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Home-grown electricity

Buildings may soon be able to generate their own electricity from roofs, walls, windows – even benchtops – that come with in-built solar power capabilities.

dateOct 01, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Fungi discovered to be source of methane

(Phys.org)—Some six years ago scientific textbooks had to be updated because of the surprising discovery made by the research group led by Frank Keppler that plants produce methane in an oxygen-rich environment. ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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ORNL researchers improve soil carbon cycling models

A new carbon cycling model developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory better accounts for the carbon dioxide-releasing activity of microbes in the ground, improving scientists' understanding ...

dateAug 16, 2012 in Environment
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Charge separation in silver clusters

Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) users from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, working with the Argonne National Laboratory's CNM Nanophotonics Group, have demonstrated the existence of long-lived char ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Genome provides new weapon against sea lice

An international team of researchers has now sequenced nearly the entire genetic material of the sea louse. On 1 March the Institute of Marine Research gave the world open access to this research source, which ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Dry rivers, vibrant with culture and life

'When the River Runs Dry' is a familiar song in Australia. Some rivers in the arid center of the continent flow only after a stiff monsoon season, and smaller tributaries all over the country commonly shrink to puddled potholes ...

dateMay 07, 2012 in Environment
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Japan, US, EU discuss rare earth supply security

(AP) -- Officials from the United States, the European Union and Japan are pledging to work closer together on ways to ensure secure supplies of strategically vital rare earths and other critical materials.

dateMar 28, 2012 in Business
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Powerful systems biology

An international team of researchers headed by ETH-Zurich scientists has demonstrated for the first time how to extract testable hypotheses from a vast amount of different measurement data for cells that are ...

dateMar 27, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Renewable energy obtained from wastewater

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have devised an efficient way to obtain electrical energy and hydrogen by using a wastewater treatment process. The proposed system, published in Water Research, uses b ...

dateFeb 24, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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