Making wind farms more efficient

Making wind farms more efficient

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Making wind farms more efficient With energy demands rising, researchers at Penn State Behrend and the University of Tabriz, Iran, have completed an algorithm — or approach — to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and…

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Experimental plasma generator offers path forward for better use of landfill gas as energy

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Experimental plasma generator offers path forward for better use of landfill gas as energy Methane gas released from landfills has long been a topic of interest for alternative energy. One issue, however, is that landfill gases contain numerous contaminants, such as volatile…

Modelling a future fuelled by sustainable energy

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Modelling a future fuelled by sustainable energy University of Adelaide economists have modelled the transition from a world powered by fossil fuels to one in which sustainable sources supply all our energy needs. Dr Raul Barreto, Senior Lecturer from the University’s School…

Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean fuels

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Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean fuels Research by the University of Liverpool could help scientists unlock the full potential of new clean energy technologies. Finding sustainable ways to replace fossil fuels is a key priority for researchers across…

How chloroplasts maintain energy efficiency

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How chloroplasts maintain energy efficiency All life on earth ultimately relies on energy from the sun, and photosynthesis is the vital link. Photosynthesis generates adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the universal molecular fuel in living organisms. An international team of researchers developed…

Twitter tests status updates and ‘ice breaker’ tweets

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Twitter tests status updates and ‘ice breaker’ tweets Twitter Last month, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that one of his company’s goals is to “increase the health of public conversation” on its platform. And it’s…

Electric cars could store energy in their carbon fiber bodies

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Electric cars could store energy in their carbon fiber bodies Chalmers University of Technology Electric cars typically need larger, denser batteries if they’re going to meet the range expectations of people used to gas-powered vehicles, but available space and weight limit the…

Sony brings its 100 percent renewable energy goal forward a decade

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Sony brings its 100 percent renewable energy goal forward a decade Pixabay Just a month after Sony announced its plans to power its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, the tech company has brought forward its US goal by…

A major UK energy supplier is now 100 percent wind power

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A major UK energy supplier is now 100 percent wind power Pixabay Scottish Power has become the first of the UK’s “big six” energy companies to completely drop fossil fuels for electricity generation, after selling off its remaining gas plants to power…

Renewable energy is common ground for Democrats and Republicans

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Renewable energy is common ground for Democrats and Republicans As the battle lines are drawn for next month’s hotly contested midterm elections, some Americans may be comforted to know there is at least one area of common ground for Democrats and Republicans….

Nutrients may reduce blood glucose levels

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Nutrients may reduce blood glucose levels One amino acid, alanine, may produce a short-term lowering of glucose levels by altering energy metabolism in the cell. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News — ScienceDaily Top stories featured on ScienceDaily’s…

Consumers willing to pay more for sustainably brewed beer

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Consumers willing to pay more for sustainably brewed beer More and more breweries are investing in practices to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases. Will it pay off? A new study suggests it may. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top…

Artificial enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen gas

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Artificial enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen gas Researchers have synthesized an artificial enzyme that functions in the metabolism of living cells. These enzymes can utilize the cell’s own energy, and thereby enable hydrogen gas to be produced from solar energy. Continue…

Large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset

Large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset

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Large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing…

Ciprofloxacin has dramatic effects on the mitochondrial genome

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Ciprofloxacin has dramatic effects on the mitochondrial genome A study investigated the effect of ciprofloxacin on mitochondria, the important cell organelles in our body that produce the energy for cellular function. Ciprofloxacin stopped normal maintenance and transcription of mitochondrial DNA by changing…