News tagged with energy

Food waste could store solar and wind energy

Saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped hydroelectric storage is currently ...

dateSep 14, 2016 in Materials Science
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Metal in chains

The electronic energy states allowed by quantum mechanics determine whether a solid is an insulator or whether it conducts electric current as a metal. Researchers at ETH have now theoretically predicted a novel material ...

dateSep 13, 2016 in General Physics
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New force measured between proteins

Proteins organize themselves around our body cells through a self-induced force. They indent the cell membrane and thereby roll towards each other. This discovery provides new insights in processes like nutritional uptake ...

dateSep 13, 2016 in Biochemistry
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