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Converting olive mash into cash

An experimental system to create heat and power with waste from olive oil processing is up-and-running in Spain. Carina Lagergren, a researcher from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology, ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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New step towards future production of solar fuels

One way of storing solar energy is to transform the energy directly into a fuel. Researchers at Uppsala University have shown a reaction which makes the process of creating fuel from solar energy ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Algorithm reveals the electricity consumption of individual appliances

Opportunities to save energy become apparent once you can determine energy consumption of single appliances without extra measurement effort. A newly developed algorithm provides assistance ...

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Scientists shed further new light on biomass breakdown

Scientists at the University of York are part of a research team which has found that a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade resistant forms of starch.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Can you save money at the bowser by only half-filling the fuel tank?

Fuel prices may be at historic lows at the moment but when they rise again, what is the best strategy to save money at the bowser?

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Ford goes Silicon Valley with new research center

Ford opened a new research center in Silicon Valley on Thursday, stepping up the company's efforts on connected vehicles, autonomous driving and ways to use big data.

Thu 22 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Boston's natural gas infrastructure releases high levels of heat-trapping methane

Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas, a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground. That's essentially what happens every day with the aging system ...

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Calculating the future of solar-fuel refineries

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a new tool to help plot the future of solar fuels.

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Fast Charge Stations For EVs From BMW & Volkswagen

One of the major drawbacks of driving an electric vehicle would be the fact that charging spots are far from being common – as opposed to a gas station, of course. I am quite sure that ...

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Ubergizmo

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Research pinpoints new technique for producing cheaper solar energy

Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before.

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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