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Better Batteries Made from Waste Glass

Better Batteries Made from Waste Glass

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a low-cost chemical process for making nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries from waste glass bottles. The researchers say that the batteries have been found to have four times the capacity of conventional batteries with graphite anodes.  Read more »

Could Slag Heaps Remove CO2 from the Atmosphere?

Could Slag Heaps Remove CO2 from the Atmosphere?

Phil Renforth, a scientist at Cardiff University, is preparing to test the feasibility of using iron and steel slag deposits to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Read more »

Scientists Suggest Making More Clouds to Protect the Barrier Reef

Scientists Suggest Making More Clouds to Protect the Barrier Reef

Researchers at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and the University of Sydney School of Geosciences are exploring the possibility of making low-lying clouds off the northeastern coast of Australia more reflective in order to cool the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef.  Read more »

Solar Panel Provides Drinking Water

Solar Panel Provides Drinking Water

Zero Mass Water has developed a “drinking water solar panel” which extracts water vapor from the air and condenses it into drinking water using electricity generated by the solar panel.   Read more »

Tough New Super-repellent Coating

Tough New Super-repellent Coating

University of Michigan scientists have developed a new superhydrophobic coating which repels almost any liquid, is extremely tough and can repair itself.  Read more »

New Electrode Could Boost Boost Storage Capacity 30 Times

New Electrode Could Boost Boost Storage Capacity 30 Times

Researchers at the Melbourne Institute of Technology have developed a groundbreaking electrode which they say could boost the capacity of existing energy storage technologies by 3,000%.  Read more »

Sugarcane Genetically Modified for High Biofuel Yield

Sugarcane Genetically Modified for High Biofuel Yield

A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have genetically engineered sugarcane to produce more oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. The modified sugarcane plants also produces more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production.  Read more »

Jet Fuel from Grass

Jet Fuel from Grass

Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium have developed a process that produces jet fuel from grass.  Read more »

Graphene Sieve Removes Salt from Seawater

Graphene Sieve Removes Salt from Seawater

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.  Read more »

New Technique Could Double the Efficiency of Compressed Air Energy Storage

New Technique Could Double the Efficiency of Compressed Air Energy Storage

An EU project, which is investigating the possibility of storing very large amounts of energy in underground caverns, has proposed a technique which could almost double the efficiency of storing energy of such systems.  Read more »