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Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, research shows

22 November, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots of what you might expect. “We finally have our irrigation recommendations for the establishment of shrubs back up with science. We need less watering than many people think,” said Ed […]

IMEC unveils promising mechanically-stacked GaAs/Ge multijunction solar cell

30 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

In the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Hamburg, Germany), IMEC presents a mechanical stacked GaAs / Ge multijunction solar cells. This is the technology demonstrator promising first novel IMEC to produce mechanically stacked, high-efficiency multijunction solar cells, with a view to efficiency above 40%. At the top of the stack is a contact side of […]

IMEC presents large area solar cells with 18.4% conversion efficiency, featuring Cu-plated contacts

22 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

In the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Hamburg, Germany), IMEC has a large area solar conversion efficiency of 18.4%. Compared to the standard i-PERC process of the cell, solar cell includes a transmitter IMEC shallow front advanced metallization using copper coating. The results were obtained in the large area of cells (125cm2), demonstrating the industrial […]

Dutch help California’s Bay Area plan for sea level rise

20 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

How to plan for rising sea level, an abstract concept for many Californians still drew serious consideration of engineers, designers and urban planners from the Netherlands and the U.S. at a symposium on Monday. A panel of experts sponsored by the Dutch government submitted a report outlining strategies to address sea level rise in San […]

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat

17 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

A toxin produced by freshwater algae has won a lot of media in recent years but a new University of Florida study shows that there is little reason to worry about your presence in the lakes of Florida. The researchers analyzed the water taken from 187 lakes in 38 counties during a period of one […]

Sustainability Whats it really mean for rural decision-makers

15 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Scenes from rural areas of the Pacific Northwest, where Kansas State University geographer Lisa Harrington interviewed civic and business leaders about what sustainability means to them. Credit: Photos by Lisa Harrington, Department of Kansas State University geography. From the titles of books for real estate developments, it is easier to find things it claims to […]

New findings could help hybrid, electric cars keep their cool

11 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Researchers have determined precisely how fluid boils in tiny “microchannels,” creating formulas and models that will help engineers design systems to cool high-power electronics in electric and hybrid cars, aircraft, computers, and other applications. Here, Purdue University doctoral student Tannaz Harirchian holds up special chips provided by Delphi Electronics and Safety that she and Professor […]

Solar Home Built by Students

29 September, 2018 – 4:33 pm | One Comment

Students from the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and Tufts University have presented a completely solar house, the Chamber of Curio, as New England’s entry into the Solar Decathlon competition. Entry is one of 20 designs of the university student teams competing for this year’s award for best solar house design. The solar house will be […]

Microsoft Opens Green Data Center in Redmond

29 August, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

This week, Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) offers a new look at its 50,000 square-foot data center in Redmond, Washington, consolidating servers in the research unit of the technology giant and laboratories. The announcement follows reports in July that Microsoft is building a data center in Brazil to support the company’s software, plus services strategy, expected to open […]

Military goes electric

23 May, 2018 – 4:32 am |

The Large three of Detroit are not the sole ones singing the praises of electrical automobiles this week. The US military on Mon. expounded an initiative to doubtless replace up to 28,000 gas-powered automobiles at more than 155 armed forces installations with Neighborhood Electrical Vehicles ( NEVs ) in the approaching years. NEVs are not […]

Venture Finance falls for Clean-Tech

2 May, 2018 – 4:32 am |

The quantity of venture capital going into clean technology dropped sharply in the early months of the present year. According to figures released today by the Cleantech Group, venture investments in the sector are down 48 p.c in First-quarter of 2009, compared to a year before. Investments had also fallen in the final quarter of […]

Tapping the Earth’s Energy

28 April, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Sue Servant decided it was time to chop the twine on carbon-based fuels.   So when her aging gas furnace required replacing, she turned to the Earth for a solution. She installed a geothermal system–also called a ground-source heat pump, a water-source heat pump, or geo-exchange system–which lately started heating and cooling her Cambridge, Mass. […]

Another Algae front-runner

25 April, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Algae biofuel outfit GreenFuel Technologies has laid off nineteen folks, or about half its staff, another sign of the difficulty that fledgling alternative fuels face. A company representative confirmed the staff reduction on Mon. and recounted one of GreenFuel’s 2 major customers–the Aurantia cement factory in Spain–remains a consumer. GreenFuel has developed a technique for […]

Your Search Footprint on the Enviroment

21 April, 2018 – 4:33 pm |

Worried about the carbon footprint of your Google searches? A Harvard Varsity physicist asserts an everyday search on a desktop PC generates about seven grams of CO2. So , performing 2 searches is comparable to bringing a kettle to boil, according to a brief Sun. in The Times of London. While that won’t sound like […]

Toyota builds Hybrid

21 April, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Toyota Motor Sales pronounced an expanded dedication to electrical autos on Sat. , divulging plans to turn out an all-electric town automobile by 2012 and a wider fleet of gas-electric hybrids. At the northern US World vehicle Show ( NAIAS ) in Detroit, Toyota displayed a concept car called the FT-EV, a battery-powered four-seat compact […]

‘Green’ research results in new geopolymer concrete technology

13 February, 2016 – 4:32 pm |

Dr. Erez Allouche, assistant professor of civil engineering at Louisiana Tech University, and associate director of the Trenchless Technology Center, is conducting innovative research on geopolymer concrete and provide ways to use a byproduct of waste from power plants coal and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Inorganic polymer concrete (geopolymer) is a new kind of […]

Living, Meandering River Constructed

12 February, 2016 – 4:40 am |

In a feat of reverse engineering, Christian Braudrick University of California at Berkeley and three authors have managed to build and maintain a scale model of life meandering gravel river bed in the laboratory. Their results point to the importance of vegetation to reinforce the banks and, surprisingly, the importance of healthy living sand in […]

From grass to water, Chesapeake Bay experts differ on meaning of ‘clean’

28 January, 2016 – 4:32 pm |

After a recent rain, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is blocked with an eclectic mix of garbage – bottles of soda and a big purple ball, sticks and dirt, candy wrappers and recessed television. “The Bay right now is the water more dead than he ever has – and that is the experience of the boatman did […]