A Rice University laboratory has provided proof that foam may be the right stuff to maximize enhanced oil recovery (EOR) increasing production. With over half of all the oil found so far still in the ground this may develop into very important news. The Rice team demonstrated that foam may be a superior means to […]






Brown University scientists have discovered that copper foam could provide a new way of converting excess carbon dioxide into useful industrial chemicals. The catalytic foam is foamy form of copper with vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper in reactions involving carbon dioxide. The work done at Brown University’s Center for the […]






A sponge-like plastic that sops up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide was presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society by chemists from the University of Liverpool. The material, a relative of the plastics used in food containers could be integrated into power plant smokestacks in the future. The report on the material is […]






Helion Energy plans to build modular power fusion reactors using somewhat larger than shipping container sized, 50 Megawatt modules for distributed base load power generation. Helion uses Magneto-Inertial Fusion that combines the stability of steady magnetic fusion and the heating of pulsed inertial fusion. They claim they have a commercially practical system that is smaller […]






A hybrid form of perovskite, the same type of material that has recently been found to make highly efficient solar cells that could one day replace silicon, has been used to make low-cost, easily manufactured LEDs. This particular class of semiconductor perovskites has generated excitement in the solar cell field over the past several years, […]






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