Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) are using organic peptides to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries. Peptides are molecules of amino acids that are a type of biological molecule. The UMBC team has found one that binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel oxide (LMNO), a material that can be used […]

Professor Alexander Parkhomov of Lomonosov Moscow State University has published a paper describing his successful replication of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat LENR or cold fusion device. It seems Parkhomov managed to acquire enough working data from Swedish and Italian academics to execute an experimental replication that offers data showing 2.74 more energy out than put in. […]

Northwestern University scientists are the first to develop a catalyst that can perform a remarkable feat found only in nature: take nitrogen from the air and turn it into ammonia under natural conditions. (Ammonia is the critical component in fertilizer.) If fully realized the process might displace more than 1 percent of world energy use. […]

University of Minnesota researchers’ new study examining the financial viability of solar-heated biomass gasification technologies that produce a natural gas substitute product shows how combining these renewable resources can make economic sense. Now, even at historically low natural gas prices, bioenergy may not be out of the market mix. The current technology situation in traditional […]

University of Toronto engineers have grown large and pure perovskite crystals. Perovskite crystals are an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs. These materials are particularly good at absorbing visible light, but had never been thoroughly studied in their purest form: as perfect […]

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