Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels

Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels

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Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels Animals need to eat enough food to provide energy to sustain their bodies, hunt, grow and reproduce. In a changing world, changes to the metabolic cost of life can influence…

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A new way to transfer energy between cells

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A new way to transfer energy between cells Researchers from the Catalonian Institute of Bioengineering (Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña) and the Seville Chemical Research Institute (Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas de Sevilla) have described a new method for the transmission of electrons…

Battery-free sensor tag gathers energy from radio frequencies

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Battery-free sensor tag gathers energy from radio frequencies Wiliot Sensors play a crucial role in the Internet of Things, but there’s one glaring limitation: they need a battery or some other conspicuous power source to run. Soon, however, they might only have…

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger: The energy in ocean waves has been increasing as a consequence of climate change

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger: The energy in ocean waves has been increasing as a consequence of climate change

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Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger: The energy in ocean waves has been increasing as a consequence of climate change Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new…

Integrated pathways for meeting climate targets and ensuring access to safe water

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Integrated pathways for meeting climate targets and ensuring access to safe water IIASA researchers have led work to develop new pathways showing how the world can develop water and energy infrastructure consistent with both the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development…

Making Cryptocurrency More Environmentally Sustainable

Making Cryptocurrency More Environmentally Sustainable

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Making Cryptocurrency More Environmentally Sustainable Executive Summary The largest cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum — require vast amounts of energy consumption to function. Last year, blockchain used more power than 159 individual nations. Unsurprisingly, this is creating a huge environmental…

Lancey will make smart radiators with recycled e-bike batteries

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Lancey will make smart radiators with recycled e-bike batteries Batteries are the future of home energy consumption. But where do you put them? In the garage, or the side of your house? French startup Lancey has a more discrete solution: inside radiators….

Great potential for floating solar photovoltaics systems: Technology already in widespread use overseas, especially in Japan

Great potential for floating solar photovoltaics systems: Technology already in widespread use overseas, especially in Japan

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Great potential for floating solar photovoltaics systems: Technology already in widespread use overseas, especially in Japan National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers estimate that installing floating solar photovoltaics on the more than 24,000 human-made U.S. reservoirs could generate about 10 percent of…

A century and half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future

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A century and half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future Over the past century, increased greenhouse gas emissions have given rise to an excess of energy in the Earth system. More than 90% of this excess energy has been…

Seawater turns into freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology

Seawater turns into freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology

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Seawater turns into freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology According to FAO estimates, by 2025 nearly 2 billion people may not have enough drinking water to satisfy their daily needs. One of the possible solutions to this problem is desalination,…

Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth 40%

Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth 40%

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Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth 40% Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis; however, most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with it, evolved an energy-expensive process called photorespiration that drastically…

Flexible thermoelectric generator module: A silver bullet to fix waste energy issues

Flexible thermoelectric generator module: A silver bullet to fix waste energy issues

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Flexible thermoelectric generator module: A silver bullet to fix waste energy issues A team of researchers led by Osaka University developed an inexpensive large-scale flexible thermoelectric generator (FlexTEG) module with high mechanical reliability for highly efficient power generation. Through a change in…

Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

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Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel. Gribble are small marine invertebrates that…

Solar Industry’s Future Lies in Lightweight Technology

Solar Industry’s Future Lies in Lightweight Technology

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Solar Industry’s Future Lies in Lightweight Technology Now that solar energy is competitive with fossil fuels for making low-cost electricity, has it peaked in the United States? Nope. We’re probably still looking at only the beginning. The options for developing new solar…

New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen fuel

New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen fuel

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New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen fuel Professor Anthony O’Mullane said the potential for the chemical storage of renewable energy in the form of hydrogen was being investigated around the world. “The Australian Government is interested in developing a hydrogen export industry to…