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You could soon harness the power of the stars to heat your home

You could soon harness the power of the stars to heat your home | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
Scientific breakthroughs are making fusion power a reality, says Jurica Dujmović.
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Can Recycled Materials Improve Concrete Performance While Reducing Emissions?

Can Recycled Materials Improve Concrete Performance While Reducing Emissions? | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
New research shows the chemistry of concrete systems can be improved to provide better performance, while reducing its carbon footprint
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Simpler, faster and cheaper: A full-filling approach to making carbon nanotubes of consistent quality

Simpler, faster and cheaper: A full-filling approach to making carbon nanotubes of consistent quality | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
Just as many of us might be resigned to clogged salt shakers or rush-hour traffic, those working to exploit the special properties of carbon nanotubes have typically shrugged their shoulders when these tiniest of cylinder...
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“Ripening” Method Yields High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

“Ripening” Method Yields High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
It sounds like the name of a DC Comics villain, but Otswald Ripening could become the hero of the perovskite solar cell field.
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Hinkley Point C is not only new energy option, says windfarm developer

Hinkley Point C is not only new energy option, says windfarm developer | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
Henrik Poulsen of Dong says UK investment in turbines and offshore farms can power country without new nuclear station
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The New Green Grid: Utilities Deploy ‘Virtual Power Plants’ by Maria Gallucci: Yale Environment 360

The New Green Grid: Utilities Deploy ‘Virtual Power Plants’ by Maria Gallucci: Yale Environment 360 | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the U.S.
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Solar-Powered Graphene Evaporator Zaps Dirty Water … With Bacteria?!?

Solar-Powered Graphene Evaporator Zaps Dirty Water … With Bacteria?!? | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
A new water desalination system brings graphene together with solar power and a natural biofoam produced by a bacteria that wine lovers love to hate.
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Energy Storage “Ghost Hunters” Nail Down Path To Better Battery

Energy Storage “Ghost Hunters” Nail Down Path To Better Battery | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
An energy storage "ghost in the machine" has been identified as the culprit behind capacity loss and under-performance in lithium-ion batteries.
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Can Renewables Replace Nuclear Power?

Can Renewables Replace Nuclear Power? | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
A deal is struck to close California’s last nuclear power plant, replacing the lost electricity through renewables and energy efficiency
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This DIY Zero-Electricity Air Conditioner Can Cool Down Homes

This DIY Zero-Electricity Air Conditioner Can Cool Down Homes | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
Many of us are fortunate enough to control the temperatures around us. In the car, in our homes, or at work, we generally find comfort in our environment via a convenient dial of some sort. But it’s not always easy for everyone.
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Could Turning CO2 to Stone Help Fight Climate Change?

Could Turning CO2 to Stone Help Fight Climate Change? | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
A major challenge of our time is how to make fossil fuel use less detrimental to the environment until we can fully transition to clean energy.
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Desalination Breakthrough: Saving the Sea from Salt

Desalination Breakthrough: Saving the Sea from Salt | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
A chemist finds a way to cut supersalty discharge and CO2 as the Middle East relies ever more on seawater desalination
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A New Air Pollution Database Is Good, but Imperfect

A New Air Pollution Database Is Good, but Imperfect | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
WHO's most recent atlas of air quality leaves significant gaps in coverage
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Scientists develop dissolving battery - BBC News

Scientists develop dissolving battery - BBC News | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a battery which self-destructs when dropped into water.
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How net-zero buildings impact the grid

How net-zero buildings impact the grid | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
A new study by ASHRAE illustrates the surprising potential for city resilience allowed by smart buildings.
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How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life

How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
After 25 years, the decision to site the National Forest amid derelict coal and quarry workings has borne spectacular fruit
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Stanford probes secrets of rechargeable batteries | Stanford News

Stanford probes secrets of rechargeable batteries | Stanford News | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
An interdisciplinary research team has developed a new way to track how battery particles charge and discharge.
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Race is on to help Britain win 1,800-mile car rally powered by the sun

Race is on to help Britain win 1,800-mile car rally powered by the sun | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
Engineers are launching a bid to put Britain on the winning podium of an epic 1,800-mile (2,897km) car race in Australia, powered by the sun. Last year's winning car is pictured.
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Travel the Solar System Aboard a Train That Never Stops

Travel the Solar System Aboard a Train That Never Stops | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
The Solar Express is a conceptual space train that would ferry humans, supplies, and minerals around our solar system.
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Hole in the ozone layer is finally 'healing'

Hole in the ozone layer is finally 'healing' | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
The ozone hole over Antarctica is finally healing almost 30 years after the world agreed to ban the chemicals responsible for its creation, researchers say.
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Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish

Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
LED lighting and short growing periods have helped the rise of indoor farming, but scaling up is tougher.
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How solar-powered oxygen concentrators save lives at Ugandan hospitals

How solar-powered oxygen concentrators save lives at Ugandan hospitals | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
Grant from Grand Challenges Canada helping to deliver solar-powered devices to Ugandan hospitals where power outages can be life-threatening
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Climate Scientists Debate Best Path Forward for Clean Energy

Climate Scientists Debate Best Path Forward for Clean Energy | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
Is nuclear power the best solution for climate change or not?
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Poo-to-Power Breakthrough Appears in China

Poo-to-Power Breakthrough Appears in China | Science and the Environment | Scoop.it
An innovative plant turns sewage sludge into energy
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