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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 »

World First Commercial Clear Solar Glass

World First Commercial Clear Solar Glass

Researchers at the Electron Science Research Institute at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, in collaboration with ClearVue Technologies, have announced that they have developed the world’s first commercially viable clear, solar glass.  Read more »

Hydrogen Produced from Biomass Powered by Light

Hydrogen Produced from Biomass Powered by Light

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate hydrogen from biomass.  Read more »

Sponge Material Soaks Up and Releases Spilled Oil

Sponge Material Soaks Up and Releases Spilled Oil

Scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a new material can absorb up to 90 times its own weight in spilled oil and then be squeezed out like a sponge and reused.  Read more »

Low-cost Aluminium-Urea Battery

Low-cost Aluminium-Urea Battery

Engineers at Stanford University have developed a battery using alumium, graphite and urea which could provide an inexpensive means of energy storage.  Read more »

New Material Can Cool Buildings, Day and Night, with No Energy Consumption

New Material Can Cool Buildings, Day and Night, with No Energy Consumption

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a metamaterial – an engineered material not found in nature – which has the ability to cool objects even under direct sunlight with zero energy and water consumption.  Read more »

Turn up the Thermostat and Get a Fan for Most Comfort and Power Saving

Turn up the Thermostat and Get a Fan for Most Comfort and Power Saving

A university study has shown that thermal comfort, perceived air quality and symptoms of sick building syndrome are reported to be equal or better at 26°C and at 29°C, rather than at the common “set point” of 23°C, if a personally controlled fan is used.  Read more »

Power Storage in Homes Increases Emission but Storage by Utilities Has Clear Benefits

Power Storage in Homes Increases Emission but Storage by Utilities Has Clear Benefits

Researchers have found that storing solar energy for nighttime use increases a household’s annual energy consumption compared with using solar panels without storage. On the other hand, storage by utility companies significantly reduces the amount of electricity generation capacity required.  Read more »

New Solar Still Produces Cheap Clean Water

New Solar Still Produces Cheap Clean Water

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have developed a new type of solar still using carbon-coated paper that they say produces clean water more cheaply and more than twice as efficiently as existing devices.  Read more »