Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) physicists have zoomed in on the transition that could explain why copper-oxides have such impressive superconducting powers. Settling a 20-year debate in the field, they found that a mysterious quantum phase transition associated with the termination of a regime called the “pseudogap” causes a sharp drop in the number […]



University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) chemists and engineers have proven up a process that concentrates light, heat and high pressures to drive a one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into usable liquid hydrocarbon fuels. This simple and inexpensive new sustainable fuels technology could be fed from removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere […]



University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have discovered a way to produce tenfold the amount of methane gas by naturally occurring microbes living in coal seams and on food waste. The innovation could make more natural gas available by extending the lifespan and increasing the number of coal seam gas wells, as well as […]



Drexel University researchers have shown that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips to have their own power sources. The work is a culmination of more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing by an international team of researchers led by Drexel University‚Äôs Yuri Gogotsi, PhD, and Patrice […]



University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have announced the design of a new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass. Both the yeast strain and the method of its design could help overcome a significant bottleneck in the biofuels pipeline – namely, that the powerful solvents so […]



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