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Uranium-extracting technology for seawater earns research award for grad student

Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago's ...

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New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert ...

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Patents for humanity: Special edition of Technology and Innovation

The current special issue of Technology and Innovation, is devoted to patents that benefit people around the world who live with limited resources, in challenging environments, and are in need ...

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Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories

Switching to LED lights in factories not only saves energy, it boosts productivity and increases profits, a new study shows.

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Researchers testing filters to contain radioactive materials

If released in significant quantities, radioactive materials pose a potential threat to people and the environment. Now, new research at Mississippi State University is helping the nuclear industry ...

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Sologic's eTree offers free Wi-Fi and phone charging

Unfortunately, money doesn't grow on trees. Wi-Fi and electricity, on the other hand, sometimes do. The eTree, created by Israeli renewables firm Sologic, is a public space intervention aimed ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Gizmag

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Lab breakthrough can lead to cheaper biofuels, improved crops, and new products from plants

( —Imagine being able to precisely control specific tissues of a plant to enhance desired traits without affecting the plant's overall function. Thus a rubber tree could be manipulated ...

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Can plants edge out petroleum as raw material for textiles and plastics?

Your next pair of spandex pants could be made out of corn—or, more precisely, from dextrose derived from corn. This option is part of a new wave, albeit a small one, of consumer goods that are ...

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Zombie-proof cabin unveiled in time for Halloween

British company Tiger Log Cabins has stepped up just in time for Halloween to offer a fortified cabin that sports everything required to fight the undead, including off-grid technology, entertainment ...

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Calming the plasma edge: The tail that wags the dog

Experiments on the DIII-D tokamak that General Atomics operates for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have demonstrated the ability of lithium injections to transiently double the temperature ...

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