Hot electrons do the impossible in catalytic chemistry
Escherichia coli bacteria produce diesel on demand
It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand. While the technology still faces many significant ...
New invention can turn your plastic bags into fuel at home
US energy use chart shows we waste more than half of our energy
Solar rays could replace petroleum fuels, research shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- Alternative fuel sources for cars may have a glowing future as a Kansas State University graduate student is working to replace petroleum fuels with ones made from sunlight.
Nanofibers clean sulfur from fuel
(Phys.org)—Sulfur compounds in petroleum fuels have met their nano-structured match. University of Illinois researchers developed mats of metal oxide nanofibers that scrub sulfur from petroleum-based fuels ...
The great gas hydrate escape
For some time, researchers have explored flammable ice for low-carbon or alternative fuel or as a place to store carbon dioxide. Now, a computer analysis of the ice and gas compound, known as a gas hydrate, ...
Conventional fossil fuels sometimes 'greener' than biofuels: study
Theres a race afoot to give biofuel wings in the aviation industry, part of an effort to combat soaring fuel prices and cut greenhouse gas emissions. In 2008, Virgin Atlantic became the first commercial ...
Jaguar’s new electric concept supercar -- the C-X75
Designer droplets with 'pupils' open a world of possibilities
(Phys.org) —Researchers have designed droplets using a technique that could have applications for everything from extracting oil from wells to creating makeup and food.
Fossil saved from mule track revolutionizes understanding of ancient dolphin-like marine reptile
An international team of scientists have revealed a new species of ichthyosaur (a dolphin-like marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs) from Iraq, which revolutionises our understanding of the evolution ...
Research team develops better iron catalyst to help turn plant material into plastic
Researchers uncover a synthetic material that rebuilds itself through chemical communication
(Phys.org)—Self-moving gels can give synthetic materials the ability to "act alive" and mimic primitive biological communication, University of Pittsburgh researchers have found.
Living cells behave like fluid-filled sponges
Animal cells behave like fluid-filled sponges in response to being mechanically deformed according to new research published today in Nature Materials.