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High-tech coating both repels heat from above and removes it from below

13 hours ago from Science Now

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New York's Lowline subterranean park pipes sunlight underground

Squeezing public spaces into cities that are increasingly built-up gets ever more difficult. One unusual solution is to build such spaces underground. That's the plan for New York's planned ...

6 hours ago from Gizmag

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New process can convert human-generated waste into fuel in space

Human waste may have a new use: sending NASA spacecraft from the moon back to Earth.

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Matched 'hybrid' systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to "match" different forms of alternative energy systems ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

Researchers at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert ...

Tue 25 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix

Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Why Does Gasoline Get Cheaper in the Winter?

Gasoline prices generally go up in the summer and then drop in the winter, but it's not just a matter of increased vacation travel.

11 hours ago from Discovery.com

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Conservationists sue over federal coal program

Conservation groups have sued the government to force federal officials to undertake the first broad environmental review of the government's coal-leasing program in decades.

Tue 25 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Lazard's numbers show cost-competitive gains for wind, solar

Critics wanting to curb the enthusiasm of supporters of alternative energy have held up production cost as proof that coal and natural gas cannot be rivaled. Now there is a sign that the story ...

Tue 25 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Nanodot team aims to charge phones in less than a minute

The world of smartphone users, which is a very large base indeed, is ripe for better battery solutions and an Israel-based company has an attractive solution in store, in the form of nanodot ...

Tue 25 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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