This Latte Is A Gas

(SwRI) – Hydraulic fracturing, also called “frac’ing,” allows the U.S. to tap vast oil and gas reserves previously locked away in shale and other unconventional reservoirs by injecting high-pressure fluids into wells that run thousands... Read more →

The Way to Make It Happen is to Build It from Scratch

(Orrick) – For years, energy executives have spoken of a day when consumers could “stream” clean energy into their homes as easily as they can stream movies onto their TVs. Patrick Maloney is bringing that reality home for thousands... Read more →

The Grand Challenge of Biofuels

(Dartmouth) – A robust second-generation biofuels industry based on inedible cellulosic biomass available as wood, grass, and various wastes was widely expected to be in place by now. Anticipated benefits include climate change mitigation... Read more →

Building Façades that Move

(MIT Energy Initiative) – Most people think of infrastructure for cities and buildings as fixed, permanent, and hard. Sheila Kennedy, MIT professor of the practice of architecture, has a different idea. She calls it soft architecture.... Read more →

Nanoparticles Synthesized from Lichen Extract

(De Gruyter) – Nanoparticles synthesis is carried out with two general approaches; top-down (pyrolysis, lithography, etc.) and bottom-up (chemical vapor deposition, sol-gel technique, electrodeposition, chemical reduction, etc.) methods.... Read more →
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