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  • Tin-based Solar Cells May Lead to Renewable Breakthrough

    Tin-based Solar Cells One of the biggest roadblocks to widespread adoption of solar energy in the past was cost.  As the production, installation and maintenance of solar systems continues to become more cost-effective, adoption has steadily climbed.  Recent developments at the University of Warwick (UW) suggest that a new breakthrough in solar power ...

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  • Glass and Ceramic Offer Potential for Safer Nuclear Waste Disposal

    Safer Nuclear Waste DisposalThe greenhouse gasses emitted by nuclear power plants are small in comparison to energy production from fossil fuels.  In 2015 alone, the utilization of nuclear energy facilities helped keep 564 million metric tons of greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere.  While nuclear power plants have a relatively small carbon footprint, ...

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  • See the World’s First Model of an All-Green Grid

    All green gridOne of the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement was to establish a global electricity system that uses only renewable energy sources by 2030.  While the idea of a fully renewable electricity grid sounds like a fine idea in theory, actually visualizing and developing such a huge undertaking was an ...

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  • Super Yeast Has the Power to Improve Economics of Biofuels

    Power to Improve Economics of BiofuelsYeast has long stood as a staple ingredient for baking bread and brewing beer, but recent developments at the University of Wisconsin suggest that it may soon be making its way into fuel tanks as well. 

    Researchers at the university published a report explaining that by isolating certain genetic mutations ...

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  • Scientists Expect to Calculate Amount of Fuel Inside Earth by 2025

    Fuel Inside EarthThere was a time not long ago that a journey to the center of the earth was merely the stuff of science fiction.  In the not-too-distant future, we won’t even need to go to the center of the earth to see what’s below our planet’s surface.  That’s because, according to ...

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