Technical University of Denmark (DTU) scientists have engineered E. coli cells into producing large quantities of serine. (This link has a very informative sidebar.) Serine is used in detergents, tube feeding formula, and as building blocks for many important chemicals. In fact, serine has been mentioned as one of the 30 most promising biological substances […]

Michigan Technological University scientists ran tests on sodium-embedded carbon and it performed better than graphene in dye-sensitized solar cells and supercapacitors. Noted as a new material, the material has embedded sodium metal in carbon that could improve electrode performance in energy devices. The team noted a little sodium goes a long way. They are showing […]

Stanford University researchers have found that squeezing a platinum catalyst a fraction of a nanometer nearly doubles its catalytic activity. The finding could lead to better fuel cells and other clean energy technologies. It does suggest it may be possible to halve the platinum expense in devices. That alone is a huge improvement. The team […]

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) researchers have developed a new insulation from materials known as aerogel composites. The new foam insulates against heat 2.6 times better than conventional insulation foam. The new material can make vehicles and buildings cooler and quieter compared the current insulation materials in the market. When compared to traditional materials used […]

Washington State University scientists have discovered a more efficient way to separate the hydrogen from water. They believe to discovery is an important step in making renewable energy production and storage viable. The researchers, led by professors Yuehe Lin and Scott Beckman in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, have developed a catalyst from […]

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