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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 a device that ...

Inspired by nature

To maximise the efficiency of solar cells of the future, physicists are taking a leaf out of nature's book.

Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts

Making hydrogen easily and cheaply is a dream goal for clean, sustainable energy. Bacteria have been doing exactly that for billions of years, and now chemists at the University of California, Davis, and Stanford University ...

Switzerland leads in global energy ranking

Switzerland and a handful of countries in Europe led the way in a global ranking Tuesday of energy efficiency, access to resources and environmental sustainability.

Shining a little light changes metal into semiconductor

By blending their expertise, two materials science engineers at Washington University in St. Louis changed the electronic properties of new class of materials—just by exposing it to light.

Boosting sustainability policy in Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. So it is in everyone's interest to see that its lawmakers deliver sound policies when it comes to environmental ...

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