University of British Columbia researchers can show how a ‘Cold Tube’ can offer relief from the summer heat without relying on air conditioning. A Cold Tube uses half the energy of conventional air conditioners and can be used outdoors or indoors. Many people beat the summer heat by cranking the air conditioning. However, air conditioners […]

An international team of physicists including Jennifer Cano, PhD, of Stony Brook University, has created a new material layered by two structures, forming a superlattice, that at a high temperature is a super-efficient insulator conducting current without dissipation and lost energy. The finding, detailed in a paper published in Nature Physics, could be the basis […]

A team of Brown University researchers has found a way to fine-tune a copper catalyst to produce complex hydrocarbons – known as C2-plus products – from CO2 with remarkable efficiency. By efficiently converting CO2 into complex hydrocarbon products, the new catalyst could potentially aid in large-scale efforts to recycle excess carbon dioxide into useful carbon-based […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of California – Berkeley chemists have come up with an efficient and less expensive technique for removing CO2 from natural gas plant emissions. The technique could be tweaked for higher output plants that use coal. The chemists took a magnesium-based metal-organic framework and added a tetraamine that catalyzes a CO2 polymer easily removed […]

Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers have competed a study that identified which pairs of atoms in a catalyst nanoparticle are most active in a reaction that breaks down a harmful exhaust gas in catalytic converters. The most active particles contained the biggest proportion of one particular atomic configuration – one where […]

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