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Climate Science In The Classroom (Fun Climate Education + Climate Action)

In the wake of dire warnings about the future and current threats of global warming and climate change from the US government, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the International Energy Agency (IEA), it’s clear that we need to tackle our illogical fossil fuel addiction fast. It’s critical that we tackle this issue [&hellip

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From Selenium to Silicon and Beyond: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the First Solar Cell Capable of Converting Enough Sunlight Directly into Electricity for Practical Power

By John Perlin, author of Let It Shine* The solar cell had its birth in 1873, as bars of selenium. When two British scientists, William Grylls Adams and Richard Evans Day, in 1876 exposed the bars to candlelight they discovered something totally new: that light, not heat, could directly generate electricity in certain materials such as selenium. Adams [...]

From Selenium to Silicon and Beyond: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the First Solar Cell Capable of Converting Enough Sunlight Directly into Electricity for Practical Power was originally published on Solar Love!.

Biodegradable, Implantable Battery Can Melt In Your Body

Modern medicine does not fall behind other business in this age of technology. Modern medicine focuses on integrating life-changing advances with progressive technological advances. A recent marriage of medicine and technology hopes to enable progress in monitoring and administering treatment with difficult health circumstances. This recent progress is a biodegradable, implantable battery that will help

Biodegradable, Implantable Battery Can Melt In Your Body was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Cleaner Cooking Fuels & Improved Kitchen Ventilation Lead To Far-Better Lung-Health, 9-Year Study Shows

The switch from relatively dirty types of cooking fuels, such as biomass, to cleaner ones — along with improvements to kitchen ventilation — can greatly reduce the likelihood of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as improve other markers of lung health, according to the results of a 9-year study conducted in southern

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Concepts In Photovoltaic Technology

Since the first solar cell was produced by Bell Labs in the 1950s, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has been gradually evolving. The work resulted in the development of a compound which is formed of semiconductor elements found in the periodic table and the synthesis of an organic solar cell. Broadly, photovoltaic technologies are now classified as: crystalline silicon solar cells, [...]

Concepts In Photovoltaic Technology was originally published on Solar Love!.

First 3-D Nanoscale Observations Of Structural Changes In Rechargeable Battery Material During Operation

The first 3-D nanoscale observations of the structural changes that occur in the anode of a lithium-ion battery during operation (discharging and recharging) were recently achieved by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. This achievement is expected to lead to a much greater understanding of such processes, and, as a result,

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High-Energy Biofuel For Rockets, Missiles, And Other Aerospace Applications, Via Engineered Bacteria

A high-energy biofuel — potentially capable of replacing or supplementing expensive missile fuels, such as JP10 — has been created via the use of a genetically engineered bacterium by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute. For those wondering, the hydrocarbon in question, pinene, is actually exactly what it sounds

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New Prototype Home That’s Heated & Cooled Entirely By Fermenting Straw

A new prototype home that is heated and cooled entirely through the action of fermenting straw has been created by researchers at Japan’s Waseda University. It might sound like a strange idea — or perhaps even unbelievable — but the concept has actually been around for a couple of decades now, and has been utilized

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MAGNETIDE Project — Purpose Designed Generator For Wave Energy Technologies

The EU’s MAGNETIDE project continues to move forward — 14 months into the projected 24-month development program, the gains are becoming apparent. The project — which is intended to result in the development of a purpose-designed generator for wave energy extraction — has managed to reduce the cost of the system while increasing the efficiency

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Closure Of Coal-Burning Power Plant In Tongliang, China Led To Great Improvements In Children’s Health, Research Shows

Childhood developmental scores and levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) — a key protein for brain development — are significantly higher with decreased levels of exposure to air pollution in utero, according to a new study that examined the after-effects of the closure of a coal-burning power plant in Tongliang, China. The study — performed

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