Great advances have been made in the development of materials for organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) in recent years.  The Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) of Kyushu University announced that it has developed a new OLED light-emitting material that is a fluorescent material and has an internal quantum efficiency of better than 90%. [...]

Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves are London based designers who’ve spent 4 years developing the GravityLight as an off-line project. The pair works for therefore.com, which has over 20 years of experience in designing and developing hand held computing and communication products for a host of pioneers including Psion, Toshiba, NEC, TomTom, Inmarsat, ICO, Sepura, [...]

A couple weeks ago the Thiel Foundation announced three new grants awarded through its Breakout Labs, to promote innovation in science and technology. The most recent award takes the program into clean energy, with a bold new proposal to harness the power of atmospheric vortexes. An atmospheric vortex engine (AVE) uses a controlled vortex to [...]

A team of researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, University of California, Berkeley, and Technical University of Denmark set out to identify the enzymes that catalyze the production of galactan.  Their new study published in the journal The Plant Cell reveals a novel enzyme involved in the production of galactans. The enzyme may be used [...]

Colleagues at Northwestern University and the University of Virginia are working to invent novel ways and catalytic materials to activate methane to produce ethylene.  The collaborating team published a paper in the online edition of the journal Nature Chemistry detailing the use of sulfur as a possible “soft” oxidant for catalytically converting methane into ethylene, [...]

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