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  • Scientists Modify Soil Bacteria to Conduct Electricity

    Energy Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research, may have just hit pay-dirt.  They recently announced the successful modification of a bacteria commonly found in soil to turn it into a superconductor of electricity. 

    The bacteria at the heart of the research is ...

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  • Grass That Really Is Greener

    Grass is greenerResearchers have already devised ways to get energy from the sun, the wind and water—now add grass to the list.

    The key to this breakthrough in alternative energy is hydrogen.  Scientists have long been intrigued by the possibilities of hydrogen as a fuel since it carries great amounts of energy ...

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  • Offshore Wind Project in NY State Is First Phase of Many

    Offshore Wind Project in New YorkThe Long Island and New York City region is about to get a burst of fresh air: Plans to build a 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm in U.S. waters east of Montauk are soon to be approved by the Long Island Power Authority.

    Viewed as a significant step in achieving New ...

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  • Apple’s Newest Product Is Solar

    AppleThe computer industry giant Apple hopes to have a new product for sale soon—solar energy.

    It recently created a subsidiary called Apple Energy LLC with the intention of selling excess energy generated by its solar farms and hydroelectric plants in California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and North Carolina.  Apple built the ...

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  • New Research Identifies Moneysaving Manufacturing Production Schedules

    New Research Identifies Moneysaving ManufacturingIndustrial production managers may have a new tool available for reducing the cost of production.  Researchers at  The State University of New York at Binghamton say it’s possible for manufacturers to save more than 30 percent on their electrical bills by structuring production times to avoid critical-peak, or high-demand, electrical ...

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