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Alan Turing’s chemistry hypothesis turned into a desalination filter

Turing structures at the nanoscale Turing structures arise when imbalances in diffusion rates make a stable steady-state system sensitive to small heterogeneous perturbations. For example, Turing…

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Solar Panel performance on hot days

Although solar panels absorb energy from the sun, hotter temperatures actually make them less efficient. Surprisingly, they perform worse as the temperature rises! Solar panels work by using incoming…

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Lets think about sourcing our food more intelligently

Since the turn of the century, food retailers have patched together an impressive global food supply chain. On my food shelf right now in Ireland are baby corn from Thailand, salad onions from Kenya,…

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More Efficient Solar Panels from Tiny Dents

Looking for a way to make solar panels more efficient? Why not try putting a dent in them? No, it’s not a “fix the TV by banging your hand on it” solution, but an actually demonstrable discovery from…

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Is Texas Becoming the Greenest state of them all?

Here is my Earth Day reflection: No single person, politician, political party, or nation can solve the climate-change or sustainability crisis. The responsibility falls on every human being on…

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An Energy Revolution is coming. Who ends up on Top?

The cost of producing solar power is rapidly declining: It now costs $50 to produce one megawatt-hour of solar power, according to a new analysis. Coal, on the other hand, costs $102 per…

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Panel: Make sure affordable housing units are energy efficient

As the Charlottesville region seeks to increase the inventory of affordable housing units, members of the city’s emerging green-energy sector see an opportunity to reduce area greenhouse gases while…

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How farmers on the Great Plains are changing the local climate

New crop practices trap more carbon in the soil, increasing rainfall and adding profits. For the past century, the world’s climate has rapidly warmed, spurred by a precipitous increase in the…

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Amazing products made of trash: the resource of the future

Environmental concerns have become more important to consumers, leading many companies to design products around sustainability principles. But there’s a big question that remains to be solved:…

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Apple Becomes Leader in Renewable Energy

On Monday of this week, Apple announced that all of their facilities are officially powered by 100 percent clean energy. The announcement encompasses all of their retail stores, offices, data…

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