Posts Tagged Electricity

The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

Space, health, dinosaurs, and mathematics are just a few of the topics covered in this week’s interesting science news articles from LiveScience.com… Read the articles here: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html Advertisements

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The Number of AC Units Installed Worldwide Could Quadruple by 2050…

As global temperatures rise due to climate change, the number of air conditioning units in use globally is expected to quadruple by mid-century, increasing from 3.6 billion today to 14 billion in 2050, according to a new report by scientists at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. As a result, the world will consume five […]

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Clean power is not enough: More climate action in industry, transport and building sectors needed to meet Paris climate targets…

Coal power versus wind and solar energy – debates about the Paris climate targets often centre around electricity supply. Yet, even in a world of stringent climate policies and a clean power generation, the remaining use of fossil fuels in industry, transport and heating in buildings could still cause enough CO2 emissions to endanger the […]

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Turning Sunlight into Fuel… 

Intro: In one hour, the Earth receives enough energy from the sun to meet all of mankind’s energy needs for one year. Yet the world uses little more than one percent of the sun’s energy for our electricity needs. A major obstacle to being able to tap into the full potential of solar energy is […]

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Did you know spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than flat photovoltaics?… 

Interesting article from grendz.com : Did you know spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than flat photovoltaics?

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The ‘FMD’ Digest, Issue #3…

Welcome to the ‘FMD’ Digest for July 9th to August 8th, 2016… Geography: Some basic info on the atmosphere Intro… The earth’s surrounding atmosphere comprises a variety of elements and layers, all of which explain the various weather and climatic conditions experienced globally, and, specific to latitudinal differences. In order to understand and explain atmospheric […]

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Scientists convert carbon dioxide, create electricity…

Scientists have developed an oxygen-assisted aluminum/carbon dioxide power cell that uses electrochemical reactions to both sequester the carbon dioxide and produce electricity. Source sciencedaily.com: Scientists convert carbon dioxide, create electricity

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All About Solar Power – The Green Optimistic…

Solar power is undeniably the way of the future for energy. It allows us to harness a free, everlasting power source and convert it to electricity in order keep our modern lives comfortable and pollution-free… Source (the Green Optimistic): All About Solar Power – The Green Optimistic Photo: The Green Optimistic – Solar Photovoltaic Cells

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Piezoelectric Transistor to Cut Power Consumption of Microchips…

from dailyfusion.net… The basic element of modern electronics, namely the transistor, suffers from significant current leakage. By enveloping a transistor with a shell of piezoelectric material, which distorts when voltage is applied, researchers were able to reduce this leakage by a factor of five (compared to a transistor without this material). … Piezoelectric Transistor to […]

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Chemists Use Chlorophyll From Plants to Create Solar Cells, LEDs, etc. …

(Source: dailyfusion.net) “Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are developing nanostructures in which chlorophyll is bound to synthetic materials. Chlorophyll is a true gift of nature to photonics, as it absorbs the wavelengths of blue and red color from sunlight very efficiently. The research project utilizes chlorophyll extracted from green plants. Docent […]

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Europes biggest renewable energy plant completes switch from coal to biomass…

From the Environmental News Network – ENN… “Britain’s largest coal-fired power station is set to become one of Europe’s biggest renewable electricity generators… the £700 million planned conversion project will burn wood pellets rather than coal. Its operators calculate that this will reduce carbon emissions by 80 per cent compared to coal…” Global Pollution and Prevention […]

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Understanding the Continued Dominance of Fossil Fuels…

“We live in a time where rapid change is pretty much the only certainty, but one thing that continues to rather stubbornly maintain the status quo is our energy mix… fossil fuels still completely dominate global energy consumption and, since the nuclear boom ended a little more than two decades ago, those dirty old fossils have […]

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