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System provides cooling with no electricity

Imagine a device that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, and without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees [...]

November 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Now Any Plastic Waste Can Be Recycled

To modify a well known dictum, “old plastics never die, they just disintegrate into microplastics.” The fact that plastics don’t break down is one of our [...]

October 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

High Efficiency Solar Cell Lands from Space

After developing a way to produce solar cells using materials previously considered too expensive for use on Earth, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory [...]

August 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Energy Harvesting Material Can Be 3D Printed

Pretty soon you could be harvesting energy from your shoe soles to your gloves, or the mat under your carpet. A team from Virginia Tech is able to 3D print piezoelectric [...]

January 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

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