Archive for the ‘Experiments’ Category
The researchers from MIT’s Nocera Lab, led by Dr.Daniel Nocera, claimed at the last National Meeting of the American Chemical Society that an artificial leaf has been already created and made stable in their labs. They say that this artificial leaf doesn’t look like the natural leaf ,but it has the same inputs and outputs.
A group of MIT scientists headed by Professor of materials science and engineering Yoel Fink, have developed a new multifunctional material that carries both electricity and light. The fibers could be used to create biomedical devices, smart textiles that monitor the body or structural sensors that are able to detect even the smallest stresses on [...]
Researchers at Western Washington University are trying to find low-tech ways to measure levels of air pollution and air quality. They have come up with a new study which shows that leaves along bus routes were up to ten times more magnetic than leaves on quieter streets. The magnetism comes from tiny particles of pollution, [...]
According to the researchers from Purdue University, the No. 2 fuel oil and a blend of degummed soybean oil can be used as an alternative heating fuel, reducing the sulfur emissions.
Scientists from the Cornell University have created the basic element of a solar cell made from carbon nanotubes, that proves to be more much more efficient at transforming the energy from the sun into electricity.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could soon develop a new technology that will produce hydrogen from solar power and produces water instead of carbon emissions. Materials science and engineering assistant professor Dane Morgan and Ph.D. student Edward (Ted) Holby are working to bring solar powered cars that will produces water instead of carbon emissions.
Envion, a company from Washington D.C., uses a new technique, in which the plastic waste is heated using electricity and not at an open fire, to a very precise and careful temperature sequence, using infrared energy.
Jerry Block, a retired anesthesiologist owns a interesting rainwater-collecting system, capable of accumulating an incredible 20,000 gallons of liquid in a year’s time.
ACAL Energy is a UK company that has developed a new way to reduce the price for fuel cells by 40% and the amount of platinum used in fuel cell by as much as 80%. The company’s unique FlowCath technology allows them to use a catalyst and a mediator dissolved in a water-based solution.
According to a study made by EPA there are over 1,000 United States locations, including both abandoned and operational sites, that are contaminated with radioactive waste. Cleaning radioactive metal contamination is challenging and sometimes impossible.