Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is suggesting triple-pane windows conserve energy, reduce noise, and lower home energy bills now that they are getting more affordable. Next generation triple-pane windows provide builders with lower cost options and help homeowners conserve energy, reduce noise, and lower home energy bills. “It’s time to make the switch to triple-pane windows.” […]

Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science scientists have developed a new approach to the design of thermoelectric materials. They have constructed a database of electronic structure parameters correlated with materials’ thermoelectric conversion properties and by a comprehensive analysis of the database. This approach can be used to develop higher performance thermoelectric materials. The team’s research […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory path-setting findings demonstrate for the first time using boron for confining heat in fusion stellarators. The demonstration could advance the twisty design as a blueprint for future fusion power plants. The scientists added a common household cleaning agent, the mineral boron contained in such cleaners as Borax, that vastly improved the […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers have uncovered a way to improve the efficiency of a type of grid-scale storage crucial for a global transition toward renewable energy. OSU’s Nick AuYeung, who led the study along with Ph.D. student Fuqiong Lei note that moving toward net-zero carbon emissions means dealing with the intermittent, […]

University of East Anglia research shows that fuel poverty makes people’s physical and mental health worse. Researchers found that not being able to keep homes warm enough affects people’s levels of life satisfaction. But they also found that it impacts people’s physical health by causing higher levels of inflammation, measured by fibrinogen, a blood-based biomarker. […]

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