Nanyang Technological University researchers have devised a new less energy intensive method to make a key compound in nitrogen fertilizer, and that may pave the way to a more sustainable agricultural practice as global food demand rises. The method devised by NTU researchers produces a compound known as ‘urea’, which is a natural product found […]

University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering researchers are demonstrating next-generation energy technology using topology optimization and metal 3D printing to design ultra-compact, high-power heat exchangers (Most are commonly called radiators). Used in most major industries – including energy, water, manufacturing, transportation, construction, electronic, chemical, petrochemical, agriculture and aerospace – heat exchangers transfer thermal energy […]

Washington State University researchers have developed an innovative way to convert plastics to ingredients for jet fuel and other valuable products, making it easier and more cost effective to reuse plastics. During the reaction the researchers were able to convert 90% of the plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour […]

Duke University engineers have demonstrated a dual-mode heating and cooling device for building climate control that, if widely deployed in the U.S., could cut HVAC energy use by nearly 20 percent. The invention uses a combination of mechanics and nanomaterials to either harness or expel certain wavelengths of light. Depending on conditions, rollers move a […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have demonstrated a room-temperature method that could significantly reduce carbon dioxide levels in fossil-fuel power plant exhaust, one of the main sources of carbon emissions in the atmosphere and make it available for CO2 recycling. Although the researchers demonstrated this method in a small-scale, highly controlled […]

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