'Pavement power' may light up French city (w/ Video)
Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests
(Phys.org)—Though biofuels from algae hold great promise, Cornell researchers find that more innovation is needed to make the technology economically and energetically viable at a commercial scale.
Developing microbial cell factories by employing synthetic small regulatory RNAs
A Korean research team led by Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, reported that synthetic small RNA can be employed ...
Tiny crystals to boost solar
A new approach to studying solar panel absorber materials has been developed by researchers in France, Acta Cryst. (2014). B70, 390. The technique could accelerate the development of non-toxic and readil ...
Sewage lagoons remove most—but not all—pharmaceuticals
(Phys.org)—2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which established regulations for the discharge of pollutants to waterways and supported the building of sewage treatment plants. Despite ...
Wish for city of the future takes shape at TED
The innovation group TED has given its coveted annual prize for the first time to an idea -- the city of the future.
Battery research at NSLS aims to solve energy storage challenges
(Phys.org) —The shrinking size and increasing capacity of batteries in the past few decades has made possible devices that have transformed everyday life. But small isn't the only frontier for battery technology. ...
Shareholder responsibility could spur shift to sustainable energy, study reports
Allowing shareholders to be held liable for the damages that companies cause to the environment, people could help transform the world's energy system towards sustainability, according to new research published today in Proceedings of ...
Electricity generated from gravity
Mexican entrepreneurs developed a system capable of using the vehicular flow to generate electric energy. This development has the potentiality to produce sufficient electricity to power up a household through ...
Pesticide regulation in California is flawed, UCLA report says
Approximately 30 million pounds of fumigant pesticides are sprayed on valuable California crops each year—strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and the like—in an attempt to control pests. Responsibility for the safety of pesticides ...
Illinois town provides a historical foundation for today's bee research
A study published in the journal Science reveals a decline in bee species since the late 1800s in West Central Illinois. The study could not have been conducted without the work of a 19th-century naturalist, says a ...
Factors identified that influence willingness to use new information technology
(Phys.org) —People are more willing to use new technology when they perceive it to be high in relative advantage, low in complexity and ease of use, and high in "trialability," according to researchers.
Drug technology to improve health care
Researchers at RMIT University are developing new generation nano-sized drug delivery technology.
Pollution costs India $80 bn a year: World Bank
Pollution and other environmental degradation costs India $80 billion a year, nearly six percent of gross domestic product, the World Bank said in a report released on Wednesday.