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Samsung commits to using only renewable energy by 2020
PHYS.ORG Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest smartphone maker, has pledged to convert its operations in the United States, Europe and China to using only solar and other renewable energy by 2020. 1 week
EU sets higher target for renewable energy by 2030
PHYS.ORG The EU agreed Thursday to raise its consumption target from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, aiming for 32 percent by 2030 rather than the previous 27 percent. 1 week
Simulation for grid transmission, distribution
PHYS.ORG Renewable energy is on the rise, especially in California, where utility companies are mandated to get at least half of their power from renewable resources, such as solar and wind, by 2030. It may be a positive development... 2 weeks
Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops
SCIENCE DAILY Warmer temperatures by the end of this century will dramatically increase the volatility in global supplies of corn, the most widely grown crop in the world. 2 weeks
Novel genetic method improves efficiency of enzyme
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Georgia developed a new genetic engineering technique to dramatically improve an enzyme's ability to break down biomass. 4 days
Nanowires for sustainable, renewable energy
PHYS.ORG Recent studies have revealed that semiconductor nanowires offer unique advantages for a wide range of applications. An EU-funded project is breaking new ground in the move towards sustainable and efficient energy harvesting by exploiting the unusual properties of... 2 weeks
GE facing millions in penalities over French job pledge
PHYS.ORG US conglomerate General Electric will have to pay millions of euros in penalties in France if it fails to uphold its pledge to create 1,000 new jobs by year end,... 1 week
Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment
SCIENCE DAILY A new analysis by an international team of scientists shows that low carbon investments will need to markedly increase if the world is to... 6 days
Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment
PHYS.ORG A new analysis by an international team of scientists led by IIASA shows that low carbon investments will need to increase markedly if the... 6 days
Rising CO2 may increase dangerous weather extremes, whatever happens to global temperatures
PHYS.ORG New research from the University of Oxford and collaborators at several other institutions, including the University of Bristol, provides compelling evidence that meeting the... 2 weeks
Taking a closer look at 'electrifying' chemistry
SCIENCE DAILY With the increasing availability of electrical energy from renewable sources, it will be possible in the future to drive many chemical processes using an electric current. This will facilitate the use of sustainable methods... 2 weeks
Moderate and extreme temperature exposures may increase risk of occupational accidents
NEWS MEDICAL Moderate and extreme ambient temperatures increase the risk of occupational accidents. This is the main conclusion of a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global... 2 weeks
New wind turbines show high efficiency in low winds
PHYS.ORG VTT Research Centre of Technology (VTT) has explored the potential and economic benefits of new wind power technology. The technology would greatly increase the benefits of wind energy and enable... 2 weeks
Is the energy-storing solar cell soon to be reality?
PHYS.ORG Storing solar energy is the central challenge facing energy researchers. Alongside traditional solutions such as solar cells or batteries, creative chemical concepts for storing energy are paving the way for... 1 week
Promising new material has the right properties to capture solar energy, split water into hydrogen and oxygen
PHYS.ORG Solar energy is clean and abundant. But when the sun isn't shining, you must... 6 days
Buildings as power stations—they generate more energy than they consume
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The UK's first energy-positive classroom, designed with research expertise from Swansea University, generated more than one and a half times the energy it consumed, according to data from... 3 days
Taking a closer look at 'electrifying' chemistry
PHYS.ORG The future of chemistry is 'electrifying.' With the increasing availability of electrical energy from renewable sources, it will be possible in the future to drive many chemical processes using an electric current. This will... 2 weeks
Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops
PHYS.ORG Corn, or maize, is the most widely grown crop in the world. Used in food, cooking oil, industrialized foods, livestock feed and even automobile fuel, the... 2 weeks
Tracking energy flow in large molecules
PHYS.ORG Absorption of light energy by large molecules is what drives nature: photosynthesis, vision, the synthesis of vitamin D and many other critical processes use light energy to perform their functions. 2 weeks
Much of East Antarctica remained frozen during past 8 million years
PHYS.ORG Three major ice sheets are being closely watched by scientists as global temperatures increase, glaciers melt and sea levels rise. Of the three, the East Antarctic... 2 weeks
'Slow earthquakes' on San Andreas Fault increase risk of large quakes
PHYS.ORG Geologists have long thought that the central section of California's famed San Andreas Fault—from San Juan Bautista southward to Parkfield, a distance of about 80 miles—has... 6 days
New material for splitting water
SCIENCE DAILY Solar energy is clean and abundant, but when the sun isn't shining, you must store the energy in batteries or through a process called photocatalysis. In photocatalytic water splitting, sunlight separates water into hydrogen and oxygen, which can... 5 days
Oxygen-deficient triple perovskites as highly active and durable bifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen electrode reactions
Science Magazine Highly active and durable bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts have been of pivotal importance for renewable energy conversion and storage devices, such... 1 week
WATCH: Kate Spade's brand pledges $1M to prevent suicides
ABC NEWS Kate Spade New York announced the pledge to suicide prevention groups just two weeks after its founder's June 5 death by suicide. 4 days
Tracking energy flow in large molecules
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a novel and unambiguous way to track energy flow in polyatomic molecules at ultrashort timescales. 1 week
Materials for lithium-ion battery safety
Science Magazine Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are considered to be one of the most important energy storage technologies. As the energy density of batteries increases, battery safety becomes even more critical if the energy is released unintentionally. Accidents related to fires... 2 days
Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk
SCIENCE DAILY Therapeutic use of gene editing with the so-called CRISPR-Cas9 technique may inadvertently increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study. Researchers say that more studies are required in order to guarantee the safety of... 2 weeks
Climate change to overtake land use as major threat to global biodiversity
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change will have a rapidly increasing effect on the structure of global ecological communities over the next few decades, with amphibians and reptiles... 4 days
Photochemistry beyond the red limit in chlorophyll f-containing photosystems
Science Magazine Photosystems I and II convert solar energy into the chemical energy that powers life. Chlorophyll a photochemistry, using red light (680 to 700 nm), is near universal and is considered... 1 week
Climate change to overtake land use as major threat to global biodiversity
PHYS.ORG Climate change will have a rapidly increasing effect on the structure of global ecological communities over the next few decades, with amphibians and reptiles... 5 days
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Repellent research: Navy developing ship coatings to reduce fuel, energy costs
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GPM satellite probes soaking storms in Southern Texas and the Gulf
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Buildings as power stations—they generate more energy than they consume
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Misinformation and biases infect social media, both intentionally and accidentally
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New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
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Purdue phoneme project creates new haptic communications future
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Biological light sensor filmed in action
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Sounding rocket takes a second look at the Sun
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Major work starts to boost the luminosity of the LHC
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