after a two-year upgrade, CERN announced Thursday.
Harvesting usable fuel from nuclear waste – and dealing with the last chemical troublemakers
Nuclear energy provides about 11% of the world's total electricity today. This power source produces no carbon dioxide during plant operation, meaning it doesn't contribute to climate change via greenhouse gas ...
Students learn first-hand about energy efficiency at school
Improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings is a formidable sustainability challenge. And demonstrating it isn't that easy either.
Carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanoparticles enhance photosynthetic activity and stability
A new process has been developed for spontaneously incorporating and assembling carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and oxygen scavenging nanoparticles into chloroplasts, the part of plant cells that conduct photosynthesis ...
Hycopter stores energy in form of hydrogen, not air
Supernova ignition surprises scientists
Scientists have captured the early death throes of supernovae for the first time and found that the universe's benchmark explosions are much more varied than expected.
American energy use up slightly, carbon emissions almost unchanged
Americans' energy use continued to grow slowly in 2014, fueled by increases in the use of natural gas, wind and solar, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National La ...
How nuclear power-generating reactors have evolved since their birth in the 1950s
There is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power.