Posts Tagged ‘environment’
Researchers at SRI International have found an innovative design for organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) that makes use of cavities to enhance their luminosity and energy efficiency. The device, called a COLED (where the ‘c’ stands for ‘cavity’) was designed by Dr. Yijian Shi and employs a regular pattern of cavities, implementing a structure that generates [...]
Maryland scientists have accidentally discovered a bowl-shaped molecule that has the ability to extract CO2 from thin air. According to J. A. Tossell, a scientist from Maryland, another scientist discovered the molecule while doing research unrelated to global climate change.
Researchers at the University of Georgia ave developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electricity, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power prosthetic limbs, pacemakers and cochlear implants.
Saudi Arabia have always felt crisis for freshwater . The problem has been so severe that a proposal was once considered to literally tow an ice burg from Antarctica all to way to the Kingdom for use as fresh water. The practicality of constructing desalination plants to extract salt and other minerals from sea water [...]
In United States, the air pollution is a threat for the health of 186 million people, especially those from cities like Visalia and Fresno – both in California – that have been placed by the Forbes publication on the first places in the top of America’s most polluted cities.
Bangladesh authorities intend to convert polutry waste into electricity. If this thing will happens, the residents are experiencing 2,000MW shortage of electricity everyday. The Bangladesh Poultry Owners Association is now planning to start the construction of a waste-to-electricity plant.
The scientists from Singapore claim that they have discovered a method through which the carbon dioxide can be transformed into methanol through a process that uses less energy than previous attempts. Researchers from the State Institute of Singapore for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology announced Thursday that they managed to include organic catalysts, non-toxic, into the ethanol [...]
A part of the energy used by the Power Valley Jinjiang International Hotel, in northern China is produced by it’s own solar generators. The glass ceiling of the hotel is covered with solar panels, and demonstrates how can be used the latest technology in the fight against climate change.
The Tokyo Institute of Technology has created an improved system for the capture of solar energy and the main element of this idea is the use of melt salts for the solar energy storage and concentration.
Hundreds of gallons of water are used daily in an urban home. No matter you use it for washing, cleaning, gardening or simply for a relaxing shower, eventually most of that water goes down the drain. The inventor Jin Woohan came up with an ingenious idea to power your gadgets with nothing other than water flowing [...]